Your Most Important Commitment
Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. —Jeremiah 29:13
One Saturday years ago, Dave and I called my aunt and uncle and invited them out for a nice dinner. They couldn’t go, my aunt said, because my uncle had to recharge the battery on the pacemaker unit on his heart. I wondered why he couldn’t wait until later to charge his pacemaker; I didn’t realize that waiting would be the difference between life and death. His pacemaker was a “vital necessity.” It literally kept him alive.
According to today’s scripture, a believer’s “vital necessity” is time with God. I wonder, what is the most serious time commitment on your calendar today? Your most important time commitment is the same as mine and as every other believer’s: spending time seeking God, in His presence.
Perhaps because God is always available, we think we can spend time with Him “later,” so we choose to respond to what seems urgent, instead of giving God a place of priority in our schedules. But if we spent more priority time with God, maybe we wouldn’t have so many emergencies that rob us of valuable hours and minutes in our lives. When you sit in God’s presence, even if you don’t feel you are learning anything new, you are still sowing good seed into your life, seed that will produce a good harvest.
With persistence, you will get to the point where you understand more of the Word, where you are having great intimate fellowship and conversation with God. You will sense His presence and begin to see changes in your life that will amaze you. If we seek God first, he will add everything else we need in life (Matt. 6:33).
Love God Today: At what point in your day today will you take time to focus exclusively on God and be in His presence?
by Joyce Meyer – posted July 09, 2012 – From the book Love Out Loud by Joyce Meyer.Copyright © 2011 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.