MEASURE #2 – Intentionally Come…

Posted: August 2, 2013 in MEASURE - measure
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Perhaps we should stop talking about being “faithful” to have a quiet time with God each day, as if we were doing something to earn a reward. It would be better to talk about the privilege of spending time with the God of the universe and the importance for our own sake of being consistent in that practice. – Jerry Bridges

If you are reading the MEASURING series you may want to read the first post in the series for an explanation of what I am doing. Each day is stand alone but knowing the purpose would be of benefit.

MEASURE #2 is also from James 4 verse 8 ed, Come close to God and He will come close to you. [Recognize that you ed are] a sinner. get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been disloyal] a wavering individual with divided interests. ed, purify your heart [of your spiritual adultery].

No doubt that i am a sinner but more importantly that i am saved by Grace. i realize that i have been a wavering individual with divided interests. So what am i to see in this MEASURE? It is obvious looking back to Monday of this week when i was called to a time of silence. Now this weeks MEASURE says, Come closer to God and He will come closer to me and purify my heart of spiritual adultery.

Matthew 11:28 says Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]

This weeks MEASURE goes right along with where i am already and that was not by my plan or purpose but it should make it somewhat eaisier as i am already on my way. MEASURE #2 – Intentionally Come to God, moments of silence, solitude, listening, meditating, taking the time. It’s not quantity but quality.

“Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most:  quiet, reflective time.  Time to dream, time to contemplate what’s working and what’s not, so that we can make changes for the better.  ―  Sarah Breathnach

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  1. Tracy says:

    Maybe someday, you can out all these into a book, it would be a great reflection.

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