Road Warriors have a different rhythm while away. They eat, work, exercise, and sleep in different places. Travel removes them from the home routine and elevates their pace in a changed environment.
Their basic challenge is to maintain the critical disciplines of devotion and prayer.
Travelers ultimately build routine into their time away, and it’s critical a Road Warrior make devotion and prayer an integral part of that routine. That timeslot and favorite chair in the family room or on the back porch must be replaced by something else.
Creating specific times and places in your calendar for devotion and prayer on the road is essential for Road Warriors. While unpacking, pick a devotion location like that solo chair by the window (in almost every hotel room!) and make it comfortable.
Also, be sure to pick a Bible Plan in advance that is consistent with your spiritual focus for the trip and set an alarm for additional prayer during the day. This will help you stay attuned to God during the day.
Maintaining devotional time and prayer amidst busy travel requires intentionality and planning, but it’s well worth the effort. By setting your heart and mind on God in this way, you will maintain your spiritual focus, invite God into your day, fill the void of community, and ultimately return stronger.
Psalm 1: 1-3
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
Hebrews 4: 12
12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.