Can You Spare Just Five?
Five simple guidelines can help you develop a quiet time or a time of spiritual meditation and study.
GUIDELINE 1: Make a commitment to take five minutes a day and spend this time with the Lord. The longest journey in the world begins with the first step, and your commitment to enrich your life by taking five minutes a day is the start that can change your life.
GUIDELINE 2: Be definite, but flexible, in your plan to schedule five minutes a day. Look at your schedule and determine when you can take five minutes a day to spend time with God and make it a habit.
GUIDELINE 3: Have a plan.Three ingredients should fit into your plan. First, the Bible or God's Word where we find the strength of the ages, and through these pages God speaks to us. Then, you need some moments of reflection or meditation as you ask yourself, "How does this apply to my life?" Then you need a few moments to talk to God in prayer, and it is during this time when you connect with Him by sharing your heart.
GUIDELINE 4: Stay focused. You can do this by reading aloud, journaling or writing down your thoughts, and by making the conscious decision to put your mind where your body is.
GUIDELINE 5: Discipline yourself. If necessary, cut something else out of your overfilled schedule. Your don't find time, you must make it.
Discover for yourself the benefits of spending time - starting with five minutes - with God today.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved . . . who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 TIMOTHY 2:15