September 12, 2015
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Take the time to have daily, one-on-one fellowship with God through the reading of His Word.

First and foremost, make sure you set aside a reasonable amount of time and a quiet place where you can read and pray without distractions. This is time you’re setting aside to spend with God. You don’t want anything to interrupt you during this time.

Have a plan of action. A good starting point is simply to read a chapter of Scripture a day and keep on going.

Don’t rely too much on outside sources. Remember that the focus on your quiet time should be on reading God’s Word and meditating on it, not what someone else wrote. Allow God to speak to you in His still, small voice as you contemplate His Word.

Now, it’s time to pray about it. Talk to God about what you have read, seeking His insight and His will. Ask that He would help you take what you’ve read and apply to your life today.

A great way to remember the things you’re learning is to keep a journal. Write down what you read and what the Lord is speaking to you through it. Write out how it applies to you and how you will respond. This way, you can come back later, see how God has been teaching you all along, and be encouraged by it.

And last but not least, put what you learn into practice. All the quiet time in the world won’t help you if you’re not willing to live out what you’ve learned.

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