Ever feel like a quiet time is the last thing you can squish into your schedule? Oh boy, it can be tough sometimes!
But there are so many benefits to being in the word especially when things are hectic. And if I may be so bold, it is a lie from the enemy telling you that you can't fit in time with the Lord.
Here are just a few ideas to make space for the Lord in your full day. I hope you are encouraged and jealously guard your precious time with Him!
8 Ideas for a Quiet Time without Getting Busier!
1. Use Your Commute
Try a recorded Bible or devotional that reads out loud to you in the car. Or if you ride a lightrail or train, you can bring your Bible and journal along.
2. Utilize A Lunch Hour
My husband is great at this! He uses John Piper's Solid Joys app every lunch hour--such a wonderful recharge mid-day.
3. Get up earlier
Set that alarm even 20 minutes earlier and utilize one of those nifty automatic coffee pot timers. Allure yourself down the stairs with a coffee aroma and into the Word.
4. Stay Up Later
Just do the same as above; stay up 20 minutes later curled up with some soothing tea before bed.
5. Use Nap Time
Have kiddos? Take advantage of a still house and get yourself in the word while the littles slumber
6. Pray during errands
When you're driving between Target and the grocery store, use that time to pray out
loud, pour your heart out to God and ask Him questions back
7. Headphones During A Workout
If you have a daily workout, you can plug in some headphones for a recorded version
of the Bible read to you and a sweet devotional. Workout + Jesus = awesome
8. Set A Schedule
What I've found that most helps is if I pencil in any one of these ideas into my planner...and stick to it! I would never cancel on a friend every week for coffee so surely I can keep my appointments with God each day.
I hope you find space in your schedule and know you are covered with grace for all the other times. But get creative and share your favorite ideas in the comments for getting in a quiet time without needing a 25th hour in the day.
Carly is a husband-swooning, health-inspired, simplicity-loving,
Jesus-follower. She and her hunky husband Ryan adventure wherever the Lord takes them and most recently that has been into the often scary world of chronic illness. Connect with Carly on her personal blog, Pinterest and at Reaching For Fringe, a resource for chronic
illness and marriage. Very nice to meet you!
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