#72- Quiet Time with God: A Gen Z perspective on why and how to make it a priority -With my Sister Ashlee Baker
Making time with God a priority, a Gen Z perspective. I’m going to come right out and say how thrilled I am to have my sister Ashlee on the Podcast. She married my brother back in June, and I just couldn’t wait to have her on the show. I know my sister’s southern charm won’t be the only thing that captures your attention, I’m excited for you to get to know her a bit. Get ready to glean some wisdom and encouragement from the grace and wisdom she carries beyond her years.
The struggle is real
If you are a believer you have likely desired to grow closer to God. With all the best intentions you start your Bible in a year plan on January 1 only to loose steam somewhere around Leviticus.
You try and catch up, but eventually you throw in the towel. You have the desire to know God and His character, but life is busy. The good news is, you aren’t alone! We all go through various seasons and stages which can make how we meet with and commune with God look different.
Finding your roots and letting them grow
Like me, Ashlee grew up going to church, and inside a home that steeped her in God’s truth. For those like us there comes a time when you have to decide to make your faith your own. In the “Bible Belt” Ashlee tells us how many people claim to be Christians but produce no fruit once you get to know them. This makes it hard when you are a young woman trying to date. After a not great relationship, Ashlee realized her own need to be more rooted in her relationship with Christ.
Ashlee, while busy being a nurse began making steps that helped her draw near to God. She says, “Food is biological to people, the same as God’s Word -our bodies revolve around it”. It’s equally important to feed your soul. She shares some of the practical ways she prioritized spending quiet time with God through busy nursing work schedules, getting married and how she continues today!
Wise things my sister said
Here is a little a taste of what she shares in the Podcast:
- Sometimes reading God’s Word is just for discipline, you read something that might not be useful now but will be one day
- There’s a grace, you don’t have to be a drill sergeant to walk in faithfulness and fruitfulness
- It’s like any meta physical workout, you could always do more
- Life is hard, get a helmet- Helmet of Salvation full armor of God
- Get into the habit even if you don’t feel like it
- Don’t get spiritually hangry- the straw that broke the camels back was quick
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God2 Corinthians 1:3-4
More Episodes in the Quiet Time with God series
Then, in Two Weeks Episode 73 will be “The Weary World Rejoices: When Christmas isn’t what you Expected”