In a world where time is often considered the most valuable asset, investing time with God can seem like a luxury few can afford. However, a recent sermon by Lady Phyllis Grant from Showers Of Blessing Christian Center offers a compelling argument for why this investment is essential and life-transforming. With a runtime of over an hour, this video is a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to deepen their relationship with God.
Here, we'll break down the key points discussed in the video and explore how they can be applied daily.
The Power of Practice
Lady Grant begins by emphasizing the importance of "practice" in cultivating a relationship with God. Drawing inspiration from Exodus 33:7, where Moses regularly visited the "Tent of Meeting" to converse with God, the speaker argues that a relationship with God requires consistent investment. Time, Money, and activities: It's not about sporadic moments of spirituality but a disciplined practice of spending time, energy, and focus on God. This practice is the cornerstone of a deep, meaningful relationship with the Divine. You need to make God the #1 priority; you will not have a strong relationship with GOD if you give him your spare time. #2 You must make time for God daily in micro(small time slots) or macro moments (hours).
Building a Reservoir of Trust
Trust is a vital component of any relationship, and it's no different regarding God. The speaker points out that spending time in prayer and intimacy with God creates a reservoir of trust. This trust is about acknowledging God's existence and relying on Him to navigate life's challenges. When you invest time with God, you're essentially building a reservoir of trust you can draw from in times of need.
Relationship Over Connection
One of the most striking points in the video is the difference between being related to someone and having a relationship with them. While many people claim a "connection" with God by faith, God desires a relationship. A relationship involves two-way communication, quality time, and shared experiences. It's about prioritizing God and involving Him in every aspect of your life.
Three Pillars of a Strong Relationship with God
Lady Phyllis Grant outlines three critical habits that can strengthen your relationship with God:
Talking with God
Open, honest, and warm communication is the first pillar. God wants to hear from you whether you're happy, sad, or confused. It's not just about formal prayers but involves conversing with God as you would with a close friend.
2. Spending Quality Time
The second pillar is about dedicating time where there are no competing affections. Whether early in the morning or late at night, this is time solely focused on God. It's about disconnecting from the world to connect with the Divine.
3. Doing Things with God
The third pillar involves including God in your daily activities. Whether you're shopping, exercising, or working, make it a habit to affect God. This practice strengthens your relationship with God and brings a divine perspective to your everyday tasks.
Following God's Directions
Lady Phyllis Grant also discusses the importance of following God's directions, using forgiveness and tithing as examples. These are acts and ways to align oneself with God's principles. Following God's directions helps you avoid pitfalls and "satanic traps" that could derail your life.
Investing time with God is not just a spiritual exercise; it's a life-transforming practice. It enriches your soul, equips you to face life's challenges, and, most importantly, deepens your relationship with God. Showers Of Blessing Christian Center is an invaluable guide for anyone looking to master the art of investing time with God. It offers practical insights and actionable steps that can be applied daily.
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Watch this sermon here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYNq9Hp8Fxw