A Quiet Place

This exercise may seem more practical than spiritual, but it is a key to spiritual health and growth.

If there is a quiet, clutter-free space in your home to which you can retreat for moments of prayer or quiet reflection, or if you live in a moderate climate where you can sit outside in the quiet comfort of nature, you have a head start. The average home today is a hub of activity and noise, so finding a spot to spend a few peaceful minutes is a major challenge. Many people simply resign themselves to that situation, but it takes a toll on their spirit. In such an atmosphere it is easy to develop a dullness to the voice of God, because all that noise and confusion drowns Him out. But if you can escape to a quiet, peaceful setting on a regular basis and you use that time to connect with God, you will find your spiritual senses becoming sharper.

You may not be able to soundproof a room, but try at least to find a corner that you can designate your “quiet place,” where you can read, pray, and reflect with little or no disturbance. Make it comfortable, have good light for reading, and stock it with a Bible, other devotional materials, and a notebook and pen for writing down points that come to you in your times of prayer and meditation.

Find the best time in your daily routine to retreat to your quiet place, and make it a habit. Turn off your phone, and begin your quiet time by putting your problems and concerns in God’s capable, loving hands. Enter into God’s presence.

Exodus 14:14 ESV – The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.

Psalm 4:4 ESV – Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah

Proverbs 29:11 ESV – A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

5 Comments

  1. Modiu Saibu
    August 13, 2014, 4:33 pm   /  Reply

    LORD PLS KEEP ME IN YOUR PRESENCE ALWAYS

  2. lisa
    August 16, 2014, 12:50 am   /  Reply

    Dear. Lord.
    Jesus please keep me in your prayers And your presence with me always

  3. Kametra Wilson
    September 1, 2014, 5:21 pm   /  Reply

    DEAR FATHER GOD…PLEASE CARRY ME IN YOUR HEAVENLY ARMS…I PRAY THAT MY HUSBAND AND I FIND HAPPINESS AND WE PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME WHOLEHEARTEDLY…AMEN

  4. Mary
    August 14, 2018, 5:14 am   /  Reply

    Dear God please help me and my husband find time for you and for each other help us to want more of you out of our day help us to too be mindful of how we treat each other and find time to pray together help us I pray in Jesus name amen

  5. August 15, 2018, 8:18 am   /  Reply

    Lord God, please put an unbrella of protection over my family and friends.

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