Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo, 9th Feb 2019,
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc, D.D,
GET QUIET BEFORE GOD
(Practise Quiet Meditation)
📖TO THE BIBLE Psalm 63:5-7 AMPC
“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.”
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!
And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
Heavenly Father, teach me to schedule my day rightly, such that I will always have my quiet time with you daily. I open up my heart to receive all the wonderful thoughts you’ll share with me, and I yield myself to your Spirit in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 26:57-75, Exodus 36-37
Acts 16:19-28, Psalm 7-8
To have your quiet time, do the following:
- Choose a secluded place (where possible)
- Be calm and relax your body
- Speak in tongues
- Meditate on God’s Word,
- Have your pen and notepad with you, and write what God tells you.