O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.

Psalm 119:97

Devotions

How do you look at “devotions”—that special time that should be set aside each day for you to “come apart” to spend time with God? Is it a duty or a privilege? Do you reserve a time when you are at your best, or do you give God a token few minutes at the end of the day as you try to keep from nodding off? Do you read the Bible and pray with purpose, or do you do it just to say you did it? It’s easy to let habits become hum drum. Recently I was challenged in my spirit about my own attitude toward my devotional life as I read this prayer from a prayer book: “I bless thee, O most holy God, for the unfathomable love whereby Thou hast ordained that spirit with spirit can meet, and that I, a weak and erring mortal, should have this ready access to the heart of Him who moves the stars.” Just think about it! –that we should have this ready access to Him who moves the stars! What a privilege! Sometimes I wonder how much we miss by not “accessing” Him like we should and like He wants us to. Sadly, many Christians are more enthralled with movie stars, than the One who moves the stars. They spend much of their free time watching TV programs, ballgames, and movies and don’t have time for God. In this New Year let’s have a new outlook about spending time with God. Look forward to it with a renewed excitement. Make it a priority. Read the Bible looking for something from God each day. Pray believing, and without ceasing. May we be able to say with David, “O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.” Psalm 119:97

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