God wants us to spend quality time with Him. God desires that we dedicate at least part of our day with Him; one-on-one; just YOU and GOD alone.
You see if you love someone whether it’s your child, girlfriend or husband, you always want to spend time with them.
Luke 5:16 NKJV
So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.
How often do you spend time with God?
There was nobody who was as busy as Jesus during the time when He was physically living in the earth. Multitudes of people wanted to be around Him and with Him for various reasons during His ministry. Yet despite the attention that was demanded of Him by the people who followed Him, Jesus always found time to spend some quiet time with God the Father. Jesus would withdraw from the people OFTEN so that He could spend some one-on-one quiet time with the Father.
Matthew 14:23 NKJV
And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.
There are so many distractions out there in our ordinary day such that if we are not careful, we can seize to have any time alone with God. You can never be too busy for God. Jesus would DELIBERATELY MAKE TIME for God the Father so that He could be alone with the Father to pray.
The scriptures say Jesus “sent the multitudes away” (Matthew 14:23) and that Jesus also “often withdrew” from the crowds in order to pray and spend time with the Lord (Luke 5:16).
So Jesus MADE time despite the demands of the day to spend time with the Father.
Are you consciously telling yourself in your mind that you are too busy for God?
Be like Jesus – MAKE time. Withdraw temporarily from the things that would take your time away from God.
Be like Jesus – FIND a quiet place to spend time with God.
God loves you and He wants to spend time with you too. A relationship is two-way; it requires both parties to participate. If you want to know God more, then you need to spend more time with Him. If you want to hear His voice, the you need to make time for Him.
James 4:8 NKJV
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…