Time with God – Ezekiel 42


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At this link, is a piano piece that I’ve found helps me in reflecting on my Bible readings and helps when trying to understand the lessons God is teaching.

Today, I’m reading in Ezekiel 42. A tour of the area which includes the rooms for the Priests is given. These buildings are in close proximity to the temple proper and altar.

Today’s reading emphasizes to me the need to separate the holy and common. There is a need to set aside time to give to the Lord the devotion that is His due; to be in a holy space to pray. Time with God is a special time that we need to plan for each day. We need to think of what to pray for and how to spend our time. Each day with God, we can seek a plan of action from Him. He can give insight into how to play our part in a preferred future and give plans to make a difference in society.

Time spent with God is effective time. Amazing things happen when setting aside time with him. More treasure is found and gold is mined during time spent with God than will ever be taken from the earth. We need to follow the example of Jesus who rose early in the morning to spend His time with God before He spent His time with the “busyness” of His world.

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4 Responses to Time with God – Ezekiel 42

  1. Excellent post. It reminded me of the verse in Isaiah 50:4b – “He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.” I’ve never been much of a morning person, but the Lord has impressed this verse upon my heart and has led me to set aside time with Him each morning (though not as much as I would like as I have to get to work). But you are right that time set aside for the Lord is so important.

    Also, thanks for stopping by Broken Believers and liking my post. Peace, Linda


    • Mark Shields says:

      Thanks Linda. Isaiah 50:4b is a great verse. For me, it’s first thing in the morning but I believe it’s just important to have a quiet time at some point every day. For some, at the end of the day is a better time. It’s a good time to praise God for the good things that happened and plan together for the next day. Many also feel God’s presence at certain times throughout the day; maybe seeing a brilliant sunrise or stunning sunset. The Spirit is constantly in motion and the challenge is to always be ready in order to keep up.


  2. Thank you this post has helped me understand what the lord is saying to me and now more clear about his calling on my life at this stage and he’s requiring devotion with some clear distinction , prioritising ,like the kingdom message expresses matt 6:33
    Again sir thanks and keep posting we need in-depth people like you , grace & peace from our savour Jesus Christ !


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