By Tammye Hamilton
When I was a young mother I really struggled with finding time to be alone with God. I would hear messages and read books that talked about how important that time was with Him.
Knowing Jesus all of my life, I knew this to be true. The grace to walk by the Spirit does come from seeking Him and being in His presence.
As more babies came and I got busier, this elusive "alone time" seemed beyond my grasp. If you have toddlers you don't even get to go to the bathroom by yourself!
One morning I was standing at my kitchen sink lamenting that once again I had not had my quiet time with Him.
I had been up most of the night before with a teething baby and had collapsed in the bed a few minutes before the other children awakened and needed to be fed.
As I complained, I felt Him say to me, "Darlin', you're with Me now." We were not alone, and my house was anything but quiet, but He was right there with me hearing my heart.
He was not standing outside my door that morning tapping His foot and looking at His watch wondering where I was. He was with me giving me grace to rest and strength to face my day.
He was with me when I stumbled to the kitchen for coffee, and all through my busy day He was right there.
Yes, it is good to have alone time to seek Him, and I am in a season of my life now where I can do that, and I do not take it for granted.
However, knowing that He is always with me and always for me has freed me to have a closer relationship with Him.
When our feet hit the floor in the morning, even if we hit snooze too many times, He is with us! He is speaking to our hearts and walking with us through our day.
Psalm 121:4 says, “Indeed, He who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. The Lord himself watches over you!”