We think that in order to be close to God we must be doing something for him; busy work…singing in the choir, teaching a Sunday school class, leading or volunteering in our churches or communities.
And God appreciates those things, but what He really wants..”is a relationship with you!” Time spent between just you and Him?
“I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship…” (Philippians 3:10, NIV)
“After he had dismissed them he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone…” (Matthew 14:23, NIV)
Relationships take commitment. It has to be a priority and here are a couple of ideas that work for me.
Quiet Time – Time I spend in the Word, imperative!
Prayer Walking – I learned this from a dear friend, Pat Dulude. She rises early in the morning and just walks and talks with the Lord. I like this because I accomplish three things: exercise, prayer and fellowship. You choose the time that works for you.
I associate my time with the Lord like the time I spend with my best friend. We laugh, we cry, we find solutions, we bear our very souls. And how do you feel after talking with that friend you trust. I feel renewed, ready to take on the world.
That’s how it is with Christ. He wants to be your best friend and the best thing about that…He has all the RIGHT ANSWERS!! ~Debra