It’s Only a Matter Of Time

Daily Effective Prayer Newsletter Issue 164.


That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

- Philippians 3:10

The more time someone spends with God, the more apparent it becomes.

Peace rises up from within you, joy fills your heart, and you are comforted in any storm.

Quality time spent with God always pays off.

You start to grow in your awareness of what is truly on His heart.

You recognize more and more clearly what He likes and what He doesn't.

Just like time spent with a friend, as you invest in communing with God, the more like Him you become.

Quality time in His presence causes you to become more passionate and purposeful in all that You do.

One thing you'll notice is that you will become more sensitive to whether your thoughts and actions please Him.

Your conscience becomes even more aware if anything you're doing grieves Him.

And if you do stumble, you become quick to repent and seek forgiveness.

Staying on the path of consistently seeking to please God and following His will becomes even more important to you.

Today's scripture reveals Paul's heart towards God.

Even after all the time he had already walked with Him, he still desired to know God more.

Similarly, in Exodus 33:13, we find that Mose's biggest desire was that He wanted to become more intimately acquainted with God.

Despite all the amazing things Moses had seen, what he wanted most of all was to know God more tenderly. 

I pray that knowing God is the desire of your heart. 

You can know Him and walk with Him even more closely today than you did yesterday.

It's up to you, and all it takes is a daily decision.

Decide today to spend even more quality time with God.

Make time in His presence your number one priority, no matter what.

It's never too late to seek God more in your life.

Start today, and over time, as you draw near to Him, He will always draw near to you.

Over time, persistently seeking God transforms your relationship with Him from a distant acquaintance to a close Friend and Father.

If this resonates with you, here's a short prayer you can say today:

"Heavenly Father, thank You for the precious moments I share in Your presence. By spending time with You, I know I will draw nearer to Your heart and experience Your love in a deeper way. Help me to prioritize these moments with You above all else, for it is in Your presence that I find true joy and peace."

God bless you! 

Your brother in Christ,


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Why is spending time with God daily important for our spiritual growth?

It allows us to cultivate a deeper relationship with our Father. When we set aside dedicated time for prayer and studying His Word, we open our hearts to His guidance, wisdom, and transformative power. This daily connection with God helps us align our thoughts, desires, and actions with His will, leading to a more profound faith, increased spiritual maturity, and a closer walk with Him. Consistent and intentional time spent in God's presence enables us to experience His love, grace, and presence in a tangible way, shaping us into the image of Christ and empowering us to impact the world around us positively.

What are some practical ways we can prioritize and make time for God in our daily lives?

This can be achieved through giving time with God first place and scheduling everything else around these moments. By incorporating this spiritual discipline into our routines, we can stay connected with God throughout the day and strengthen our relationship with Him. Participating in worship services, joining a small group or community of believers, and serving others can help us prioritize God and live out our faith in practical ways. It is all about dedicating our time and attention to the Lord, seeking His presence in all that we do, and allowing Him to guide our steps each day.

How does consistent daily time with God impact our relationship with Him over time?

To spend time with God every day is to invite His presence into our lives in a profound way. It fosters a deep intimacy and connection with Him, shaping us to be more like Him as we align our hearts and minds with His will. Over time, this consistent practice transforms our relationship with God from a distant acquaintance to a close friend, guiding us through life's ups and downs with comfort, wisdom, and strength.

What are some common obstacles or distractions that can hinder us from spending time with God daily, and how can we overcome them?

Distractions like busyness, social media, and entertainment can often hinder our daily time with God. To overcome them, we must prioritize our spiritual life by setting aside dedicated time for prayer and Bible study each day. By creating a consistent routine and eliminating distractions, we can cultivate a deeper relationship with God and experience His presence more fully in our lives.

In what ways can spending time with God daily deepen our understanding of His character and strengthen our faith?

Regular time spent in the presence of God through prayer and meditation on His Word allows us to immerse ourselves in His character and attributes, leading to a deeper understanding of who He is. By continuously seeking Him daily, we develop a closer relationship with God, increasing our trust and faith in His promises and sovereignty over our lives. This intentional time spent with Him not only strengthens our faith but also provides clarity, peace, and direction as we align our hearts with His will.

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