A "quiet time" is simply being intentional about having a conversation with God. This usually means listening for God's voice by reading the Bible of devotions, and speaking to God through prayer. Jesus did this numerous times in the Gospels, sometimes slipping away all night or in the early morning to spend time with His Father.
Very , while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35, NIV)
For most people, including myself, the hardest part of a quiet time (after actually finding the time) is fighting wandering thoughts..= "A good prayer need not be long or drawn out, but rather it should be frequent and passionate." - Martin Luther.
- Quiet times must be in the morning.
- Quiet times must last a certain amount of time.
- Quiet times must follow a specific routine.
Quiet time should be a two-way conversation; to do this - pray the Scriptures. How you spend your time with Christ is up to you. There are no real rules. What matters is that you are spending time with Christ. As an added bonus "journal" your quiet time - you'll be amazed months or years later when you read what you wrote.
Be blessed and be a blessing!
Quiet Time ... to be continued