Why is it important to have a daily time with God?
We were created to have a fellowship with God.
"So God created man in his own image..." Genesis 1:27, 2:7, 3:8
Jesus died to make a relationship with God possible.
"God has invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, Christ our Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:9
Personal time alone with God was Jesus' source of strength.
"Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed." Mark 1:3
Every effective disciple developed this habit.
Healthy, maturing Christians spend time with God.
"...I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food." Job 23:12
What is the purpose of a daily time with God?
We are to give glory to God. (being grateful)
Give to the Lord the glory due to his name. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness." Psalms 29:2
We receive direction from God.
"Show me the path where I should go, O Lord; point out the right road for me to walk. Lead me." Psalms 25:4
We learn to delight in God.
Delight yourself in the Lord; and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalms 37:4