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Jesus, advised us that we should be seeking “alone time” with the Father on a regular basis (Matt 6:6). Given our often hectic lives, we tend to overlook our desperate and overwhelming need to commune with God on a consistent basis. it’s hard to justify not carving out time for the Sovereign Creator Lord of the Universe. When we stop and realize that 15 minutes is merely 1% of the day that He has granted us, it should motivate us, Perhaps we can set the alarm a little earlier? Maybe turn off the TV for a short time in the evening? Maybe fast thru lunch and read your bible? One way or another, you can make the time.

Rev. Dr. N. Patrick Marica contributes incisive Christian commentary on this blog on a regular basis. He is the Vice-Chancellor of Amherst Theological Seminary, and he has a D. Min. from Amherst Theological Seminary. He has his MA from Liberty University in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is the author of the book: "The Walk Applied: Living the New Creation Life as a Citizen of God's Kingdom in a Secular World". He has also written "The Fasting and Prayer Handbook". He has been married to Kathy since 1985. They have 2 adult daughters and an adult son.

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