There is an overwhelming number of things you are responsible for as a missionary. So many things in fact, that you can often feel devoid of direction, at a standstill, and lost in the shuffle of all the cards in play: marriage, family, finances, disciple-making, needs of the community, etc.
The example of Jesus provides us the prescription necessary for clarity, power, and rest. We see Him oft in the alone, praying and just spending time with Dad. You've likely heard many a message adding the devotions or quiet time as just another card to play, another thing you now feel more guilty about not getting done or fitting into your schedule.
Part of the culture of GoSendMe Global is adopted through something I learned while serving as a missionary with Greater Europe Mission and have continued to find as incredibly difficult to make happen, yet overwhelmingly positive, refreshing, and empowering in my personal walk with Christ:
A Day with God.
We have a very real struggle on our hands in an all too cluttered world to really seek God's face. However, it is by His Spirit, His strength, His Word, and His joy that we overcome and succeed, produce fruit that remains, make disciples and basically do all the things we yearn to do in life and ministry. The enemy knows the power of such intimacy and will do all sorts of things to keep you from abiding in Christ. So, organizationally, our attitude and practice is that getting alone with God for an 8 hour workday of prayer and fellowship with your Abba once a month IS part of the job of a missionary. I encourage you to schedule it, keep it, protect it, and enjoy.
Making it successful:
There are a few things to bear in mind that will help you make the most of this time. I've been doing this (and failing at it) for four years now. If you apply these simple principles and ideas, you'll find the experience with Him all the more rich.