Today I want to get serious about our walk with God.
Over at my blog we’ve been talking for the past two week’s about our daily quiet times, how the voice of social media gets in the way of listening to God’s voice, and how important it is to have community and accountability in our walk with God – but here – I want to go just one step deeper.
What is it that we are focusing on? What is our driving force?
“It is in the secret discipline of private prayer and meditation on God’s word that our roots grow deep into the rich soil of holiness.
But the reality is…holiness has never been the driving force of the majority.
We live in a culture where prayerless tweets and status updates fly through our fingers without a thought toward holiness. The lines between principle and impulse have been blurred as information rapidly swirls like wind about us, moving us one direction and then the next.
All the information of every library in the world, we carry in our purses in the form of iPhones. But most of the food for our minds found there is emptiness; emptiness served on a platter for our starved souls to feed on…If our roots are not deep into the rich soil of God’s Word, we will be swayed by the empty soul food we feed on. If holiness is not our driving force, we will be blown to and fro by the ways of the world and the emotions of our hearts. Remember, holiness has never been the driving force of the majority.”
~excerpt from the book, Women Living Well
I’ve been told by many women over the years, the reason they miss their quiet times is because they are simply “too busy”...
I believe it goes a bit deeper than that. Watch my video below to see what I think is the real problem.
(if you can’t see this video – click here to play it)
Week 2 Challenge:
Open to Revelation Chapter 1 and read what John saw when he saw Jesus in all his glory. When you close your eyes to pray – pause and imagine what John saw. Then begin praying. I believe it will change the power of your quiet times this week.
Week 2: Reading Plan
Week 2: Memory Verse
Let’s Talk: What is it that draws you to God? How have you made Him a priority in your life?
Walk with the King,