My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? (Psalm42:2)
Yesterday we discussed the most important reason to spend time with God. Today let’s look at a few suggestions that can help enhance our time with Him.
Kneel now: Standard equipment for a Muslim is a little pillow to kneel on seven times a day before their god. Most Christians don’t even do it once a day before their real God. No need to be legalistic about it, but the apostle Paul practiced it himself (cf. Eph. 3:14). There is coming a Day when God will finally get what He has always wanted and “every knee will bow” before Him (Isa. 45:23). We can kneel now, at the beginning of every day, as a sign of respect to our rightful and gracious King.
Prayer Read: With a little imagination, every passage of Scripture contains something to either thank God for, or ask Him for. Instead of just reading through the Bible, pray and praise through it, stopping often to talk to the Author about what it says. After all, the goal is to spend time with a Person, not just a book.
Share it: Virtually everything God gives us is to be passed on to bless others. This includes His encouragements and teachings. This is especially important with our children. Reading Daylights for family devotionals is great, but believe me, our children would rather hear what God is teaching mom and dad instead of some in Iowa. Parents sharing God’s word with their children is the Creator’s prescribed method for discipleship (cf. Deut. 6:1-7; Eph. 6:4). When our children know that God actually speaks to us, they will believe that He can actually speak to them, and when He does, you have a real Partner in raising them right.