Hello darlings. I hope you are doing good. The article I am sharing with you today was written by one of my very amazing friends, Dorothy Tettey. She is a source of blessing to me and has written three articles addressing the importance of having a quiet time. I will post the other two in days to come. For now, I want you to read this with an open mind and I really hope it will bless you.
From a young age Sunday school teachers continually drummed into us the importance of ‘Quiet time’. What is it? You may ask; it is what it is says on the tin; spending time ALONE with God. A quote from my inspirational Bishop Dag Heward-Mills says ‘you’re only as strong as your daily quiet time’.
It wasn’t until I began to mature as a Christian that I truly grasped what that quote meant. Primarily, during your quiet time you develop the most important relationship of your life. Obviously, in life if you want to get close to someone you spend time with them. Personally that’s where I struggled, hence why many of my friendships weren’t genuine. However, through learning to spend time with God, I have learnt to also spend time with other people; depicting that spending time with God teaches you valuable life lessons.
Apart from the life lessons you learn whilst spending time with God you also increase in your personal knowledge of the scriptures.
2 Peter 1:5: And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge…
Throughout the bible there have been great men of God depicted to have encountered God through their quiet times. Most importantly Moses, who rose up early in the morning to go up Mount Sinai in order to hear from the Lord (Exodus 34:1-10). Other great men in the bible such as Joshua (Joshua 1:8), Prophet Micaiah (1 Kings 22:24-25) and David (Psalm 63:1-6) all set time to hear from the lord alone. Even Jesus himself spent time alone with God and taught others to do the same, most importantly in praying to our father (Matthew 6:6).
Especially during the time where we may find ourselves in hectic circumstances; exams around the corner, deadlines, work. It is still very important that we give God his due time. The bible instructs us to seek God FIRST and then all other things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33), there’s no alternative to that equation.
You develop the most important relationship of your life
This is merely a pinch of salt as to why we should be having a quiet time and spending quality time with God. Next time I aim to show you how to have an effective quiet time and the skills you need to be able to walk more closely with God. But for now thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of your week.0