I truly have a strong desire to spend more time with God. I want to become more intimate with Him. So why don't I just do it? Because I am busy. Busy with good things. Busy with mundane things. Busy meeting others' expectations. Busy with my own self-imposed "got-to-get-this-done" stuff. Busy.
So, I'm reading Yancey yesterday. This guy so connects with me because his spiritual journey and mine seem so similar. He was talking about how easy it is for him to move through a whole day without stopping to spend real quality time with God -- beyond the prayer over a meal type of thing. To break out of his rut, he said he would set his watch to beep on the hour to remind him to 1. stop and reflect on what he had done with the last hour and 2. to pray.
I've decided to give it a try. I'm going to program my cell phone alarm to call me to prayer. Not out of a sense of legalistic ritual, but to break old habits and ruts.
What works for you?