Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
— Psalm 46:10
In our busy age, despite all the conveniences of modern luxuries, many professing Christians find it difficult to set aside time alone with God. But the Lord commands us to be still and know that He is God.
Peter told Jesus he would never deny Him, but, of course, when the testing came, he failed. Not only was Peter self-confident and proud, he also followed from afar.
We absolutely need our quiet time with God. We need the time of prayer. We need a time every day of reading His Word. At the outset of this new year, what a good thing that you are choosing to have a quiet time. I hope this is part of an on-going habit with you. But if not, please make it such.
Eating God’s Word through spending time with Him is like eating food. What happens if you don’t eat? We become weak physically. What happens to our spirits if we neglect to “eat” God’s Word? We become weak spiritually.
It is absolutely essential for Christian growth in our lives to spend time in God’s Word and in prayer. We are told to have our lives transformed by the renewing of our minds. As we do that, He begins to conform us to the image of Christ. Spending time alone with Him is a major key in the process.
Question to ponder:
When you set aside time to be alone with the Lord, what role does prayer play and how can your quiet time be more effective?