"Later, God, Later"

Published: 25 September 2005 | 8 comments

Did you seek God today? Did you spend even a few minutes to thank Him for all he has done or even just to tell Him how much you love him? Or did you say “Later, God, Later”?

Joyce Meyer – Daily calendar – Sept. 25

A friend of mine had a vision once while she was praying. she saw the Father go into the homes of the people of America when they got up in the morning. He went in all ready to fellowship and talk to them. He got a chair at the table and sat down. The people got up, and they came, and they went throughout the day. They kept telling God, “Stay right there for just a little while, God. As soon as I get this done, I’m going to talk to You. I’m going to fellowship with You later, God.”

The end of the day came, and the girl who saw this said it broke her heart because she saw God, with slumped over shoulders, leave the homes. And no body had ever come to talk to Him that day.

If you don’t have time to pray and spend time with God, then you are too busy. Take the time to tell God how much you love Him, and develop a relationship with Him. If you don’t and you are born again (you’ve invited Jesus into your heart), you will still go to heaven, but you will have missed the joy of living a victorious life. (See Psalm 27:4 AMP)

I have been guilty of this. But to be honest I do not (and most certainly should not) have an excuse for not being able to spend even a few minutes just talking to God. We should all be able to find a little time each day to spend with our Lord. Tell him you love him, thank him for what he has done that day or week, ask Him for strength for the next day or help with a situation. Whatever it is just spend some time talking to Him. The more the merrier :) .

God Bless!

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gravatar Claire — 26 September 2005
I’m guilty of not taking the time to read God’s word for the last…oh let me think….6 weeks. have I done anything to try and change that?....guilty of that too! I have asked God for his help to help me refocus my priorites but that also requires action on my behalf too…something else to be guilty of…
gravatar Yannick (Author) — 26 September 2005
Claire: God will help you to refocus and get things back on track. Just keep trying to spend even a few minutes in prayer each day. It doesn’t have to be long but the point is you will be spending time communicating with God. It could be before you go to work or even during a break in the day.

1 John 5:14-15 And we can be confident that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will.

Exodus 14:15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving!”

Though we pray, we must be willing to obey with our actions. And we can most certainly be confident that God will answer us when we submit to His will.

As for reading the Bible, perhaps read a chapter or two before you go to work and/or before you go to bed. Some people might even carry their Bible with them so that if they get a little chance during the day they can read a little.

I know it can be tough sometimes with all the things we have to get done throughout the day, whether it be things for work, school or even family. As I said I have been guilty of saying “Later, God, Later” but lets not try and make a habit of it ;-) .I will be praying that you are able to find the time to spend with God.

1 Peter 3:12 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers.

I hope this helps. Blessings on you Claire.
gravatar Trusting Him — 26 September 2005
But when you find a way to make and commit that time to Him you can be assured that you be Blessed from it.

I’ve finally managed to develope a habit of reading several Psalms and the chapter of Proverbs that matches that days date. Since there is 31 Chapters there are some months that the last two or three get missed but they always come back the next month.

If you take about 4 Psalms a day and one Chapter of Proverbs each day it takes about 30 minutes and you complete ALL the Psalms and almost the entire book of Proverbs each month.

I think it’s best explained here:

But his delight is only in the Law of Jehovah; and in His Law he meditates day and night.
(Psa 1:2 MKJV)
gravatar Yannick (Author) — 26 September 2005
Nice of you to mention that Psalm. It was one of the first verses I tried to memorize. Also that was pretty interesting what you mentioned about the Psalms and Proverbs. Thanks for sharing.
gravatar Mark Priestap — 3 October 2005
Yannick, thanks for the reminder. God is so gracious and loving toward us.
gravatar Yannick (Author) — 3 October 2005
No problem Mark. He truly is a gracious, loving and wonderful God.
gravatar Brian — 7 October 2005
Something that’s helped me with my devotional time is being in a Life Transformation Group (LTG). LTG’s are groups of 2 or 3, same sex, who meet once a week to:
1. Hold one another accountable for Scripture reading.
2. Confess sin to one another.
3. Pray for unbelievers to be saved.

An explanation of the LTG system, as well as resources, can be found at Church Multiplication Associates. I’ve been in a LTG for about 4 years (with different guys). It’s been a huge blessing. Kinda like having a spiritual workout partner.
gravatar Yannick (Author) — 8 October 2005
Brian I thank you for sharing that. I currently attend a prayer meeting and that same group is an accountability group also. I have found this to be very helpful and truly a blessing in my life. I encourage others reading this to try what Brian has said. It could be just what you need.

Thanks again and God Bless you Brian. Keep up the good work.

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