I use this verse as a template to help me quiet my heart. Stillness, peace, intimate communion, clear direction, wisdom, understanding, knowledge, insights, and revelation – these words come to mind when I consider what ‘quiet time’ entails. Becoming still helps me to be content within and ready to hear. The Lord Jesus separated himself from the crowd to commune with his Father. He is our excellent model.

When I sit down during my quiet time I have my Bible nearby and my journal open. I come to the Lord with the expectation to hear his voice. It is a time when I calm my soul and pay careful attention to listen to his heart speak to mine. I spend this quiet time in addition to my daily Bible reading or prayer. I just commune with the Lord who loves me.

There is nothing on the face of this earth that is like our intimate communion with the Lord. He delights in us. He waits for us to come to him. He has so much to impart. Our union with the Lord is vital for us to bear fruit for his glory.

Psalm 37:4 says, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Is your desire to know him? The power of your quiet time with him will fulfill that desire in ways you cannot anticipate.

It is a joyous journey of getting to know the one who shed his blood on our behalf.

Father, I want to thank you for sending Jesus to make a way for us to have intimate communion with the creator of all things. Thank you for your words which always lead us beside still waters that refresh and restore our souls. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Throughout this Day: Take time to step away from your everyday tasks and ask the Lord to speak to your heart. He already knows what you are thinking and feeling. If you have trouble discerning his voice, consider reading a psalm or listening to an instrumental hymn. Pay careful attention to what truths about God come to mind and thank him for revealing himself to you.

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