Spending time with God

Posted: December 18, 2012 by thoughtsfrommyshelf in Reading, Thoughts

Here is a convicting quote on making intentional time to pray and be with God. 

 

“If you are not praying, then you are quietly confident that time, money, and talent are all that you need in life. You’ll always be a little too tired, a little too busy. But if, like Jesus, you realize you can’t do life on your own, then no matter how busy, no matter how tired you are, you will find the time to pray. 

 

Time in prayer makes you even more dependent on God because you don’t have as much time to get things done. Every minute spent in prayer is one less minute where you could be doing something ‘productive’. So the act of praying means that you have to rely more on God.

 

…There is no one way to do this. Some people pray on their way to work. My one caution is that it is tough to be intimate when you are multitasking. It would weaken a marriage if talking to your spouse in the car was the only time you communicated. It will do the same to your relationship with God.” – Paul Miller,  A Praying Life pg 49-50

 

Here are some of the thoughts Paul Miller suggest and that I want to set in place

 

1) Get to bed on time so that I am able to spend time with God before my workday starts. 

2) Get a quiet place where no one can interrupt you.

3) Get going. Start small and build up to more time. 

4) Keep going. Some days are going to be busier and more difficult to pray through. Just keep going.

 

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