|TODAY’S THE CROSS DEVOTIONAL|
THE MOST PRECIOUS TIME OF DAY
“As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?” Psalm 42:1-2
“One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.” Psalm 27:4
Do you have a favorite time of day? I do. Early, early morning. Before the busyness, the distractions, the noise, the everything of the day begins. When it’s quiet. My beloved handicapped streets ministry doggies are either still sleeping or just waking up. No human noise. It’s still dark outside. No temptation to jump out of bed and do anything at all. I’m still waking up. Sort of sluggish. Cozy in my little bed with paralyzed Mr. Simeon snuggled up right by my side. Part of my Walmart cheap yummy cuddly blanket tossed on top of me. I’m sitting up in my usual not-good-for-my-posture position right by my mini folding table that goes on top of my bed. The one that holds my laptop. With my Bibles, colored pens, and highlighters right by my side.
And a deep hunger and thirst for Jesus. To spend time with Him. To be near Him and Him to me. To draw closer to Him. To learn of Him and from Him and become more like Him. To grow in Him. To seek the Lord and hear from Him. To learn how I might please Him in the given day. To spend time in the presence of God almighty.
And so another day begins – with the Lord. The Lord with whom because of His death on the cross and resurrection and because of my repentance, faith in Him, and commitment to Him and His ways I will spend forever.
Oh, the love of the Lord! The grace, glory, peace, hope, joy, comfort, compassion, kindness, promises, and endless wonder of God almighty! The most precious time of the day. Alone time with Jesus.
May the most precious time of the day for you be time alone with Jesus and the Bible. May He be your first love. May He be the highlight of your day. The highlight of your heart. The highlight of your forever. May you be forever His, and He be forever yours. OH, may it be so!