Have you had a date with the King lately?
What I recently began to notice in my life was I was forgetting someone- the most important Someone. Sure, we spent time together in the mornings (most mornings), and His ever-present spirit was continuously with me. But we were in more of a routine than a relationship. In that realization, a timeout was imperative. I had to say, "C'mon, Jennifer, time to change gears and focus".
I'm sure you married folks can relate. You're going through your days, business as usual, only to realize you've neglected your spouse.There have been "Good morning(s)" and "I love you(s)", but little connecting. Similar situations happen with friends and family. At that point, things need to change. If we're on our toes, we intentionally make changes to fix the disconnect.
As I mentioned, there was Someone being neglected. I was "doing" life with God, but not getting alone with Him to "pour out my heart". Psalm 62:8 says, Trust in Him at all times, O people, pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. He knows my heart intimately. Formed from His hands, I was (you were) made to commune with Him. In an effort to bridge the gap between me and my Beloved, I've started taking a few minutes at night with a cup of tea to sit quiet. I've learned that an empty mind makes for great prayers (My brother would add here that my prayers must be awesome). Unfortunately, too often, my prayers compete with the thoughts swirling through my mind. Taking the time to slow down, creates space to hear that still, small voice.