You can always find time for God

One of the things I have really struggled with in my Christian walk is being consistent with my quiet time with God. First of all, finding the right time to study and meditate on the word was a bit difficult. I work best at night so naturally, I tried to have my quiet time at night. Problem was too many activities were also pushed to night time that I ended up feeling exhausted on most days. I think I was able to have my quiet time between 9pm and 10pm for only one week.

I decided to try something else. I moved my quiet time to 5am. Problem number two; I am not a morning person. I can stay awake until 6am but getting up that early in the morning is always a struggle. On days when I don’t have any reason to get off my bed, I just sleep. So I didn’t have quiet time consistently at 5am. I moved it to 10am since I started my business. At least, I have a bit more control over my time. Still, it was not consistent.

So I decided to be creative. I learnt from a Pastor that having a specific time for your quiet time helps you to build discipline. That’s why I tried so hard to make it work. So what’s a girl to do? I have decided to have my quiet time as God leads me. I believe that even in our very busy lives, we can always find time for God. This method might not be advisable for someone who is just beginning their Christian walk but it’s worth a try if you are struggling to find time to study and meditate on the word.

Follow the leading of the spirit. Today, I had my quiet time at 2pm. I really did have a grand plan of having it at 9am but it didn’t work out. But I have a mental reminder that never lets me forget that I haven’t done my quiet time for the day. So at 2pm, I picked up my Bible and decided to read 10 psalms. I really love the book of Psalms. That’s where God gave me the word for my business from. Anyway, I stopped at the popular Psalm 23 and the revelations God gave me about that chapter were just amazing. I have read Psalm 23 over and over again and I haven’t received the kind of revelations that I did today. I should add that I prayed in tongues for about an hour when I woke up. I try to pray in tongues for an hour every day and I believe that has really helped me when it comes to studying the word and meditation.

This leads me to my next point. Don’t try to do too much at once during your quiet time. In my search to find what works for me I set a time limit. I had to have at least one hour of quiet time. It’s good to do that but the problem was that it wasn’t spiritually productive for me. I ended up using most of the one hour to read the Bible. Not study, just reading Bible verses. Doing that every day was not allowing me to grow spiritually so I decided to break it. When I wake up, I have my prayer and praise session which lasts as long as the spirit leads. When I am not lazy and I let the spirit take control, I can stay there just praying and praising for over an hour. Then I move on to doing other things and then I study the word. Before I sleep, I pray again or just meditate on the word. Every month, I write the list of books in the Bible that I will read and study but outside that, God also gives me particular Scriptures to study.

Again, this is not a one size fits all approach. I am still coming up with creative ways to make sure I always have my quiet time everyday. If you are struggling with your quiet time, you have to try different things and see what works for you. The bottom line is that you are in daily constant fellowship with God and you are growing in your walk with Him. How you achieve that is for you to decide. Be creative. Ask people around how they have been able to become consistent with their quiet time. If it will help, get an accountability partner; someone who will ensure that you don’t drop the ball.

You can always find time for God. Don’t let the devil rob you of the benefits you get from fellowshipping with God by telling you that there is no time or that you are too busy. That’s a big lie 🙂

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2 Replies to “You can always find time for God”

  1. I struggle when it comes to quiet time. I sing and worship without any particular season but I know I must read my bible and that is a struggle
    Today, God sent someone to minister to me.

    The funny thing is, I saw him reading a book and I was going to minister to him but as soon as he started speaking to me, the Holy Ghost told me to shut up and let him speak to me and in essence the whole bus. He had healing testimonies and financial testimonies and it is as if God knew I was stuck and was sending me an answer.

    The long and short of the story was that I was to release my faith in my speech and always speak intentional and speak faith.

    “You shall have what you say”

    So my prayer is that God would give me the words, direct my steps and lead me.

    My talk with that guy was kind of God’s message to me. I was impressed and it is difficult to impress me.

    He wasn’t perfect or anything. It is just that His utterances mirrored mine. He wasn’t expecting to suffer because Ngozi Okonjo Iweala said austerity measures. He’s an Ibo business man and he said, whatever amount he said would be the least he would sell daily is what he sold. Meaning he makes millions and when I looked at him, he didn’t look it but that is always how the millionaires look.

    I can tell because I don’t look like what I have but then the credit goes to the Most High, my elohim!

    1. Wow! What a beautiful testimony. Thank you for sharing. God always uses the little things to get our attention and that’s why a lot of people miss Him when He speaks. They are expecting the spectacular. But God can minister to you anywhere, through anybody.

      I completely agree with you. What we say as Christians is very important. That’s why it’s necessary for us to study the word so that when those issues of life come, we attack them using the word.

      I pray that God will take you deeper in your relationship with Him and flood your eyes with enlightenment so that you will always do His will *hugs*

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