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Daily Meeting With God

Referring to Bible reading and prayer, John Piper says: “I earnestly recommend that it be in the early morning, unless there are some extenuating circumstances. Entering the day without a serious meeting with God, over his Word and in prayer, is like entering the battle without tending to your weapons.  The human heart does not replenish itself with sleep.  The body does, but not the heart.  We replenish our hearts not with sleep, but with the Word of God and prayer.” 

I've just discovered the audio button on uversion of the Bible on my phone - now I can get the Bible read to me out loud wherever and whenever! It's pretty cool. I'm not sure it's the "serious meeting with God" that John Piper talks about, but it's a great start to the day to hear truth - that then sets me up for wanting to hear more, and to pray and talk with God.
We've talked about it before, but what are you doing to meet daily with God - is it first thing? A walk? A quiet place? A coffee shop? A special chair at home? Wherever it is for you, one of the keys is to regularly go there, to make it an essential party of the daily routine. Here's a great youtube clip all about daily meeting with God Bill Hybels: Coffee with God

James 4 (The Message)
7-10So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he'll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it's the only way you'll get on your feet.

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