Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Quiet Time

You might be a Christian, if you ... have a quiet time.

If you've been around Christians for very long, you may hear them talk about having their quiet time. Quiet time is simply a time set aside to have conversation (prayer) with the Lord, to receive instructions from Him (bible reading) and to praise Him.

Most of us like to find a place of solitude to have our quiet time because the world is so distracting, we can barely think, let alone hear the voice of God!

In today's busy world, we also have to be intentional about finding quiet time. The day will slip by so quickly and when our heads hit the pillow at night, we realize once again we didn't give the Lord any of our time.

How can we find time in our schedule? First, determine what is the best time of day for you to commune with God. My dad used to always do it right before bedtime, but that doesn't work for me. When bedtime is near, my brain is mush and I can't stay awake to hold a conversation with anyone!

The bible speaks of seeking Him early, but whenever you can work it in is the right time for you. Do what you have to do, pencil it in on your planner, set an alarm, give up your lunch hour. Whatever you have to do.

O God, You are my God;

Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.

(Psalm 63:1)

Do you thirst for Him? 


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betty said...

I do thirst for him.

I do my quiet time in the mornings (which I need to get to soon today after I finish reading a few more blogs).

Its hard sometimes to get it done on the weekend with schedules, but usually Monday through Friday I do have that quiet time.


Anonymous said...

Perfect choice for Q!