REAL POWER: MAXING OUT ON GOD'S LOVE
PUTTING THE SQUEEZE ON GOD
Many people try to make practicing
the presence of God into a part time job. After all, they have a busy
schedule, and they want to squeeze God into their unused time slots.
He is always there, and they can just ring him up and touch base with
him at a convenient time.
These part timers need to understand
the Spiritual Law of Quality Time. What is this law?
THE SPIRITUAL LAW OF
The Spiritual Law of Quality Time
states: Quality time doesnít apply to God. You canít squeeze God
into your leftover moments and pretend the quality of time spent with
him is more important than its quantity. God canít be squeezed into
your life. He can only be squeezed out. God must be present in all
How you use each moment is a choice.
God will either be in the moment or pushed aside.
THE CALL TO ADVENTURE
This isnít an appeal to join a
monastery and enter into a life of meditation and contemplation.
Godís call isnít a call to a cloister. Itís a call to adventure. God
has a plan for your life, and itís a plan for greatness and
achievement. Itís a call to a meaningful relationship with the
Creator of the universe. There is no limit to how good your life can
become when you follow Godís Master Plan. The only way to make it
happen is to be a full timer and practice Godís presence all the time.
The way you spend your time is a good
measure of whatís important to you. Part timers fool themselves when
they try to squeeze God into their leftover moments. If you want to
get a rough idea of how your relationship with God is going, add up
the time that you spend focusing on his love and listening to what He
has to say. If you are spending only a few minutes each day with God,
your relationship is in trouble. You are a part timer, and you are
going to miss out on Godís plan for your life.
YOU CANNOT FOOL GOD
You can fool yourself, and you can
fool others, but you canít fool God. You need to make reality checks
all day long to understand whatís happening in your life. You need to
practice Godís presence so you are always connected to the one who has
the master plan. You need to be in fellowship with God every moment
so you make good decisions.
If God is your Father, He is your
Father twenty-four hours a day. If you are going to have a
relationship with him, your relationship needs to be active all the
time. If you want to have God in your life, He needs to be in every
part of it. There are no compartments from which you exclude him.
When you try to squeeze God into a
few moments at the beginning or end of the day, you are programming
yourself for disaster. Ten minutes out of twenty-four hours is less
than one percent of your time. If you think you can have a growing
relationship with God by talking to him less that one percent of each
day, you are fooling yourself.
Getting to know your Father and
growing spiritually takes time, and the more time you spend with him,
the better your relationship becomes. When you try to squeeze God
into one percent of your time, you donít squeeze him in. You squeeze
him out. You squeeze him out of the other ninety-nine percent of your
THE BOTTOM LINE
It all comes down to a reality
check. Do you want to have God in your life? Do you want to be a
whole person? Do you want to be transformed by the renewing of your
mind? Do you want Godís unconditional love to wash the toxic waste
out of your mind and heal your damaged emotions?
You will know the answers to these
questions when you see how you spend your time. If you want Godís
love to work its miracle, you will need to practice Godís presence all
day long. If you want to have a new way of thinking and feeling, you
will have to spend a great deal of time with God so that He can do a
God transforms your mind and heals
your damaged emotions one thought at a time, one minute at a time. If
you talk to God for only ten minutes a day, you will experience only
ten minutes of his healing power. That doesnít give God much time to
fix what ails you. Ten minutes is better than zero minutes, but not
Imagine how much healing could happen
if God applied the power of his love to your heart and mind
twenty-four hours a day. That is the way things are supposed to
work. You are supposed to live as if God is your Father twenty-four
hours a day. You are supposed to have fellowship with him during all
your waking hours. And if you wake up at night and canít sleep, then
you have another opportunity to talk with God and for him to work in
Do you want to experience wholeness?
Do you want to get well? Take the time to get to know your Father.
Spend time with him and allow the power of his love to expand into
your life. You can be as whole as you want. When you decide how much
time you spend with God, you decide how long it will take for the
power of his love to work its way through your heart and mind and
restore them to wholeness.
Donít try to squeeze God into your
leftover time segments. You will only squeeze him out. Practice his
presence all the time and discover there is no limit to how good your
life can become when God is in all of your moments.
Quality time doesnít apply to God. I canít squeeze God into my
leftover moments and pretend that the quality of time I spend with him
is more important than its quantity. God canít be squeezed into my
life. He can only be squeezed out. God must be present in all of my
moments and in every area of my life.
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