Why You Should Spend Time With God (2 of 6) by James Merritt

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Dr. James Merritt
Psalm 37:4-7

1. A man came home from a long day of work; he was
totally exhausted. He entered into his son's bedroom
to tell him goodnight, and he was greatly irritated
when his little boy began to badger him about money.
The little boy said, "Daddy, how much money do you
make?" The father grunted, "Enough!"

2. Well, the boy pressed further and said, "I mean
how much do you make an hour?" The man was not in the
mood for any games, so he gave the boy a quick lecture
and said, "They pay me $25 per hour." The boy then
said, "Can I borrow $10?" The father screamed out,
"No! Now go to sleep!"

3. The following morning this overworked man felt
very guilty about the way he treated his son, so he
apologized to him and gave him a $10 bill. That
little guy lit up like a Christmas tree and ran to his
room. He soon came back with his little piggy bank
and spilled its contents on the kitchen table. The
man watched curiously as his son excitedly pushed all
of his pennies, dimes, and nickels toward his dad.
The little boy then reached into his pocket for that
$10 bill and said, "Daddy, here's $25, can I buy an
hour of your time?"

4. That little boy wanted to spend time with his dad,
so badly that he was willing to pay for it. Well, our
Heavenly Father wants us to spend time with Him so
badly; He has literally paid for it as well. He sent
His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to remove every
barrier, tear down every wall, bridge every gulf,
unlock every door, that we might have a personal
relationship with Him.

5. God wants us to spend time with Him. He wants us
to spend quantity time. You say, "How much?" Simply
every second of every minute of every hour of every
day. But He also wants us to spend quality time.
This is time when your focus is fixed on the Father.
David said in another psalm,


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