James and I travel a lot by air. Frequently our flights are delayed, or we miss our connections and must wait for hours for the next flight. To counter the frustration we resort to a comical expression: "We'll just sit here and bond."
Isn't this what we all want to do spiritually as well? We desire a closer walk with Jesus. The way to form this solid, trusting relationship with God is the same as for humans--we associate frequently. We know and trust those we spend time with.
How can you make sure you spend quality bonding time with the Lord? By making a daily appointment with him! Your calendar is full of appointments. Why not intentionally determine which part of your day will be spent praising and loving your Savior and letting Him speak to you through His Word? Your spirit will anticipate with excitement these scheduled, most enjoyable "bonding" minutes.
To bond means to hold together. Some assignments in life are too difficult to be handled alone. We need not feel inadequate if we accomplish these jobs by habitually adhering to God through prayer--every day and in every situation. His strength becomes our strength because we are one with Him!
James has written an inspiring and instructional book to help Christians develop their private time with the Lord. It is entitled Leaving Prayer, Entering Communion. Order one today by going to our website www.comfortencouragement.org/gifts-that-bless/ or calling our office at 361-991-6006.
Why not make a New Year's resolution to bond more with the Lord? No need to wait until you're stranded at DFW airport--start today where you are. This will thrill your Heavenly Father. He is absolutely crazy about you and can't wait to be with His daughter!
Prayer: "Dear Lord, your Word says, 'He who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.'(1) Thank you for letting us abide in you and you in us. May each lady reading this prayer feel a closeness to You and an assurance that You will always be there with and for them. Fight their battles for them today and give them rest and peace. In Jesus name, amen."
1. 1 Corinthians 6:17