This week in our current series, Seeking Him, we continue to look at one of the joys (and privilege!) of our relationship with our heavenly Father—our ‘quiet time’ with Him. Each Saturday we have been looking in-depth at some of the more important aspects of a dedicated, purposeful, intentional, devoted quiet time.
Over the past few weeks we have thought about a few of these aspects, such as:
- reading the Scriptures
- singing our praises
- being intentional—seeking Him
- physically expressing ourselves: cry, kneel, raise hands, etc.
- speaking out our ‘love’
In addition to each of these, I do believe that quietness is required as a major component of a dedicated, purposeful, intentional, devoted quiet time. Actual physical-absence-of-distracting-noise quiet…and perhaps even more important…quietness in our hearts.
Our Lord recognized His need for quiet. If He, in His perfect sinless life, needed quiet time alone…we do also and even more so! His example speaks clearly to us.
And in the morning, long before daylight, He got up and went out to a deserted place,
and there He prayed.
…and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities.
But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.
Luke 5:15, 16
There is also another type of quietness—a quiet, peaceful heart. Isn’t this something that each of us yearns for? Truly I believe it can only be found as we seek Him. There is a incomparable quietness that we are promised as we trust in our Lord.
Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him;
fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way,
because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
Cease from anger and forsake wrath;
fret not yourself—it tends only to evildoing.
For evildoers shall be cut off,
but those who wait and hope and look for the Lord
shall inherit the earth.
Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah.
Psalms 46:10 and 11
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened,
and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]
Keep seeking Him and enjoy your quiet time with your Lord! As you seek Him, He will be found…He has promised!
Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me,
and I will hear and heed you.
Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity]
and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Praying for each of you! I know that the Lord will answer your heart’s cry as you are seeking Him with all your heart!