Devotion

Don’t lose the value of “Quiet Time”

We’re living in a fast-paced world where everything happens in a blink of an eye. Our society has developed itself into this machine where everybody needs to keep moving, and we as human beings are drawn to that. We do a lot of things for ourselves and for other people. Things that would benefit us and help us for our future. We’ve become drawn to that to the point we basically have no time left for ourselves and that we forget to do the little things. We shouldn’t just be excellent in the big things but also in the little things. It is written in Luke 16:10.

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.

I’m bringing up this verse as a heart check. I read this verse a while back and I myself got hit by it. because here Jesus was telling his disciples that how you treat little things, also co-relates to how you’re going to handle the big things. If you are dishonest in the little things then how can you even be trusted with big things. As a Christian this says a lot about what type of person you are. Because we can be so deep in evangelizing God’s word and advancing his kingdom that we forget to spend time the king. We might try telling ourselves that we don’t have time, I could do this later and all these excuses, to the point where we totally forget to have our alone time with God. Some people just don’t see the value of it thinking that they can be spending their time doing other things. We have to remember though everything in this world is temporary and we should center God first foremost. It’s written in Matthew 16:33.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

There are also some people whose passion blazes out for God and they feel like they’re in this deep connection with God. Although when the time comes and this hype of feelings fade they find themselves drawn further away from God. They start to make excuses along the line “I don’t ‘feel’ it” What we have to remember here is that our relationship with God is in no way based on any feelings! It’s based on the Grace and Love of God that even when we we’re enemies of God “…While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (-Romans 5:8) and that is enough. We no to longer need to feel something before we do something instead it’s all about the works of the Holy Spirit, constantly pruning us to guard our hearts because our hearts our deceitful (Read Jeremiah 17:9) and it can cause great troubles, it can us to stumble. So let’s guard our hearts above all else (Read Proverbs 4:23) Because our relationship with God is based on what Jesus Christ did on the cross that we can call God “Abba Father.” 

Have you ever had that quiet time with your own dad? Or if you’re a Dad right now have you ever had that quiet time with your son? In the same sense we gain wisdom and a deeper connection with our God during quiet time. There is great value in what you can experience alone with him. This will bring you closer to him and rely on his greatness even more. We will realize how much we need him even more. Yes God is around us, but in 1 Kings 19 God has proven that yes he’s around us, but his voice isn’t in the troubles around us but in the midst of it.

The LORD passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was a sound of a gentle whisper -1 Kings 19:11-12

God is in the sound of a gentle whisper, he wasn’t in the wind, not in the earthquake not in the fire, but in the sound of a gentle whisper. God doesn’t shouts at us, which is why I guess some people couldn’t hear the call of God, but he is there and that’s why Quiet times are very important as a Christian. It’s the time we can communicate with God without disturbance. A time where we can hear God’s call, his gentle whisper. A time where we can ask God and hear with our hearts, our mind and our soul. So give some time to our Lord, talk with him. Embrace the love he’s given, embrace the grace. Because in everything we face, everything we do we need to constantly ask God for advice. We just have to have the ear to hear his call. So what’s God telling you to do?

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