Monday, May 6, 2019

Quiet Time, What Is It?

Do you struggle with finding quiet time with the Lord? Do you fully understand exactly what quiet time is all about?










Quiet time is just a period of time that has been set apart for the Lord. It is a time when we get away from the noise (as much as possible), seek the Lord and pray.




What Time Is Best For Quiet Time?





I do not believe that you need to have a particular time of day for your quiet time. I mean, really, you can be folding laundry while communicating with the Lord and that is your quiet time.




For me, there is always noise in the house. I live with 3 dogs and 4 parakeets. I have become a pro at tuning them out, when needed.




My quiet time is in the morning. 




I get up, tend to the dogs, have breakfast, grab my coffee and sit down with the Lord.




If all you can manage is 10-15 minutes, that is great. The Lord is not going to keep tabs on your efforts :). He will just sit patiently and wait.




I just know, that for me, having my quiet time in the morning sets the tone for the whole day. If, for some reason, I miss my time alone with the Lord, I will be able to tell as the day progresses. By starting off my day with Him, it makes Him (and keeps Him) a priority. With Him first, I know that I will be better prepared for the day ahead.











Tips For Successful Quiet Time 






1. Remove yourself from the world. 





Step away from the noise of life. Disconnect from your devices. Be quiet with the Lord.




Romans 12:1-2 NIV 




Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.




2. Be Still; Focus On The Lord 




Once you have accomplished being quiet, focus on being still with the Lord. Your sole focus should be on Him.




Psalm 46:10 NIV 

 


He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”




Lamentations 3:25-28 NIV 




The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord . It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young. Let him sit alone in silence, for the Lord has laid it on him.











3. Seek The Lord In Prayer 




Communicate with the Lord. Prayer is just a conversation with Him. He wants to know everything about you. He wants to be included in on every detail of your life. So talk to Him.



Matthew 6:6-8 NIV 




But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.




1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV 




Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.




4. Jesus Needed Quiet Time With God 




It is important to remember that even Jesus needed time alone with the Father.



Luke 5:15-16 NIV 

 


Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.




Mark 1:35-37 NIV 




Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”












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Do you struggle with finding quiet time with the Lord?
Do you fully understand exactly what quiet time is all about?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.



























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