Here are a few tips on establishing God Time as part of your daily routine. Click the "+" in the corner of each section below to expand.
Everything important in our lives we schedule. Your time alone daily in fellowship with God should be no different. Consider it an unbreakable appointment. Let your time alone with God be the centerpiece of your day.
Matthew 6:6 – But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Find a place where you can be alone and undistracted during your time with God. Keep your Bible, prayer journal, devotional and pen in that place so that everything is ready. During your time with God each day, keep this as a sacred place.
Luke 5:16 – But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.
Don’t feel like you have to read five chapters per day. Stop at the first word, phrase, or thought that captures your attention, and let the Father speak to you about it. However, sometimes, God may take you through a few chapters in one day. The key is allowing Him to lead you.
Psalm 78:1 – Listen, O my people, to my instruction; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
Utilize a daily devotion or a worship song to prepare your heart to hear from God. And pray before you begin. Before you open your Bible, say something like this to the Lord, “Lord, I am here. If You would like to speak to me, I would love to hear from you. If you choose not to speak today, that is ok with me. You are God, and I am not. I will wait on You!” Make Him the focus of this time.
Isaiah 6:1 – I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple.
Use any worship posture you want and feel comfortable with: kneel, lift your hands, or even fall on your face before Him.
Psalm 143:6 – I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land.