“O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.”
Psalms 63:1 NKJV
Of late, I have been thinking a lot on how to translate from one level of glory to another. It’s a new season, physically as well as spiritually and we have to do certain things to respond and be in sync with the offering of Grace and unmerited favour that has been bestowed upon us.
In response to God, one of the key things I have learnt is that simple consistency with the principles of God will pave ways unbeknownst to any man. One of these principles is the daily prioritizing of fellowship with God.
Just as we discussed the last time, fellowshipping with God is a sacred act that is essential and paramount in the growth and maturation process of any believer. To serve God as He wishes and to please Him, you have to prioritize Him and quality time with Him.
Beyond prayers of intercession which is a necessity for your spiritual growth as well, it is necessary for you to have quality time set apart to just know the Lord for who He is, kinda like a reoccurring daily date.
I have learnt that my quiet time is like my oxygen mask in space. I have to put it on before I step out into the world out there. It’s not only a decision, it is a necessity to survive and grow as I ought to. Beyond praying for things and for others (which is important), I make sure I just love up on my God in a set aside time and space as much and as consistently as I possibly can.
You should have a daily space with God, even if the space is a time and not a location. God loves altars. Altars show priority and sacredness. You ought to make certain you follow this for sure. For example, I like to fellowship and just hear Him in the mornings, meditate and feel Him breathe into me. I worship, sit at His feet, eat His word et al. At night, I take my intercessory prayers and other mandates but I shouldn’t replace one with the other. They are both extremely important.
Your quiet time is priority and consistency can never be overrated. It will pave the way into greater things for you.
You don’t have to start out as the greatest evangelist or healing minister. You can start out really simply- 15 minutes of prayer and 15 minutes of meditation every day at a set time.
You know that if you do this consistently and judiciously, in a short while, that allocated period of time would not be enough anymore because the things of God brings with it, the hunger for more.
We have not been called to a religion but to a lifestyle. And lifestyles are full of routines. Routines that will determine whether you succeed or fail.
Keep this in mind as you prioritize consistency this week. It sharpens you and gives you a tilt and an angle of vision that has such precision and weight like had never been seen.
Take decisive and defiant steps today to ensure that your quiet time is adhered to and you don’t give it up for anything else.
- How consistent is my prayer life?
- Have I taken the time to dedicate my life to God deliberately?
- Do I have set apart time for consistent fellowship?
- What must I do to achieve consistency in my walk with God?
I am consistent with the things of God. I prioritize God and walk with him consistently. I am in sync with Him and do not miss a step.
Article written by Fisayomi Ajayi for The Fathers Daughter