Spending Time with God
O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You.
Psalm 63:1, nkjv
God seemed to come to my door one day and ask if I would start walking with Him by getting up early in the morning for prayer and Bible reading. At first I thought it was something I had to do. I dragged my feet because I found I didn’t want to sacrifice the extra few minutes of sleep! He was so patient as He waited for me to understand that it wasn’t something I had to do; instead it was a personal time of fellowship where I could just grow in my love relationship with Him.
One reason I have maintained my walk with God is that no one else, not my beloved husband and children or my precious mother and father or my close and loyal friends, really understands me. No one else truly knows my fears and longings and hurts and dreams and failures. But He shares my feelings, my loneliness. Spending time with God as I “walk” with Him meets needs that are in the deepest part of me. He Himself is the solution to the loneliness of the human spirit.
God’s Story, (Nashville: W Publishing, 1997).
©2012 Anne Graham Lotz. All rights reserved.
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