On Sunday 7th June, Scott urged us to think about spending quiet focused time seeking the presence of God, and listening for what He may say to us.
Let’s think about how to do that:
It is essential to approach wholeheartedly – if you are not whole hearted, you will be disappointed.
Choose a time and place that will allow you to be uninterrupted by:
After you have prayed, remain quiet and let the Spirit of God speak deeply within your soul. You may have disturbing, uncomfortable thoughts. Ask God to help you to meditate, be slow, and patient.
If you don’t immediately have a sense of awareness of God, don’t give up, God tells us in His word: You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29 v 13
It may also be necessary to go through this sort of routine over the course of a number of days, or perhaps a few times per week, but it is important to persevere and not give up.
The foregoing is mainly intended to encourage those who currently find it difficult to enjoy a regular quiet time with God, and it is important to note that no matter what the reason or cause of that, God is waiting with open arms to welcome you into His nearer presence. It may also be helpful for those who do currently engage in regular quiet time, to think of changing what has perhaps become a less profitable time than at first.