Making time for a Quiet Time is something that may seem devestating and daunting. But we, the people who are crying out S.O.S. ("Save our Sanity"), should be happy for a "quiet hour", shouldn't we? I think so. It seems very strange that we all want a relaxing, peaceful life yet ignore starting a very important Quiet Time each day! When you began this quiet time, so many thoughts may rush through your head saying, There's so many other projects I could get started on. Why sit around? I am happy to inform you that a quiet time does not have to mean just sitting around. In fact, if you establish a wonderful quiet time routine each day I think that a quiet time can mean much, much, much more than simply a time to sit around! To establish a wonderful routine, you need time and patience. But I assure you that with the following steps you will be well on your way.
During quiet time you can:
READ GOD'S WORD - this is a fantastic opportunity to read The Word. Why not use a Bible Reading Plan and read through the whole Bible, or just choose a single book of the Bible and start? Whether you read 2 verses or 2 chapters, you are doing great.
PRAY - Praying is something so wonderful yet so often neglected. Take time to just simply pray.
GET OUTSIDE - you can read your Bible and pray outside in nature during the summer! Sit by your favorite tree or a pond. If you can't go outside in the winter, just find a cozy place by the window.
ENJOY A TREAT - enjoy hot herbal tea or a cup of steaming cocoa while you read!
I have just touched the surface, so to speak, with establishing a quiet time each day. But I know that by getting more in the Word and praying more that you will come away refreshed and revitalized! Do you know it is vital to be in God's Word each and every day? Yes! God deserves your worship. Will you in turn spend time with Him each day?