Glory to God

Okay, I am going to start off with a very powerful truth, so read on and absorb . . .

It is very important to remember that, ultimately, the purpose of our quiet time isn’t for how it benefits us. Our quiet time is all about our surrender and submission to God. It is for His glory.

He says in the Word that He wants to see our face and He wants to hear our voice. So really, whether we feel like it or not, whether it’s meaningful to us or not, in taking that quiet time we are obeying God and saying, “I will let You see my face and I will let You hear my voice.”

It is a simple act of obedience. Will you obey Him and make time for quiet time? Investing in quiet time will not necessarily come with obvious benefits for the entire world to see, that’s one of the reasons it is easy to push it to the back burner. The consequences of not having a consistent quiet time are not always easy to see either.

Until you have experienced the joy of having your cup filled to overflowing with time sitting and learning at His feet, you won’t even know what you are missing. You see, it is a long-term cumulative effect before the benefits of quiet time shine forth.

If you skipped breakfast today, you might not even notice it. If I skip breakfast, and drink mocha instead, I probably won’t feel the consequences of that choice right away. But if I make that mocha instead of breakfast a habit, I’m going to reap the natural consequences. One day, I will realize that I am not healthy, I have gained weight, and I don’t feel energetic. Then you know what? It is hard to even identify what caused the problem and when it started. It was a whole series of smaller choices, a habit or a pattern built slowly.

Let’s take it a step further. How does an unhealthy person become healthy? One healthy meal won’t take care of the problem either. It’s a habit pattern, a routine of correct eating and exercise and rest and the things that our bodies need physically, done faithfully over time that will reap obvious rewards.

If we want to be spiritually well-nourished, we’ve got to exit off the freeway of life and get away from the busyness and the hectic pace. I see women today that are frazzled, frantic, harried, hurried and out of control with their emotions, their tongues, and their attitudes. And I know so many of you don’t want to live that way.

If you want off the freeway, I believe a key to this is taking time on a consistent basis. Consistency is the key to your relationship with God (as with so many other things!). The results will come out of your quiet time with God. This is what Jesus modeled for us. If we are going to be like Him, we need to make sure that we consistently set aside time to be silent, to be still, and to stop our minds from racing. We need to let God give us His agenda for our day and to spiritually feed us healthy soul food.

Need help with your spiritual nourishment?    “Quiet Times: At His Feet”  is a great resource.

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What do you do to keep your Quiet Time a priority?

Love, Love, Love,

Lorrie, Randy’s Rib

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2 Responses to Glory to God

  • katherine says:

    I get up early a few times a week to pray and read the Bible. My days are smoother and more productive this way. Even when my days are hectic I’ll set my alarm an hour early to make sure I get that quiet time for worship.

    • Lorrie Flem says:

      This is a wonderful habit you are establishing, Katherine. Keep at it and God will bless you as you make on your relationship with Him a priority.

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