Angel Lester
by on March 28, 2024

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you." (James 4:8)
What is quiet time? Quiet time is time that you dedicate to spending time alone with God and his word.  It is meant to help us as Christians to grow in a relationship with God. Spending time with him shapes the outcome of your day.

When we spend intentional time with God, we will be able to see the benefits because God will be drawing near to us in the process. We can have quiet time even when we are on the go by learning to use moments already in our day to refocus our sight on Jesus rather than our circumstances  We live in such a hectic world it is no wonder we so easily become scatterbrained and distracted with things that keeps us from that purpose.

God longs to spend time with us. Consider what he was willing to do for us in order to reunite us with Him. Is it asking too much that we devote daily time with him?

Having a daily time with God is the only way to ensure that you grow spiritually.

What really matters is finding time for just you and God are components like a quieter setting, with little distractions. It is important to intentionally spend more than a couple of minutes reading scripture. Don't rush into God's presence. Prepare your heart by being still before Him and letting quietness clear away the thoughts of the world, Be physically alert, be mentally aware. Be focused and know that he is there. Be pure and clean.

Oftentimes, God wants us to sit before him in quietness. He doesn't want us to do all the talking. As ( Isaiah 30-15) says, " In quiet and confidence will be your strength."

Jesus set the perfect example for us concerning quiet time. He took time to connect with the father regularly, as the following scriptures tell us.

"Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them sit here while I go over there and pray."
(Matthew 26:36)

"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." (Mark 1:35)

"But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed."
 (Luke 5:16)

God will meet you wherever you are. I have had the most profound encounters with God while doing chores, in my yard watching animals, taking walks, riding in the van going down the road.

During your quiet time, you may sing praise songs, pray, read scripture or daily devotions, and meditate on the word of God. Some people do all the above during their quiet time. Sometimes, just sit and listen. Making that appointment is one thing, keeping it another. Make time for quiet time.

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