When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said: Matthew 5:1‭-‬2 MSG

You can only grow deeper in your personal understanding of God, His ways and His purposes only when you spend quality time with Him to learn in His Word and in prayers. While it is very important to engage in Church activities and be diligent at work, but when those activities replace your personal time of alone with God you stand the risk of spending your life on dead works.

On the contrary, when you’re in constant personal communion with God, He’s able to disclose Himself to you by personal experience, renew your strength, fortify you with His grace and wisdom, develop your spiritual muscles and stamina in order that you may be able to stand against every scheme of the Devil.

Your personal relationship with Jesus is non negotiable because who you are to Him is much more important than what you do for Him. Therefore, don’t allow any activity no matter how crucial or important to rob you of the joy of His presence. May the Lord help you to daily walk with Him and to dwell in His secret place where no assailant can penetrate. Good morning, have a wonderful day.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola