Nancy Taylor Tate
A devotional life is something we have to constantly contend for. There will never be enough time in a day. What is not prioritized gets pushed to the bottom and often never happens.
I remember reading about a famous piano player who said that he played the piano every day. He went on to explain that if he did not play one day, he noticed; two days, his teacher noticed; more than that, it began to be evident to everyone!
I often remind myself that, so it is with our devotional life. If one day we don’t spend quality time apart with the Lord, the Lord notices. Two days, we begin to feel the difference as well. Beyond that, it begins to be evident to everyone, that something is not the same with us anymore.
The good news is the Lord is always waiting and watching for us to make Him the priority in our lives.
My prayer is that the article, “Inviting the Lord Within,” by Wade Taylor, will be an encouragement to you, in your times apart with the Lord. You can find here it on our website, under Daily Devotionals.
May these verses which I love and have believed into during my quiet times, be an encouragement to you as well:
“Turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the Lord of hosts” Zechariah 1:3b.
“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me” Proverbs 8:17.
“Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord” Proverbs 8:34-35.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” Matthew 6:33.
“My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise” Psalm 57:7.
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” Philippians 3:14.
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” Hebrews 12:1.
May we apprehend that for which we have been apprehended! (Philippians 3:12). May we enjoy times of refreshing in the manifest presence of the Lord. May the Lord share His heart with us, as we invite Him within our day. May we be part of that which the Lord is doing today. And may the Lord BLESS you, as never before!