• Keep Quiet Time items together in a basket or bag: Bible—Devotional—Prayer Journal—Notebook
If you keep these items readily at your fingers, you can take them with you to your prayer closet. Your prayer closet (Matthew 6:6) can be any place you can shut out the cares of this world and open your spirit to Jesus. If you are at home, it might be a special room in your house. There have been times in my life when my car was prayer closet. I have enjoyed great times of fellowship with the Lord in lonely cemeteries and beautiful ocean parks.
Begin your Quiet Time by meditating on God’s power and His majesty. Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God!
· Focus your mind on being in God’s presence.
· Ask Him to show you anything in your life that might hinder your walk with Him.
· Listen for God to speak to you rather than directing Him to do things for you.
How Do You Hear God’s Voice?
• By listening to pastors and other Christians
• By different circumstances that God puts into your life
• By reading His Word and listening for His still small voice to personalize Scriptures just for you
• By listening to music that reminds you of God’s power and majesty
• By finding Scriptures to pray back to Him
Psalm 100:5 Lord, You are good and Your mercy is everlasting!
Psalm 19:14 Lord, You are my strength and my redeemer.
• Journalize your prayers to keep your mind focused.
• Write down Scriptures as the Holy Spirit reveals and personalizes them to you.
• Meditate on passages that you read. By meditating upon God’s precepts, you will be more equipped to give wiser counsel to others.