That One Needful Thing

“The… believer must understand that he has no power of his own to maintain his spiritual life. No, he needs each day to receive new grace from heaven through fellowship with the Lord Jesus. This cannot be obtained by a hasty prayer, or a superficial reading of a few verses from God’s Word. He must take time quietly and deliberately to come into God’s presence, to feel his weakness and his need, and to wait upon God through His Holy Spirit to renew the heavenly light and life in his heart. Then he may rightly expect to be kept by the power of Christ throughout all the day and all its temptations” (Andrew Murray, emphasis mine).

How can we hope to know God, rather than just know about God, unless we make a habit of consistently spending time devoted to communing with Him? One thing is necessary: to sit at the feet of Jesus (Luke 10:41-42). One thing should be desired: to dwell continually in His presence (Psalm 27:4). Time with our Savior ought to be the highest priority in our lives; everything we do in life ought to further our relationship with Him.

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