When I was a kid, the popular game system was either Nintendo or Sega Genesis. The game to play was Super Techmo Bowl and Bo Jackson was unstoppable! But whenever I didn’t like how a certain outcome in a game was going, I would simply hit the reset button. It was like the game I was losing had never happened! In today’s passage, Jesus hits his personal reset button. While we’re talking this week about doing more of what we want to do, we can’t neglect personal time. Jesus was about as busy as a guy could be. And even he knew he had to get alone, get quiet, and get with His Father. We should follow his practice.
1. When in the day are you closest to God? Morning? Night? Midday?
2. Where in your life are you closest to God? At the office? In your bedroom? On the couch? Somewhere else?
Challenge: Time with God need not be long or fancy. Pick the time that works best for you and the place where you feel closest to God. Designate five minutes each day reading this devotional, praying, and hitting your reset button.
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