There have been many times where I would wait around for my son to take his morning nap, in anticipation for my few minutes of quiet time with God, doing my daily devotional. I almost didn't feel like I could start my day without it. However Carson started taking his naps later and I had to start my day, without my devotional. It's never quite the same. My devotional time has always served as a guidepost for my day. But I think I have started treating my devotional like a luxury instead of a necessity. I pause at this. God's word is the very life of my flesh. As I 've taken more and more time off from doing this. I have felt futher away from God's word. The book of Psalms is coming to mind:
Psalm 119:105 - Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (NKJV)
John 1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All thing were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
And the word became flesh and dwelt among us.
Spending time with the Word of God is a necessity, not a luxury. We need to do this in order to have light on our path everyday. It gets away from us sometimes, with the demands of our lives. The enemy loves for this to slowly get away from us. I pray that God's word lights my path today and your's as well.