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    by Susan McGrath

A Moment with God
Date Posted: May 13, 2006

If we own some form of elctronic organizer, a low-tech day planner or a no-tech pocket calendar, we may be held hostage to a whirlwind schedule of meetings, ballgames, church activities, work projects, and anything else that can be squeezed into the alloted space and twenty-four hours of time.

We schedule time for all of it: jobs, kids, shopping, exercise, organizations to help the community, clubs to expand our own knowledge, playtime for our kids, bible study groups and church activities - all find their way on to our monthly logue.

We believe that quality time with our kids is important. Many child development experts now even say that quantity matters as much as quality when it comes to time with our children. God already knew about that need. He's prepared to spend all the quality time with us that we desire. What a wonderful Father we have!

Yet how often is God penciled into our schedules, much less written in permanent marker?

Do we schedule time for him? Not just bible study or Sunday morning worship or Vacation Bible School - a real regular, personal, intense, uninterrupted time to talk with and listen to our heavenly Father.

God created the twenty-four hour day. He created it with enough time for us to do what needs to be done, and even have a little fun and a good night's sleep. Part of that includes time with Him.

"But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed." Luke 5:16

Jesus, the Son of God, God incarnate, felt the need to spend time alone with his Father and seek His will. How much more do we need take that moment with God?

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Biography Information:
Susan McGrath is:

a recovering journalist trying to encourage others and glorify God through writing;

living the small-town life with husband Tim and sons Lincoln, 12, and Sawyer, 6;

completing a few put-off writing projects while using chocolate for therapy.
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