The One Thing We Must Do Every DaySpiritual
The tragic events that have taken place over the last few weeks have shaken me personally as it has our entire nation. As I'm sure it has for others, it has driven me to pray more and more not just for me and my family but also for the concerns of our nation. Spending time with God in prayer is the one thing we must do every day. Especially now.
Time with God doesn't have to be a long boring period of time we just endure. My objective in writing this post is to encourage you to have a more effective, efficient, and enjoyable daily prayer time with God.
My daily time with God is my time to journal my thoughts from the previous day, read my Bible and journal notes, pray for things which concern me, and pray for those around me.
I love this time with God. It gives me energy, hope, encouragement, and direction. It prepares me to take on my day with confidence.
Jesus did the same thing. Jesus would often take time away from everyone to spend it with God. “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed” (Mark 1:35).
Jesus needed this time and so do we.
I heard someone say, “The way we spell love is T-I-M-E.” We love our spouse when we spend time with them. It is the same with our kids and our friends. Loving God is no different. God wants to spend time with us in relationship. When we spend time with God in relationship, it lets Him know that we love Him.
I encourage every person I coach to have daily alone time with God. I encourage them all to give God the best time of their day. Whenever you are the freshest is when you should spend time with God. For me, this is the morning time. At the end of the day, I can barely think. I don’t want to give God that time when I’m at my worst.
Scripture tells us that this daily time with God is a key to having success in life. "Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8).
Spend time each day reading God’s Word, for it is the pathway to God’s will and direction, taking us from a place of uncertainty to a place of peace.
As we pray to move forward from these recent tragic events, I ask you to join with me to pray daily:
- For Unity.
- For Justice.
- For Peace.
- For the Church to show love in the way Christ loves.
- For God-fearing leaders in our government.
- For protection of our civil-servants and leaders.
I don't have all the answers but I'm so thankful that we know the One who does.