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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Spending Time With God
Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed. – St Francis de Sales
That Jesus withdrew to lonely places to pray, that his disciples went to the temple at the hour of prayer seems important.
Early morning, late afternoon, 5 minutes, 1 hour or more – these are all variables bantered about when it comes to prayer and meditation with God. The truth of the matter is there is no secret formula or one-size fits all. What is important is that we take time from our busy lives each day to spend with God, talking to and LISTENING to Him. The One who planned the day surely knows how it will pan out and the direction He has purposed for us. It is important to note that the more time we spend with God the more we hear and understand His heart and the less inclined we are to go off on our own path.
“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” – Matthew 6:6