Spend Much Time With Jesus
John 14:3b: I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
1 Thessalonians 5:17: Pray without ceasing.
Believers shall be with Jesus forever. That is what will make Heaven heavenly. If we love someone we want to be with them. If we spend more time with Him in prayer it will make our here and now lives more heavenly too. We can also be with Him when we study the Bible, when we meditate on it, when we meditate on Him, when we serve Him and when we simply spend time with other believers.
Matthew 18:20: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Spurgeon on Psalms 65:11b: Thy paths drop fatness.
Many are *the paths of the Lord* which *drop fatness,* but an especial one is the path of prayer. No believer, who is much in the closet, will have need to cry, *My leanness, my leanness; woe unto me.* Starving souls live at a distance from the mercy- seat, and become like the parched fields in times of drought.
Prevalence with God in wrestling prayer is sure to make the believer strong-if not happy. The nearest place to the gate of heaven is the throne of the heavenly grace. Much alone, and you will have much assurance; little alone with Jesus, your religion will be shallow, polluted with many doubts and fears, and not sparkling with the joy of the Lord. Since the soul-enriching path of prayer is open to the very weakest saint; since no high attainments are required; since you are not bidden to come because you are an advanced saint, but freely invited if you be a saint at all; see to it, dear reader, that you are often in the way of private devotion. Be much on your knees, for so Elijah drew the rain upon famished Israel*s fields.
There is another especial path dropping with fatness to those who walk therein, it is the secret walk of communion. Oh! the delights of fellowship with Jesus! Earth hath no words which can set forth the holy calm of a soul leaning on Jesus* bosom. Few Christians understand it, they live in the lowlands and seldom climb to the top of Nebo: they live in the outer court, they enter not the holy place, they take not up the privilege of priesthood. At a distance they see the sacrifice, but they sit not down with the priest to eat thereof, and to enjoy the fat of the burnt offering. But, reader, sit thou ever under the shadow of Jesus; come up to that palm tree, and take hold of the branches thereof; let thy beloved be unto thee as the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, and thou shalt be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. O Jesus, visit us with Thy salvation!