But I also have come to realize that I, along with many other believers, have a poor understanding of what it really means to have a quiet time. The result is continued feelings of failure as well as a genuine lacking of personal growth through private study.
We have to align our thoughts with what the Bible tells us God desires and commands of us instead of creating lists and expectations that are based more on the ideas and perceptions of man.
With that as our goal, let us consider a few of the misconceptions that so many of us believe when it comes to having a quiet time.
3 Things the Bible Doesn’t Say About Quiet Time:
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Some days, these questions will be easier to answer than others. But the effort to seek out and find it is well worth it. Knowing God is the goal of our study, not a happy feeling.
What the Bible Does Say About Quiet Time:
While the Bible doesn’t provide us with a line item to-do list when it comes to our quiet time, it does give us guidance. The clearest counsel we are given is found to us by the Apostle Paul.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2
How has your quiet time transformed over the years?
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