If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Cor 5:17
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These pages are designed to aid study or investigation for Christian discipleship through individual Bible study, Cell groups, Home groups, or meeting one to one. The questions could be used alone allowing each person to use their own Bible.
Jesus is the source of life. If we meet with Him we become filled with Him. Praying and reading the Bible are at the core of this meeting. It can seem strange that activities like this make a difference, but they do! God is one who delights in relationship, He longs for His children to choose to spend time with Him.
Meeting with God every day does not just happen by accident. It comes through our choice and that choice often needs to be thought about.
Just as we need physical food each day, so we also need spiritual food each day. This time is often called a devotional time or quiet time. The length of time we spend and what we do can be governed by our circumstances. A doctor working 16 hour shifts might just have time to look at a verse while taking a five minute breather. A student on holiday might take two hours. A young believer might find 10 minutes a struggle. A more mature believer might find anything less than half an hour rushed.
Here is an example of Jesus from Mark 1:35-37
Mark 1:35-37 35 Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.36 Later Simon and the others went out to find him.37 When they found him, they said, "Everyone is looking for you."
In a meeting we usually talk with the person we meet with. In prayer we talk with God. This prayer that Jesus gave us is a starting point from which you can develop a conversation with God.
Start off with the words as they are. As you become more comfortable then you can develop it. Each phrase can be used as a prompt to develop your own prayer.
Matthew 6: 9 Pray like this:
Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
10 May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today the food we need,
12 and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
13 And don't let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.
When we meet with someone we listen to them. A good way to start is through reading the Bible and thinking about how it relates to your life.
Here is a simple method of reading with your spiritual senses aware.
It is good to find time to meet with God every day. This sort of regularity does not just happen. It is good to think through your day and come up with a plan so that it can happen regularly.
Page appears in Beginnings titled -How do I meet God?
MEET GOD - Quiet Times