June 27, 2017

Taking the Time

Ephesians 6:18 tells us to pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.

Of course, it’s silly to think we’re supposed to be on our knees 24/7. It’s silly to think we’re supposed to walk around spouting off prayers every single second.

But we should have a spirit of prayer at all times. Praying should come as naturally as breathing! We should live so continually dependent upon God that our first thought is always of Him, that our first cry for help goes immediately upward, that our first exclamation of joy is spoken for His ears alone.

That continual dependence on God is made possible by His Spirit dwelling in us.

And we are instructed to pray in that same Holy Spirit. As in, according to His desires and instruction. Our requests and praises and confessions are to be offered according to the Spirit’s nudging and pricking within our hearts.

But we can only pray in the Spirit, if we are filled with His presence. If our spirits are controlled by His Spirit. Like Ephesians 5:18 says, to be controlled by Him the way a drunkard is controlled by alcohol — utterly and uninhibitedly.

And we can only be filled with the Spirit, if we spend time with Him. 

So spend time with Him today. Get away from the busyness and noise of the world around you — even if you have to hide in your car for five minutes. Get alone with God.

Get quiet with Him. Get intimate with Him.

Your world may be rushing on… but you can still make time to be with God. {<– tweet that!}

 

 

Take time to be holy;
the world rushes on!

Spend much time in secret with Jesus alone.

Take time to be holy,
Let Him be your Guide.

By looking to Jesus, like Him you shall be.

Abide with Him always,
and feed on His Word.

In joy or in sorrow, still follow the Lord.

And run not before Him,
whatever betide.

Take time to be holy, be calm in your soul.

Each thought and each motive
beneath His control.

And looking to Jesus, still trust in His Word.

Take time to be holy,
Speak oft with your Lord.

 

 

Excerpts from Take Time to Be Holy
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