Why is it important to spend time in quiet prayer with God? Does it effect our day? Does it really make a difference?
I believe it does! I always say that I need to get in front of Jesus before I get in front of people. Another of my favorite Bible teachers likes to say: Exchange whispers with God before exchanging shouts with the world. I feel ya sister.
The truth is, I can choose to go about my day ignoring God and ignoring the things of God. Or I can begin my day with Him and allow His presence to permeate everything I do. I can ask Him to be my unseen companion for the day. I like to do that!
This way, when life slaps me in the face (and it sometimes does)…yes, it still hurts, it’s still frustrating, I’m still irritated- BUT, I know He is with me. I know that because I have spent time at His feet, I am better prepared to face the world.
Jesus often got alone, early in the morning to spend time in prayer with His Father. I believe that He was setting an amazing example for us. To accomplish all He did, required meeting with the Father. How can we expect any less from ourselves?
Are you ready to give it a try? Do you need to rekindle your quiet time? Check out this great FREE Prayer Calendar. You’ll find a few thoughts on the Jesus Calling devotion for that day followed by space to track your prayer requests. It’s a great way to jumpstart your own quiet time with the Lord.
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