It’s almost golf time.  At the first sign of grass showing amid the snow, many people, including myself, get the old clubs out and sit in the car waiting for the courses to open.  When the time comes, we rush to the course, get on the first tee, and for some reason are surprised when our first shot does not go 250 yards down the middle of the fairway.  My first shot, usually, heads towards the rough.  For some reason I feel that after a season of no practice, my swing will magically return.  Before my first round I really need to visit the driving range and practice.  I cannot expect to play very well after a long absence.

    To have a successful walk with God we need similar practice.  We need to consistently read our Bible and spend time with God and time in prayer.  1 Thessalonians 5:16 and 17 tells us to “Rejoice evermore.  Pray without ceasing.” (KJV)

    To feel close to God, we need to spend time close to Him.  We cannot afford to take long absences from His presence.  We need to consciously take time every day to pray, read His word and spend time with Him.  The more time spent with Him, the closer the walk.

Published by Ray Richards