The Time We Spend with God is of Essence

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Yesterday, I shared this link to the Sermon Podcast at the church I attend. A point I noted from the message titled “Awe Factor” is that the time we spend with God is of essence. Studying His Word, reflecting on how to apply His Word, and time with Him in prayer brings power and direction in life.

When we put God first, the other things in life like family, children, health, and friends seem to fall into place.  Here’s a video with a philosophy about how we use our time: The empty pickle jar.

Time goes fast so share the right words now; mark another’s life now, build relationships now, make memories now, and spend time with those you love now.

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14 Responses to The Time We Spend with God is of Essence

  1. Reblogged this on afriendofJESUS2013Blog and commented:
    Awesome post about The Time We Spend With God. God bless you!


  2. 100% true. Thanks for the reminder.


  3. graciehill48 says:

    You know, I liked the video but one point was missing. Where was the relationship with God?


  4. So true!! Thanks for the sweet reminder. 🙂


  5. One of those needful things! Terrific !


  6. Mick Turner says:

    Great post, Mark. I especially enjoyed “The Empty Pickle Jar.”


    • Mark Shields says:

      Thanks Mick. Yes the professor gave a very creative illustration to his students. I just wish he would be able to tell the students that our time with God is the most important. I guess he might get in trouble though since most universities seem to want to leave God out these days.


  7. alwayzhis says:

    AMEN!!! Thank you Mark for this great post!
    Be blessed


  8. Mark Shields says:

    Reblogged this on Step Ahead and commented:
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