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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ALONE WITH GOD

 
Do you often rush through your day with hardly anytime left just to sit and rest? If you work your mornings are probably crazy just trying to get out the door. Even if you do not  have a paid job you may be a homemaker with many responsibilities and just have to hurry and get out and get going. In this hustle and bustle of activity when is there time to sit alone with God and just meditate on his word? It can be a challenge.
 
In the prayer ministry I am a part of, Moms in Touch International, one of the leaders at the National level came up with the idea of a DAWG day. DAWG stands for 'Day Alone With God'. Pretty nifty concept. I have done it a few times. Sure you may not have an entire day but if you can, and you do not have small children underfoot you are caring for, then perhaps you can schedule this on your calendar every now and then. I find it nice to get away from the distractions of the home or even a coffee shop. Go somewhere without crowds around. Pick somewhere safe but just find a quiet spot where you and God can be alone. If the weather is nice then perhaps a park at a picnic table or on a bench. A few times I have gone up to an overlook at a nearby state park and have even just sat in my car with Christian music playing and have my Bible handy and a notebook to write my thoughts and maybe even a Christian book to read. You can be creative but just make it a time alone with you and God. Unless you have an emergency even turn off your cell phone. Your family and friends can wait for a couple hours and the world is not going to fall apart.
 
So take the time to do this. For those of you who have children either grown or at home you can remember the times you had special times with them in the park? Well this will be your special time with God in the park. Have fun and enjoy your day.
 
Luke 5:16 says "But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed."
 
PRAYER: Dear Lord today I pray you will help us take the time and energy to focus on you. Our world is filled with many things to distract us and keep us away from you. Help us be deliberate in putting you first. Help us Lord too to set aside a day to just get away with you. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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