Today, I would like to share with you something that I came across, while searching for "Spending Time With God." This was interesting to me and I want to share it with all of you. This is what I read...
"For some of you who are reading this, God is telling you, "I want to spend time with you, but you are not listening. I love you and I want to talk to you, but you are throwing me under the rug. You lost your first love." We treat God as if He was that annoying parent that we see in movies. When the kids were younger, they were saying, "Mommy, Mommy! Daddy, Daddy!" but as they grew older and became teenagers everything their parents did became annoying to them.
At first, you were on fire, but then God became annoying. You used to run to the prayer closet. That used to be the best part of your day, praying to the Lord. Now God calls your name and you say, "What God?" He says, "I want to spend time with you." You say, "Later, I'm watching TV."
You lost the passion you once had for the Lord. You remember those days you used to pray and you knew the presence of God was there. Have you lost the presence of the Lord in your life? Has something else replaced it? TV, social media, internet, sin, your other half, work, school, etc. When you are not making time for the Lord you are not only killing yourself, you are killing others.
Whether you want the responsibility or not, God saved you and some of your friends and family members are still unbelievers. You are responsible for weeping for the lost around you. Some people will be saved because of you prayer life. God wants to show His glory through you, but you have neglected Him. I don't care if you can recite Scripture. I don't care if you are the greatest politician ever. If you're not getting alone with God, you are dead. There is no such thing as an effective preacher who doesn't have a prayer life. You want that family member saved. You want to know God more. You want God to provide for you. You want help with a particular sin. You want God to open a door to advance His kingdom. You want God to provide you with a spouse. But you have not, because you ask not. How can Christians forget to pray? Maybe you pray one day then a week later you pray again. NO! You must bleed, sweat, and endure in violent prayer with God daily! Shut up and stop all the noise! Get away. Pray. Set a daily prayer time. Talk to God when in the bathroom. Talk to Him like He was your best friend in front of you. He will never laugh at you nor discourage you, but only encourage, inspire, guide, comfort, convict, and help."
This is something that I believe everyone needs to read. It opened my eyes and I talk to God every day, praying and thanking Him. Still, I, myself could do a whole lot more! I am so glad that someone took the time to write this and allow us to read it! Again, someone else wrote this. I just came across it and thought you would love to read it. Thank you for your time and I hope you enjoyed reading this. Have a wonderful day, spending time with the Lord.
Take care and God bless,