The Power Of A Quiet Time

Stillness, peace, intimate communion. Clear direction. Wisdom. Understanding. Knowledge. Insights, Revelation. Think of your quiet time from Habakkuk 2:1. It says, “I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me…” I think of verse 2 in journaling. The Lord instructed Habakkuk to, “…Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.”

When I sit down in my quiet time I have my Bible nearby and my journal open. I come to the Lord with the expectation to hear His whispered words. It is a time of His heart speaking to mine. I don’t use this time to read my Bible or pray. It is a set apart time to just commune in my spirit with the One who loves me.

I don’t have a formula, but I learned years ago that I need to first quiet my heart. I use Psalm 131:2 as my template.It says, “Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.” Quiet, content, no agenda, but ready to hear. The Lord took Himself apart from the crowd to commune with His Father. He is our model. 

Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God…” I also consider my quiet time from Song of Solomon 2:14. This is how I read it. “O my Dove, in the cleft of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see Your face, let me hear Your voice; for Your voice is sweet, and Your face is lovely.” Intimate communion is One on one. It is a secret exchange of Heart to heart. 

There is nothing on the face of this earth that is like our intimate communion with the Lord. Let nothing rival your time with Him. He delights in you. He waits for you to come to Him. He has so much to impart. We cannot live a moment without Him. John 15:1-8 helps us see that our vital union with Him is essential to bear fruit for His glory.

Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Our intimate communion is unique. It is not copied from anything. Our time with the Lord is not patterned. He speaks into the moment of our lives through His infinite wisdom. He imparts what we need in a way that we cannot get it any other way. That is the power of our quiet time.

1 John 2:27 says of this time, “But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.” We can trust what we hear in our quiet time when our heart is still and we have no agenda.

Jeremiah 31:14 says, “I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the Lord.” Psalm 36:8 says, “They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.” Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Is your desire  to know Him? The power of your quiet time with Him will fulfill that desire.

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