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S For the last 5 months I have been challenged through the RealMen300 group I'm a part of to have a consistent quiet time with God I wanted to share a few things I have learned and offer some ideas for why you should consider adding or increasing your quiet time and some ways to go about doing it. Specifically, I'd like to talk about they Why, the What, and the How of Quiet times. Let's start with the Why. As Christians, I think we can all agree our most important relationship should be with our Creator. The question is, how do we actually make it our most important relationship. As with any relationship, it's not enough just to say it's important or that it's our most important relationship. What are we actually DOING to show that. As with any relationship, an important measure of the value we place on our relationship with God is how much time do we devote with HIm and to what degree to we do what pleases Him. I'll save the discussion of what it mean to do what please Him for another episode, but how do we measure both the quality and quantity of time we spend with Him. One measure is how much we talk with Him in prayer, both in terms of quantity, i.e. total time spent in prayer, frequency i.e. how often we pray, and quality, i.e. how genuine and heartfelt is our prayer vs. just being a check-the-box repetition. So to summarize, the Why we should want to do a Quiet time is because God is our most important relationship and spending time with Him is an important way to demonstrate it's our most important relationship. Now let's talk about the WHAT. What a quiet time means to me is devoting a specific time every day to do 3 things, pray to God, read the Bible, and journal which is basically asking God questions and writing down what You believe He is saying to you in response, i.e. having a 2-way conversation. Let's talk about each of those points. First, devoting a specific time. With most habits, I've found if you're going to be consistent, you have to schedule it rather than just hoping it happens. If you can get to bed early enough, I suggest you schedule your quiet time for the first thing in the morning. For me, it's kind of like tithing. If you prioritize tithing, then it's the first line item in your monthly budget and everything else comes after it. In the same way, you make sure the most important activitiy of your day is done first so you make sure it happens. So the first step in devoting a specific time is schedule it, and if you decide to do it first thing in the morning, then the next step is to plan your evening so that you get to bed early enough so you get a good night's rest and still get up early enough for a quiet time. Now let's talk about the 3 parts to a quiet time. The first part, prayer, is actually 2 parts. I suggest you pray when you begin your quiet time as well as when you end your quiet time. You're kind of sandwiching your bible reading and journaling with prayer. We could multiple episodes just talking about prayer but I'll just briefly suggest here that you be real with God. Be honest with Him about where you are and what you're thinking and feeling at that time. I've heard a couple acronyms you might find useful. One is the word WAR, W-A-R, where you first worship God, then ask him for forgiveness, then make requests. Another acronym is ACTS, like the books of ACTS, A-C-T-S. The A is for adoration or worship, the C is for confesion, the T is for thanksgiving, and the S is for supplication which is a fancy word for making requests. And of course you can use what we call the Lord's prayer as a guide for your prayer as well. So the second part is to read the Bible. I suggest you read one chapter. You may have a Bible reading plan, for example a schedule for reading the Bible in a year. I would suggest your quiet time should be different and separate from your Bible reading plan. One suggestion for what chapter is to "read for the need" and use a topical bible search on a topic yo'ure dealing with like https://www.openbible.info/topics/, or just Google "Bible verse for blank". If you read a chapter and don't feel God is speaking to you, I suggest you pick another chapter or read the next chatpter. The third part is the journaling. One decision is whether to go old school and paper and pen or digital. I use the Evernote app to journaling and just about everything else but whatever works for you. The technique I've learned from the REalMen300 and applied is the SPACE method. The S stands for SIN, what sin is God telling you that you need to confess. The P is Promise, what promise is God giving you. A is for attitud or application. what change in you attitude is God asking you to make or how do feel God is asking you to apply the reading to your life. THe C is command. WHat is God commanding you to do? The E is for Example What example is being offered for you to follow. Of course Jesus or Yeshua is our perfect example. but there ar emany men and women in the Bible that we can look to as both positive and negative examples, or perhaps the reading makes you think of someone in your life that God wants to use as an example for you. I use the Bible Gateway app for reading which makes it very easy to copy and paste into Evernote the specfiic verse that is jumping out at me for each of the letters in SPACE. So those are the highlights of what I've learned so far. The last thing I would add is the importance of finding a way to be accountable for doing this. I'm in an accountability group with RealMen300 where we report out to our group how many days in the previous week we read the Bible and journaled. This can be very motivating. E Encouragement Prayer using Amen Awake Mid-day Evening Night L Laughter "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." - Proverbs 17:22 A For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.” If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:6-8,11 - NKJV Listen to ReMan podcast by Joe Bailey, about Sonship https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-re-man-initiative/id1616739991?i=1000596042335 H See Proverbs for business by Steve Marr Week 25 Day 2
