This encapsulates my quiet time with the Lord: In the evenings, before I doze off.
In the Christian life, quiet time is required. If not, a prerequisite to really grow in your spiritual walk.
Quiet time is best done in the mornings, a few minutes before you get out of bed. Quiet time prepares and sets you for the rest of the day.
I do mine by putting on Gospel music, lying in bed, raising my hands and then going back to bed (to sleep, nonetheless). Yes, quite funny a sight.
Quiet times with me are all done in a hurry, everything in short cut. I am very lazy to do my quiet time. (Which also explains why I have been getting into trouble lately) 😉
I brought this up with my group. And my D-Group leader has been very understanding.
For the past week, she calls me up first thing in the morning (more of like my alarm clock), then says have you done your quiet time? I say yes. She asks, what scripture have you read? I say I will have to open my bible again because I just made highlights. Then she asks have you done journaling? No, but I do highlight some parts in the Bible and she giggles, saying “Pau, you also need to do journaling or scripture won’t stick”…
I must say, despite my leader’s cool, calm and jovial exterior, she’s one tough spiritual leader.
I say, sheepishly…Ok… I will try do journaling…And she ends the call and sweetly reminds me, ‘Let’s talk later over at MBS. Please attend Pau’.
Why do I suddenly feel like a child in need of constant reminding? So embarrassing (shakes head).
My quiet time needs to seriously improve.
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. – Matthew 6:6