Thursday, April 10, 2008

Quiet Time Help

I often have a hard time with having my quiet time, from deciding what to do, to actually making the time for it. And there is no right or wrong. Here are a few suggestions for any one needing ideas:

1. Having "quiet" quiet time-and for moms, this may rotate. Try to pick a time of day that you aren't too tired, and the kids don't have to bother you. Early morning, nap time, or the kids bed times are good for this.

2. Having accountability. I am always more consistent when I am in a Bible study that has homework. It makes you study the Bible atleast once before the next class :-). You can also ask a friend, or family member to keep you accountable and study something together.

3. Rotating the subject matter. Your quiet time doesn't always have to be studying the Bible. There are many good books that can be used. A great one is our resource of the month. Not only is it an easy read, but she has discussion questions and a Bible study at the end of each chapter. You could even read the chapter one day, and do the Bible study the next.

4. Getting a "read through the Bible in a year" Bible. It breaks each book down to manageable sections for each day. You don't have to think about what to read, and look what you can accomplish in a year!

5. Just taking the time to pray. There is no better way to personally communicate with God. And if you leave out all the rest, remember to always be praying. Psalm 15:29: The Lord is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

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