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Do You Have A Quiet Time With God Daily?Are you having quiet time with God each day? NeedEncouragement.com

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My quiet time with God is an extraordinary treasure that I hold close to my heart. It is in these precious moments that I feel an overwhelming sense of peace and tranquility, knowing that I am communing with the Lord. God has graciously made it effortlessly delightful for me to yearn for His presence every single day. Are you currently embracing this quality quiet time with our Heavenly Father? If not, let today be the start of something beautiful – a journey into a closer relationship with Him.

It is just like how we keep in touch with dear friends, having a quiet time each morning becomes our lifeline, forging and fortifying a bond that words alone cannot express. Without communication, relationships stagnate; they struggle to blossom and flourish. Hence, I wholeheartedly encourage you to embark on this marvelous adventure by starting your day with Jesus himself as your divine companion – it will undoubtedly infuse balance and guidance into every aspect of your life. ~ Bill Greguska

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








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. 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?


Quiet Time

I have found great value in having a quiet time and putting it all together (reading, meditating, journaling, and prayer). It’s called having a daily quiet time where you consistently practice all 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. After reading the whole chapter, which only takes a few minutes, I write down the specific scripture in 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.




How Long Should A Quiet Time Take Me?

Doing all of this takes me between 30 to 45 minutes. (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.






Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Matthew 6:6 ESV 

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

James 4:8 ESV 

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Psalm 1:2 ESV 

But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Matthew 6:33 ESV 

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Psalm 119:11 ESV 

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Psalm 119:9 ESV 

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

Mark 1:35-37 ESV 

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.”

Revelation 3:20 ESV 

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Psalm 91:1 ESV 

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.



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