Intentional Time!

Take time daily to give thought to God, and to give Him our love. And when we pray, may it be in the sincere desire of strengthening the bond between Christ Himself, in the holy meal set before us. Who knows where else we might experience a mountain-top event with our God? Watch for it, and, by all means, make time for it to happen. May our time for God be intentional every day!

“Reflecting on the experience of the transfiguration of Jesus, Peter wrote in his Epistle, “We were eyewitnesses of His majesty” (2 Peter 1:16). The three disciples on the mountaintop, Peter, James, and John, were also “earwitnesses” as they heard the voice of God the Father say, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him” (Matthew 17:5). As we listen to the proclamation of the Gospel, we become “earwitnesses” as well. The working of the Holy Spirit that shapes our witness as we share it with others leads us to be those who make manifest the fruit of the Spirit, including gentleness and self-control, in our lives.”

(Concordia Publishing House 2017)