This has been my struggle over the years.
I want to read the Word,
talk to God...
but the noises of life keep crowding in
(not to mention the "to do" list in my head and my own wandering thoughts)!
While reading John Piper's book "When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy", I discovered why I struggle. I've never been able to consistently have a space that is designated for this purpose.
Today, I asked God to show me a space and He did!
There is a window upstairs that I've always loved because it looks out into the woods. It has been the home of our treadmill for years now, but not anymore!
I grabbed my favorite chair (one where my feet touch the floor!), an antique table (long relegated to the attic),moved my "quiet time basket" by the chair and now, I have that long desired quiet place.
If you don't have a quiet place, ask God to show you one! It might be a closet, a corner of a room or the corner of your yard.
He just longs to help us find rest for our souls and a quiet place to meet Him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
28 “ Come to Me, all [a]who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.