Thursday, February 22, 2007

ALONE WITH GOD?

How often do we take time to spend with The Lord? Are we so busy with our daily routines that we just don't find enough times. How many hours do we sit in front of a TV? How many hours do we go shopping or go to see a Movie? How many hours do we over-sleep because we stayed up late doing other things? I dare to say most christians don't take the time to spend enough time alone with Jesus. I am guilty of this at times. To go somewhere quiet, where there is no disturbance and let God talk to you and you to Him. There is never too much time TO SPEND with our Lord and Savior.

Martin Luther said, "If I fail to spend three hours each morning, the devil gets the victory through the day. I have so much business I cannot get on without spending three hours daily in prayer."

Men ought always to pray" --Luke 18:1

1 Timothy 2:8
Matthew 11:25-30, Verse 28, "Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."


1 Corinthians 6:17, "But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him."

I think the best time I have, is a quiet place somewhere with my bible open studying and praying to Lord for understanding. Seeking Him in what I am reading or what is going on with my life. it is such a sweet sweet time.

One thing I am finding more and more is that in time of prayer, He also wants me to be truthful to Him and myself. There have been times I have come to Him in anger because of things that happen in my life and I can tell you that I have come out of those times with such a calmness about me because I knew He was listening and He is our comforter.

I am no great theologian, I have a lot to learn, as you can see in my blog, but one thing I do know is that prayers is one of the most important things in a Christian's walk, without it our walk is useless. I pray that we all can take the time to find some time Alone with Christ, He deserve it, He demands it! This should be a great desire for a christian.

"We may lay it down as an elementary
principle of Christianity, that no large
growth in holiness was ever gained by
one who did not take time to be often
long alone with God." -Phelps

"Those make the most rapid, consistent,
and evident growth in Christlikeness are
those who have developed a daily time of
being alone with God for Bible meditation,
prayer, and private worship." -Whitney


Real prayer is communion with God, so that there will be common thoughts between His mind and ours. What is needed is for Him to fill our hearts with His thoughts, and then His desires will become our desires flowing back to Him.

—Arthur W. Pink

Cristina

7 comments:

luvvom said...

I know what Luther meant when he said he spent 3 hours a day in prayer...flat on his face before his God. I don't do this. I have my prayer time and I pray to Him throughout the day, but I still have yet to learn how to have intercessory prayer time every day for hours at a time...I don't do this! Thank you for this post!

Baptist Girl said...

Hi Luvvom,
I know how you feel, I'm the same way but I think if this is a desire we will one day be able to.
I always appreciate what you have to say, it is always with a humble spirit.

Cristina

luvvom said...

Whoa!!! "humble spirit"? Remember your post on pride...the only thing that post lacked was my picture?" :o)

Jungle Mom said...

Very good post. Lots to think on and PRAY about.

Henry (Rick) Frueh said...

Can you remember when you fell in love with your earthly mate? Your whole day would revolve around the coming time you would would spend with him or her. Should that not be how we feel about time with the Savior of our souls?

A great post, C., and let us all not just spend time with Jesus but diligently seek Him so we can as Hebrews says be rewarded with more of Him!

Baptist Girl said...

Rick amen.

And yes I do remember those times with my husband, wanting to spend every moment we could find, Jesus deserves just as much time. I guess we need remember where are teasures are.

Cristina

Janie said...

Very convicting post. Thank you for your post. I just found your blog off of Jungle Mom's and look forward to reading it often.