“Come, follow me” is Jesus’ invitation we can indulge or ignore. When I was in third grade and walked to my grandparent’s apartment after school, I got to decide whether or not I would stop to visit my mother’s uncle’ on the way home. As a doorman, he regularly received tips from residents going in or out. When I stopped by, he always gave me a quarter. Always. Back then a quarter carried some weight—enough to buy a candy bar. If I wanted a snack, I stopped to visit.
Time with God can be a snack or a feast or simply a safe place to dwell. It all depends on our emotional and spiritual condition. God doesn’t evaluate our motives for meeting with him. He simply welcomes us. And while there are reasons to NOT spend time with God, here are five reasons we should.
In this video, Glenn shares one of the dangerous mindsets of spending time with God. He reminds us to expand our understanding of what a relationship with God means throughout the day. Click here for our post on reasons you still should spend time with God.
God’s grace is the perfect equalizer. When I’m down, I’m reminded I need it. When I’m up, I’m reminded I have it. Thank you, God, for your grace. It never ends, it’s never old, and it’s always available.
I’m (Gregg) in the Boston area for a wedding so thought I’d show our visit to Fenway Park in 2013 with our friend Tony. (Don’t worry…we’ll go much further “back in the day” in the future.)
First, what is a quiet time? It is spending time with God for the purpose of growing one’s relationship with God. It is usually (but not always) scheduled and usually (but not always) includes reading the Bible and praying. In the future, we’ll unpack a myriad of “alternative” ways to spend time with God. Other names for the quiet time include “devotions” or “time alone with God” or “rockin’ with the Savior” (not really but could be cool).
In this video, Gregg talks about why he purposely set aside a period of time to NOT spend time with God, despite being trained of its value. Click here to see our post on 4 reasons why you should not spend time with God. (Where are you guys going with this???)
Outside of fun, random posts, here’s what you can expect on a regular basic from the Bottom Line Guys.
Monday: video post
Wednesday: follow-up blog post
Friday: miscellaneous (could be a Glenn & Gregg photo from life “back in the day” (Glenn used to be taller than Gregg–it’s true), a fun post about things we love to do/see/eat, a video of us (or one of us) in action speaking, singing (Glenn), watching the Mets (Gregg)…you get the idea.)
Saturday or Sunday–or both: quote from us or someone else
Plus we may just randomly post something just because it’s fun. Like 3 monkeys finding out the Bottom Line Guys site is live! (Surveys show 2 out of 3 monkeys like us, as pictured above.)
Who am I to doubt God? Who am I to question his plan and motives? I am God’s child whom he loves to invite to join him in the miraculous…even when I am filled with doubt and worry. “Thank you, God, for your invitations–even though I’m often quick to RSVP ‘No.’”
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