God called the man saying to him, ” Where are you? ” Genesis 3:9
Right after the creation, Adam and Eve heard the voice of Yahweh God walking in the garden, in the cool of the day. He sought them out for spiritual companionship. The same fellowship – seeking God is also reaching out to each of us today. This is what a quiet time is all about – spending time with God to experience His presence, comfort and guidance.
During His life time on earth, Jesus depended on the Father and the indwelling Spirit working through Him. Jesus left the crowds and his followers behind for solitary communion with the Father. ” Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place where he prayed ” (Mark 1:35).
The Bible encourages meeting with God at any time of the day. David wrote, ” O God, you are my God, early will I seek you ” (Psalm 63:1). He also mentioned his anticipation to meditate on God’s word during the watches of the night ” (Psalm 119:148). There is wonderful freedom about meeting times with God. It is up to us to decide what time of day is best suited for us to meet with him.
Devotional times built relationships through communication, and two-way communication is better communication through His word and response in prayer. In time past, God spoke directly to His people. And today, God’s communication comes mainly through the Bible, and the Holy Spirit enlightens our minds as we read it. The word of God echos the voice of Yahweh God saying, ” Where are you? ” in the garden in the cool of the day.
God rewards those who diligently seek him.