Spending Time with God (Through the Gospels)
There are so many distractions all around us. It is getting harder and harder to focus on one thing at a time. We have multiply tabs open on our computer. We have music and live streaming going on at the same time. We have our televisions on while eating dinner with our families. We are constantly on our phones when we are with our friends.
Distractions. Distractions. Distractions.
What makes this even worse, is that we are distracted from spending intimate time with God. Even when it comes to getting into God’s Word and spending time in prayer, we can’t seem to get alone with God. We are on our computers; we are on our phones; we are even taking pictures of ourselves spending time with God and being distracted by trying to tell others something that’s supposed to be between you and God.
To this Jesus says, “Go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret” (Matthew 6:6). This imagery that Jesus gives us is more relevant today than ever before. We must shut the door and pray. What does this mean? It means to get into a room where no one else is invited except you and God. It means to close your computer and get off the internet. It means to shut off your phone and all lines of communication except you and God. It means to get away from all distractions that will stop you from going deep into God’s heart!
Jesus uses the word secret on purpose. A place where no one is invited except you and God. Why? It is only in the secret place that true intimacy is able to be built. Apart from a quiet, secret and secluded area with God, Christians will always remain shallow and superficial.
Today, will you get away from all the noise and spend time with God? If you do this, you will meet with God.