If we were to have a lot of money in the bank, have a beautiful home and a couple of pricy vehicles in our driveway; we still might be suffering inside.
Investing in an intimate ongoing relationship with God helps balance us. I find it very important and necessary in my life. I can’t function without my relationship with my God. Its mine, not the churches, not my brothers, not my friends’…It’s all mine.
And may your hearts be fully committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.” 1Kings 8:61
Here are just a few of the people from the Bible that had to have spent much time with their God, in order to function in His will
Nehemiah was a man who silenced the Nay Sayers and did what they said he couldn’t do.
Then I replied to them, The God of heaven will make us prosper, and we his servants will arise and build, but you have no portion or right or claim in Jerusalem. Nehemiah 2:20
Job was a man whose life and resolve was tested beyond imagination, yet did not curse God.
In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong. Job 1:22
Joseph was a man who was completely devoted to the Lord even in times of injustice, betrayal, and temptation.
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. Genesis 50:20
There is a refreshing, healing element of a Godly relationship. He guides us and loves us unconditionally. We need the support and love of God in order to love and support others the way He asks us.
With the recent changes in the dynamics of my own life, I have found it to be more necessary to take time out of my day to be still before Him. I need that time to nurture my sloppy soul.
Invest in order to be transformed. Surrender in order to be transformed. Listen in order to be transformed and pray to be transformed.