I had the privilege of seeing the movie War Room this morning. I call it a privilege because I was humbled, I laughed and I cried. I cried a lot. It is a very powerful movie and If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.
We forget sometimes we are at war. We have an enemy who is at our back door every minute and every hour. We need to have a strategy, a battle plan, or the enemy will devour us. Even though we need a plan, we don’t have to fight the battle alone. We just have to ask our God and give it to Him and He will do battle for us.
Perhaps we all need a War Room, a place to strategize, a quiet place to pray, to beg forgiveness or to beg for help. A place to simply give ourselves over to an all powerful, ever loving Father who wants nothing more than to take our yoke upon HIS shoulders. He hears our cry, He feels our pain. He loves us.
In His light,
“You will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” (Psalm 16:11 NLT)
It’s quite a privilege to have a quiet time. We get to have an audience with the king of the universe, the creator of everything.
What makes our quiet times such a privilege that we wouldn’t want to consider missing it? Here are four miraculous things that happen when we spend time with God.
1. You get to give God your devotion. “Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you” (Revelation 3:20, MSG). He’s your creator, redeemer, provider, sustainer, counselor, and comforter. God deserves our worship. We’d have nothing without God. Better yet, God wants your devotion, too! He wants to spend time with you.
2. God gives you direction. “Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long” (Psalm 25:4-5 NIV). You and I need direction on a daily basis. God wants to give that direction to you, but to get the direction you must spend time with him. Your quiet time gives you an opportunity to get a daily mid-course correction in your life.
3. You gain delight in God. “You will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand” (Psalm 16:11 NLT). Spending time with God will actually make you happier. Your quiet time is when you enjoy God. Knowing God is the secret to joy.
4. You grow to be more like God. The more time you spend with God, the godlier you become. Spend time watching television, and your character will be shaped by the people you’re watching. Spend time studying God’s Word and with him in prayer, and your character will be shaped by the character of Christ.
Are you spending time with God every day? Do it, and it will be the best decision you’ve ever made.