If you have made any attempt at a regular, meaningful quiet time with the LORD, you’ve struggled – at least at times.
Can we honestly admit that?
Any relationship takes time and effort, and none of them happen naturally or easily. The same is true of your relationship with the LORD.
It IS a relationship… you know that, don’t you?
Your daily time with the LORD is not…
- a religious act
- a ritual
- a obligation
It’s a relationship that needs care and intentional attention.
The #1 quiet time habit that most Christians miss is…
STARTING WITH A PRAYER OF HUMBLE DEPENDENCE
Sounds too simple, but hear me out.
This bold statement is built entirely on a few scriptural truths… promises given to you by God, who cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18).
1. God Himself, is eager to have a genuine relationship with you. He’s proved it through the gift of His Son, Jesus. (John 3:16, Romans 5:8)
2. He has promised that if you ask for anything He wants, He will give it. (1 John 5:14-15)
So, if God wants a relationship with you even more than you do (#1), and if He has promised to give you the things He wants when you ask Him for them (#2), then it makes perfect, divine, powerful sense that the most important thing you can do to establish a consistent and meaningful time with the LORD is to ask Him for it each day as you begin seeking Him.
- Beseech (there’s a King James word for you)
And don’t do it in a “wishful” sort of way (I sure wish this would happen…) but with CONFIDENCE!
God Himself has made promises that you can count on!
What does this have to do with the Christian Home and Family?
My focus in this website, podcast, and all related activities is to help you make Christ the center of your home, so that you can build a legacy of faith in your family for generations to come.
if you are not first experiencing a genuinely vibrant relationship with the LORD.
Your marriage will not thrive as it should, if you are not walking with the LORD honestly and daily.
Your kids will not catch that kind of faith or listen to you talk about it, if they don’t see evidence of it being real in your life first.
You’ve got to believe that, because it’s true.
This post is an effort to spur you on, to equip you, to prompt you toward a greater sense of urgency about the importance of your relationship with the LORD.
Take this quiet time habit of heartfelt prayer and add to it your own good works, because
faith without works is dead (James 2:17).
Ask God to meet you each day.
Express your desperation for His presence and guidance.
Plead with Him to reveal Himself and His ways to you personally and powerfully.
Then engage in your pursuit of Him as if He’s going to answer you… because He is.
CALL TO ACTION:
DO something about it…
- Make a note to remind yourself to start off each day’s pursuit of God with a heartfelt prayer of dependence.
- Then engage in your pursuit of Him with all you are.