I'd like to spend that time with my LORD, my GOD, JESUS CHRIST. I’d ask HIM questions and learn from HIM in the same way I would do of any other person. I’d would listen as the expert taught. And the best thing about that is that we can all do this at this very moment! We can listen to GOD right now by picking up HIS Word and asking HIM to open our hearts that we may see the riches HE has revealed to, and for, each one of us.
You must set a time to listen to HIM, of course, even as you would have to make an appointment to ask questions and learn from any expert. You must clear your schedule and you must clear your mind. You can't really hear anyone if, while they are speaking, your mind is a thousand miles away occupied with a host of trivial mumbo-jumbo.
My guess is that if you had a half hour with a human expert, you would be likely to take notes on what he or she told you. And in the very same way, you would be wise to journal the things GOD brings to your attention in HIS Infallible Word. I'm sure you would think carefully over the nuggets of truth your expert laid before you. So, too, you need to meditate on the Truth you read in HIS Word and give careful attention to how it can be applied to your life.
I suspect you would leave your human expert with gratitude, felt and expressed, for their help! I hope you will end your time with GOD with similar courtesy and a very gracious attitude of thanks and Praise. HE Who runs the universe has given you HIS undivided attention and laid HIS Infinite Wisdom at your feet. Think of it! Let gratitude fill your soul and spring from your heart and lips in Praise and Glorification of The One, True, Living GOD, JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth, Whom has Blessed you with HIS Word so that you can find, absorb and experience Truth, in Love.
Time thus spent with GOD will transform your life and your soul. It will give you wisdom with which to face life's challenges. It will show you the path to Freedom. Most importantly, it will enable you to have intimate fellowship with your MASTER, your MAKER, your Only True Best FRIEND, your FATHER, COMFORTER, FRIEND and KING! Oh HE is anything and all things that we could ever want or need HIM to be. HE meets real needs. So why not start today?
Dear FATHER, Please forgive me for looking to people when YOU stand before me daily, ready to meet my every need & supply the Wisdom I lack. Give me the good sense to spend time with YOU Oh LORD, every day, to Love YOU, to listen to YOU, to learn from YOU, and to live for YOU always. It is in YOUR Mighty Name, JESUS CHRIST, that I Pray. Amen.
Reading Luke 24:1-53 this morning….