Thursday, September 29, 2011
In the Quiet
In the quiet of the morning seems to be my favorite time of the day. I am one who enjoys waking early and settling in for my quiet time and watching the sunrise. Truly, one of my favorite ways to start the day.
We take for granted that when we lay head to pillow each night and fall asleep that our God neither slumbers or sleeps and watches over each of us through the night and we get to wake up to a new day with Him and with that comes His new mercies. Our God is Good.
I have learned over all these years that quiet time with God doesn't have to be the same routine every single day. At times I work on an in-depth Bible study, other times I will read a book from a Christian author, right now I am reading Joyce Meyer's newest book, Living Beyond Your Feelings.
Other books I read are from Stormie O Martian. The Hidden Power of Praise. This book is full of great advice from Stormie and Bible verses and study questions and prayers.
I love the many ways God speaks to us and through many different teachers and authors. My in-depth study for Fall is by Beth Moore, Living Beyond Yourself. It's about walking in the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Hard lessons in each of these books but they are needed in order for us to walk in victory and grow in Jesus Christ.
I also have my favorite places to have my quiet time. I think we all have a favorite spot or chair we gravitate to for our quiet times. :-)
The seasons may change along with my decorations but this is my favorite corner to retreat. *grin*
In the quiet of the morning when everyone else is asleep, is my time. In the quiet of the morning I can hear the birds singing, my coffee pot making my much needed coffee, the clock ticking away. More importantly, I can listen and hear God speak to my heart. There is no sweeter sound.
God just wants to spend time with each of His children. He initiates relationship. He loves each of us with a love we can't fully comprehend but I am so thankful He loves us and wants to spend time with us.