Daily Quiet Time - Wednesday, August 1st 2012
"He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?"
If anyone asked you what your daily walk with the Lord looked like, what would you say? Would you say that it's a 10 minute Bible read before running out the door? Maybe, you wake up early and spend a good half hour in reading and prayer or maybe you even spend an hour meditating on God's Word. Whatever your daily walk looks like, one thing is for certain--if you want to grow spiritually you must spend time with the Lord.
Often, we mention our 'daily quiet time' when we discuss our walk with the Lord. There are three things in that phrase that are critical to spiritual growth. First is the word 'daily'. Just like our bodies need daily nourishment, so does our spirit. Secondly, 'quiet' is also key because many times we must quiet ourselves and our surroundings in order to hear from the Lord. Finally, 'time' is also important. How much time you ask? That's something we each have to ask ourselves. Some days you may spend 15 minutes in quiet reflection while other times you will be able to enjoy an evening studying God's Word. The important thing is doing it so that you may know God more and be equipped to do His will. The Lord has an exciting adventure waiting for you and the directions are in your hand.
Life Lesson: To grow spiritually, spending time with God is vital.
Thank You for the gift of Your Word. Fill me with Your Spirit and give me a desire to read Your Word on a daily basis. Help me to learn from it and then begin acting out the things I learn. Teach me Your ways and hide Your Word in my heart so that I may not sin against You. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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