Having a daily time with God changed my life, but it didn’t start that way. You can sometimes drag wrong mindsets into your meetings with God, even if you grew up with a church as your home away from home.
My parents became pastors when I was eleven and family devotions were a regular part of life. I would drag my petite-sized feet to those family devotions, dripping with dread every single time.
My view of God was backward. I didn’t understand that God loved me no matter what. Firmly convinced in my mind was good behavior—or else. So when I grew up, I brought that same mindset into my daily time with God—or lack thereof.
My life reflected the saying, “Rules without relationship breeds rebellion.” That rebellion brought me to a rejection of God as a young adult; I told God I wasn’t a Christian anymore.
Thankfully, it was a short-lived backsliding. There isn’t time to go into the details today, but God delights in delivering prodigals.
He removed the rebellion blocking the view of His goodness by giving me a fresh revelation: He still loved me if I rejected Him. I understood selfless love for the first time.
That day I experienced the most gentle healing of my entire life. There was a sweetness in God’s presence. Accustomed to only feeling conviction instead, I marveled that this presence could be God.
Since then I have desired to know this God of selfless love. My pursuit of Him thrives on having a Daily Time with Him. What is “Daily Time”? That’s when I’m fulfilling my mantra: Determining Again I Live Yielded. Today I’m Maintaining Evidence.
Keeping this Daily Time with God has changed my life! I’m sharing five ways over at Counting My Blessings.
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Does building the habit of spending time with God each day seem unmanageable? If so, there’s help! I created the Daily Time Challenge just for you. Click the image for details.
Update: Giveaway ended.
Let’s not allow the busy holiday season to negatively affect our Daily Time with God. Since I’m one of the authors, I’m authorized to GIVE AWAY a few copies of the latest HelloMornings Bible study, geared for the holiday season. Entering is easy. Check out this post for details and learn how you can be intentional over the next several weeks! I’ll be leading a group through the study beginning November 13th via my Facebook page. Greatly to Be Praised is a six-week study that uses various Psalms to walk you through the seasons of Thanksgiving and Advent. Check out this link for details.
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