Thursday, January 14, 2021
Quiet Time. Psalm 4:1-8. Jan 14 2021.
“You have put gladness in my heart, more than in the season that their grain and wine increased.” Psalm 4:7
What comes to your mind when you hear the words “quiet time?” Its a term that is used extensively in Christian circles. We have had sermons on it, we have heard it being taught, and prayer warriors depend on it. But what do we mean with this term?
Each morning or some time during the day, you may have your own quiet time . You will have a Bible, probably a coffee or some other beverage beside you, maybe soft Christian music playing in the back ground and you sit and have your quiet time with the Lord.
However when you think about this scene, it is full of distractions. Reading the Word and spending a few minutes in prayer does not produce a true quiet time with the Lord. This time is important and vital ,it is not solitude. Your mind is full of distractions and thoughts and words.
Richard Foster writes, “ Without silence, there is no solitude” a true moment of silence does not include you formulating your next thoughts and actions. It is a moment of complete silence before the Lord. Calm your mind, and even stop praying for a moment. Sit back and listen. You may be surprised at what you hear. God wants to silence the world around you and speak to you His child. Learn to quiet the noice around you. He will speak to you.