Quiet down before God , be prayerful before him. Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top.
Psalm 37:7 MSG
But even there, if you seek God , your God, you’ll be able to find him if you’re serious, looking for him with your whole heart and soul. When troubles come and all these awful things happen to you, in future days you will come back to God , your God, and listen obediently to what he says. God , your God, is above all a compassionate God. In the end he will not abandon you, he won’t bring you to ruin, he won’t forget the covenant with your ancestors which he swore to them.
Deuteronomy 4:29-31 MSG
“Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.
Matthew 6:6 MSG
Taking time to be still & ponder God will, without a doubt, strengthen our foundation and help us mature in our relationship with Him.
For each person this devoted time may look different but there is no doubt of its value.
There are plenty of books and reading plans available but I personally find that reading His Word directly & writing blog post helps me the most.
As I read & writing I have to put all other distractions away.
May we all make time for God and go to His Word as we continue to encourage one another.