Time With The Lord, How Long Has It Been?

Spending Quiet Time with The Lord....

We all are in need of prayer, and time with our Father above:)
We all are in need of prayer, and time with our Father above:) | Source

Prayer: "My Time"

Forgive me Lord for shutting off my communication with you. Enclosing myself within; to focus on the problems at hand. I know you're there waiting for me, as I try to maintain the pressures of life on my own. Why do I keep busy about nothing, yet everything? Stopped!, I realized...I have neglected our time together.

Asking your forgiveness Lord, looking up...seeking your face! Feeling your warmth of love shine on me? Glowing wanting to soak in more...more of your radiant love, more of your ways for me.

All the time my head was down, you were so patient...as I walked around in circles, intensifying my tasks. An intimate God you are! Only wanting what's best for me? When I see you...I know what to do:) To run and not walk. Now light on my feet, running the race you set before me.

It is my time with you, that is most important! Other monotonous things, will still be there, after our time.

Thank you Lord, for the strength you give me, the love you've shown me. Accepting me, rather than rejecting me. Waiting for me, rather than leaving me.

You are an Awesome God!

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Life can get so busy, we forget to set aside time with God?

Just realized this myself the other day, that it had been some time...since I really sat down, read and prayed. I knew something didn't seem quite right, empty? Then it hit me, I hadn't really, truly set aside time with our Lord. Busy about the tasks at hand.

I asked God to forgive me, for neglecting my time with Him. He is so patient with us, most amazing...He craves communication with each and everyone one of His children.

So I thought I would challenge you, to ask the same question of yourselves? We need our quiet time with our Lord, to know His ways for us. Yet also, to take the time to pray for others.

Today, I woke up 3:30 am, words were on my heart! Turned a small light on, put them in the journal. Woke again, writing some more 4:30-5:00am. Decided today, I would set aside some special time with Him:) So I took my journal, a small Bible, a writing pad and a pen. Found a little coffee shop, and sat in a corner...in thought and prayer. Writing again the words on my heart. Continuing the conquest from the start of the morning, to the top of the day! To capture the words, before they slipped away.

What insight I gained, as the day progressed. How blessed I was, to hear a message that tied every thought together. Working out the words and thoughts to paper, what a great transition that was provided for my heart and mind.

Asking more forgiveness later in the day, letting go of hurts that surfaced, and giving them to God. Purposefully submitting them to Him, through prayer and the power of His son. Feeling at peace, released from the unknown hurt, and resentment...I had been harboring. Looking up, I felt the warmth of His Love shower on me today:) What a beautiful day it turned out to be, walking with my Lord and the light of His Word.

I hope you will have a special day, just you and Him...soon! Feel the warmth of His embrace, as you look for His face:) God Bless Your Walk with Him today and everyday!

“Seek the Lord and His Strength, seek His Face continually.” 1 Chronicles 16:11 (KJV)



“When thou saidist, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.” Psalms 27:8 (KJV)



“They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.” Psalms 34:5 (KJV)

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Song...How long has it been, since you talked with The Lord?

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heart4theword 4 years ago from hub Author

Lastheart, I love this picture...my grandfather had a picture like this in his home, it seemed like where ever he lived? He was a man who not only shared his faith, but lived it! My Grandfather was Happy in The Lord:) No matter his circumstances...he knew how to communitcate with God:) Thank you for your shared insight. God Bless You and Yours!


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

God bless you. I love this hub! It reminds me of James 5:16 "Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."


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heart4theword 4 years ago from hub Author

FaithDream, Blessings to you too:)


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FaithDream 4 years ago from (Midwest) USA

Such a timeless hub.. How often we forget and neglect the most important element of our day. Life gets in the way. It has to be a conscious effort each and every day to make this a practice.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful, timeless piece. Bless you.


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heart4theword 4 years ago from hub Author

Kingdom Minded, So true...I am getting better at setting aside, some quiet time with our maker and Father Above:) Thanks for stopping by!


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Kingdom Minded 4 years ago from Maine

Right on, God is so good to us and yet we(I) can find it so difficult to find alone time with him. Getting better though cuz I want more of Him.


