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An Appointment with the CEO of the Universe

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After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward” (Genesis 15:1 NKJV).

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33 NKJV).

Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:38–42 NKJV).

What if you could have the privilege of having a one-on-one appointment with the Creator of the universe? Would you jump at such a great opportunity? Or would you say “No, not interested. I’m too busy.”

Well, people with true wisdom should jump at the opportunity in a flash. 

The truth is, not only can you have this opportunity, you can actually have this opportunity every day.

You can have a daily appointment with the CEO of the universe, the Lord Jesus Christ, every day.

“Well, how much time could He spare with me?” you may ask.

Your thoughts might continue, “I'm sure He's super busy, and has a lot on His plate, being the CEO of the universe. He has millions of prayers to answer and a universe to run. If He could spend time with me daily, surely He could only spare a few seconds of time, right?”

Wrong, wrong, and many times wrong.

God can and will spend as much time with you or me as we will spend with Him.

“How could He possibly do that?”

A person might continue to think along this line. “I know that I’m busy, and have a pretty full schedule. Of course, His schedule is much busier than mine. How could He possibly make a lot of time to spend with me, much less many other people?”

A problem here is we tend to think that God is a whole lot like us. Yet remember, God is God.

He is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

God can deal with a million matters in three seconds more skillfully and productively than you or I can address a single issue in a lifetime.

So, are you interested in that appointment or not?

If you are, open your Bible – and read and meditate on the Word of God. For fifteen minutes, twenty minutes, thirty minutes, etc.

And pray.  Spend time – significant time in prayer – talking to and with your heavenly Father.

And know this. God, the CEO of the universe, will make the time to spend with you that you will spend with Him in the Word of God and in prayer.

What are some of the blessings that flow from having such an appointment – the benefits of spending time in the presence of the lord?

When a believer spends time reading and meditating on the Word of God, He is pouring grace, peace, wisdom, and guidance into the heart and mind of this individual.

The Holy Spirit is ministering comfort and encouragement to that person as he or she spends time with the Lord.

And as a person prays, he or she is drawing closer to the Lord and God’s grace is molding that person to become more and more like Christ.

When each of us as believers spends time with the Lord in the Word of God and prayer, we are changed in many fruitful and blessed ways. No one is ever the same after having spent time in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.

May we all be wise enough to realize that making time for a daily appointment with our Lord blesses our lives in many, many ways.

Know this – that the question is never “Can or will God find time to spend with us?” The question is “Am I wise enough to always make time for Him?”

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you (James 4:8-10).

The ball is in our court.

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