Fresh Hope – 17th February 2018

“Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back” (Rick Warren).

With that in mind, how much time do we give God; the one who created us; each day? In order to have a relationship with Him, just as we do with our loved ones, we need to spend time with Him.

We all live such busy lives with our work, children, families, hobbies etc. but we should also make time in our busy lives for God who created us. How about aiming to spend not less than 15 minutes a day with God, in quiet time and daily devotions? Out of the 168 hours we all have in a week that will only add up to one hour and forty-five minutes. That seems very little when you consider that we were created to have meaningful fellowship with God.

We have nothing to lose but a lot to gain by spending time with God. Matthew 6:33 says “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”. When we spend time with Him, He takes care of our daily needs and wants.

The good thing about God is that he is omnipresent so we can spend time with Him anywhere and everywhere. It doesn’t matter what activity you’re doing, you can always pray. If there’re people around you, you can pray silently inside your head; remember, God can read your mind. Thank God for every good thing that you receive. Praise Him for all the wonderful things He is and does. Ask Him for all the things you want, including all the changes you would like to make in yourself and your relationships. And pray for everyone you know, for all the things they need or want. Listen to worship music, listen to messages from your favourite bible teachers, make a conscious effort to dedicate a proportion of your day to Him.

Even Jesus often retreated from the crowds to spend time with God. Matthew 14:23 “After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone.”

Time with God is like that: the more time you spend with Him, the more you’ll want to spend time with Him.

Christine Mudenha

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