FIFTEEN MINUTES WITH GOD (A Plan to Get Us Started)
Enjoy your time with God as you:
- RELAX (1 Minute)
Be still and quiet. Slow down. Prepare your heart. Take a few deep breaths and wait on God.
- BIBLE READING (4 minutes)
Begin reading where you left off the day before. If you’re new to reading the Bible, you might want to start with the book of Mark (a biography of Jesus’ ministry). Read until you feel God has told you something.
- REFLECT ON THE VERSE (4 minutes)
Think about what you’ve read and what the passage means to your life. Write down your thoughts. Part of reflecting is thinking through how the passage applies to your life. Many people have found that memorizing verses that speak to you in a special way is particularly helpful.
- RECORD MY PERSONAL APPLICATION (2 minutes)
Write out a personal application statement that is practical for you. Writing it out is critical. Our thoughts tend to gain clarity when we force ourselves to put them into print.
- PRAY (4 minutes)
Conclude your Quiet Time by talking to God about what He has shown you and praying about other situations and people in your life.
Remember, this plan is intended to simply facilitate you in developing a Quiet Time. Do what works for you. But don’t forget, spending time with God is not about completing a “to do list”, or “getting through” the plan, it’s about developing your relationship with God.
A PRAYER OF COMMITMENT
“Father I realize that I was created to have fellowship with You. Thank you for making this privilege possible through Jesus’ death. I know that daily fellowship with You is to be the most important thing in my life. I now want to commit myself to spending at least some time every day with You in a Quiet Time of Prayer and Bible Study. I’m trusting in Your strength to help me be consistent. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
I hope you have a wonderful Quiet Time with God today!