Never forget, quiet times are not a discipline to be checked off, but time intended to be enjoyed with the lover of your soul. Don’t just read the word; interact with the author! He is always there, so close and so eager to communicate with you.
This can take place anywhere in His Word, “All scripture is God-breathed and useful” (2 Timothy 3:16). About 15 years ago I decided to put this to the test having daily quiet times as I gradually worked my way through the entire Bible. It took me three years following this format – just reading until a verse stood out to me and stopping to camp there. I was amazed how many times where I was reading “just happened” to be exactly what I needed that day!
Many days I begin with a verse and have no idea why the Lord highlighted it or how it will be useful that day. But when I hear God’s thoughts on it – wow! Does His living Word ever come alive. Each time I experience Him like this I can’t help but draw closer to Him. I feel so loved! What a life-changing communicator He is! Every quiet time, no matter how short or long, should be a shared quiet time with the Lord!