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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Time Alone With God

By Tina Marino

Is it possible to get to know God? Does He really want you to have a relationship with Him? Just as you know your spouse, the sound of his or her voice, the beat of their heart, you can know God; just as you are able to differentiate the many cries of your child, you can know God. To know Him you must spend time with Him; time alone with God.

I am not speaking of a legalistic routine that must be gotten out of the way like brushing your teeth or taking out the trash. But, there is a joyous place where you can meet with God, where He can talk to you and you can really talk to Him. It is a place of quiet, where the noise and cares of the world are turned off. It is a place of rest, where the taskmaster of your time is silenced for a spell. It is a place of instruction, where the confusion and fog of indecision are lifted. It is a place of healing, where all the hurts and damage the world inflicts upon you are repaired. Ahhh, it is a comforting place.

When God first drew me aside daily to get to know Him better, He asked me to spend time with Him early in the morning. There is something to be said for meeting with Him early, before the noise and schedule of awakened life starts to take over. Here are just two of many scriptures that speak of communion with God early in the day:

God you are my God. Early I will seek you. Psalm 63:1

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place and He prayed. Mark 1:35

For many, perhaps even most, people, early morning is the best time to meet with Him. But you should do what works best with your body, your energy levels, your schedule, as long as you don't put it off until there is no time left in your day!

So grab your bible, find a quiet place and get to know your good God!

I invite you to hear more about spending time with God. Please visit: http://www.FaithMama.com .

Tina Marino

Minister, Author, Speaker, Business Broker


1 comment:

Tina Marino said...

Thanks for the post!

Tina Marino