Bible, ministry, morning prayer, quiet time

Daily Time with the Living God

It’s 5:54 am. on Saturday morning. My cat woke me up. My God alarm. Though it’s Saturday, and she usually lets me sleep in, I was not surprised (too much) when she jumped over my head from the top of our headboard onto the mattress this morning. I thought, “Okay God, you told me to blog every day. I guess you were serious.”

So here I am. Sitting in a quiet house with my Bible, His Presence, my lap-top, and you (my friends). It’s a good place to be.
I have no great words of advice, but I found treasure in an old devotional God told me to take off a dusty bookshelf. The book mark was on May 27, but I began reading there anyway. George Muller was telling one of his most precious secrets. He was telling us his key to happiness.
….Now I saw that the most important thing I had to do was to give myself to the reading of the Word of God, and to meditate on it, that thus my heart might be comforted, encouraged, warmed, reproved, instructed; and that thus, by means of the Word of God, while meditating on it, my heart might be brought into experimental communion with the Lord….
Formerly I often spent a quarter of an hour, or half an hour, or even an hour on my knees, before being conscious of having derived comfort, encouragement, humbling of soul, etcetera and often, after having suffered much from wandering of mind for the first ten minutes, or a quarter of an hour, or even half an hour, I only then began to really pray. I scarcely ever suffer now in this way; for my heart being nourished by the Truth, being brought into experimental fellowship with God, I speak to my Father and to my Friend (vile though I am and unworthy) about the things that He has brought before me in His precious Word. It often now astonishes me that I did not sooner see this point.   (Springs in the Valley)
Good stuff.
In case you need some direction as to what to read each day, I’m going to give us a Scripture to look up. Copy it down on paper. Write down your thoughts. And listen. I would love to hear what God is saying, how sweet the communion is, and how your prayer life changes.
Much love,
Scripture for today: Psalm 145:8

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