Time With God
"One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple." Psalm 27:4
Psalm 27 was my first favorite Psalm, particularly verse 4. As a young believer, my greatest desire was to spend time with God. I loved Him and wanted to know Him. It was nothing to get up at 5am and spend a couple hours curled up by the heater with my Bible. I didn’t do it because I should. I couldn’t wait to spend time with God. I understood David’s longing to be God’s presence.
The sad truth is that it is easy to lose that love. Life gets busy. We become too self-reliant. We entertain lots of distractions which consume our time and energy. Soon, our time with God is intermittent. Then it feels more of a burden than a joy. Instead of closeness, it is reduced to a ritual.
Spend some time reflecting on the time you spend with God. Do you need to make any changes?
Meditate on the following verses:
"I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first." Revelation 2:3-5a
"Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord." Philippians 3:8
"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16:11
Posted on Wed, February 19, 2014
by Sam Petitfils