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How do I spend more time with God?

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20

If you don’t spend enough time with God, you are probably spending time doing something else: watching TV, playing video games, talking to friends, surfing the Internet.

Time is not the issue. Desire is what keeps people from spending time with God.

“If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.” John 14:15-21

It’s all too clear that God wants to spend time with us. We believe we have to pick ourselves up and go to Him. However, Jesus talks about the Holy Spirit living with us and Jesus Himself coming to us. Jesus said He stands at the door and knocks, in the present active tense. God takes the time to reveal Himself to us. We can at least answer the door and let Him in. We don’t have to look far to find Him.