Do you meet with God daily? Do you set aside devoted time to sit in His Presence, together? In Luke 10, Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened. Jesus said that the choice she had made was better than being busy doing stuff. She had chosen well. I want to be like Mary, sitting daily at the feet of my Lord, soaking in His wisdom and love. And I can. So can you.
I simply adore God’s Word. Really, I do. God’s Word, the Bible, is God’s love letter to us. It gives us instruction. It corrects wrong behavior. It teaches us. It convicts us of sin. It is relevant today, as it was 100’s of years ago, that’s why it’s called the Living Word. It never gets old and outdated! If you are a believer, familiar with reading God’s Word, there will still be times when you approach scripture and wonder, “Wow! When did this get in here?” It’s like God opens our spiritual eyes to see different parts or levels, or different applications from reading and studying the Bible at different times in our lives. God uses His Holy Spirit to help us understand and apply what we read from the Bible with just the right instruction for where we are in life, at that time. It really is mind-blowing (and life-changing).
God also reveals Himself to us in scripture. Is there someone you know that seems to really KNOW God? Maybe you wonder how someone can develop such intimacy with the Creator of the Universe. Let me say that “no one gets close to God on accident.” Growing close to God takes time. If you and I were to meet for 20 minutes every morning for coffee, in a year’s time, we would become close. We would know what one another liked, what new recipes we had tried, if we played sports, or maybe fussed with our spouses, etc. The point is, that daily consistent time meeting with someone, sharing and listening, develops intimacy and closeness.
Closeness to God is grown and developed in the same manner. Daily time spent together, listening to the words of God as read from the pages of scripture and sharing your words in prayer to God, is the key to coming to truly KNOWING God. Not knowing about God, but KNOWING God. God desires this kind of relationship with you through Jesus. He is our Abba Father whom we can approach. The Psalmist states in Psalm 5:3, “In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”
Why not try this theory out and see if consistently meeting with God daily for prayer and Bible study grows your personal relationship with Him? I would love to hear how your journey in this goes. For me, my life will never be the same. Time with Jesus changes everything!
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