Make the DateGod is so good. I love His peace. It comes from sitting at His feet and understanding that He is in control. It comes from sitting at His feet and knowing – knowing – that He loves me.

If you’re following the Resting at the River’s Edge readings with us, you read this verses this week:

This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it.
Isaiah 30:15 (NLT)

What a great verse to remind us of the benefits of setting aside time for God! I pray that during this season when things can become so hectic and emotions can run amok, that you are setting aside time to enjoy God.

…Time to linger in His presence.

…Time to be refreshed.

…Time to regain your strength.

Scripture says that the joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). We can only experience that joy when we spend time with the Lord. (Here are some ideas about what to do during that time.)

A few verses later in Isaiah it says this:

So the LORD must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.
Isaiah 30:18 (NLT)

The Lord is waiting for you to come to Him so that He can show you His love and compassion. Do you want to experience His love and compassion this season? In these remaining weeks of 2012, pull out your calendar right now and schedule times (notice that said times, not time) when you will visit with God. I’m guessing your calendar already includes scheduled gatherings when you will visit with family and friends. Add blocks of time when you will visit with God. It is during those times that you will find your peace (quietness of spirit), your confidence and your strength to meet all those other appointments. It is during those times when God can show you His love and His compassion.

Don’t be late for those very important dates! God has something special for you. And just in case you don’t sense or experience it on your first date…don’t despair and don’t give up. Sometimes it takes a little bit of time to get to know Someone. And getting to know God is infinitely worth it!

No go grab your calendar and make a date with God!

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