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Strat wrote: I'm a worker bee,at least 10 hours a day,leave in the dark and until daylight savings time,get home in the dark,35 mile commute each way,exhausted physically,emotionally and spiritually at the end of the day.
Stat, it would sound like an audio Bible would be the perfect thing for you, e.g.,NASB Audio Bible mp3, You would really be able to put that time on the road to good use
Phillip, we really do need to have a time with God everyday to read and meditate on the Bible and pray. I know where Gordo is. I was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL and had cousins that lived in Reform,AL.
We live in a busy society; as parents, we made the decision early on to inspire our kids to read daily; it's called, training up a child in the way they should go. It's easier to do something when it's a habit. On top of that, as my kids got older, and I got them cell phones, I send out a daily "Thought of the Day" for them to wake up to. Not only does it continue to ground them, but it also challenges ME to come up with something new every day.
I'm a worker bee,at least 10 hours a day,leave in the dark and until daylight savings time,get home in the dark,35 mile commute each way,exhausted physically,emotionally and spiritually at the end of the day.
A Christian is never out of the presence of God and prayer can be moment by moment seeking guidance for the day....people will always come up with ways to make you feel guilty because you are not doing this or that....AS THEY DEFINE IT.
Jim Lincoln wrote: I would suggest that an easy to read, but still accurate Bible, would encourage more getting into tNhe word, e.g., NASB, ESV, and yes, the NKJV.
JL That's ok for those who follow the heretics Westcott and Hort....... But Real Christians are led by the Spirit to use God's Word the King James Bible.
As for "struggle with prayer" All true prayer in the Holy Spirit will be a struggle and conflict both within and within this fallen world for the regenerate sinner and Satan will see to that, - IF it is true prayer. That's the sign of true prayer.
Barry from KY. wrote: Christopher wrote, "Give me a cabin out in the woods with a running stream, scenery, wildlife, supplies, a bible, etc, far, far away and I would be content." Hey, I got a screen saver just like that.
I haven't even got that, Barry.
But I would also love a log cabin beside a creek, with plenty of fresh fish to eat, painting, fishing, praying, serving the Lord in whatever way. But here I am, and here I'll stay, just as the Lord leads.
Chris Frost wrote: They might be amazed at how much time they have if they turn off the television.
Thanks for the reminder, Chris.
We need to be "watching and praying", waiting for the second advent, much in prayer, keeping close to the Lord, witnessing to the lost, serving the Lord seeing as we call him Lord, preparing for an eternal heavenly delight, denying self and taking up a cross, wholeheartedly standing for the Lord, putting all our treasure into heaven where our heart is, glorifying God and enjoying him for ever. It's enough to make one fall over with the sheer joy of it all.
"Although 87 per cent agreed that every Christian needs to spend time alone with God on a daily basis..." only 87%?
Maybe so, John, but in this hustle, bustle, fast paced world, there is so much to do, so much to look at, so many distractions, and not to mention the endless quest for more, more, more, priorities are all mixed up. I think that these days, the biggest culprit is technology. The internet, smart phones, and social media has people addicted, enmasse, to the point that they actually need councilling to break free. Give me a cabin out in the woods with a running stream, scenery, wildlife, supplies, a bible, etc, far, far away and I would be content.