Our lives are so busy and filled with constant distractions. It's no wonder that most people are so stressed out and living on the edge of a full blown melt down. Though some may feel that taking time out to seek God is just another thing added to their already overwhelming schedule, it's actually the one thing that has the ability to refocus and refresh you. I'm not just talking about coming to Him with your list of requests and your eloquent dissertation. It's about the peace and comfort you experience spending time with the one you love and trust completely. One who knows absolutely everything about you, yet He still desires your time and attention.
I currently have some great friends who are visiting from out of town. I’ve loved being with them, but there’s one who I must spend time with before my head hits the pillow. If I don’t do this each and every day, it’s too easy for the world and the enemy to steal my focus and soon fear and anxiety takes control. As the day begins to creep away…I get more desperate for Him! I break away and can’t wait to spend time with Jesus! I begin by reading my Bible. I then share my heart...my desire to please Him and to walk in complete and immediate obedience, without hesitation, never motivated by fear or emotions, only by my love and desire to please Him...I repent and begin to cry as His beauty and grace permeates the atmosphere...His presence is overwhelming. I then spend some time praising and worshipping Him, music blaring, my heart passionately crying out in adoration. There is so much to be thankful for! Then...I close my eyes and simply enjoy my time with Him. My peace is restored and I'm refreshed in His presence. It's just that simple!
We tend to make Christianity so complicated that many feel that it's a waste of time because they could never reach the level of spirituality that is required. It's as easy as putting time aside for Him each day. You'll be amazed at the transformation that will take place in your heart, character and life. This is the place where you'll find strength, peace, purpose, fulfilment, instruction and guidance! Time with Jesus is always worth it!!! Psalm 16:7-11 (NLT) I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. Psalm 63:1-8 (NKJV) O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory. Because Your loving kindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the nightwatches. Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT) So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord--who is the Spirit--makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.