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How To Have A Quiet Time With God?

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My quiet time with God is something that I truly value, and God had made it easy for me to want to be with Him each day. ~ Bill Greguska

Psalm 23:2  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.

Are you spending quality quiet time with God? Here are some encouraging scriptures about having a quiet time.

Where And When To Have Your Quiet Time With God?

I encourage you to go to a place that is free from distractions, where you can be alone and have undivided time with the Lord. I have chosen to utilize the bathroom where close the door and not be disturbed, and I keep my Bible and journal, pen, and highlighter there all the time.

One of the best ways to pray is to be still and ask God what He wants me to do. Then I try to meditate on what is trying to speak to me about. I do not hear God speak in audible words, but He often talks to me very clearly. When I started my quiet time like this, getting close to God was so much easier to do.

We can learn from Jesus Christ, who modeled such a practice. Mark 1:35 says, “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.“Luke 5:16 says, “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.“Matthew 6:6 says, “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.” ~ Bill Greguska

 

 

What Are The Benefits Of Having A Quiet Time?

 

 


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I have found great value in having a quiet time, putting it all together (reading, meditating, journaling, and prayer). It’s called having a daily quiet time where you consistently practice all of those things. The amount of time needed for a quality quiet time can vary.
I believe 30 minutes is what it takes for me to find a scripture in my concordance that is on my heart and mind to start my day or what event happened the day before in general. (this way of reading makes it more applicable to my life) rather than reading something that someone wrote.
  1. After I find the exact scripture from the concordance that I want to study, I find it in the Bible and read the entire chapter, whatever book in the Bible you decide.
  2. Then after reading the whole chapter, which only takes a few minutes, I write down the specific scripture into my notebook. I write my thoughts and how it pertains to my life concerning the scripture I chose in approximately one or two paragraphs.
  3. Then below that, I usually write 5-9 prayer requests for the day, praying for family, friends, others, and myself.
  4. After that, I use my highlighter and highlight anything I want to stand out in my memory.
  5. Then I pray out loud those prayers I just wrote down.
  6. To end my quiet time, I go over the Bible memory verses that I have, and I found that having too many to memorize is not a good idea. A comfortable number of scriptures between 5-10 would be a good number, I discovered.

 

 


How Long Should A Quiet Time Take Me?

Doing all of this takes me between 30 to 45 minutes at the most. (even if you start taking 5 minutes, I am sure if you are anything like me, the amount of time will increase). Consistency is very valuable. You may want to customize your quiet time to fit your needs. But whatever you decide to do, do it unto the Lord, our Savior.
Keep your eye on the goal or purpose of these activities: to know God, understand how God wishes you to live (his will for you), and be in an intimate relationship with Him. But at the same time, you must carve out time and make it a priority.

Pick a consistent time and place to have a daily quiet time. By picking a constant time and place, you can more easily say “NO!” to other requests for your time or attention. You already have an appointment with God during that time. In your prayers, ask God to guard this time. Distractions and competing agendas will happen. You will need God’s help to protect your time together.

 

 


 

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