The Lord always seems to be giving me Psalm 24. "Lord, I've read this so many times... surely there can't be anything more to it." I thought. I read it anyway and something stuck-out to me that had never before. Verse 5 "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies..." In the presence of my enemies?? You set a table, a feast, for me to come and relax, to strengthen my physical body, and to spend time with You and You want me to do this in front of my enemies!!
I thought about that and I saw myself facing the many enemies of my day. My 2 jobs, daily chores, errands, appointments, and anything else that can distract me from Him. I can be so busy with "good" things that I don't have time to spend with Him. Then I guess those things aren't so good after all. In the midst of all that is going on I see the table He is preparing. He is calling me to come and give part of my day to the very One who gave me this day. Through it all I must not, I cannot, forget me quiet times with Him, for that is when it is needed the most.
As a side thought the Lord said to give Him 10% in tithes... that would be about 2 hours and 40 min. of our day. How many of us give that much time to sit at His feet, alone. I know I fall very short.