GET QUIET BEFORE GOD BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
“My whole being shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips when I remember You upon my bed and meditate on You in the night watches. For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice.” Psalm 63:5-7 AMPC
Your quiet time is a special time of the day you set aside to be quiet before the Lord. It’s not a time to ponder on all that happened during the day or recollect something nasty someone said to you. Instead, it’s a time to be still so the Holy Spirit can speak to you. To have a fruitful ‘quiet time,’ you need to isolate yourself from your friends, TV, phones, computers, the Internet – everything – and wait on the Lord, studying His Word and thinking on Him.
The Bible gives us several examples of people who practised quiet time. One such person was Isaac. He often went out into the fields to have a time alone with God. Even the Lord Jesus made a habit of going up the mountain or some other quiet place to be alone with the Father. You may not readily find such a solitary place to go to today, but ‘quiet time’ is not so much a physical thing as it is mental and spiritual. In other words, it’s not where your body is that matters, but the inner working of your mind. It’s a mental and spiritual activity.
Choose a good time when you can step away from the busyness of the day and give God ample attention. If you’d give God this time every day, He’ll make you a wonder! He’ll position you in His perfect will for your life. You’ll also begin to see visions, such that when you’re done with your quiet time, you’ll know exactly what to do!