“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?'”
How is your prayer life, your religious life? I’m not talking about going to church once a week out of some obligation, donating money or time because that is what’s expected. I’m talking about real one on one face-time with God, quiet time just you and Jesus. How much time do you take from your busy schedule to sit and be with God?
Lent offers you the perfect opportunity to find the time. For me, I read a devotion to my daughter and granddaughter every morning to start the day and then I go read one silently to myself. What a way to start the day, talking with God. There is no way I can walk away without Him in my heart for the rest of the day. I also do Bible reading before I go to bed at night. Then I sleep with Him in my heart and soul. When I am sleeping is when I tend to get anxiety attacks. Since I have God close by, the demons are easier to fight off.
It is easy to carve out a few minutes a day to spend quality time with God. The funny thing is when you start your day with Him, you want to find Him in other parts of the day. It reminds me of when you fall in love, you can’t get enough of the person you’ve fallen for. That’s what spending time with God is like; you just can’t get enough.
Dear most loving and merciful Jesus, thank you for being in my life, for all the gifts you have given me that are too numerous to mention. Lord Jesus, watch over my family, soften their hearts so that they may be receptive to your love and mercy. Forgive the sins I have committed against others, for i know how deeply it saddens you. Help me to resist the temptation to sin, to fall from your grace. Lord let me fall in love with you each and everyday. All this I ask through the power of your most gracious and merciful Son, Jesus. Amen.