‘Meet with Me Daily’

… that’s what I feel like God is calling us to do in scripture; to meet with Him daily.  I know when I say that it’s easy to get legalistic … marking it off your checklist.  ‘I had my quiet time: done!’.

That’s not what I’m talking about.  There’s so much more to it. 

In Exodus 16 God meets the needs of the Israelites as they wander through the desert.  They were hungry, they cried out to Him and He provided a solution.  God made bread rain down from heaven every morning.  Every morning, they had to get up out of their tents to go gather it.  God was their provider and their provision.  They just has to get up and go get it, every morning.  He did this so that they might see His glory (Exodus 16:7).  Wow.  HE wanted to show them HIS GLORY.

It was the same thing with dinner, too. Every night He provided meat for them to eat so that they could ‘know that I am the LORD your God’ (Exodus 16:12).  He wanted them to know, really know that He was their own personal God.

All that is reiterated in the New Testament in Matthew 6:11 in one short phrase.  Jesus is teaching us how to pray  and says that we should pray: ‘Give us this day our daily bread’.  And in Luke 9:23 Jesus says ‘If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me’.

Y’all, there’s something about coming to the Lord daily.  Yes, DAILY.  It provides depth of relationship, it increases communication, it fosters trust and faith.  Are you currently in a relationship?  Are you married? Think about your husband or significant other.  What if you had a GREAT conversation with them on Sunday morning around brunch time and didn’t talk the rest of the week?  You would cease to have a relationship.  That’s so often what we do with our relationship with God.  We meet with Him at church on Sunday mornings, yet we neglect the other 6 days of the week.  Sure we’re busy and tire … insert any excuse you want.  I get it.  I really do. I’ve been spouting off excuses for over 30 years.  But we clearly see from the scriptures above,  that He wants to meet with us dailyWill you do that?  Will you just spend a few minutes praying and give Him your heart today?  And every day?

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