Is Not A Bible Study In As Much As It Is A Call To Change Your
Life For And Through Christ
Objective: To show you the importance
of developing and maintaining a quiet time with God.
All relationships take time but you must first
make an effort to find the time to make the relationship
Getting close to God – A Quiet Time
Alone With God
1. What would you
consider to be a personal, daily time alone with God?
the time to write out a few ideas.
There are no right or wrong answers for this
What would you consider to not be a personal,
daily time alone with God?
What is a Quiet Time
Alone With God?
that you have your own view of what a daily time alone
with God is, now let’s compare it with what the
Biblical perspective is of it means to spend time alone
with God. Read
the following verses and write down what they teach you
about developing a quiet time alone with God.
example of Jesus; Mark 1:35 Time alone with God
call in Psalm 119:15, 23, 48
call to Joshua, Joshua 1:8
example, Psalm 5:3
call of James, James 5:17-18
verse are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to
what a quiet time alone with God should be.
Why Should We Have Quiet
Time Alone With God?
a time alone with God is one of the most important
aspects of the Christian walk, but it also one area of
the Christian walk that is most neglected.
From the verses we looked a t so far you should
have a pretty good idea of what makes up a quiet time
with God. We
will go over a couple of these areas in a little more
For now we need to look at why we need to spend
some time alone with God
need to eat
as your body need food to keep it going.
We need to spend some quality time with God for
our soul. Through
prayer and a daily meal of God word we will grow and
prosper in our walk with God
Read Matthew 4:4 and 1
Peter 2:1-3 and in your own words describe what these
verses say about God’s Word.
need to listen
is hard to hear God speaking to you when the reception
is fuzzy. You
need to make a clear connection to God so you can hear
what He is telling you and the only way to do that is by
eliminating all distractions so you can hear his still
quiet voice. This means you must find a quiet place in
order to listen His voice and only His voice.
Effective listening also means coming before God
with an obedient heart a willingness to listen so you
will be able to hear His insight for your life.
Read James 4:8, What
does this verse tell us about our relationship with God?
Psalm 5:3, What should our response once we talk to God
Psalm 143:10, From this verse give two reasons we should
wait to hear from God?
quiet time allows us to draw closer to God as we shut
out the world around us and focus on His Word and His
will sense His presence as we lift our hearts and bare
our souls to Him. As
Christians we should always desire to worship and obey
God and see Him more clearly.
We must draw need to God with our hearts, not
only with our words.
Remember where your heart is there also will be
4:8 tell us that if we “ come near to God…He will
Come near t us” .
Read the following two
verse from Isaiah and
decide for yourself if the first or second verse
Christians we are in a battle and our weapon of choice
is God’s Word. Satan
cannot stand against when we call on Jesus and use the
Word of God to defend ourselves.
A quiet time allows not only tio study the Word
of God but also to call on God for our daily protection.
6:13-17 Details a list of the Armor of God.
Take the time to read these verses and list for
yourself each piece of that armor.
As you right them down meditate on how God is our
strength and shield. Also
think about the times you have tried to stand alone
without God’s protection and what the outcome was.
quiet time allows us to get right with God.
Even thought our salvation is secire we are still
going to sin. After
all we are only perfected the moment we open our eyes
and stand before Jesus.
of falling into temptation and sinning is correction.
None of us likes to be corrected or told when we
do something wrong but we need it in order to learn and
move on. God
always corrects us out of love but we must be willing to
confess our sin before Him.
Psalm 139:23-24 and then ask yourself when was the last
time you said the words “God correct me?
of developing intimacy with God is in knowing when we
need to come clean and ask for forgiveness
Read Jobs call to God in
Job 6:25- Again
is this your call to God or do you need to humble your
one can make it through the Christian life without
someone to encourage and comfort us.
We need to know that God cares for us and knows
exactly what we need in the midst of trials.
In our quiet time we go to God in prayer and read
His word in order to find the comfort and encouragement
Psalm 10:17-18 and describe what this verse means to
2 Timothy 4:2 Even though this verse is about the way
Christians are to deal with each other, it can give us a
great insight into the way God deals with us.
What does this verse teach you about God and how
He handles us in all situations?
this give you comfort?
What is involved in a quiet time with God?
a passage of scripture, book of the Bible or even a
devotional and read it.
If you want get one of those Bible study books at
your local Christian Book Stores to help you work
through a topic or book of the Bible
Journaling – As
you read each passage of Scripture or each book of the
Bible jot down in a journal or diary your thoughts about
the passage or something God ahs revealed to you as you
read it. You
could also keep track of your prayer requests.
can you have quiet time alone with God if you do not
pray and ask God for guidance.
As you read each book, each passage pray about
what is in the passage and ask God to reveal what he
wants you to know. Each
time I read a passage of Scripture God reveals to me all
manner of new information.
time to sit back and listen for God to speak to you in
His still quiet voice.
quiet time alone with God is an important aspect of your
Christian walk. It
is one way in which we can draw closer to God and become
more intimate with Him.
If you want to know what someone is like you have
to get to know them so set a quiet time now and get to