I'm a member of an online group for pastor's wives, and I love it. It's so encouraging to just talk about anything and everything without anyone knowing details about who you are, where you live, or what your church situation is like. It's free from judgement, where real life is not always. Well, a few ladies from this group got together a couple weeks ago and decided to have an accountability group. We're helping each other stay on top of quiet times, prayer times, and other times with God that should be at the top of our priority lists but often slip further towards the bottom, whether because of business, being busy "doing" things for God, or other things in life that distract us. It's been great so far, being able to admit that I'm human, that I have shortcomings, and that I need prayer.
Those of you who may read this and aren't pastors wives, you'd be surprised how many struggle with having a daily quiet time. I talk to my hubby about this, and he said it made perfect sense--not only are pw's often busy, but satan will look for ways to destroy a ministry in any way he can. Every day that I am not walking with God as a should, satan is getting a small victory that may show in different ways--me not prioritizing, being grumpy with hubby because I haven't been close to God lately, being too focusing on works and not faith--we have to be so careful.
All this is to say--you're not alone if you struggle with this or anything else. I love that song by Casting Crowns, "Stained Glass Masquerade". If you haven't heard it, go listen on youtube. It too often describes the state of our churches. Make an effort this week to be diligent in your walk with God, and to resist the urge to shoot the wounded Christians you may encounter, but instead to encourage them that no one is perfect, to keep trying and not give up, and to continue to pray for them.