What does a daily quiet time look like ?

April 29, 2015 by  
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“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” (Proverbs 21:5 ESV)

Having a quiet time is like many other activities you might do in life — in at least one respect.
To be successful, it helps to have a plan.
The Bible says, “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty” (Proverbs 21:5 ESV).


If you’ve never had a quiet time before, you may not have a good, simple plan for doing one.
Simplicity is important with any plan you develop.
If you make it complicated, you’re more likely to get off track.
All you really need for an effective quiet time is a Bible, notebook, and maybe a hymnal or songbook.
So what does a daily quiet time look like?

quiet time

First, be quiet before the Lord.
The Bible calls it waiting on God.
You start by simply sitting down and shutting up.
talking to God
Second, pray briefly.
Start off with a short opening prayer.
Ask God to open your mind and guide you. Ask him to cleanse your mind.

Read a portion of Scripture slowly.
This is where your conversation with God begins.
He starts speaking to you through his Word,
and then you speak back to him through prayer.

Read the Bible slowly.
Don’t try to read too quickly or too much.
The more slowly you read Scripture, the more you’re forced to think about what you’re reading.

MeditateMeditate on the Word.
Spend some time chewing on what God is saying.
Chew on the Word like cows chew on cud.
Ponder and wrestle with it in your mind.
There are lots of great methods for meditating on the Word.

Write down what you discover.
When God speaks to you through his Word,
care enough about what he is saying to write it down.
Writing enables us to remember what God has said to us and record our discoveries.

Pray again.

Be quiet.

Ask God to show you his Word.
Talk to God about what he has said to you.
Tell him what you’re thinking about what he is saying.
Talk to him about anything else that’s on your mind.

– fwd: v c mathews

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