Does your quiet time feel more like an item on your check list than an encounter with God?
Or maybe it feels like a study session to you.
Maybe you know that having a daily quiet time is something you should be doing, but you just don’t know how.
I totally understand. But I can honestly tell you that there is nothing that has infused my life with more meaning that having a daily quiet time.
Do you want a quiet time that is more than an item on your task list? Here’s how:
Settle yourself into your spot. Having a consistent place and a consistent time for your quiet time is so helpful. In this place, keep your Bible, your journal, and your favorite pen. Get rid of distractions.
Pray simply asking God to open your heart to hear his voice.
Read a section of Scripture. But don’t read it like it’s a text book or a task on your list. Read it as if it’s the word of God. Because that’s what it is. Don’t know what you should be reading? More on this tomorrow.
Engage with what’s on the page. Pray as you’re reading. Underline words or phrases that jump off the page to you. Wrestle with the ideas. Be honest with what’s hard to understand. Continuously ask the Holy Spirit to give you insight.
Write in your journal what you discover, what is relevant for you today. This is how you learn to hear God’s voice and apply it to your life.
Pray again thanking God for meeting with you and for speaking to you. Ask him to help you remember his words throughout your day and help you to walk with him.
Having a daily quiet time will transform your life like nothing else. As you engage with God in his Word, the Holy Spirit will work from the inside out. Your quiet time truly can become more than an item on your task list.
We all with unveiled faces beholding the glory of the Lord are being transformed into his image from one measure of glory to another.
2 Corinthians 3:18