“Couldn’t you stay awake and watch with Me even one hour?’ Matthew 26:40
Every minute spent in prayer is valuable. If ten minutes is all the time you can give, see what you can do in that time. Most people can spare more time. If you will only persevere from day to day, time will come of its own accord.
Is it possible that Christians can say that they cannot afford to spend a quarter or half an hour alone with God and His Word? When a friend comes to see us or we have to attend an important meeting or there is anything to our advantage or pleasure, we find time easily enough.
But God has a right to us and longs for us to spend time with Him, and we find no time for fellowship with Him. Even God’s own servants are so occupied with their own work that they find little time for that which is all-important – waiting on God to receive power from on high.
Dear child of God, let us never say, “I have no time for God.”
Let the Holy Spirit teach us that the most important and profitable time of the whole day is the time we spend alone with God. Communion with God through His Word and prayer is as indispensable to us as the food we eat and the air we breathe.
Whatever else is left undone, God has the first and foremost right to our time.
By Andrew Murray
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