Busy for quiet time? Staying connected to God in your busy schedule
Quiet time is a regular period of personal session of a Christian’s spiritual activities including studying and meditating on God’s word, Prayer. Quiet time is an important aspect of a Christian who will not want to lose connection with God anytime. Your personal fellowship with God will determine how much you will grow in your faith. It is more than just listening to God’s word or going to church.
God wants you to develop your faith in him and remain firm, not tossed around like leaf with different kinds of doctrine. You have to dig deep into the word of God to be able to differentiate the right from the wrong.
God wants you to grow to maturity and move from a baby stage to another level in him. God is full of mysteries. How can you know the mysteries when you are not close to him? “Draw close to God and he will draw close to you”. He wants to be your friend, someone that you can confide in, someone that you can tell your mind. This can only come to pass when you have a solid personal relationship with God.
Nowadays, many people don’t have time for God again. They put their physical activities first when God says “Seek the kingdom of God first and its righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you”. When you left home in the morning without a moment of prayer, how do you want God to be in control of that day (a day that you have not asked him to control)?
Having a personal fellowship with God as a single or family makes one fulfilled and concentrated in whatever one does each day. Your fellowship with God determines how you will be able to overcome any form of temptation and it determines the level of God’s power in you.
Out of your busy schedule, you can still make out time to fellowship with God. Here are some ways by which you can achieve this.
- Find a convenient time for devotion probably early in the morning. For instance, if you are to start preparing for work by 5:30am, wake up by 4:30am or 4:45am to commit your day into God’s hand and study and meditate on God’s word.
- Try to bring whatever you have studied into your memory during the day and ponder on it. This will give you more insight into the mystery behind the WORD. God may even have a specific word for you through the study.
- Use your phone’s home screen for scripture instead of what is on it now.
- Set a notification on your phone to remind you of scriptures.
Be constant with your quiet time to build a quality relationship with God thereby enhancing a better communication between you and God.
Read: Mark 1:35; James 4:8; Ephesians 4:14-15