Everything you say and everything you do should be done for Jesus your Lord. And in all you do, give thanks to God the Father, through Jesus. Colossians 3:17 RSV
The Bible teaches us that we should use our words and actions to honor God. Whether at home, at work, or traveling abroad, your behavior should reflect Gods will and character. And the best way to learn Gods nature is to spend time with Him.
Sure, congregating with like-spirited people every Sunday carries tremendous power. However, it’s also meaningful (to your growth) that you spend one-on-one time with God.
We all have ideas of when and how often someone should pray and read the Bible, but the truth is, the when and how you grow with God is your decision.
Some say you should find a quiet area in your home (first thing in the morning), grab a Bible, pray, and let God speak to your heart. Others say you should check in mid-day to seek strength and wisdom in dealing with co-workers, family, and circumstances.
Then there are the folks that believe you should never go to bed without clearing the deck and making amends for the things you’ve done throughout the day.
And, of course, everyone knows we should pray before a meal, before a job interview, before surgery, and for other people. Right?
But the truth is, we’re not limited to when and how often we can speak with God. He’s everywhere and always available to His children.
How about giving Him thanks after your meal? Or even while you’re eating? You might also find confidence by praying during a job interview—not aloud, but in the same way you (probably) think to yourself during a tough Q&A session. But whatever you do, keep it simple. Express your heart with the same ease and comfort you use when speaking with friends.
To serve God, to love God, and to enjoy God, is the sweetest freedom in the world. —Thomas Wilson
I couldn’t agree more.