The reason for Quiet Time with the Lord is to get help. It is not an end in itself. That is, there is nothing beneficial about a time of devotional focus unless something good comes out of it. Spending time with the Lord is to gain healing, encouragement, assurance, in order that we can more effectively contribute to those around us and our world.
We are partners with God in building a better creation. That is our life agenda. This is what we learn soon after finding our places as Followers of Jesus. We learn that believing in the Lord Jesus assures us of life with Him in this life and the life to come.
But there is a lot more to this new life we have been given. The new life is, in Jesus words “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” That is what life is about. It is making the earth a place of greater goodness, beauty, justice and worthwhileness. Each of us is a partner with Jesus in this wonderful project.
So, set aside some daily Quiet Time, but remember why you are doing it. It's not to get a pat on the back from God; it is not to have him judge you to be a more faithful Follower — it is to foster your relationship with your Father, to share your feelings and your thoughts with your Friend. And in doing so, you will be healed and encouraged for the day that lies before you.
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