Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.Mark 1:35
When we set aside a specific time to get quiet and focus on God, we are setting Him as our priority. We are honoring Him as Lord of our life and we are connecting with Him. If you have recently become a Christian, let me assure you that you will hear much on this subject from teachers and leaders.
Maybe you have created this habit and already spend time quiet time with God each day. Maybe you have never heard of this or maybe you have heard of it and have never considered trying to add this to your busy schedule.
Most of us lead very busy lives. Our days and weeks are filled with family, home and work responsibilities.
Women often tell me that they simply can’t fit devotional time into their schedule. It just seems impossible to add one more thing to the calendar. One of the main reasons this sounds impossible is the misconception that there are certain rules we must follow. The desire to “do it right” often keeps us from trying.
So what's the big deal about quiet time with God? Is it important? Yes. Is it biblical? Yes. Are there hard and fast rules to follow? No.
It is biblical and our days definitely go better when we make this a priority. And we can set an example for our children and family members.
Our daily appointment with God is so important that we must make a conscious effort every day to spend time with Him.
Everything works once we get our priorities straight-and our relationship with Him should be our first priority.
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. Matthew 6:6
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. Psalm 1:2
Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone Matthew 14:22-23
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; Psalm 1:1-6
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10
Pray: Dear Lord, please point out open times in my schedule for quiet time with you.
Set an appointment with God, even if it is only a 15-minute time slot. Spend the time quietly resting in Him.