Life can get pretty busy at times. It’s easy to build up a long list of things we have to do. We have our work, our school, our sports and activities, spending time with family and friends etc. Sometime there can be so many areas pulling at us from all sides. And on our list of “to-do’s,” God ends up at the bottom. I think we have all been guilty of this at times. It’s not like we are driven and forced to make time for God. No, we should have a want to spend that quality time with Him. There are 3 reasons I believe spending time with God is important:
1. God wants to spend time with you.
2. You need to be strengthened and built up in His Word.
3. Because we love Him.
How do we spend time with God? One way is by reading His Word. When you pick up your Bible you need to realize that it is literally God speaking to you! He has given you His Word so you can learn to live the victorious, better life He has for you. He has specific things for you for today. Praying is another way to spend time with God. It’s simply talking to God.
When we spend time with God, it not only pleases Him, but it also BENEFITS us! I know it can be easy to get distracted with life around us. Or sometimes we just plain don’t feel like it, but our feelings can’t always be trusted. Sometimes you feel like serving God and other times you don’t. We have to determine, to make a decision that NOTHING will keep you from that personal time with God. You have to push past those wrong feelings and PICK UP THE BOOK. To say this simply, we need to put God FIRST in our lives. Matthew 6:33 “But SEEK FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Take time out of your day and give it to God and you will see your Christian life grow in Him! James 1:25 “But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”
By: Steven Overbaugh