What is Quiet Time?

Every born-again Christian has a new thing to take care of: their spiritual life. QT, or quiet time, is not merely a time of quietness, but also a time alone with God. Every believer needs to be nurtured in order to grow spiritually mature. Thus, regular reading of God’s Word and the guidance of the Holy Spirit are indispensable elements of living a fruitful life as a disciple of Jesus. Jesus says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) An effective devotion helps us intimately connect to Jesus.

In addition, participating in QT’s together on the church level allows us to share with one another and grow together. It gives us unity as the body of Christ and a form of accountability.

Why Journaling?

Journaling causes us to focus on God’s words, resulting in a deeper understanding of God’s attributes and truth; this lays the foundation of a godly life. Furthermore, consistent journaling makes us sensitive to the direction of the Holy Spirit. We also learn to bring ourselves before God regularly to listen to Him and be in His presence. James 4:8 says “Come near to God and He will come near to you.” When you are obedient to His command to meditate on the Word, God promises to be with you and bless your QT with His providence. We urge you to spend 15 minutes each day writing the QT journals diligently. God will lead you into His promised abundant life.

Special QT notebooks are available for purchase in the main office for $1 each. Each notebook gives space for two months of journaling!

 

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Eight Steps of QT

  1. Briefly describe what I read.
    Read the assigned passage and consider what God wants to speak to me today.
  2. What attributes of God do I see in this passage?
    It is very important to meditate and know the characteristics of God.
  1. What truth/teaching/lesson did I receive from this passage?
    What command, assignment, comfort, encouragement, promise, warning or rebuke do I receive from God today? What sin do I need to flee from? What model should I imitate?
  1. What does today’s Scripture remind me to be thankful for?
    Through today’s passage, God reminds me of the blessings He has given to me.
  1. Wait quietly and listen. What does God want to say to me?
    Wait and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to me God’s will, reminders, comfort, and encouragement.
  1. How can I apply today’s QT to my daily life?
    Applying what I have learned in my current circumstances brings changes and blessings.
  1. My prayer response to today’s QT.
    Respond to God’s revelation and correction with prayer.
  1. Name a title for today’s QT.
    Summarize today’s devotion with a phrase. Get creative! It is helpful for reviewing the QT later.

 

