How to get closer to God every day
Jesus regularly spent time alone with God. Here's why you should too.
Is a daily devotional time important for Christians?
Do you regularly set aside time for prayer and the study of God’s Word?
Does the Bible have anything to say about getting away to spend time alone with God?
Let’s see what Christ modeled in this area during His time on this Earth.
Jesus had quiet times
The Bible says that Jesus often went off by himself to spend time with His Heavenly Father.
Matthew 26:36 (NLT) says: Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray".
He knew the next few days would be the most difficult time of His life, and He chose to prepare for the suffering ahead by spending time alone with His Father.
Mark 1:35 (NLT) reads: "Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray". And Luke 5:16 (NLT) reminds us that Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.
When he went out into the desert, and the devil was tempting Him, he used scripture to resist. Christ’s example of prayer and scriptural knowledge sets the tone for building relational intimacy with God.
Spend time with God each day!
Only time spent pursuing a relationship with God can prepare you for the trials, temptations and even the joys that life brings your way.
Take a minute and think about that – the God who created the universe wants to have a one-on-one relationship with you!
Devotionals are written to help guide you through scripture and provide a deeper understanding of what God is communicating through His Word.
There are many resources available to help as you develop your personal connection with the God who created the universe. Here's a few you might want to check out:
- One Year Devotions with Jesus follows the life of Jesus throughout the Bible – from Genesis to the end of Revelation.
- More For Girls Only! addresses issues that teen girls face every day, including cheating, worrying, humility, and much more.
- One Year Classic Family Devotions blends timeless spiritual truths with weekly family activities designed to bring your family closer to each other and to God.
Make today the beginning of a new and stronger relationship between you and God. The journey starts now!