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

jesusmyjoy, thanks for stopping by...like your call name:)


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jesusmyjoy 5 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

very nice


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

frogtalk, your welcome...it was a reminder to me too, our time with God is so important. He gives us the energy within our day:) Thanks for stopping by!


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frogtalk 5 years ago

good reminder...thanks!


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Jokylu, So glad you enjoyed something here:) (Sorry wasn't able to answer you right away...was a gliche for the comment field at the time.) Appreciate that you let me know, your heart was touched!


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Quill, Thank you...and good to see you!


"Quill Again" 5 years ago

Voted up and loved this...

Blessings


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Jokylu 5 years ago from Waratah North, Victoria.

Wonderful and very pertinent hub. I was really moved by the video clip. Thankyou and may we all keep walking and talking with the Lord.


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

jean2011 thanks for some words:) yes, He is amazing...and I need to get more disciplined about spending quiet time with Him:) God Bless You!


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jean2011 5 years ago from Canada

Thank you for reminding us of how important it is for us to spend quality time with the Lord. What an amazing friend He is?


 5 years ago

lifegate, revmjm, Revlady, & Dave Mathews: So sorry, I did not realize I hadn't thanked each of you for stopping by and taking a read:) My heart overflows, knowing you were challenged, touched or moved by the encouragement of spending time with Our Lord GOD:) I too appreciate your writings, and look forward to reading more of what God has shared with you:) May God Continue to Bless each of you...(showers of blessings:)


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

I know if I can start my day off in prayer, and even a small devotional...this is the best time to get it in for me:) Nice to hear from you Rebecca E.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

well done and so true, it's not often we do get a chance-- a real chance to sit down and pray-- ormeditate or whatever, we are often too busy.


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DREAM ON 5 years ago

Uplifting and beautiful.Thanks for the reminder.Sometimes the most obvious is the easiest to forget.Every day I am proud to say Thank you God for everything and everyone.


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

DjBryle, Good to hear from you:) Thank you for your sentiments:) I too realized, I hadn't been spending the time my heart and soul needed, so desperately! Blessings back to you:)


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

I am teary eyed. It is sad but so true that most of the time we even fail to thank the Lord for all the blessings He unselfishly shower upon us. Thanks for sharing another vital hub! Voted up and rated it useful because it is. God bless!


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Appreciate you stopping by mikeq107:) I think you sense where the dots are at, even before they are connected:) Blessings, my hubber friend!


mikeq107 5 years ago

Heart4word:0)

Great love it when it all flows together..actually you know what I mean God connects all the dots and the picure becomes so clear...yes, he longs for that daily contact so that he can become the air and life that we breathe....Thanks for you comment also :0)

Love in Jesus

Mike :0)


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

onceuponatime66, thank you, for letting me know...something that you read, touch your heart:) I am so glad! I too, am blessed by your writings...my hubber friend:) Thanks for stopping by for the read:) God Bless YOU!


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onceuponatime66 5 years ago from USA IL

I am beyond words as you really have the way to write about our Lord. I wanted to personally thank you for liking my hub on my Testimony. I make time daily for God, no matter what. I praise him daily. I praise him for others such as yourself because without friends I don't know what I'd do. Love and support come sometimes in Miracles and you are one of those to me today. :) Jackie


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Tina V, thank you for stopping by, always appreciate hearing from you:)


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TINA V 5 years ago

This hub is a perfect reminder to all of us that we need to spend some quiet time with God. Indeed, He wants us to have a personal communication with Him everyday. It will help us grow in our relationship with Him. It will also make us a better person. Wonderful hub!


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Yes we need Him daily, and moment by moment:) God creator of all..wanting to have personal communication with us! He is Awesome:) So thankful for Him and His Son, Jesus:) Being a God of Love, and sharing compassion and Love to us! God Bless You Too:)


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

I believe i was supposed to get this reminder today and i'm glad i did get it through your hub. I know that God will understand but i still feel bad for negleting spending time with God. Thanks for the hub. Cheers and God bless.


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Heavenbound5511, and James A Watkins:) I am with you, more time with The Lord! In this case more is Good:) So appreciate you both, stopping by...good to hear from you!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for this important message. I am guilty of neglecting spending time spent with the Lord. I am going to get with the program—thanks to your reminder.


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heavenbound5511 5 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

Hello Heart4theword!