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
QT – Ecclesiastes 3:12-22
QT – Ecclesiastes 3:12-22
Nov 1 all-day
Ecclesiastes 3:12-22 (ESV) 12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his
2
QT – Ecclesiastes 4:1-16
QT – Ecclesiastes 4:1-16
Nov 2 all-day
Ecclesiastes 4:1-16 (ESV) Evil Under the Sun Again I saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun. And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors
3
QT – Ecclesiastes 5:1-9
QT – Ecclesiastes 5:1-9
Nov 3 all-day
Ecclesiastes 5:1-9 (ESV) Fear God Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.
4
QT – Ecclesiastes 5:10-20
QT – Ecclesiastes 5:10-20
Nov 4 all-day
Ecclesiastes 5:10-20 (ESV) 10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. 11 When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their
5
QT – Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
QT – Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
Nov 5 all-day
Ecclesiastes 6:1-12 (ESV) There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it lies heavy on mankind: 2 a man to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing of all that he
6
QT – Ecclesiastes 7:1-14
QT – Ecclesiastes 7:1-14
Nov 6 all-day
Ecclesiastes 7:1-14 (ESV) The Contrast of Wisdom and Folly A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to
7
QT – Ecclesiastes 7:15-29
QT – Ecclesiastes 7:15-29
Nov 7 all-day
Ecclesiastes 7:15-29 (ESV) 15 In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing. 16 Be not overly righteous,
8
QT – Ecclesiastes 8:1-9
QT – Ecclesiastes 8:1-9
Nov 8 all-day
Ecclesiastes 8:1-9 (ESV) Keep the King’s Command Who is like the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed. 2 I say: Keep the
9
QT – Ecclesiastes 8:10-17
QT – Ecclesiastes 8:10-17
Nov 9 all-day
Ecclesiastes 8:10-17 (ESV) Those Who Fear God Will Do Well 10 Then I saw the wicked buried. They used to go in and out of the holy place and were praised in the city where they had done such things.
10
QT – Ecclesiastes 9:1-10
QT – Ecclesiastes 9:1-10
Nov 10 all-day
Ecclesiastes 9:1-10 (ESV) Death Comes to All But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does
11
QT – Ecclesiastes 9:11-18
QT – Ecclesiastes 9:11-18
Nov 11 all-day
Ecclesiastes 9:11-18 (ESV) Wisdom Better Than Folly 11 Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor
12
QT – Ecclesiastes 10:1-1
QT – Ecclesiastes 10:1-1
Nov 12 all-day
Ecclesiastes 10:1-11 (ESV) Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off a stench; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. 2 A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right, but a fool’s heart to the left. 3 Even
13
QT – Ecclesiastes 10:12-20
QT – Ecclesiastes 10:12-20
Nov 13 all-day
Ecclesiastes 10:12-20 (ESV) 12 The words of a wise man’s mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him. 13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness, and the end of his talk is
14
QT – Ecclesiastes 11:1-10
QT – Ecclesiastes 11:1-10
Nov 14 all-day
Ecclesiastes 11:1-10 (ESV) Cast Your Bread upon the Waters Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. 2 Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may
15
QT – Ecclesiastes 12:1-8
QT – Ecclesiastes 12:1-8
Nov 15 all-day
Ecclesiastes 12:1-8 (ESV) Remember Your Creator in Your Youth Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”;
16
QT – Ecclesiastes 12:9-14
QT – Ecclesiastes 12:9-14
Nov 16 all-day
Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 (ESV) Fear God and Keep His Commandments 9 Besides being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging many proverbs with great care. 10 The Preacher sought to find words of delight, and
17
QT – Galatians 1:1-10
QT – Galatians 1:1-10
Nov 17 all-day
Galatians 1:1-10 (ESV) Greeting Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2 and all the brothers who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
18
QT – Galatians 1:11-24
QT – Galatians 1:11-24
Nov 18 all-day
Galatians 1:11-24 (ESV) Paul Called by God 11 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel. 12 For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I
19
QT – Galatians 2:1-10
QT – Galatians 2:1-10
Nov 19 all-day
Galatians 2:1-10 (ESV) Paul Accepted by the Apostles Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. 2 I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before
20
QT – Galatians 2:11-21
QT – Galatians 2:11-21
Nov 20 all-day
Galatians 2:11-21 (ESV) Paul Opposes Peter 11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they
21
QT – Galatians 3:1-14
QT – Galatians 3:1-14
Nov 21 all-day
Galatians 3:1-14 (ESV) By Faith, or by Works of the Law? O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. 2 Let me ask you only this: Did you
22
QT – Galatians 3:15-29
QT – Galatians 3:15-29
Nov 22 all-day
Galatians 3:15-29 (ESV) The Law and the Promise 15 To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now the promises were made to
23
QT – Galatians 4:1-11
QT – Galatians 4:1-11
Nov 23 all-day
Galatians 4:1-11 (ESV) Sons and Heirs I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until
24
QT – Galatians 4:12-20
QT – Galatians 4:12-20
Nov 24 all-day
Galatians 4:12-20 (ESV) 12 Brothers, I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong. 13 You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel
25
QT – Galatians 4:21-31
QT – Galatians 4:21-31
Nov 25 all-day
Galatians 4:21-31 (ESV) Example of Hagar and Sarah 21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave
26
QT – Galatians 5:1-12
QT – Galatians 5:1-12
Nov 26 all-day
Galatians 5:1-12 (ESV) Christ Has Set Us Free For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 2 Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision,
27
QT – Galatians 5:13-26
QT – Galatians 5:13-26
Nov 27 all-day
Galatians 5:13-26 (ESV) 13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You
28
QT – Galatians 6:1-10
QT – Galatians 6:1-10
Nov 28 all-day
Galatians 6:1-10 (ESV) Bear One Another’s Burdens Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s
29
QT – Galatians 6:11-18
QT – Galatians 6:11-18
Nov 29 all-day
Galatians 6:11-18 (ESV) Final Warning and Benediction 11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 12 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you
30
QT – Esther 1:1-12
QT – Esther 1:1-12
Nov 30 all-day
Esther 1:1-12 (ESV) The King’s Banquets Now in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces, 2 in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in Susa, the citadel, 3