Maybe I am about to make a huge assumption here, feel free to correct me if I am wrong. However, I believe my observations have truth in them. I am often left troubled by the fact that quiet time with God has almost vanished from many in the faith. It feels like we are so distracted by so many things ranging from, work to social media.
And yes, there is nothing wrong with any of these if used correctly. However, lately I find that many of us are so locked into our T.V screens and gadgets, but not in the word. When bills are not taking up our thought life, its something else.
It is very important to withdraw from all the world has to offer, worldly thoughts and occupations, and shut yourself in alone with God, to pray to Him in secret. Whilst it may be fashionable to be loud like a clanging gong for all to see in public spaces, it is not necessary. “Results are a result of what is done in private” Mumpreneurunited.com
Remember: “Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue. God’s voice in response to mine is its most essential part.” Andrew Murray
Often times God wants us to sit before Him in quietness. He doesn’t want us to do all the talking. Sometimes HE literally has so much He wants to communicate with you (communication is a two way thing) but we get so caught up in our own bubble that we love the sound of our own voice and forget to actually also do some listening. This is how we more often than not miss God. As Is. 30:15 says “In quiet and confidence will be your strength”
I love what George Sweeting said; “If we don’t maintain a quiet time each day, it’s not really because we are too busy; it’s because we do not feel it is important enough… Late nights kill the quiet time… Quiet time is not just a helpful idea, it is absolutely necessary to spiritual growth.”
Are you making time for quiet time? If so, what do you do in your quiet time? Share in the comments.
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