If you know you should be spending time with God, reading His Word, and listening for His voice but you’re not quite sure how to start-here’s an “APP” for spending time with God.
Attend to God’s Word. Proverbs 4:20 says, “…attend to My words, incline your ear unto my sayings.” It’s so important to for us to set a time aside every day to read God’s Word. I strongly encourage you to keep a physical copy of the Bible instead of using your phone or tablet. (Reading from a physical copy will help keep you from being distracted by notifications.) As you read, highlight the verses that are meaningful to you so you can find them again. Just as we wouldn’t go a day without food for our physical body, we should never go a day without food for our spirit from God’s Word. Set aside the same time every day to attend to God’s Word. Doing this at the same time each day will help you to be consistent.
Pray. Philippians 4:6 (NLT) says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.” Prayer is simply talking to God. If we were to spend just 5 minutes a day in prayer, that adds up to 2.5 hours in a month and 30 hours in a year! How much do you think your life would change if you were to spend 30 hours with God this year? Being consistent in our daily time with God will be life changing.
Pay attention to His voice. John 10:27 says, “My sheep hear My voice….and they follow Me.” If you knew you were going to receive a text message from God, would you pay attention to your phone? Of course you would! You’d keep your phone with you and you would be completely focused on it. You would let nothing distract you until you received that message. God really does have a message for us each day and it’s found in His Word and in His presence. Pay attention! Be deliberate about listening for His voice as you read your Bible and pray.
Make a heart decision to be consistent in your time with God. Pick a time to do it and stick with it!
Be salt and light,