By Jonathan Howes, Lead Pastor, Graystone Church

A meeting with God
By Jonathan Howes
Lead Pastor
Graystone Church

As a small boy growing up in South Mississippi, I spent the majority of my summer vacations shirtless and shoeless.  We only had three channels of the TV and video games had yet to be invented (I’m old.), so I was pretty much outside from dawn to dusk.



My neighborhood friends and I would build forts in the woods, ride bikes up and down the streets and play baseball in the yard.  I loved to play baseball.  Like many kids growing up in America, I had a childhood dream of playing baseball in the major leagues.

It’s an interesting thought to think that we can meet with God each day.  Just as I had a standing appointment in the front yard playing baseball with my dad, we can have a daily meeting with God.  Think about it.  If you could have a meeting with anyone in the world, which person would you meet with? President Obama?  Donald Trump? Peyton Manning? Jennifer Lopez?  Dr. Phil?  Warren Buffett? If you could have an hour meeting with anyone in the world, which person would you choose?

Well, we have an opportunity to meet with God, the Creator of the Universe, anytime we want.  Think about it.  We can get a one on one meeting with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords at any hour of the day.  There is no better person in the world to seek counsel or ask for wisdom.  He is Omniscient.  He knows all things.  And He is available to meet with us anytime we want.

Just as I had a regular meeting with my dad every day to play baseball, I want to encourage you to set a regular meeting every day with God.  Set a specific time and place to meet with God.  Write it down on your daily schedule.  This is difficult for us, because we live such busy lives.  That’s one reason we need to treat it like a meeting or an appointment with God.  

God instructs us in Psalm 46:10a, “Be still, and know that I am God;” Let’s carve out time each day in our busy schedules to be still and spend time with God.  God speaks to us as we read and study His word, the Bible.  And we speak to God through prayer.  And this is how we develop a personal relationship with God.  We spend time with him.  It’s the same way I developed a relationship with my earthly father.  I spent time with him.  When are you going to spend time with God?  Will you schedule a regular, daily meeting with Him?

Jonathan Howes has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Jacksonville State University and a Master in Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the lead pastor for Graystone Church. Locations include the Ozora Campus: 1551 Ozora Road | Loganville, GA 30052 and the Walton Campus: 723 N Broad St Monroe, GA 30655. 

Phone: (770) 466-3159

Twitter: @JohnnyHowes