Pastor’s Corner: Spend some ‘quality time’ with God

Family Life Christian Center

Isaiah 50 begins with the words, “This is what the LORD says.”  In verse two, He asks the question, “When I called, why was there no one to answer?” 

Often we get so busy, that we don’t spend enough quality time with our spouse or family.  This isn’t just physical in nature.  A person can be there physically, but actually lost somewhere in outer space, emotionally and relationally.

God has noticed the same thing with those who call Him Father.  He reaches out to share His love and compassion, but we just aren’t there.  He calls and no one answers.  We are not at ‘home.’

It’s no wonder that many in the church seem to have lost their way.  Some only read the Bible when their pastor says, ‘turn with me in your Bible to  . . . ,’ during the Sunday service.  It causes God to be concerned when believers fail to respond to him.

There is great wisdom to be found in the Scriptures.  King Solomon, the author of the book of Proverbs, was known as one of the wisest men on earth.  Samuel, was just a young boy working and learning to minister in the temple, when God first spoke to him.  He later became a great prophet of God.

Make yourself daily available to the Lord.  Minimize the distractions around you, so that when He calls, you will be able to hear His voice.  Make time in your busy schedule, to spend some quality time with God, each day.  Learn to not only hear Him, but to listen to His voice.  He will watch over you and keep you in the palm of His hand – provided for and protected.

Dennis Van Gorp (16 Posts)

Dennis Van Gorp is a the pastor at Family Life Christian Center in Superior Arizona. The writes a pastor's column for the Superior Sun on a regular basis.


Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Hambly announces Students of the Week

    23 hours ago
    by

    Leonor Hambly K-8 School has announced its Students of the Week for the week of Aug.


    Gila Board of Supervisors approve tax rates; ASARCO devalues Hayden property

    23 hours ago
    by

    The Gila County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, to approve the tax rates for the entire county. This is an annual function of the Board; the procedure is required by state law and allows the County Treasurer to accept and disburse the property taxes collected.


    Kearny Police Report

    23 hours ago
    by

    According to state law, there are two methods by which police may arrest suspected offenders. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting


    Lisle Jean Forrester Johnsen

    23 hours ago
    by

    Lisle Jean Johnsen, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died suddenly on August 14, 2014.


  • Stories Just For You

    Panthers expect to be rewarded after last season

    August 19th, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The 2013 season was difficult for everyone associated with the Panthers football program.


    Celebrating six years of hard work – Superior Chamber has Grand Opening

    August 19th, 2014
    by

    On Friday, Aug. 15, just about every parking space on Main St. was filled with cars. For many years that was an unusual sight, especially in the evening.


    Hydrology testing to begin on Mary Dr.

    August 19th, 2014
    by

    Resolution Copper recently informed local residents at a community forum and via mailed letters about the upcoming hydrology test site that will be drilled off of


    Superior Police Report

    August 19th, 2014
    by

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin