32 Spending Time with God

The welcome page has a list of all the e-letters.  At the bottom of this list, we list other blogs and websites of interest.  Also included is a link to another blog of ours that has our play “Crying Out.”  You can link directly to that at:  Godsperfectlove.wordpress.com

How do we learn to trust God?  Spend time with Him.

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  Matthew 6:33 (first in the Greek indicates above all else or only)

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”  Matthew 4:4

How much time do we need to spend with God?  How about as much as possible?  Spending lengthy amounts of time with Him may not seem convenient or possible.  How about spending time with Him while we go about our daily lives?  Treat spending time with God like eating and drinking.  We need to eat to live.  We need time with God to find real life.  As Phil was entering this e-letter Marguex was talking with a friend who found it hard to find time to spend with God.  This friend was going through a particularly stressful life event and they were discussing the Brother Lawrence idea of practicing God’s presence in the midst of life.  Later, while editing, Marguex saw that Phil had written the following quote:

We need to “establish ourselves in a sense of God’s presence, by continually conversing with Him.  That we should feed and nourish our souls with high notions of God; which would yield us great joy in being devoted to Him.” *

We become like the people with whom we spend time.  Let’s spend time with Jesus and so become like Him.  We find out more and more about Him as we spend time with Him.

Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, He said to them, Come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”  Mark 6:31

Perhaps you hear nothing from Him.  Our world resounds with many voices all striving to capture out attention.  We need to spend time ignoring all these other voices at times and focus on the voice of our MAKER.

Seeking a quiet place to rest with Jesus,

Noah Woodrich (and Marguex)

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     Bringing grace and truth to the downcast; reflecting the light we have received                                    so that others can better see.  Prayers needed.

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