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Quiet Time With God

Could you, please, describe your 'quiet time' with God. There are no right or wrong answers because they are all so personal and special. I'm just curious as I'm sure that they will vary quite a lot (and for very different reasons also).

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//Pray and read my daily devotional.---Samuelbb7 on 9/5/16

May I ask what type of daily devotional book you read?

Sunday Visitors or Our Daily Bread? Or any other kind?
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/7/16


My Quiet time is first thing in the morning. Before Breakfast I go to the den before anyone else is awake. Pray and read my daily devotional.

Bible verse about Christianity.

1John 5:2,3 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
---Samuelbb7 on 9/5/16


//what is being asked by others isn't even close to what Rita is asking.---Steveng 9/5/16

You all could have answered Cluny 1st question with Matthew 6:6.

//Where does the Bible use the phrase "quiet time with God"---Cluny 8/28/16

//Rita H, you and other protestants are the ones who claim "Bible only." I'm just asking you to play by your own rules.---Cluny 8/29/16

//Cluny is only asking for Scripture backing for 'quiet time' with God.

Why don't you all try to give him the passage since you all believe all worship should ONLY from the Bible?

Matthew 6:6

But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen.---Nicole_Lacey 9/1/16
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/5/16


Nicole_Lacey wrote: "Just ANSWER the question with a Scripture Passage for a change if you CAN?

Christianity is very simple.

Love one another."

You would be a great politician. That wasn't the original question. I know topics usually go on a tangent, but what is being asked by others isn't even close to what Rita is asking.
---Steveng on 9/5/16


//Nicole_Lacey:"...all worship should ONLY from the Bible?"
All worship comes only from the heart, not the bible.//

That is what I am saying!

The question mark at the end of my comment means I am quoting you all and saying it is incorrect.

//Rita asked a simple questions and most of you just blow it out of proportion.---Steveng

I was defending Rita if you were paying attention.

I then said I understood Cluny's question and ANSWERED him for you all.

Whenever you all don't know the answer you all insult, criticizes or simply change the
subject.

Just ANSWER the question with a Scripture Passage for a change if you CAN?

Christianity is very simple.

Love one another.
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/5/16




Be still, and know that I am God.

"In the rush and noise of life, as you have intervals, step home within yourselves and be still. Wait upon God, and feel His good presence, this will carry you evenly through your day's business." William Penn

The only way to listen to God is to be still. The only way to bring peace upon your heart is to get away from the ways of the world.
---Steveng on 9/4/16


Lovely answers Bill and Steveng. A 'quiet time' should mean just that in my opinion. Shut out as much noise as is possible, which is not easy these days, and relax and wait on God. God is capable of getting through to us via out thoughts, through things others say to us, the next book we pick up, an unexpected visitor who has just the answer we needed and so much more.

We would miss much of this if we did not make a place, time and stillness to receive what He has for us.
---Rita_H on 9/4/16


Hi, Rita (c: I think that all the time we can be quiet with God > in His love >

"rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." (1 Peter 3:4)

To me, this means God's love is gentle and quiet, and with almighty power to keep us from being corrupted by nasty angry reacting, self-righteous criticizing, cursing people with our worry, unforgiveness, and dominating and dictatorial drives for food pleasure and other sorts of pleasure.

So, for me, quiet time with God includes refusing to let such things mess with me, so I can be deeply and nicely quiet with God (c:
---Bill on 9/3/16


Nicole_Lacey wrote: "...all worship should ONLY from the Bible?"

All worship comes only from the heart, not the bible. All denominations explain the bible in a logically worldly way giving examples using worldly examples and bible verses. One cannot explain spiritual matters using worldly knowledge. Christians overlook similes, metaphors and other figures of speech in the bible to explain the things that cannot be explained in a worldly way (and the use of parables, too). Today's christians are too complex, too knowledgeable to truly understand the words of God. Today's christians make living a chrisitan lifestyle way to complex.

Rita asked a simple questions and most of you just blow it out of proportion.
---Steveng on 9/3/16


I never needed to give scriptural back up for this Nicole BECAUSE I NEVER said that it was in the bible NOR have I ever 'thought' that it was either.

It is a phrase I heard many times after being saved and I just knew that people were referring to the time that they spend alone with God - where they don't want others listening or joining in. It has always made sense to me to call it 'my' quiet time just as many others do. All others may call it whatever they wish to call it.

This innocent little question has taken on a life of its own just because 'someone' decided to challenge something which needed no challenge - someone who seems incapable of ever simply answering questions he can answer and 'passing' on those he cannot.
---Rita_H on 9/2/16




Rita
Thank you, you have put another smile on my face. We may disagree from time to time, but I know family.
---David on 9/2/16


Cluny is only asking for Scripture backing for 'quiet time' with God.

Why don't you all try to give him the passage since you all believe all worship should ONLY from the Bible?

Matthew 6:6

But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

That's it.

We Catholics and Orthodox are use to providing Scriptures for questions whenever asked by Protestants.

