I didn’t have to work today, so Sally and I went to Chicago, met a good friend and spent the day meandering down the lake front, taking pictures in Millennium Park and strolling in and out of designer stores on Michigan Avenue. We talked, we walked, we shopped, we ate and we enjoyed being together. Spending time together deepened our relationships with one an- other.
God calls us to spend time with Him. Unfortunately, we rarely give God a thought before quickly scarfing down a Pop- Tart and rushing out the door to begin our day.
Even if we do get some quiet time with God, it is rarely without interruption; we often spend the minutes making men- tal lists and thinking about all we have to do. Basically God is absent from our noisy days and quiet moments.
We need to find ways in our day to meander through the Gospels with our Lord and listen to Him teach us through the Spirit. We need to stroll through the Psalms with Christ, so He can teach us to pray. We need to read with Christ God’s promises in the Old Testament, so the Spirit can show us how Jesus has fulfilled them through His work on the cross. We need time free of interruptions to strengthen our faith and deepen our relationship with God in Christ.
“Yet the news about Him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear Him” (Luke 5:15).
Be among those who hear Him.
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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