Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saturday June 3rd - "The Secret of the Lord"

Saturday June 3rd - "The Secret of the Lord" -

God, You are my God; I eagerly seek You. I thirst for You; my body faints for You in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water.”   Psalm 61:1

Sometime around 1988 I was given my first copy of My Utmost For His Highest and with that tattered book came a challenge - “Read it everyday!” An older man at Grace had given me a lifetime quest – each day to find at least 5 minutes to spend with God. It seemed simple at first but then life's duties came screaming back and the demands for time were relentless. In great wisdom the man who gave me the book also said that he would ask me each week how I was doing in my readings – O the dreaded hounds of accountability! On Sundays I would see him coming – my gripping fear was that he might ask me about a day I had hurried through or even worse, maybe a day I had skipped. In reality his questions were gentle and his intent was for my growth – I thank God for him to this day!
So I say to you – can you find even just 5 minutes to spend with God each day? A quiet moment to read a short thought and verse from Scripture. Surely we have a few minutes for a devoted thought about God's goodness or His mercy and grace or the love of Heaven and kindness of the Lord – this cannot be too much to ask! Please, take one of the methods we are providing – a book, an app, an email or web post – and give back to our Creator and Life-giver at least 5 quality minutes of devoted time in reflection and prayer – I will be asking you!

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