Many people make big plans and have big dreams but never seem to initiate any type of action.
What would happen if we started small and increased over time? Start small and watch big things happen. That is true, even in our walk with God.
There are three ways to enter into Godâ€™s presence:
1) Prayer 2) The Word of God and 3) Worship.
Prayer is simply talking to God. The Word of God is God talking to you as you read the Bible. Worship is the act of adoring and blessing God. It is not just singing, it does involve music whether you sing a hymn, a chorus, listen to a CD or listen on your phone.
I want to encourage you to choose the one out of these three that gets you the most emotionally involved and excites you. There is not a right or wrong answer to this. Some people enjoy praying; others get lost reading the Bible and others just love to sing or listen to music praising God.
Which one do you enjoy the most?
I always begin by reading the Word of God because I love to read. Then, I move into praying and next, I move into worship.
You just need to choose the one that gets you emotionally involved first, so that your quiet time will be a delight, not drudgery, duty or discipline. We are talking about being intimate with the God of the universe â€“ the one who died for you. You want to be emotionally engaged in this time with Jesus Christ. So begin with the one that you enjoy most, then on to the second and then the third one.
I want to encourage you if you are a seasoned Christian, and you are already enjoying great quality time with Jesus to add a few minutes to your devotional time. Be more intentional throughout your day.
If you are just beginning this journey and launching into spending time with Jesus, I want to help you by telling you to begin by giving Him one minute a day. Yes, you read that correctly – just start with a minute a day and do that for a month.
Then, increase to two minutes and on and oneâ€¦after two years you will be spending 24 minutes a day with Jesus.
What kind of growth and intimacy do you think you will experience spending that amount of time with The Lord?
Start small and watch big things happen!