Today, we shall continue from our last topic on making time for God by looking into the seven building blocks.
#1. Purity: Our God is an holy God and must be approached in righteousness. Any form of sin blocks the channel of communication between man and God.
Habakkuk 1:13, “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity:………”
Psalms 66:18, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”
You cannot pretend that everything is alright and approach God in iniquity but rather search yourself for hidden sins and seek forgiveness.
#2. Ponder: There is no better way to make time for God than to reflect on His Word. You must seize every opportunity to study, meditate and apply the Word.
John 1:1-4, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”
Whenever you study the Word, you activate a communication channel with God. The potency of the Word can surmount all issues of your life as well as brighten your world.
#3. Pray: This is an act of communication and showing total dependency on God. Every time marked out to pray is a time with God and prayer is a latent weapon in the hand of a believer. You must be given to prayers; which is a reflection of confidence and trust in God.
Life is wrapped up in seasons and prayers are required for every season. The good season requires prayer to sustain it and make better while the bad season requires prayers to experience a remarkable change and turnaround.
1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing”
Mark 6:46, “And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.” This is exemplary of Jesus Christ.
You must create solitary time out of the noisy and busy world for true fellowship with God through prayers.
#4. Praise: This is the highest form of prayer and fellowship. It ushers in the presence and the Shekinah glory of God.
Psalms 150:6, “Let everything that hath breadth praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.”
Psalms 34:1, “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
The best method of praising God is to eulogize Him with His names and titles. You must learn to always acknowledge God for past deeds, present doings and future expectations.
Praise is both a duty and a delight in making time for God.
#5. Pay: This is another important aspect of making time for God. You must use your treasures to worship and honour God.
Proverbs 3:9a, “Honour the Lord with thy substance,………”
Do you have provisions in your financials for God? The propagation of the gospel requires huge funding and God is counting on His blessed children to support. How much of your money is committed to the work of God in your local church?
Mathew 6:19-20, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:”
You should not wait to make millions before you support, give according to your abilities and sometime give sacrificially. God loves a cheerful giver and this is notable in making time for God.
#6. Participate: Are you enrolled into the service of the Lord and what is your participation level? We cannot eliminate active participation in His work from making time for God. You must not stand aloof in the work of the Kingdom, get involved.
Joshua 24:14-15, “Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
The story of the three Hebrew boys; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Daniel 3:14-18 shows a high level of commitment to service irrespective of the death threat pronouncement.
#7. Propagate: The greatest commission as received from our Lord is to propagate the gospel. How much of your time is committed to sharing the gospel?
Technology has provided a lot of opportunity to share the gospel. You can begin to make time for God by tapping into the digital advantage of the social media to share to your circle of influence.
Every step taken towards evangelism and soul wining is a step in the right direction because that is the fundamental reason for being a Christian.