It's seems odd that Protestants can barely return the FAVOR when asked from a Catholic or an Orthodox.
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/1/16


//My purpose was to see if YOU knew where the Bible uses this Evangelical buzz phrase.//
I gave you scripture, but apparently your traditions don't agree. I'll have to take scripture over your traditions.
---michael_e on 9/1/16


Steveng, your comment 'It seems you spend way too much time correcting other people's "mistakes" ' etc. is absolutely 'spot-on'. We won't be the only ones to have noticed that most of his contributions are not helpful answers but are mostly comments showing others how wrong 'their' answers are.

People who use this approach usually think that it makes them seem knowledgeable but non-answers don't fool anyone, they indicate that the person is riding on the backs of others because they actually know very little themselves
---Rita_H on 9/1/16


Cluny, again you think way too worldly.

You take the words of God literally. You translate every word, phrase, and verse the way the dictionary interprets it.

Prayer is nothing more than communicating with God as though you were talking with an intimate friend - but spiritually.

It seems you spend way too much time correcting other people's "mistakes" in using words and phrases. It seems you spend way too much time on semantics instead of understanding spiritual matters. I truly suggest try using your "quite time" with God on a spiritual level instead on a worldly level. It's a whole different experience.
---Steveng on 8/31/16


**Cluny, if you knew, why would you ask this question?
//Where does the Bible use the phrase "quiet time with God"?//
---michael_e on 8/30/16**

My purpose was to see if YOU knew where the Bible uses this Evangelical buzz phrase.

Do you?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/31/16


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David, what a wonderful contribution you have made to these blogs. You have encouraged me more than you can imagine with your latest post. The bible tells us, in many places, (e.g.Hebrews 3:13 and 1 Thess. 5:11) that we should ENCOURAGE one another.

Keep it up, it is such a refreshing change from all the 'knocking down' of others that we see on this website these days.

Thank you so much.
---Rita_H on 8/31/16


This is the way I 'hear' God's voice and become aware of the answers to things I've asked Him.---Rita_H

Rita
You brought a smile to my face when I read your post. It's because I can see you have experience in what you say.

During my time with God I never know the teaching I am about to receive, but I know I must sit quietly and patiently for the teaching, a teaching which makes me feel as a child, a child about to be told a great story.
---David on 8/30/16


Cluny, if you knew, why would you ask this question?
//Where does the Bible use the phrase "quiet time with God"?//
---michael_e on 8/30/16


As I asked the question I'll give you a small insight into what MY quiet time is like.

Mostly it happens spontaneously but I need perfect peace and quiet in my home whilst alone.

I take the phone off the stand, close the curtains and ignore the door bell.

Sometimes it is a bible reading, followed by prayer and sometimes it is more like contemplation than prayer because, if I allow Him to do so, God will guide my thoughts in the direction HE wants them to go. This is the way I 'hear' God's voice and become aware of the answers to things I've asked Him.

Other times I can pray silently whilst out shopping, walking along a river bank etc. but the uninterrupted time alone, at home, is priceless.
---Rita_H on 8/30/16


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michael e, I know what Rita is talking about.

My question is if YOU know what you are talking about.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/30/16


//Do you actually think that verse from the Psalter is talking about what RitaH meant by "quiet time with God?"//
You had no idea what she was talking about
---michael_e on 8/30/16


Rita
"Quite time" is a good way to define that which is essential, in spending time with God.

Many of us when all alone, feel lonely. And for this reason, we feel the need find ways to fill that void. We fill the time with things like watching tv, or just listening to the radio. I believe this is a God created void, a void meant to bring man to God. A void to cause man, to spend his quite times with God.

Stevens example of a lone, long walk in the park is a good way to spend your time with God.
---David on 8/30/16


Thank you Steveng for your excellent and courteous response to my question.
---Rita_H on 8/29/16


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Do you actually think that verse from the Psalter is talking about what RitaH meant by "quiet time with God?"

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/29/16


Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God:
Not in most commentaries
---michael_e on 8/29/16


Rita H, you and other protestants are the ones who claim "Bible only." I'm just asking you to play by your own rules.

Steveng, as the students at ORU say to each other, "Go pray for yourself."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/29/16


"Where does the Bible use the phrase "quiet time with God"?"

Where does anyone suggest that it does?
---Rita_H on 8/29/16


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Cluny, you think way too worldly.

In order to have a quiet spirit one must get away from the ways of the world. The bible is full of such stories to communicate with God. Even Jesus took time away from others to talk with his Father.

I'm left alone on my lunch hour to be alone with God (well, most of the time). I also am alone with God Saturday afternoons at the local park from 12 noon to three o'clock. On Sundays, in between my chores and in the evening.

I ask God for many things concerning the people that have crossed my path daily - whether it be to help them in any way (for instance to help the get a job) or to open their eyes and heart to God's word.
---Steveng on 8/28/16


Mostly 30 minutes before Jesus in the Tabernacle just before Mass starts. (early am)

I try to spend another 5 to 10 minutes after Mass as well.

I try to take minutes through out the day.

Then at bedtime before I fall asleep.
---Nicole_Lacey on 8/28/16


Where does the Bible use the phrase "quiet time with God"?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/28/16


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