There is incredible power behind some quiet time. For the working mom and dad, it is a time when they can catch a breath, for the students, it is a time when they can forget about books, deadlines and relax, and for the christian believer it is a time when they can hear and receive from God. Everyone needs some Quiet Time. We get so busy in the service of God’s people , but it is important for us to remember that “doing things for God does not replace spending time with Him.” -Joyce Meyer.
I love a quality quiet time in the morning. My mama always said how you start your day will determine the outcome of your day. However, who said it has to be in the morning? There’s no rules, but morning sure has its advantages. It sets the tone for the day. i always say I am not a girl who is into all the how to’s and all because i believe it sometimes takes out the spontaneity and excitement of life, but here’s a few tips that might help spice up your Quiet Time with God.
Select a time that’s best suited for you. After all, it’s your quiet time so why not give it your full attention? No need to rush, remember it’s time with the most important person in your life. Now need i remind you He is your creator after all? Now i’m not saying you must be very long either. That doesnt have to be your only time with God since he is omniscient .
Venue , Venue. Now that’s key! There’s a reason it’s called quiet, free from
noise. It doesn’t have to be anyplace fancy but if you can be by the beach, hey don’t let me stop you.( i wanna be like you, lol!)
Be Prepared. You may want to bring your Bible, notebook and pen with you and any other thing you might need. Hey it’s your time, bring what you want! ( christian). I bring my music with me!
No Proper Procedure. Spend time reading God’s word, meditating, Worshipping , but in no proper order. Feel free to worship how u want. sitting, standing, kneeling, as the Spirit leads. Don’t be monotonous or boring.
Personalize your Quiet Time. Nowadays, many people use devotionals and other stuff during their Quiet Time, which I do incorporate in mine sometimes, i must say. But it’s important to take some time and reflect on how these stories and Bible readings affect you. How can they be applied into your life? One lil thing I will like to add, never let devotionals, christian literature replace your Bible reading. There is nothing as powerful as the word of God. Heaven and earth will pass away His word will remain.
Record. Now i wanted to say write, but i have a friend who records her Quiet Times on tapes. Amazing right? Once i listened to one of them and was blown away. She will speak about what the Lord put in her heart and everything. Talk about a unique experience!
A two way Street. Incorporating prayer into our Quiet Time is key! We must however, be silent enough to hear God speak to us through our Bible readings, and sometimes in the still soft whisperings of the Holy Spirit.
Share! When our parents taught us sharing, I’m sure they forgot to tell us it never stops! lol! I think it is important to share what we learn in our quiet time. we can’t be reservoirs. In sharing with others, we learn from them too!
You are never too busy for Quiet Time with God. Closet communion needs time for the revelation of God’s presence. It is vain to say, “I have too much work to do to find time.” You must find time or forfeit blessing. God knows how to save for you the time you sacredly keep for communion with Him. -A.T. Pierson
Now in the Spirit of sharing will you kindly share the personal twists you give to your own quiet time? I would love to steal some ideas, i”m sure some of the readers would love it too!
Once again, God Bless You and if you are reading this, I am quite flattered! To God be the Glory!