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Four Helps for Your Time With God

January 16, 2021 Tyler A. Robertson Season 1 Episode 2
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Four Helps for Your Time With God
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The Navigator’s Podcast
Four Helps for Your Time With God
Jan 16, 2021 Season 1 Episode 2
Tyler A. Robertson

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4 Helps for your Time with God

If you truly wish to influence the culture for Jesus, you must dive deeply into His heart and “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15.

But the questions comes, 

How to I dive into the Word? Where do I start in my devotions? Am I making the best of my time alone with God?

Here are four helps for your time alone with God:

1. Find A Place

Often times in scripture you find Jesus taking leave to a “mountain apart” or in a solitary place to spend time alone with His Father (Mark 1:35). It was a special time, away from the “hustle and bustle’ of life to consecrate Himself in prayer. 

Psalm 91 says, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”

The secret place is not secret because God wishes to keep it from you, its secret because very few men find it. Do you have a place; place away from your phone, TV, and other distractions?

If you don’t have one, find one. Ask God to help it become a place of Sabbath and rest away from the busyness of everyday life, and consecrate it to God. 

 

2. Have A Plan. 

Isn’t it amazing how much of our lives that we plan, especially this time of year, and never seem to find time for Him? Or if we do have time for Him, we don’t deem it necessary to “put Him on the calendar.” It’s just one of those things that we check off a list, but we never give it priority. 

Can I encourage you to have a plan. Ask the Lord what direction he wants you to go in your devotional time. This year I’m reading thought the Bible in chronological order, trying to finish in 12 months. I normally am not a fan of Bible reading lists, but I believe this year God is directing me to do so for a purpose I am excited to find out. Whatever it is, have plan and make it a priority as if it was a special event (because it is). 

 

3. Make It Profitable

The Word of God is the ultimate transformer in a believers life. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12. 

Talking to God, and letting him talk to you is the most profitable thing you can do today. It’s not adjust your 401k, it’s not demanding a raise, it is getting into the Living Word, that will in turn live in and through you. So, you must not waste time when you are alone with God. Put your phone away, turn the TV off and be still and know that He is God. (Psalm 46:10). 

 

4. Be Persistent

If you are going to do anything in life well, you must do it often. The same applies to our time with God. But to be honest, this is probably the thing most people struggle with when it comes to their devotions. They may know where to go in the Bible, but they get so frustrated because they cant do it everyday. Listen, we live in an imperfect world with changes happening every day. No two days are the same. So, don’t let the devil beat you up for not being perfect in you time with God. 

No, everything will not go according to plan. Life will happen. The question is will you take Jesus with you when it does. See, the objective is not to have alaborate devotions everyday, but to develop a devotional life to Jesus!

I hope these things will encourage in our time with God and I look forward to continuing our study on Back to the Basics in our Reader’s Group and The Navigator P

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4 Helps for your Time with God

If you truly wish to influence the culture for Jesus, you must dive deeply into His heart and “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15.

But the questions comes, 

How to I dive into the Word? Where do I start in my devotions? Am I making the best of my time alone with God?

Here are four helps for your time alone with God:

1. Find A Place

Often times in scripture you find Jesus taking leave to a “mountain apart” or in a solitary place to spend time alone with His Father (Mark 1:35). It was a special time, away from the “hustle and bustle’ of life to consecrate Himself in prayer. 

Psalm 91 says, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”

The secret place is not secret because God wishes to keep it from you, its secret because very few men find it. Do you have a place; place away from your phone, TV, and other distractions?

If you don’t have one, find one. Ask God to help it become a place of Sabbath and rest away from the busyness of everyday life, and consecrate it to God. 

 

2. Have A Plan. 

Isn’t it amazing how much of our lives that we plan, especially this time of year, and never seem to find time for Him? Or if we do have time for Him, we don’t deem it necessary to “put Him on the calendar.” It’s just one of those things that we check off a list, but we never give it priority. 

Can I encourage you to have a plan. Ask the Lord what direction he wants you to go in your devotional time. This year I’m reading thought the Bible in chronological order, trying to finish in 12 months. I normally am not a fan of Bible reading lists, but I believe this year God is directing me to do so for a purpose I am excited to find out. Whatever it is, have plan and make it a priority as if it was a special event (because it is). 

 

3. Make It Profitable

The Word of God is the ultimate transformer in a believers life. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12. 

Talking to God, and letting him talk to you is the most profitable thing you can do today. It’s not adjust your 401k, it’s not demanding a raise, it is getting into the Living Word, that will in turn live in and through you. So, you must not waste time when you are alone with God. Put your phone away, turn the TV off and be still and know that He is God. (Psalm 46:10). 

 

4. Be Persistent

If you are going to do anything in life well, you must do it often. The same applies to our time with God. But to be honest, this is probably the thing most people struggle with when it comes to their devotions. They may know where to go in the Bible, but they get so frustrated because they cant do it everyday. Listen, we live in an imperfect world with changes happening every day. No two days are the same. So, don’t let the devil beat you up for not being perfect in you time with God. 

No, everything will not go according to plan. Life will happen. The question is will you take Jesus with you when it does. See, the objective is not to have alaborate devotions everyday, but to develop a devotional life to Jesus!

I hope these things will encourage in our time with God and I look forward to continuing our study on Back to the Basics in our Reader’s Group and The Navigator P

Support the show (https://www.tylerarobertson.com/support)