THE REMEDY: Take Time to be Holy…1 John 4:13

“By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.” 1 John 4:13

God created you. He loves you and wants to spend time with you. Each day should include time to pull away and be with Him.

One of my favorite hymns says, “Take time to be holy, speak oft with thy Lord; Abide in Him always, and feed on His Word.” William Longstaff, the writer of this hymn was neither a pastor nor a songwriter. He was an English businessman who took his faith seriously.

As the world rushes on around us, we need to pull apart and take time with the Lord, not just on Sunday, but every day of the week. We need to spend time in secret with Jesus alone.

Then He directs our paths and makes the crooked road straight. We should not run before Him, but rather let Him be our guide and let Him calm our soul. As we abide in Him, the Lord surprises us by making our work more fruitful than we expect.

Will you abide in Jesus today?

Lord, lead me deeper with You. Help me to grow as I pull apart for quiet time with You. Lord, I want You to be a part of all I do. I want to live for You.

Thought:
Think through the significant decisions you are facing. Are you including God in the decision process, intentionally seeking His wisdom. Bring these decisions before Him today. Renew your commitment to take time for prayer and to meet Him through His word.

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