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My Journey: Getting Personal with God

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I have chosen to seek God every day. But that’s not how my story began.

For much of my Christian life I was inconsistent in my daily quiet times. I had seasons of success. But there were many gaps. And some of the gaps were long.

Was I a stealth Christian during those years? No. I shared my faith. I served in a campus ministry. I even spent a few years on the mission field. I needed a close walk with God. I just didn’t have one.

Was I unaware of my need? No. As a new believer, I learned that it was important to read the Bible and pray every day. But as time went on, church activities became a substitute for intimacy with Christ. I met a few people who walked closely with God. But that was not my experience, or even the experience of most of my friends. It seemed that the daily quiet time, or the lack of one, was just as likely to produce feelings of guilt in Christians as spiritual growth. Something was wrong.

Then about 5 years ago I saw my problem. Though I had met Christ nearly three decades earlier, I never really got to know Him. Up to that point, Jesus was just a list of benefits. And it’s hard to have intimacy with a list. For the first time Jesus the person… Jesus the man, became real to me. And I had to know Him.

As I read the Bible I asked God to open my eyes. And He did. I began to fall in love with Jesus. This time, the focus of my love was on Christ instead of on my salvation. I caught a glimpse of how precious it is to know Him. I began to see that the wonders of Christ are infinite. There is something new to discover in Him every day. And I had a deep desire to know Him more.

This profoundly changed my devotional life. And it’s the reason I created this website. I often meet Christians who tell me they don’t regularly spend time with God. I would like to help. Experience has shown me that we can’t be devoted to someone we don’t know. And we can’t know Christ very well if we disregard God’s Word and prayer.

Our greatest journey in life is to draw closer to God through Jesus Christ. Would you like some help or encouragement? If so, please join me on this journey. You will discover that the keys to establishing a daily quiet time are not mystical or spooky. They’re practical and simple. And in a very short time, they will become a part of your life.

My goal is to provide you with practical help to establish and maintain your daily quiet time. Together we will address questions such as:

  • What is the difference between meeting Jesus and knowing Him?
  • How can I avoid distractions in my quiet time?
  • How can I grow in my love for the Bible?
  • Which is more important in my daily devotions: personal discipline or dependence on God?
  • What resources are available to help me in my daily quiet times?

I pray that God will use me and the resources of this website to help you draw closer to Him.

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If you have a particular question or quiet time topic that you would like addressed, please let me know in the comments section below.