At this point, I was still really struggling with what it meant to mentor or disciple someone else. I tended to approach it in a teacher-student kind of way, which was appropriate at times, but still short of what it should have been.
I spent a few years remodeling our basement... It seemed like the project would never end! I was horrified when I saw my little boy tumble down the stairs onto the concrete, and was so grateful when I saw he wasn't seriously injured... but what does that have to do with My Abiding Life?
Over the years, I learned that setting aside specific time(s) each day was indeed an important spiritual discipline; however, I also learned how to spend even small moments with God all throughout my day... where I was constantly welcoming God into my everyday thoughts and activities.
Three months had passed since the previous journal entry. Busyness and just feeling overwhelmed shut me down spiritually. I didn't realize it at the time, but my spiritual 'tank' was starting to run on fumes.
I was placing more emphasis on 'doing' things for God instead of 'abiding' in Him and developing a deeper fellowship with Him. I displayed my busyness for all to see, like some kind of badge of honor.