I enjoyed your nice gentle reminder of seeking Jesus. We may not realize what we are missing out on when it comes to fellowship with God through set apart time, meditating on His word and enjoying God's presence until we are seeking His face again. Than that weight that was not ours to bear will be lifted and peace like a river fills our heart.

Their is real strength in keeping your focus on God and His words. God is drawing all of us into a closer walk with Him. Always keep your ears open to His voice because in the midst of this busy world He wants to use us for His glory. God's love is great and we can give more of our lives and time to serve Jesus.

God bless you.


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Jill, thank you for stopping by:) So glad you received a blessing! You inspire me too, by the way:) May many more blessings, be showered upon you...as you spend time with Our Lord above:)


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines

This so beautiful! You just wrote what I am guilty of exactly. I have not spent more time with the Lord because of so many worldly concerns.

Thank you very much for this reminder. You truly are an inspiration.

God bless!


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

So glad you stopped by:) daydreamer...


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daydreamer13 5 years ago

This is beautiful!


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Abrushing1968,Good analogy, not spending enough time with any friend, wouldn't make much a friendship...hey? Great to hear from you:)


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Abrushing1968 5 years ago from USA- Florida

Good Word! I wonder how long our relationships with our spouses would last if we spent as little time with them as we do with Jesus? Something for me to consider and reconsider often.

3:30AM and 4:30AM you say? My word! I know my wife would not want me to spend time with her at that time in the morning LOL! I sure hope God feels the same way :)

Excellent Hub Thanks for the encouragement!

In Christ

ABR


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ImNedBigby 5 years ago

XD thanks!! X3 i'm going to try do some hubs as soon as i think of something.


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

ImNedBIgby, so happy to hear that! Be looking for your next hubs:)


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ImNedBigby 5 years ago

thank you Heart4thesword :D ^_^ i believe that Jesus is real, and i've accepted Him when i was 16. the thing is, it's hard to follow Him, with so many distractions O.O

you know what i mean? and i was trying to make a hub. it wont go on -_-


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Hello, hello, and gem33...yes, we need time with our Lord, daily:) Nice to hear from you both!


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gem33 5 years ago

its really so easy to get so busy and push aside our time with Him. like relationship with family and friends it needs time with the person for it to grow. thanks for reminding us


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Great article and yes, praying keeps certainly me going.


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Samson1, ImNedBigby, Tamarajo, thanks for stopping by:)

ImNedBigby, We can live for Christ...in everything we do, say and think. Just keeping our focus on Him for our strength and guidance. We can loose our focus on things that don't matter, just by getting too busy. If you are His child, He will hear you:) To be a child of the family of God:), you need to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, that He is real, and He gave His life to pay for all sins,(past, present and future). That He died, was burried and raised from the dead, and lives at the right hand of God our Father. So glad you paid me a visit...look forward to seeing some hubs from you, on what you are interested in? I hope and pray your week is truly blessed:)


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

A much needed encouraging hub. I too let the business get in the way of that time I so desperately need with Him. Without Him we can do nothing.


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ImNedBigby 5 years ago

i was wondering, how else do we live for Christ? i sometimes feel like im distracted .__. -.-


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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee

up and beautiful! How good it is to share with brothers and sisters in Christ. Without His permissive will we could not take the next breath. Thank you Lord Jesus for your kindness and promises to all those that love you...

Bless His Holy Name...


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Yes becoming more disciplined, in setting aside time with Him...will give us many blessings, to our heart and our spirit:) So appreciate my hubber friends, your words of support always give me much warmth. Nice to know I have friends who can relate to what I am saying or what I am going through:) Have a blessed day, and LIVE for Him!


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Heart,

Point well taken! Thanks for exposing our sloppiness with the Lord.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

Thanks for the reminder to spend quiet time with the Lord.


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RevLady 5 years ago from Lantana, Florida

Dave really articulated my thoughts and prayer life as well. I cannot survive the challenges of life without His loving guidance each and every day and all those moments in-between.

Lovely hub, voted up!

Forever His,


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Heart4theword: Voted up and beautiful. I daily need to read my bible and talk with God, as he is the only one who understands me and understands my situation in life. I rely upon Him totally to see me through each and every day.

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