5 Ways to Have Your Quiet Time
Here at She Matters, we talk about the importance of spending our quiet time with Jesus daily, and making sure we are digging deep into His Word. We make time constantly to spend with friends and family, so why not make the time to spend with Him?
Take this for example. If you and your best friend decided to not put as much effort into your friendship and spending time together, say you only see each other twice a year, you wouldn't feel as close, would you? You wouldn't know what's going on in their daily life and that distance would eventually wear on the friendship as a whole. It's the same thing if we don't spend time with Jesus. Eventually, we won't even know who He is.
If you don't already make it a habit to spend some quiet time with Jesus daily, we have five ways to help you get started.
1. FIND TIME
I know this sounds like a "duh" answer, but seriously be strategic about this. Find a time during the day that works best for you. If you aren't a morning person, don't try to wake up in the morning and squeeze in that quiet time just because you have a friend that does it that way. Maybe you are a night owl instead, or you have kids, and the best time to sit down is after you have put them in bed. Do what works best for you! And don't feel like you have to pick the same time everyday. Do what works best each day for you because you know your schedule and life better than anyone else.
2. FIND THE PLACE
Again, just like the time, you don't have to have a specific place every single day to do this. Just find somewhere where you can get away from distractions and really focus. There are days I sit in my library at home and enjoy my quiet time, but on a different day I might be chilling on my living room couch or sitting at the kitchen counter. Experiment with different places, and don't feel like you have to stay at home for this. Maybe you can clear your mind better by sitting outside or going to a local bookstore or coffeehouse nearby. Be adventurous with it!
3. FIND SCRIPTURE
Everyone's quiet time looks different, including the scripture they are studying. Maybe you don't know where to start. Most Bibles have a section in the back with topics that you can look up and study on, or you can get started with one of the more familiar books of the Bible, like Psalms or Proverbs. Whether you are picking specific scriptures to help you in a certain season of your life, or picking a book of the Bible to study, make sure you are picking something you can really dig into, not just sporadically flipping through the Bible.
There are plenty of resources out there to help you get started on studying. Maybe it is harder for you to find a scripture or book you want to study, so I encourage you to grab a resource that can help you. One of my favorites is the First 5 app by the Proverbs 31 Ministries. They have a daily devotion that can help you in your quiet time or even certain studies if you want to jump in on those. Don't feel like you have to study alone.
5. JUMP RIGHT IN
Don't procrastinate and keep putting it off for the perfect day or time. Go ahead and dive head first into the Word today. There's no right or wrong way to do it. Do what feels right for you and maybe even get a friend on board with you. Be each other's accountability partners to make sure you are growing each day.
If you have any questions feel free to email us at email@example.com.