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This is time spent with God when you allow God to speak to you through the Bible and Holy Spirit, and you speak to God in prayer.  Without it on a daily basis, we will never grow the way God wants us to.  We must determine this is not just important, but ESSENTIAL.  Here are some suggestions as to how:



I recommend the New International Version (NIV).  Don’t get bogged down

with old, hard-to-read translations.



Early morning seems to be best for most, following Jesus’ example (Mark 1:35).

If that isn’t possible, maybe evening, during lunch, or between classes.  Most

importantly, MAKE TIME--Satan will try to keep you from it--and keep it daily.



Make it as quiet a place as possible.  You can’t zero in on God with TV blaring,

a loud stereo, phone distractions or other interruptions.  Get alone with God.



James 1:5 said, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives

generously to all.  Before beginning, take a minute to realize you are in God’s

presence, then ask Him for wisdom to understand the Scripture you are reading

that day.  Claim the promise of James 1:5 and ask the Lord, “What do you want

me to learn today?  Teach me what you want me to know from your Word.”


5)  HAVE A PLAN -- Example of a Quiet Time

* Quiet your thoughts as you enter into your time.  Praise/thanks.


* Repentance.  Begin your time with a clean heart.  Confess sin and clear the

lines of communication with God.


* Read God’s Word (devotion book, 2-3 chapters in Bible from Old & New

Testament, “Read Through the Bible,” Proverbs/Psalms combo).  There

are many systems, just choose one you like.  If you find yourself getting

in a rut, change your system.


* Try and remove wandering thoughts, distractions, lies, condemnation...during

the spiritual battle that exists during our quiet time.


* Prayer/intercession.  (See following materials on Prayer)


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