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S For the last 5 months I have been challenged through the RealMen300 group I'm a part of to have a consistent quiet time with God I wanted to share a few things I have learned and offer some ideas for why you should consider adding or increasing your quiet time and some ways to go about doing it. Specifically, I'd like to talk about they Why, the What, and the How of Quiet times. Let's start with the Why. As Christians, I think we can all agree our most important relationship should be with our Creator. The question is, how do we actually make it our most important relationship. As with any relationship, it's not enough just to say it's important or that it's our most important relationship. What are we actually DOING to show that. As with any relationship, an important measure of the value we place on our relationship with God is how much time do we devote with HIm and to what degree to we do what pleases Him. I'll save the discussion of what it mean to do what please Him for another episode, but how do we measure both the quality and quantity of time we spend with Him. One measure is how much we talk with Him in prayer, both in terms of quantity, i.e. total time spent in prayer, frequency i.e. how often we pray, and quality, i.e. how genuine and heartfelt is our prayer vs. just being a check-the-box repetition. So to summarize, the Why we should want to do a Quiet time is because God is our most important relationship and spending time with Him is an important way to demonstrate it's our most important relationship. Now let's talk about the WHAT. What a quiet time means to me is devoting a specific time every day to do 3 things, pray to God, read the Bible, and journal which is basically asking God questions and writing down what You believe He is saying to you in response, i.e. having a 2-way conversation. Let's talk about each of those points. First, devoting a specific time. With most habits, I've found if you're going to be consistent, you have to schedule it rather than just hoping it happens. If you can get to bed early enough, I suggest you schedule your quiet time for the first thing in the morning. For me, it's kind of like tithing. If you prioritize tithing, then it's the first line item in your monthly budget and everything else comes after it. In the same way, you make sure the most important activitiy of your day is done first so you make sure it happens. So the first step in devoting a specific time is schedule it, and if you decide to do it first thing in the morning, then the next step is to plan your evening so that you get to bed early enough so you get a good night's rest and still get up early enough for a quiet time. Now let's talk about the 3 parts to a quiet time. The first part, prayer, is actually 2 parts. I suggest you pray when you begin your quiet time as well as when you end your quiet time. You're kind of sandwiching your bible reading and journaling with prayer. We could multiple episodes just talking about prayer but I'll just briefly suggest here that you be real with God. Be honest with Him about where you are and what you're thinking and feeling at that time. I've heard a couple acronyms you might find useful. One is the word WAR, W-A-R, where you first worship God, then ask him for forgiveness, then make requests. Another acronym is ACTS, like the books of ACTS, A-C-T-S. The A is for adoration or worship, the C is for confesion, the T is for thanksgiving, and the S is for supplication which is a fancy word for making requests. And of course you can use what we call the Lord's prayer as a guide for your prayer as well. So the second part is to read the Bible. I suggest you read one chapter. You may have a Bible reading plan, for example a schedule for reading the Bible in a year. I would suggest your quiet time should be different and separate from your Bible reading plan. One suggestion for what chapter is to "read for the need" and use a topical bible search on a topic yo'ure dealing with like https://www.openbible.info/topics/, or just Google "Bible verse for blank". If you read a chapter and don't feel God is speaking to you, I suggest you pick another chapter or read the next chatpter. The third part is the journaling. One decision is whether to go old school and paper and pen or digital. I use the Evernote app to journaling and just about everything else but whatever works for you. The technique I've learned from the REalMen300 and applied is the SPACE method. The S stands for SIN, what sin is God telling you that you need to confess. The P is Promise, what promise is God giving you. A is for attitud or application. what change in you attitude is God asking you to make or how do feel God is asking you to apply the reading to your life. THe C is command. WHat is God commanding you to do? The E is for Example What example is being offered for you to follow. Of course Jesus or Yeshua is our perfect example. but there ar emany men and women in the Bible that we can look to as both positive and negative examples, or perhaps the reading makes you think of someone in your life that God wants to use as an example for you. I use the Bible Gateway app for reading which makes it very easy to copy and paste into Evernote the specfiic verse that is jumping out at me for each of the letters in SPACE. So those are the highlights of what I've learned so far. The last thing I would add is the importance of finding a way to be accountable for doing this. I'm in an accountability group with RealMen300 where we report out to our group how many days in the previous week we read the Bible and journaled. This can be very motivating. E Encouragement Prayer using Amen Awake Mid-day Evening Night L Laughter "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." - Proverbs 17:22 A For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.” If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:6-8,11 - NKJV Listen to ReMan podcast by Joe Bailey, about Sonship https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-re-man-initiative/id1616739991?i=1000596042335 H See Proverbs for business by Steve Marr Week 25 Day 2
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