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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Where Do You Have Your Quiet Time?

Yesterday I talked about "when" I have my quiet time and today I want to talk about "where" I have my quiet time.

This may seem unimportant to address? Again there is no Biblical mandate as to where we should meet with God - actually we are commanded to "pray without ceasing" and "meditate on his word day and night" so everywhere would be a fine answer!

But I thought I would share with you what has worked for me. Just like during different seasons of life I have had my quiet times at different times of the day, at different seasons of life I have had my quiet times in different places.

In college I found the dorm stair wells and the shower stalls a nice place to "get away" from all the girls and meet alone with God. I especially found these secluded places a respite when I needed to let the tears flow in prayer.
When I was working, my car on my lunch breaks was where I met with God.

As a newlywed I felt a need to create a "prayer closet" so in our apartment I turned a walk in closet into a prayer closet. Matthew 6:6 says "When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

In the closet I put a cheap chair and footstool bought at a bargain outlet store, a cheap night stand filled with my journal, Bible and hymnal, a little water fountain and CD player in the corner along with some photos of loved ones. This was the most inviting quiet time place I've ever had.

In our current home I have a vanity in the master bathroom where we took down the mirror and I put up a dry erase board. Then rather than using the drawers for makeup and accessories, it is filled with books, highlighters, my Bible and planner and on the counter top lies my computer - where I am typing you from right now!

I have worked hard to create a "sanctuary" where I can escape from the distractions of life and be alone with God.

So I challenge you to create a "place" that is inviting and that is ready and waiting for you. Maybe you have a chair in the family room that you could place a basket by with all your quiet time goodies or maybe there is some where else you have found to work - tell me - where do you have your quiet time?

Walk with the King!



Blogger Mom24Blessings said...

I am a Morning person so that is what works for me.I get my shower to wake up and I "sneak" downstairs to make a pot of coffee and then head to my living room for my quiet time. I can't think of a better way to start my day:-)

October 14, 2008 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I love the "sneaking" part - and it's so true! I tip toe in the morning for fear of waking the children. You're doing quite well to get a shower in AND your quiet time before the kids wake! Wow! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

October 14, 2008 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Sarah B. SMITH said...

Hi Courtney. I have just come across your blog today from beth moore's blog. I have to say the Good Morning ladies is an idea that I have been praying for. I have been a preachers daughter all my life and so bless with a wonderful Christain family but I can't coat tail on their faith, I have to grow in my personal journey with the Lord everyday. I lost my mother to cancer about 5 mths ago now, and husband has been without a job going on 6 mths. It has been a tough season. But I have found that since I have made the decision to make my quiet time a daily priority, wow Life is much better and I crave my time with the Lord now not just on Sunday morning's. Praise the Lord, my husband has found a job that we have prayed for and will start this coming week. I have been a SAHM for awhile now since my 2nd son was born full time except when i did work for 4 mths during his job loss period. I am so thankful to be at home full time again. My mother was for 16 yrs with 5 children and I know that being a full time homemaker is my calling and starting the day right with my King will make the day go better and to his Plan, not my own. I also have been praying for something that my SIL's and I can do together more often then just a few times a year when we get together. So when I starting praying about which girls to email for the "Good Morning Ladies, the Lord brought their precious faces to my heart." I have been blessed by your blog today and thank for using the talents God has given you to serve Him, your hubby and your precious "chicks."
Your sister in Christ,
Sarah B Smith (Snyder, Tx)

December 31, 2009 at 3:16 AM  

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