Happy Humpday! A Two-Minute Exercise

I’ve noticed that a common post in Church Secretaries Rock is about being stressed out–burned out and frustrated. When that happens, our spiritual growth suffers. Michael Goddart, the author of Bliss-33 Simple Ways to Awaken Your Spiritual Self, suggests that in order to grow spiritually, one need to spend a minimum of two minutes a day with God (or whatever name you give to your higher power). The key to making this happen is to be consistent in picking a time, place, and manner in which to spend time with God.

For me, I spend my first hour or two each day (yes, I am retired!) with God. My consistent place to meet God is in my screen porch or by a sunny window. Then while enjoying my breakfast, I observe nature around me–the birds, flowers, and leaves blowing in the wind. Then I read meditations and inspirational books, write a blog or two, and pray. However, this is what works for me. Each person needs to find his or her comfort zone with God. Try starting with two minutes a day, and I can almost guarantee two minutes will grow to five, ten, and possibly an hour or two.

Start now! Turn your chair toward a wall. Breathe deeply; close your eyes and open your mind to prayer. Be comfortable in God’s presence. Let the phone calls go to voice mail and anyone who walks into the room wonder what you are doing. Maybe they will join you.

Dear Lord, thank you for the opportunity to spend time with you each day. Amen.


About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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