Monday I also began a 21 day journey called Awakening! Check it out!
There are so many distractions in life that keep us from spending time with our Creator. Sometimes even good things (like food, school, or blogging (gasp!)) can become too important in our lives and begin to hinder our relationship with God.
Sometimes I wonder why I don't feel God, or hear His voice. I begin to think that He is far away, and that He doesn't really want to use me. However, God is never far away. If I don't hear God's voice, it is often because of the distractions or clutter I have allowed to build up in my own life. God desperately wants for us to be close to Him, but He also wants our full attention. This is what I have been learning and struggling through the past couple days. I am so thankful that God never gives up on us!
"Then Jesus said to the disciples, "if any of you wants to be my follower, you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross, and follow me. If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find true life." Matthew 16:24