Do you know how much God loves you?
God proved His love for us through His Son, Jesus, who died for our sins. But for some reason, it's hard to carry on a conversation with Him. We can be so distant or believe God is far away, somewhere up in the sky where we can never reach Him.
But Jesus didn’t die so He could give us religion; He gave His life so we can have a close, personal, intimate relationship with God.
We need to get comfortable with God. I don’t mean we should ever be disrespectful, but we should be confident that He loves us and that He wants us to spend time with us.
The Importance of Spending Time with God
First Corinthians 8:6 says that God created us to live for Him. He's given us the gift of life and He wants us to enjoy it!
You can have a joyful, fulfilling life by living in close, personal relationship with God. But in order to get there, you have to spend time with Him. God doesn't want to just be the button we push when we have an emergency.
Whether we know it or not, we all desperately need God all the time. Without Him operating in our lives, helping and protecting us, there isn't one of us who knows one iota about anything we're doing!
Unlimited Time, Unlimited Blessings
You and I can spend as much time as we want with God. We have an open invitation to invite the Creator of the universe into our life each day. We get to speak to Him personally and discover who He really is as we study the Bible, which is our instruction book for life.
The devil doesn't like that. That's why he works so hard to tell us that we have to be perfect for God to love us and accept us. But the truth is we aren't ever going to be perfect in this life. That's why Jesus went to the cross for us!
Hebrews 4:16 says, Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
God loves us unconditionally and accepts us just as we are. As we spend time with Him, He works in our hearts and changes us little by little, so we can become everything He created us to be.
James 4:8 says, Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.... The moment you accepted Christ into your heart, God made His home in you. So kick up your feet, get cozy and enjoy the company.