By: James     

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 1:1-3

It seems today that people are spending too little time with God. They think nothing of relaxing in front of the TV or fellowshipping with friends for hours and hours while having spent a few minutes alone with God.

You might ask yourself why is it important to spend time with God? There are many answers for this, but one is, the more time we spend with someone, the stronger the relationship becomes and this is the same in God's case. When this relationship is strong, and adversity strikes in our lives, we will rely on God and not wither. Too many times I have seen people with troubles in their lives being blown around by the winds of strife. If we are not planted firmly and drawing from the Living Waters, we will be overcome by the adversities and dramas of life.

When things build up, God has promised that He will be with us. With a strong relationship, we will grab hold of the assurances we have experienced through daily fellowship with Him and stand strong.

There are troubled times ahead, that is why it is important to spend time with Him. So how do we do that? We do what Jesus did. In the morning He went into a quiet place and prayed and meditated on what God had said and done. In our case, we can do the same thing. We can pray to our Heavenly Father, read His Word and meditate on Jesus' life. We can do the same thing in the evening. Strong relationships help us get through our times of need. Praise God that He is there for us.

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