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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Spiritual Growth - Christ In You (Quiet Time)

Day 1: How to Establish a Quiet Time

Just like feeding your body daily by eating food, you need to feed your soul by having a daily quiet time with the Lord.

Here are some suggestions to start a daily quiet time:
  1. Have a specific time and place.
    I find mornings to be best for me. The beginning of your day will be so much better if it is started with Christ.
    I used to do my Bible study at the kitchen table while having breakfast, but for the past couple of years I have used the bedroom. I spend from 20 minutes to 2 hours daily. I use a devotional, my Bible, a pen, highlighter and journal.
    I suggest you have 15 minutes to yourself.
  2. Be regular.
    Skipping days makes it harder to grow spiritually.
  3. Have ready a Bible, pencil and paper. 
    For now you will use the Survival Kit for your quiet time.
  4. Begin with prayer.
    Open your heart and your mind to Christ. Give Him permission to teach, lead or discipline you in your Bible study.
End with a specific plan for the day that follows what you read. 
Before you stop your quiet time, decide how your life will be different because of the things you learned in the Bible.

Tell God about your love for Him. Thank Him for your many blessings. Tell Him the things you need for God to do in your life. Ask Him to use you and control you in your life today.

1 John 4:13-15

Go to the contents in the front of your Bible and locate 1 John. It will be in the New Testament. Read the Scripture and then in your own words, write what the verses say.
If you don't have a Bible, here is the text. But if you do have a Bible, I suggest you look it up in your own Bible to familiarize yourself with it.

1 John 4:13-15 (NLT) 
13  And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us.
14  Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
15  All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God.

About these verses,
What did God give you to prove you are saved?

What do Christian people tell other people that shows God is living in them?

What other words are used to tell who Jesus is?

You have as a Christian experienced personally that God sent His Son to be your Savior. How will the things from this verse change your life today?

Write one thing you will do today that shows these verses working in your life.

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