“For God has not called us to impurity but to consecration [to dedicate ourselves to the most thorough purity]. Therefore whoever disregards (sets aside and rejects this) disregards not man but God, Whose [very] Spirit [Whom] He gives to you is holy (chaste, pure).” 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8 ->me: Lately I have been beating myself up over not having consistent quiet times. The reason I have not had a quiet time the last 3 days is because I didn’t think I could give the Lord adequate time…time is so short these days. This is the same trap I fell into with prayer – I wouldn’t pray because I was not in my prayer closet or able to get to a quiet place. So dumb – I live a life everyday with my Lord at my side; these stipulations are self imposed and silly. I overcame the prayer one through reading ‘A Call to Prayer’ by JC Ryle. Today I spent the best 30 minutes of my week taking notes through my bible reading and pondering the above verses in the Cafeteria at work before starting work (I usually take an hour). I sometimes feel like such an idiot for putting these constraints on myself. Although they are righteous in thought they are detrimental in practice.