Spending Time with God

It’s hard to believe, but we’re about to wrap up 5 months of 2021. As spring gradually shifts to summer, let’s take time step back from the busyness and check-in with God. I hope this reflection from former national coordinator, Royal Langer, can help encourage you to take time to slow down and notice God at work in your life. The following is a post taken from the JCF blog archives. It was originally posted by HACHIMENREIROU on February 12, 2014.

In the midst of the colder weather, we can easily forget how blessed we are by God. God has chosen to give us breath in our lungs, food to eat, money to buy it with, employment and relationships with other people. We can not only forget to count our blessings (God didn’t give us enough appendages to count them!), but we can also forget to ask for more. As children of God, we have the blessings of heaven at our disposal. We can also pray these blessings into other people’s lives as well. God is our Father, and like a good Father, He wants to give us good things. He just wants to hear us ask for them.

Let’s challenge God to bless us and others in specific ways this week.

I am a God who heals. I heal broken bodies, broken minds, broken hearts, broken lives, and broken relationships. My very presence has immense healing powers. You cannot live close to Me without experiencing some degree of healing. However, it is also true that you have not because you ask not. You receive the healing that flows naturally from My presence, whether you seek it or not. But there is more–much more–available to those who ask.

– Jesus Calling

If you want to dwell more in the presence of God, read the entire chapter of the following verses:

  • Psalm 103:3
  • James 4:2
  • Matthew 7:7-8

Royal Langer, Aomori

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