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Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not neet to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
1 Timothy 2:15

When my Bible Study group ended for a brief recess, everyone was asked to identify a prayer request for the group to pray during that time. Would you be surprised or blessed to learn that the majority, in fact almost everyone requested prayer to have a regular quiet time? I was one of them.

Quiet time is a regular time to read, study, pray and meditate so that our relationship with God will deepen. Thankfully, there’s not a specific recipe, but each of us must invite the Holy Spirit to lead us. Meditating seems to be a challenge for many. We may have difficulty calming our mind, setting aside other tasks, but it will come. Quiet music may be helpful for some.

One aspect of this time with God is studying His word. I am a lifetime student, aren’t you? We have been required on many occasions to study something so it ought to come easily.

Studying and going to school are not the same. Growing up, Saturday night was routinely reserved for getting ready for church. Mother would always ask if I had studied my Sunday School lesson. I answered “yes”, but actually I had just read it. I’m sad to say, that’s what I did for many years. I read my Bible.

When I seriously began to study the Bible, I was humbled and amazed at what I learned.  Are you thinking, “Well, duh?”

Where are you with a quiet time with your God? It’s a commitment. Partner with someone, enroll in a Bible study, or read some of the books that give simple and helpful study tips.

And without faith it is impossible to please him because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and rewards those who earnestly seek him (Hebrews 11:6).

Lynda S.

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