TIPS ON SPENDING TIME WITH JESUS
Tips on Spending Time with Jesus
One of the most important habits we can develop in order to become authentic followers of Christ is to spend time with Jesus.
Spending time with the Lord is personal and intimate. If we didn’t spend time with our friends or our family, we would never develop intimacy with them. In one of Jesus’ parables, a man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard. He went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. He said to the man who took care of his vineyard, “For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?”
“Sir,” the man replied, “leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down” (Luke 13:6-8).
What Jesus was communicating in this passage is that spiritual growth doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time. The only thing that can cause spiritual growth is an intimate relationship with Jesus, and only by spending time with Him can we find that intimacy.
The following are some tips you can use as a guide as you spend time with Jesus: