For the next few days, I’m going to quote The Mom directly from last year, and she is quoting someone else! Hope you get as much out of them as we did.
This wisdom is from Selwyn Hughes, who doesn’t want nearness to God to be an “occasional experience”, but a “perpetual experience”; taken from “Every Day With Jesus”. He lists three points:
- Prayer: “prayer is co-operation with God. In prayer you align your desires, your will, your life to God. You and God become agreed on life desires, life purposes, life plans, and you work them out together.
- Bible (“constant study of the Scriptures.”): “God’s Word is alive with meaning, and when you read it something will happen to you, for ‘the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword’ (Heb. 4:12, NKJ).”
- Sharing with others: “nothing is ours if we do not share it. When we share, the things go deeper inside us.”
It is certainly a temptation sometimes, (for some people), to take those first two points and leave off the last one. There is a certain satisfaction in shutting oneself up to prayer and Bible study. But a relationship with God requires a relationship with our fellow man.