Vital Time

Yesterday I returned from a most wonderful weekend men’s retreat. One of the vivid take-aways was the vital importance of forging time everyday to spend extravagantly with God.

You literally have nothing better to do.

All the men this weekend attested, in one way or another, to the supernatural goodness that comes from simple communing with our very real and very alive Trinitarian Creator.

We all need some form of daily renewal, some reminding of who God is and how much He cares for us and our real lives now. We reminded each other this weekend that if you do not program your mind, the world will gladly do it for you.

Your spirit, your soul, needs to eat just as much, if not more, than your body does. Our bodies are designed by Papa to eat life-giving foods that He has provided. Yet we take His creation and concoct all sorts of ridiculous “edibles” to satisfy some twisted agenda of making food fast or sweet to the point of our eyes popping out of our heads–fake really.

Our spirits are designed to feed upon the Bread of Life–upon Jesus Himself, His very being, His words, His presence. Yet we concoct and find and settle for fake bread. Oh how much of our time we devote to eating sh!t. Pardon my language, but that’s what it is.

The fake bread of judgement. The fake bread of worry, of self-loathing, of depressing news, of Facebook…

The best possible way you can spend your time is contemplating a loving God. Science even tells us that 5-16 minutes a day of contemplating a loving God renews and rewires us for joy, for life, for health, and vitality. It changes who we are.

If you don’t have 5-16 minutes to devote to God alone in a day, then I got nothing for you.

Jesus is a real person.

Jesus is alive.

Jesus is pleading for you to spend time with Him everyday.