Simple devotions can be an easy, but great way to connect with God each day. Short simple devotions, just like this one, are written by everyday Christian writers, and help show us reasons why the Bible is relevant in day to day life.


I Need More Time

If only there could be a few extra hours in the day. To catch up on emails, sleep, work on that abandoned hobby…

Here’s the earthly truth: the time you have now is the only time you have. And, what you’re prioritizing now is what you are going to continue to make time for.

Feeling overwhelmed yet? Like you need to make more space? You’re finding yourself panicking: “I need more time!

Check out this advice for being generous with your time when the busyness of life gets to be too much. 

Mark 6:46

“After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.”

Written by Hilary Frank

I was zooming all over the city for meetings. My days were packed with networking, taking pictures, and creating social media content for multiple businesses. People needed my help, and I didn’t want to let them down. 

I’d said yes after yes until it reached the point where I was leaving home at 4:30 AM and returning when it was time to crawl into bed. I’d become so focused on the hustle, that I didn’t take time to halt. I wasn’t even spending time in my Bible, something I previously couldn’t start my day without. 

While I was busy trying to fill everyone else’s cups, I wasn’t allowing time to have mine filled. Eventually, I was trying to pour from an empty cup. I was overwhelmed and knew I couldn’t do it any longer. I didn’t even recognize myself anymore.  I cried out to the Lord, tears streaming down my face, and surrendered my schedule.

I realized I couldn’t be generous with others until I was generous with my time with the Lord. Pausing to pray didn’t delay me, it helped me. It gave the Holy Spirit the chance to guide me. He reminded me I wasn’t supposed to–and didn’t have to–say “yes” to everyone.

Why It Matters

In the busiest moments of life, we can take note from Jesus’s example: It’s okay to slow down, to go off by ourselves to pray and recharge. It’s not selfish. It’s vital. Time spent in prayer or in Scripture will not drain us or deter us further but will help direct our steps and clarify our priorities. Make space for the Lord, and he will restore us with energy to endure.


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