How to Plan the Perfect Quiet Time
When I was a child I was obsessed with perfection. To say I was a perfectionist would have been an understatement. My brain could not do any type of work unless my entire room was cleaned and straightened up. Over the years I’ve slowly been letting go (painfully) of being perfect. The road hasn’t been easy, and still I have days where I get anxious about messes in my home.
This perfectionism also affected my ability to have a quiet time with God. My Bible reading and prayer time always needed to be perfect. The house had to be quiet, my journals had to be lined with the same color pen. My Bible reading plan needed all of the boxes checked.
I’m not sure when my life shifted, but somewhere around child number four I realized having the “perfect” quiet time would not be possible. I gave up having a quiet house (unless I woke up super early). My heart felt torn because I wished for that perfect scenario, but reality hit every morning when I would hear their footsteps down the hall. My life didn’t slow down and as my children grew I realized I couldn’t wait until they were grown and out of the house before I spent time with God.
Instead of giving up because life isn’t perfect, I’ve learned the secret to having the perfect quiet time. Watch this video to discover the secret of having the perfect quiet time!
In this video I talk about this guide.
Honest truth: Only those who really want to spend time with God will do it. Make sure this is what you really want. If you do want a consistent Bible-reading habit (and I think you do), then you are in the perfect place to download this guide. Take a few minutes during your day to really evaluate how you can meet with God.
Will it really be perfect? Nope! But you might find that perfection is not the goal: connection is! That’s right. Connecting with God is the reason we have “quiet time.” Over the course of the past ten years or so I’ve done various things when it comes to Bible reading and prayer. I’ve tried it all, so to speak.
Over this period of time, I’ve realized there are lots of ways we can read God’s word and have time with Him, even if our lives are “loud.” I’ll share some tips and tricks at the end of the article. But why is it so important to keep having “quiet time”? Just because something is hard doesn’t make it impossible. I’ve realized that “quiet time” doesn’t always have to be quiet–and sometimes it just isn’t.
Quiet time with God simply means reading our Bible and praying. We often think it has to be more complicated than that. It doesn’t have to be. God is good to meet us where we are. No matter if you’ve studied the Bible for a few years or just a few days, you can start today–no matter how the noise level is in your home.
We still need to have time with God, and just because it doesn’t look like the pictures on Instagram, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pursue it. Why? Let me give you three reasons why having a quiet time is vital to your life. You can read my article here to see the three reasons.
Download the planning guide for free here and go plan your perfect quiet time!