The River Church of the South Bay – How to have a quiet time with God

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Ever wondered what exactly it means or how exactly you would go about spending time with God?

I came across this article from the River Church of the South Bay that gives one of the best blueprints for spending time with God. What better time than with the START of a NEW YEAR to commit to prayer and study of God’s word. HERE is a great aid that helps just about anyone accomplish this task. Even Jesus had quiet time in prayer with God- “Very early in the morning, while it was till dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed”  Mark 1:35 and how much more do we – “Man cannot live on bread alone but on every word that God speaks”  Matthew 4:4

Topics addressed (with biblical references) are-

Why we need quiet time with God-

  1. We need nourishment from God’s word to grow.
  2. We need to hear from God daily.
  3. We need to draw close to God.
  4. We need the Word which is our best defense against sin.
  5. We need to be corrected when we sin.
  6. We need encouragement and comfort.

What is involved in quiet time?

  1. Bible reading
  2. Prayer time
  3. Journaling and bible note-taking

Then there are some great tips for a meaningful quiet time and then the steps to actually facilitate this quiet time.

CLICK to read the article here. and start spending quiet time with God

Other articles (that can be extemely helpsul to new believers too) on the same website include:

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