Show me the path where I should go, O Lord; point out the right road for me to walk” (Psalm 25:4 LB).
Spending time with God each day is one of the spiritual habits of effective people. We develop spiritual fitness by having a quiet time each day for Bible reading and prayer.
What’s the reason for that? To get direction from God: “Show me the path where I should go, O Lord; point out the right road for me to walk” (Psalm 25:4 LB).
Sometimes we can get so busy in life that we can forget the direction we’re going. Like the pilot in World War II flying over the Pacific, he radioed back, “I have absolutely no idea where I’m going. I’m lost. But I’m making record time.” I believe that all too often we rush through our prayer time and don’t give God a chance to really speak to us.
Many times we get very busy. We need to slow down and get direction from God. This means we spend time with God on a daily basis; we talk to God in prayer; we let him talk to us from his Word; and we listen for his direction through the Holy Spirit.
I can honestly say that every major decision in my life has been made in a quiet time. I don’t just rush into a decision…I say God reveal yourself to me in this moment…Give me a receptive heart and ear. Help to listen! Jesus said, “IF you have ears that hear let them hear.
Jesus is our model; He “often withdrew to lonely places and prayed” (Luke 5:16 NIV). You can’t get to know God if you’re always in a crowd. You get to know God in a one-on-one encounter. The divine moments come when we slow down and talk to God face to face through His Word.
Notice the Bible says Jesus withdrew often; his quiet time was his source of strength.
And Jesus teaches that we are strengthened as we develop a deep and intimate relationship with him: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you” (John 15:7 NIV).
Father it thrills my soul to know that you are always near and NOW! There is never a moment when you are not present. You are my strength and shield, an ever great reward. May you speak to me about today, giving numerous opportunities to witness and speak on your behalf? I pray that we, as your people, will be united and in one accord as we serve others for your Glory. May everyone be an example and model of Christ-like Love and may we each contribute to the kingdom work for which you created us. I pray daily for you to rule our hearts and may “the joy of the Lord be our strength.” In the Name Jesus’ we pray. Amen!