[CF Devotionals] 2004-07-28 - Time with Christ

Encore 2003-03-27

In our daily lives, we should have a burning desire to be with the Lord. We should want to learn as much as we can about the Lord. But sometimes we don't all have that desire. In Mark 1: 35-39, it says that Jesus leaves the group he is in very early in the morning and goes to a solitary place to pray. He knew that not even prayer was more important than sleep.

Often times, we tell ourselves that God is always there, always with us, and He can wait. If we choose to sleep instead of praying, it won't matter, because God isn't going anywhere. That may be true, that God is not going anywhere, He will always be there to listen to what you have to say, and He will always be there to help you. I believe that one of the highest points in our faith walks is the point at which you have to have time with God. Without it, you feel hungry, tired, and weary.

It's almost as though you were addicted to the Lord. It may sound weird to say that you are addicted to the Lord, and you can't make it through the day without Him, but I think that is one of the best points in our walks with Christ that we can be. I pray that you all can one day reach that point. I pray that someday I will reach that point also. When your that close to God, His light shines through you to the world, and there's nothing you can do about it. In my opinion, that's a good place to be, a good thing to have.

The Word of God, For the Children of God, "Thanks be to God".

God Bless Love you all, 2 Timothy 2:22

Derek
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