Tuesday, July 1, 2014

On the QT: The 5 W's

 My desire in all I write and teach is to encourage others to bring God's Word off the page into their lives.
  • Apply it.
  • Live it.
But how do we do that if we can't set aside time with Him and His word?
Who has time?
How do we have a successful QT?
If you’re a nurse, you know it’s dangerous to use the Q word (quiet).
As soon as someone says that word, patient alarms go off everywhere, the emergency room fills up, and you’re on the run until you collapse.
It’s the same at every job, including working at home. Speak that horrible word and suddenly
your teenager has a crisis,
your toddler flushes a toy down the toilet,
hubby calls to say he’s working til midnight.

I don't know about you but, as soon as I settle down for prayer time,
that neighbor who talks without taking a breath calls,
the washer goes off-balance over and over,
someone drops by for coffee.
The phrase “Quiet Time” is an oxymoron.
Time and Quiet can't co-exist..
Yet our desire is to have undisturbed time with God.
I wish I could give you a magic formula but that ain’t happenin’.
I don’t have one.
But there are some myth’s that make QT a burden rather than a joy.
Hopefully debunking them will help you find your way to a meaningful QT.
Over the next few posts, we'll tackle the 5 W’s of QT:
  • Who?
  • Why?
  • What?
  • When?
  • Where?

Time with God.
So precious, so needed, so hard to do.
Come along with me and we'll find the freedom to meet with Him in the way that's best for us.
Come along and we'll learn together!
Have you struggled to maintain a quiet time?
I have!
If you've been able to establish one, we'd love for you to share your ideas over the next several posts.
Photo Credit: Clogged Toilet 
Photo Credit:Gabbing woman

1 comment:

  1. I find my QT while I shower in the morning! ...I find my QT when I lay down for the night. I find my QT...on many nights that I wake up in the middle of the night. I'm also able to find many QT's and share many thoughts with Him throughout the day. When I realized "what it is all about"...a "relationship with Him"...I acquired a true desire to get to know Him better. What better way for me...than to spend time with Him...and talk to Him. ...and Yes...I believe we all have a struggle...applying...and living it! I believe we all have many more QTs available to us...if we really take the time to sit and realize it! ...the devil is sneaky enough...to make us think we don't! Karen Coldiron