What is quiet time? It is a set time apart from your busy day to connect with God. It includes a variety of elements such as prayer, reading the Word, meditating on scriptures, and reading prayers. It is important to remember that we are not only spending time with God so He can hear from us, but we are also giving Him a quiet space to listen to Him. It is a big element that has a relationship with the Lord.
If you’re married, it’s also important to spend quiet time alone with God and set aside time to hear from Him as a couple.
Marriage is difficult. Marriage with kids, jobs, responsibilities and everything else is even harder. Ensuring quiet time together is essential to ensuring a solid foundation for your marriage and family. It’s not just a time for solitude, it’s a time to pray and read the Word of God.
Enemies target marriages, tricking them into believing lies that they don’t need quiet time together, or simply don’t have time.
Prioritizing quiet time together strengthens not only marriages, but families as well. Reading and praying together softens our hearts for each other and gives us strength and grace to deal with conflicts.
Balancing family life and finding time together can be difficult, but it can be done if you do it intentionally. Benefits of spending time together in the stillness of the Lord Once you begin to understand, you begin to yearn to spend time together, and begin to feel empty when you are not.
reserve the specified time
This is the hardest part. How can he set aside 15-30 minutes without being distracted when there are so many other things going on at home?
Your family is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to this. It may look different from day to day, week to week. Start praying separately about how God wants you to look in your marriage and home life.
This may mean waking up 10 minutes before the chaos begins and holding hands in prayer for the day. It could mean doing We can often find things in our lives that we can eliminate to make room for God.
That might mean hiring a babysitter once a week and spending 30 minutes reading a Bible book at a local coffee shop.
Whatever time is available, wherever you can invoke a little alone time, use it wisely. God will bless you as soon as you start.
There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to learn the word of God but not knowing where to start. We have a huge number of resources to get you started. Whether it’s reading the Bible throughout the year or just planning which books to read, that’s a good place to start.
But don’t be overwhelmed. You can start with one book of the Bible. Several sentences can be read together in several different translations to derive different meanings. May the Lord guide you through this time. You may find something special for just the two of you.
the most important: Remember to pray before you begin and ask the Lord to speak to you.
of Hebrews 4:12“The word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing to the point of dividing soul and mind, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
We have valuable resources to help us navigate the Bible and learn from God, but God’s Word should be the foundation of our research.
If you want to jump to resources, here are some quick things to get you started.
your version APP
This bible app has hundreds of reading plans that you can incorporate into your quiet time. I have plans for marriage, family, and raising children. It’s an easy and fun way to learn Word.
This is a valuable resource for reading the entire Bible in chronological order. You can read 2-3 chapters each day and then listen to a 5-8 minute podcast explaining what you just read. This will lead to greater conversation and a better understanding of God’s Word on both sides.
Daily Grace Co., Ltd.
This is a company that specializes in Bible studies and resources. They have Bible books and workbooks on many topics to help you navigate through specific topics. It’s an easy way to connect in time.
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One of the most rewarding ways to spend quiet time together is prayer. Perhaps keep a prayer journal where you write down everything you need to pray for. You can record how God came for your family and see His faithfulness manifest over and over again. This will strengthen your faith and build trust in your spouse.
When you pray, be sure to pray for each other and thank God. When my husband and I were in premarital counseling, our pastor encouraged us to pray and thank God for each other every night before we went to bed. Of course, it’s not always consistent or perfect, but thanks to this prayer time, we’ve seen God work miracles in our lives.
Hearing our spouse thank God for us and what we are doing for our family builds trust and confidence in our marriage and in our spouse. It brings you closer together because you can connect your spouse’s direct connection with God. This is exactly what it means to be one, as the Word says.
Therefore, a man leaves his father and mother and embraces his wife, and the two become one. Genesis 2:24
Again, don’t be overwhelmed by the thought that you need to add one more to an already full plate. God knows exactly where you and your spouse are and what you can do. This does not mean that God will not push you or ask you to do new things, but that He has specific plans for your marriage and how He will guide you through your marriage. You can be sure that you want it.
Start by lifting the idea of quiet time to the Lord and watch the Lord work mightily in your marriage.
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Heidi Beg Writer, speaker, and ministry leader based in Gig Harbor, Washington. She is the remarried mother of her four children, and she is navigating her chaotic family life after losing her first husband to cancer in 2013. She aspires to use her writing as a way to encourage others who have experienced loss and guide them on their path to healing. She contributes to her blog at: thebreathingmama.com, shares stories and prayers of faith that stem from her loss and healing, motherhood, and her blended and complicated family. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with degrees in Creative Writing and English. is currently writing his first book. Heidi is the director of her women’s ministry at Gig Harbor Foursquare and has a deep heart for sharing Jesus with women and encouraging them in their walk of faith. When she’s not writing, she loves traveling, reading, crafting, and experimenting in the kitchen.visit her Facebook and Instagram (@mrsheidivegh) can learn more.