Alaska Men's Ministries

My private time.

Psalms 91:1 HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust.

When you spend quality time with God, it nourishes and builds you up and facilitates your walk of faith. David’s understood that time with God was more than just about asking; it required his commitment to the relationship. Our time with God deepens our understanding of His Word and Will. We expand our prayers beyond self-centered requests and needs.

Noticeable transformation takes place as a result of our commitment increasing our appreciation of God’s love for us. We gain more insight of his act of love through the death and resurrection of His Son. We then realize the powerful impact it can have in our lives.

Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. This means our opinions and thoughts.

In St John 3:30 John the Baptist uttered this statement “He must increase, but I must decrease”. John the Baptist’s stance is in direct opposition in the way society wants us to think, self-improvement, increasing our self-worth is ok in its proper context. However, The word of God is the best self-help manual on the market.

John the Baptist’s declaration was by revelation of the transforming power of God. Commitment allows application of scripture that illuminates our walk. The issues of life will ever be present, but the Lord will always be our refuge and fortress. Our commitment will be reflected through our words and actions. Our commitment will ensure that we decrease, and God will be faithful to. increase.