In my latest retreat, I felt compelled to look up verses about being quiet. A favorite that I underlined comes from Isaiah 30:15 where the LORD says, "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength." This is a verse I want to keep near to my heart these days--what a stirring statement.
As I thought about what it means to be "quiet," it made me think about what we often call "quiet time," referring to sessions of prayer, Bible reading, etc. This is an area of my life that I feel needs some evaluation, and I would be grateful to hear from you about your experience. This is obviously a very personal subject, and I want to respect that!
If you are willing to share, please respond to any or all of the following:
- When do you have your quiet time, and is that time pretty consistent for you? (Morning before everyone gets up, before bedtime, etc.)
- What does your quiet time consist of? (prayer, journal, Scripture, a certain book) Do you have a certain study guide or devotional book you use? Any you'd recommend (or not)?
- Where do you have your quiet time? (special chair, bed, dining room table)
I know there's not a one-size-fits-all "quiet time," but I would love to be encouraged and inspired by your examples. Thank you!