Are You Spending Enough Time With Jesus?

As a follower of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, you should be spending lots of quality time with Jesus every day if you want to see results from your prayers, significant growth, deliverance and the power of Jesus at work in your life. If you are not experiencing results from your prayers, significant growth, deliverance, or the power of Jesus at work in your life, ask yourself this question, “am I spending enough time with Jesus”? If you are spending enough time with Jesus we applaud you because undoubtedly, you are experiencing Jesus at work in your life,  but if you feel that you are not spending enough time with Jesus and you are not experiencing the type of results that you want in your life, below are some ways that you can begin to spend enough time with Jesus so that you can begin to experience His power at work in your life and start getting the results that God would want you to have!


Bring to your solitude whatever will help you to be with Jesus in a personal, interactive way. Probably you’ll want your Bible, journal, and pen. If you’ll be outside you may need walking shoes, a chair, sun protection, jacket or blanket, and water. You may need a lunch or snacks or you might choose to fast. Also you could bring art supplies, a favorite devotional book, a musical instrument, or a worship CD.

Plan to set aside a time and space for Jesus in which you won’t be interrupted by other people, cell phones, e-mails, media, loud noises, etc. (You may need to make arrangements with family members or others.) You might go to a secluded nature spot or a quiet room.

Do nothing!
Begin your solitude by doing nothing for at least thirty minutes. Just be with Jesus in the silence with no agenda. This will probably be difficult! It might help to take a prayer walk. You are training your body and soul to listen to the word of the Lord: “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). With practice you can live your daily life in Jesus’ easy yoke (Matt 11:25-30), free of hurry, worry, and selfish ambition.

Let go
You may be hoping to have a special time with God, hear a message from him, or to accomplish something important — release your desires to the Lord. You may be anxious about your work, a loved one, or a personal matter — put each concern into the Father’s hands. Ask Jesus to lead you in this this time and then be open to whatever he has for you, trusting that it is good even if it doesn’t feel good. You may feel refreshed by God or distress may surface. You may be encouraged or challenged.

What would you enjoy doing with Jesus? He is your Best Friend and he likes being with you! Probably you don’t want to do a major Bible study or lots of reading. Set aside any concerns for loved ones or your ministry until the last part of your solitude. Instead of trying to accomplish projects, simply pray from your heart, perhaps meditating on a Psalm or Gospel story. If you’re tired you may need to take a nap. Go ahead — Jesus took naps! This will help you to be refreshed and attentive to God.

In prayer everyone struggles with distracting thoughts — don’t feel bad about it. When your mind wanders offer the distraction to God or replace it with a prayer. Give thanks and praise to God or meditate on Scripture. It may help you to gently repeat phrase from the Bible, possibly breathing the words in and out as a Breath Prayer.

Open up
What’s been going on in your life lately? How are you feeling? How can Jesus Help? Talk to Jesus about your experiences and needs, ask Him for His help. Admit to Jesus that you can’t do life without His help! You may want to journal your prayers and what Jesus seems to be saying to you.

If you’re not having the type of success that you want in life, try doing this daily, if you spend enough time with Jesus then according to God’s timing and His plans for your life, you’ll begin to finally start seeing and experiencing the type of results and answers to your prayers that just might astound you!


 -B Guthrie & The WIN International Ministries Team