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Taking the Time…

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you…” James 4:8a

How often do we take the time to really talk or spend time with Jesus? I have to be honest here: I’m not very good at this. I usually try to read a verse or two every day, and end my nights with a short little prayer before I fall asleep. If I’m lucky.

I used to have a really good routine I’d wake up and pray and then do some sort of Bible study. Here lately, I’ve fallen off the wagon a little bit (or maybe a lot). I think that we as humans tend to trick ourselves into thinking that we can handle life on our own. It’s sort of a pride thing. How far can we go before we really need God?

The truth is we can’t do anything without Him; not even take a breath (Isaiah 42:5). God created humanity to need Him. We each have a God-sized hole in our hearts that can only HE can fill.

Spending time in prayer and reading His word is the only way that this hole can be filled. Nothing on this planet can ever come close to fulfilling us the way that God can. We need to give Him the chance to do what only He can.

How exactly do we give Him the chance to fill us up in the crazy life? We make time for Him. We carve out time that is just for spending with Him. Whatever time it is that works best for you–He’s waiting patiently for you. He wants to spend time with you. We put our foot down and QUIT making 1,000 excuses as to why we can’t do it and start remembering all the reasons we should be spending time with Jesus. Remember that being in the Presence of God is a privilege that Jesus died to give us.

Let’s start giving God a little bit of our time. The privilege wasn’t something that was easily won; it was a fight to the finish. He wants to hear from us–to share in each and every moment of our lives. Let’s invite Him in.

Until next time,

Bailey Sue