Spending Quiet Time with God Can Be a Daily Practice
Inner “noise” can be just as troublesome as outer noise when it comes to spending quiet time with God. If we fail to understand the importance of having a regular, committed quiet time with God, we are not likely to hear His voice, the one that whispers, “This is the way; walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21). Spending quiet time with God should include a place is free of distractions, abiding in God’s presence, prayer and thanksgiving, and meditating on God’s Word. Many Christians are now creating prayer rooms used just for spending quiet time with God. You can decorate this sacred space with candles, comfy chair, angels, and pictures.
Spending quiet time with God is such an easy habit to forget, especially if we haven’t yet made it a priority. If you desire quiet time with God, but find it difficult to attain, try these tips: Carve out time in your day by writing it into your calendar. Setting aside quiet time to seek Him everyday reminds us that we rely on Him everyday. To keep your quiet time fresh and vibrant, vary the things you do such as devoting one quiet time to just listening to God by being silent yet alert for the entire scheduled time.
Make Spending Quiet Time with God a Daily Appointment
Spending quiet time with God, or devotion time, refers to our daily appointment with God, when we shut out as much outside interference as possible. During our quiet time, we may sing praise songs, pray, read Scripture or daily devotions, meditate on God’s Word, or simply be still and listen. Don’t get bogged down into doing a spiritual to-do list. You want to have a guide but be led by the Holy Spirit. Sometimes you may spend your entire quiet time in worshiping God. Other times you may be so enamored with a particular passage that you meditate and reflect on it during this time.
Jesus set the example for us concerning quiet time when He stepped away from the limelight, retreating to a quiet place to commune with His Father. Our quiet times with God should be in a place where we are alone with no TV or phone — only God and us. No matter the spiritual level we may have reached our goal for quiet time should be to come away with a sense of having been in the presence of Almighty God. Spending quiet time with God, as with other devotional activities, can help give some divine rhythm to the daily routine.
Using Spending Quiet Time with God to Read His Word
Preparing our hearts to hear from God requires a focused effort. Spending quiet time with God is also a time to read God’s Word. It is through daily prayer and meditation, and reading God’s Word that we will grow in our walk with God. The importance is setting time aside each day to talk with God, because this is the best way to draw close to Him. Perhaps the most important question we can ask today is “What is on the heart of God.
Don’t allow guilt to keep you from spending quiet time with God. If you miss a day, a week, or even a month, just pick up where you left off. God is also always presence and waiting to commune with his children. Use your quiet time with God as an extended discussion with God, to share your thoughts and feelings, working things out, being still and waiting on the Lord.
Christian Meditation Cds and MP3s are available to help you in spending quiet time with God regularly. Spending quiet time with God should be a part of every Christians practice to grow closer in relationship with Him.