The best five minutes of your day
Do you remember the way your heart ached when you were dating your husband or wife and you had to go a whole day without talking to them? Circumstances kept you from connecting and you couldn’t wait until the next day so you could spend time with them again.
Do you ever feel this way spiritually? Maybe you feel disconnected from God and wish you had a better relationship with Him. You want to connect, but before you know it, the day is over and you haven’t done a thing. You promise yourself (and God), “I’ll connect with Him tomorrow.”
In spite of your failures, you can’t deny the growing desire within you. As believers, we feel an ache, an undeniable longing to get to know and spend time with our awesome, wonderful God.
Here’s the good news: God loves us so much that He calls us His children.
1 John 3:1 (ESV) confirms this.
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.
As our heavenly Father, God wants to spend time with us, too.
Think about it:
God – the Creator of all things – wants a relationship with us. With you!
If you’re struggling to get to know God more, try setting the timer to read your Bible for five minutes every day. When the timer goes off, mark the last verse you read so you know where to begin the next day. You could start in Psalms, Proverbs, the first book of the Bible (Genesis), or the first book of the New Testament (Matthew).
Beginning with this manageable step might even help you gradually increase the time you spend in God’s Word.
I confess. There are days when I don’t take time to read the Bible and pray. Eventually God draws me back, and I recommit to my quiet time.
When I miss a day, I feel something missing in my spirit. I miss God’s presence, and I miss His power – both of which I’ve grown to need and appreciate. When I skip several days in a row, my family and friends can tell I haven’t had my time with God. They may not know exactly what’s causing me to act out of sorts, but I know – I went too long without spending time with the One Who loves me most.
What do you think?
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- Can others tell when you haven’t been fellowshipping with God?
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Great analogy. Daily time with God is crucial.
It is indeed! Thank you for stopping by, Barbara. I always appreciate hearing from you.
Your message today is so relevant. Several years ago, I realized that I needed to spend more time with God rather than just prayers before going to sleep. Setting my alarm an extra 30 minutes earlier allowed me to make a purposeful date with my Heavenly Father. I will admit it was difficult to drag myself up at 5:15 at first but after it became part of my routine I found my day lacking without it.
Wow! I am impressed with your dedication so early in the morning, Marla! Wouldn’t you hate to imagine how differently your life would be today had you not? Thank you for stopping by! I love hearing from you.
This is a saying I heard once and have never forgotten since: “The more you weave God’s Word into your daily fabric of life, the less likely it will unravel by the end of the day.”
What a great saying! Thank you for sharing it with us, FellowBeliever. And thank you for stopping by again. It’s always nice to hear from you.
This is a great habit to get into.
Hello, Paula. I just happened to be going through some older posts and saw your comment.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
I hope you’ve been able to develop a regular quiet time. Please stay in touch.