Can I have a short and effective quiet time?

What happens in the day-to-day is less important than the general pattern of your life

Some days I wake up feeling overwhelmed. There is so much to do, and I have a list of things that I need to get done today, all of which will take time and focus. How will I fit in my quiet time? Good news! Because the focus of our quiet time is the heart, it is possible to spend a short amount of time and have an effective, quiet time. But there are a few things worth considering.

Can I have a short and effective quiet time?

How to focus on your relationships in your quiet time

Get the benefits of spiritual transformation in your quiet time

Spiritual transformation has some significant advantages, particularly in our relationships. These benefits come over time, but we can speed up the process using the right focus in our quiet time. This article provides a method to focus on relationships in our quiet time so we can fast track change.

Focus on relationships in your quiet time

What relationships should be transformed by my quiet time?

Our quiet time is an ideal time to evaluate three relational areas

We are inclined to think that we depend on others to change in order for our relationships to change. But the biggest relationship transformation comes when spiritual transformation comes to us. While we all have different relationships, we can focus on relationship transformation in our quiet time by focusing on in three key areas.

What relationships should be transformed by my quiet time?

What are the key indicators of spiritual growth I should look for?

Why rational and volitional discipline results in character change

We all want spiritual growth, but what does that look like? How can I know if I am growing at all? We’ve already seen that spiritual growth, for Christians, means growing in holiness, or in Christlikeness. With this in mind, there are a number of key indicators we can use to assess our spiritual growth.

What are the key indicators of spiritual growth I should look for?

The 3 areas of understanding you need to grow in

3 sets of questions you can ask to help you apply the Bible

Spiritual transformation is about taking in truth as God reveals it in His word and letting it affect our beliefs, interpretations, desires, feelings, commitments and actions. How do we do this? It starts with reading the Word of God and letting it affect us. Here are three areas of knowledge that help us grow in godliness.

What is the one result I need from my daily devotional?

It is not how often we have it, but the result of our daily devotional that matters

The character of God matters to our quiet times. There are several big lessons we should learn as we read the Bible. We should learn that God is great. The more we understand this, the more we will recognize that we exist for Him and He is to be worshiped on His terms. Therefore, there is one key result we need from our daily devotional.

What is the one result I need from my daily devotional?

5 simple questions to select the right Bible Reading Plan

Don't get overwhelmed, select the reading plan that works for you

At the end of December and the beginning of January, many Christians go out to select a Bible reading plan for the following year. Around February or March, a surprisingly small percentage of people are persisting with their selection. There are many reasons why, but asking these five simple questions will help you select the right Bible reading plan for your needs, and help keep you from becoming a statistic.

What are the most important spiritual disciplines and why?

There are 5 disciplines that are particularly impactful when practiced daily

While reading through the different books about spiritual disciplines, you might walk away confused about which spiritual disciplines you should focus. One major book on Spiritual disciplines has 11; another has 17, and yet another 7. What’s more frustrating is that there is little overlap between these lists. When it comes to your quiet time, there are five disciplines that we need to include.