Wednesday, January 28, 2009

NO SHORTCUTS

"Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed."  Here's an acronym for you...kind of;
          T
       T I M E
    T I M E
T I M E
      E

What is the point?  There is NO SUBSTITUTE for Time.  Time is the thing we never have enough of...however, it is the one most essential ingredient to making any relationship work.  Not just time, but quality time.  Try making your marriage work without quality time; try keeping a friendship close without spending time together.  Doesn't work.

So...you probably know where I'm going...but let me ask this question; do you expect more from your relationship with God than the amount of time you're investing in that relationship?  In other words, do you expect Him to hear you, speak with you, be there when you need Him, answer your prayers, help you through tough times, keep you from sin and temptation, bless you with your needs, all without spending much time with Him?  Sounds like a one-sided relationship to me...

So where are you at?  I'm with you on the "doesn't seem to be enough time for everything" but...God has so much more for us.  He has plans for you, deeds for you to do that He prepared long ago, things He wants you to see and experience - He has an abundant life for you...but He needs some time with you.

Jesus; "I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of."

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