I often encounter women who want to begin a daily quiet time, but they aren’t sure how or what devotion to use. It’s not complicated but it does require discipline. The main thing is simply to begin a quiet time.
Here are some tips that will help you get started.
1. Find a Place-Pick a specific spot in your home that is comfortable and free from distractions. Make this your special place.
2. Pick a time of day-I’m a morning person and I like to begin my day in God’s word. It’s the first thing I do every morning. I grab my cup of coffee and spend time reading His word and praying. The time of day is not important but just find a time that works for you.
3. Use a Study Bible–A study Bible has application notes, personality profiles, and charts. For everyday reading I use the New Living Translation.
4. Use a Devotional Guide-I like the structure of using a devotional guide but I like one that encourages me to read more than one verse. It’s important that we READ scripture. I like the First 5 Bible App. I also love Katie Orr’s Bible Studies. She had Everyday Hope, Everyday Peace, Everyday Love, and Everyday Faith. She has a new one coming out in April called Everyday Obedience and I can’t wait!
5. Discipline-Commit to doing your quiet time consistently for at least 30 days. Try it every day without exception whether you feel like it or not. It will require sacrifice but the more you do it, the more it will become a part of your daily schedule.
Having a daily quiet time will not be easy. There will be a million things that get in your way of spending time with God.
I used this quote on Friday but it’s so true “When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy.” -Corrie Ten Boom
I love this song because it reminds how lost I would be without grace!
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