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Scripture: Psalm 37:4-7
When you think about it, the only way you can really get to know someone is by spending time with them. You have to share the good times--when life is just plain 'ol fun. You have to share the bad times--when you feel like your world could end at any moment. When you spend time with someone, you learn to trust them and rely on them.
God, wants to spend time with you. Even though you can't see Him, you can spend time in prayer--letting His Spirit speak to your soul. When you spend daily time with God, you learn that He loves you so much, He not only can, but wants to take care of every care and worry that comes into your life. In this message, Dr. Merritt unpacks the concept of spending time with God and how it deeply affects our growth and worship as Christ-followers.
"God does not want what is good for me; God does not even want what is better for me; God wants what is best for me. When you spend time with God learning what He wants, you always get God’s best." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: time, alone, isolation, schedule, character, delight, Psalms, relationship, personal, Old Testament, wired, worship
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.