Category Archives: Part 1-3, How to Have a Quiet Time

Five Blessings of Solitude

As you prepare for your time of solitude, don’t think of it as confinement, or as a punishment, or suffering. You can look forward to this time. It is a time that God has provided for you to be intimate … Continue reading

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5 Things to Do While In Solitude

  When you have found a place of solitude to be alone with God, it is best that you have some idea what you will do—the activities that will make up your quiet time. Here are five suggestions. 1. Meditate … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why God Is Grieved By Worldliness

Why is God grieved by worldliness, or how does worldliness keep us from inner solitude with God? Here are five different passages of scripture that will give us the answers: 1. from Luke 8:14. According to this parable of Jesus’, … Continue reading

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Four Hindrances to Finding Inner Solitude

The hindrances to solitude are those things that grieve God within us, and therefore would keep us from prayer. There are many things that would grieve God, but we will talk about four things in particular. The sins of lust. … Continue reading

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How to Find Inner Solitude – 4 points

After you have found, and have gotten in the habit of going to those quiet places, those places of outer solitude, you must next learn inner solitude—that is, learn how to close the door of your heart.  David Runcorn said, … Continue reading

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Three Reasons Why Solitude Is Important When You Pray

  1.  It provides rest for the body and soul.  Everyone needs a break from time to time.  Even Jesus needed a break.  But His breaks were somewhat different than what most people would consider as a break.  When many … Continue reading

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Praying the Scriptures in Our Quiet Time

  If our time in the Word is the focus of the quiet time, our prayer time is the life, the vitality, and the fire of the quiet time.  And in that prayer time we endeavor to pray the application … Continue reading

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Five Purposes for Journaling

For about twenty years now I have been putting together some teachings on prayer—over 700 pages worth—in a book I am calling Prayer A to Z, A Comprehensive Bible-Base Study of Prayer.  I am now in the final editing phase. … Continue reading

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The Bible: Seven Reasons We Should Give It Priority in Our Devotions

     This is an excerpt from the book Prayer A to Z — coming soon! 1.  By the Word we come to know Jesus (Lu. 24:27).  When we focus on the Word we are, in fact, focusing on Jesus—for He … Continue reading

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Five Things to Plan for Your Daily Devotions (Quiet Time)

  This is an excerpt from Prayer A to Z — coming soon! Some would say, there’s No need for planning, just let the Holy Spirit lead you in your quiet time.  But I say, the Holy Spirit is all … Continue reading

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