Updated: Mar 21
In my late 30s I still wasn’t married and many times wondered whether I would ever get married. Even though I doubted, I still relied on God. I truly wanted to do God’s will in my life.
I didn’t learn about spending time with the Lord with Blessed Sacrament adoration until I became a teacher at a Catholic school. I went to public school as a child and was confirmed as a baby.
I find that when I do spend time with Jesus in Eucharistic adoration, that I am calmer and at peace. I find that finding time to share with Jesus is a commitment and it is a habit that I have to consciously think about. Even though it is something that I want to do, somehow other things can get in the way, or somehow, I neglect it.
For example, my husband and I had wanted to incorporate this habit for several years. We were finally able to decide and actually go to adoration immediately after one Saturday vigil mass. Looking back on it, the solution to making time to visit the Blessed Sacrament seemed so simple now. But, it took a decision and action.
Sometimes, we may have the intention to do something. But, without the decision and action, our intention remains an intention. As I am writing, I realize that my husband and I have fallen away from this habit. We’ll need to recommit to our decision to share time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and ACT on our decision. One way we’ll take action is to write it on our shared calendar and follow through.
Maybe, Jesus is calling you to spend time with him in the Blessed Sacrament. As a single woman in my late 30s, I decided to make a commitment to visit the Blessed Sacrament for one year. I saw in the bulletin of my church, St. Therese at the time, that regular adorers were needed. So, I decided to spend one hour with Jesus once a week.
Before I saw the invitation in the bulletin, I saw the sign,
“Could you not spend one hour with me?”
That question is found in Matthew 26, verse 40.
That year, I shared my time with Jesus. While I was in adoration, I sat down in quiet and journaled. As I was writing in my journal at the time, I didn’t feel that I was changing. I didn’t think that I was writing anything special. I didn’t really notice anything “special” in my life.
I felt that Jesus just wanted to spend time with me.
I was gazing upon the One who loved me and He was gazing upon me.
That year of my life was special. I’m glad I responded to the invitation to spend one hour a week with my Lord with Blessed Sacrament adoration.
Towards the end of that year, I started dating the man who was to become my husband.
I think God wanted me to spend time with Him before it was the right time for me to become married.
Will You Think of Sharing Time With God in the Blessed Sacrament?