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How to Have a Quiet Time – Part 7

Start your time with God by praying. Get your heart right before God, and ask Him to speak to you during this time.

Like we said in Day 4, if it is true that “you become like the people you spend time with,” then in order to become more like Jesus, we need to learn about Him and read about Him. When you open your Bible to read, it helps to follow a plan.

Follow a reading plan of the Bible. You can find these plans online or often in your Bible. Go back over a Bible study series that you are doing with someone, or ask a trusted friend for some recommendations.

For your Bible, be sure to pick an understandable translation (Try the NIV or NASB). Don’t just open your Bible up to a random passage and start reading. It helps to have a plan.

Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
According to these verses, what are some of the purposes of Scripture?

How are we to read Scripture?
Read a key verse from your Quiet Time several times that day. Read the verse(s) before and after it.
As you read the verse(s), ask yourself the following questions:

Is there an:

  1. Example for me to follow?
  2. New thought about God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit?
  3. Sin for me to confess?
  4. Promise for me to claim?
  5. Error for me to avoid?
  6. Command for me to obey?

Read Colossians 2:2-4.

Now it’s time to ask yourself these questions after reading Colossians 2:2-4. Write your answers below.

Is there an:

  1. Example for me to follow?
  2. New thought about God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit?
  3. Sin for me to confess?
  4. Promise for me to claim?
  5. Error for me to avoid?
  6. Command for me to obey?

Think of a short phrase or word that summarizes what you have learned, write it on a note card, and meditate on it throughout the day.

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