Morning Quiet Time

There's something about early mornings that a few extra hours of sleep can't compete with.

Maybe it's the relief of not having to rush off anywhere. Maybe it's the quality time that you and your coffee cup get to spend together. Or maybe, simply it's the calm we experience in the "unrush" of a morning. Stillness is seldom in our world these days. After all, waking up to the sunlight is far more unusual than being abruptly woken up by a blaring snooze alarm.

Our world has forgotten quiet. 

Between constant and endless demands. Deadlines and dates. The never ending, attention seeking, world is always after our precious quiet time. Our world fears silence because our world loves busy. Busy is better. Right? We are told to go, go, go!  Here's the harsh truth: all that going is going to get you nowhere fast. 

Instead of tuning into the world's radio station for the day, we need to tune our hearts somewhere else first. When we place our thoughts in the quiet, and surprisingly there is much to be heard. The screaming world is vying for you to listen, but you can turn off the static.

  • 1 Kings 19:12 says: "And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice."

Did you hear that? Still. Small. Voice. 

God doesn't need to scream to get our attention. He whispers in the quiet of our hearts to reach the deepest parts of our souls. There's no flashing lights or megaphone. Simply the gentle words in a soft hush, spoken quietly from our loving Lord.

Do you want to hear God? Do you want to know what He's saying to you? Well, can you hear Him? We seem to wonder why our ears cannot hear God when the radio of the world is up full-blast.

It's time to get quiet before God so that His voice can be heard loud and clear. The psalmist writes in Psalm 63:1, "O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee..."

I have included Psalm 51 at the bottom of this page. I love reading this during quiet time. 

Who are you tuning into: God or the world?

I use the New King James Bible with commentary from Pastor Chuck Smith. You can get a similar one that I LOVE here.

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I hope this post encaouraged you! God Bless.

Love in Christ,

 

Psalm 51

 

1 Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight—
That You may be found just when You speak,[a]
And blameless when You judge.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.

14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.

18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,
With burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.