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 – 2 Samuel 13:1-19
QT – 2 Samuel 13:1-19
Sep 1 all-day
2 Samuel 13:1-19 (ESV) Amnon and Tamar Now Absalom, David’s son, had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar. And after a time Amnon, David’s son, loved her. 2 And Amnon was so tormented that he made himself ill because
2
QT – 2 Samuel 13:20-39
QT – 2 Samuel 13:20-39
Sep 2 all-day
2 Samuel 13:20-30 (ESV) 20 And her brother Absalom said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you? Now hold your peace, my sister. He is your brother; do not take this to heart.” So Tamar lived, a desolate
3
QT – 2 Samuel 14:1-17
QT – 2 Samuel 14:1-17
Sep 3 all-day
2 Samuel 14:1-17 (ESV) Absalom Returns to Jerusalem Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 2 And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her,
4
QT – 2 Samuel 14:18-33
QT – 2 Samuel 14:18-33
Sep 4 all-day
2 Samuel 14:18-33 (ESV) 18 Then the king answered the woman, “Do not hide from me anything I ask you.” And the woman said, “Let my lord the king speak.” 19 The king said, “Is the hand of Joab with
5
QT – 2 Samuel 15:1-18
QT – 2 Samuel 15:1-18
Sep 5 all-day
2 Samuel 15:1-18 (ESV) Absalom’s Conspiracy 15 After this Absalom got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him. 2 And Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way of the gate. And when
6
QT – 2 Samuel 15:19-37
QT – 2 Samuel 15:19-37
Sep 6 all-day
2 Samuel 15:19-37 (ESV) 19 Then the king said to Ittai the Gittite, “Why do you also go with us? Go back and stay with the king, for you are a foreigner and also an exile from your home. 20
7
QT – 2 Samuel 16:1-23
QT – 2 Samuel 16:1-23
Sep 7 all-day
2 Samuel 16:1-23 (ESV) David and Ziba When David had passed a little beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, bearing two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred bunches of raisins,
8
QT – 2 Samuel 17:1-14
QT – 2 Samuel 17:1-14
Sep 8 all-day
2 Samuel 17:1-14 (ESV) Hushai Saves David Moreover, Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight. 2 I will come upon him while he is weary and discouraged and throw
9
QT – 2 Samuel 17:15-29
QT – 2 Samuel 17:15-29
Sep 9 all-day
2 Samuel 17:15-29 (ESV) 15 Then Hushai said to Zadok and Abiathar the priests, “Thus and so did Ahithophel counsel Absalom and the elders of Israel, and thus and so have I counseled. 16 Now therefore send quickly and tell
10
QT – 2 Samuel 18:1-18
QT – 2 Samuel 18:1-18
Sep 10 all-day
2 Samuel 18:1-18 (ESV) Absalom Killed Then David mustered the men who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. 2 And David sent out the army, one third under the command of Joab,
11
QT – 2 Samuel 18:19-33
QT – 2 Samuel 18:19-33
Sep 11 all-day
2 Samuel 18:19-33 (ESV) David Hears of Absalom’s Death 19 Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Let me run and carry news to the king that the Lord has delivered him from the hand of his enemies.” 20 And
12
QT – 2 Samuel 19:1-15
QT – 2 Samuel 19:1-15
Sep 12 all-day
2 Samuel 19:1-15 (ESV) Joab Rebukes David It was told Joab, “Behold, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.” 2 So the victory that day was turned into mourning for all the people, for the people heard that day,
13
QT – 2 Samuel 19:16-30
QT – 2 Samuel 19:16-30
Sep 13 all-day
2 Samuel 19:16-30 (ESV) David Pardons His Enemies 16 And Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjaminite, from Bahurim, hurried to come down with the men of Judah to meet King David. 17 And with him were a thousand men
14
QT – 2 Samuel 19:31-43
QT – 2 Samuel 19:31-43
Sep 14 all-day
2 Samuel 19:31-43 (ESV) 31 Now Barzillai the Gileadite had come down from Rogelim, and he went on with the king to the Jordan, to escort him over the Jordan. 32 Barzillai was a very aged man, eighty years old.
15
QT – 2 Samuel 20:1-13
QT – 2 Samuel 20:1-13
Sep 15 all-day
2 Samuel 20:1-13 (ESV) The Rebellion of Sheba Now there happened to be there a worthless man, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjaminite. And he blew the trumpet and said, “We have no portion in David,
16
QT – 2 Samuel 20:14-26
QT – 2 Samuel 20:14-26
Sep 16 all-day
2 Samuel 20:14-26 (ESV) 14 And Sheba passed through all the tribes of Israel to Abel of Beth-maacah, and all the Bichrites assembled and followed him in. 15 And all the men who were with Joab came and besieged him
17
QT – 2 Samuel 21:1-10
QT – 2 Samuel 21:1-10
Sep 17 all-day
2 Samuel 21:1-10 (ESV) David Avenges the Gibeonites Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year. And David sought the face of the Lord. And the Lord said, “There is bloodguilt on
18
2 Samuel 21:11-22
2 Samuel 21:11-22
Sep 18 all-day
2 Samuel 21:11-22 (ESV) 11 When David was told what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done, 12 David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of his son Jonathan from the men
19
QT – 2 Samuel 22:1-24
QT – 2 Samuel 22:1-24
Sep 19 all-day
2 Samuel 22:1-24 (ESV) David’s Song of Deliverance And David spoke to the Lord the words of this song on the day when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul.
20
QT – 2 Samuel 22:25-51
QT – 2 Samuel 22:25-51
Sep 20 all-day
2 Samuel 22:25-51 (ESV) 25 And the Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in his sight. 26 “With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless; 27 with
21
QT – 2 Samuel 23:1-17
QT – 2 Samuel 23:1-17
Sep 21 all-day
2 Samuel 23:1-17 (ESV) The Last Words of David 23 Now these are the last words of David: The oracle of David, the son of Jesse, the oracle of the man who was raised on high, the anointed of the
22
QT – 2 Samuel 23:18-39
QT – 2 Samuel 23:18-39
Sep 22 all-day
2 Samuel 23:18-39 (ESV) 18 Now Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the thirty. And he wielded his spear against three hundred men and killed them and won a name beside the three. 19
23
QT – 2 Samuel 24:1-14
QT – 2 Samuel 24:1-14
Sep 23 all-day
2 Samuel 24:1-14 (ESV) David’s Census Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, number Israel and Judah.” 2 So the king said to Joab, the commander of the army,
24
QT – 2 Samuel 24:15-25
QT – 2 Samuel 24:15-25
Sep 24 all-day
2 Samuel 24:15-25 (ESV) 15 So the Lord sent a pestilence on Israel from the morning until the appointed time. And there died of the people from Dan to Beersheba 70,000 men. 16 And when the angel stretched out his
25
QT – Romans 1:1-17
QT – Romans 1:1-17
Sep 25 all-day
Romans 1:1-17 (ESV) Greeting Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning his Son, who was
26
QT – Romans 1:18-32
QT – Romans 1:18-32
Sep 26 all-day
Romans 1:18-32 (ESV) God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is
27
QT – Romans 2:1-16
QT – Romans 2:1-16
Sep 27 all-day
Romans 2:1-16 (ESV) God’s Righteous Judgment Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 2 We know
28
QT – Romans 2:17-29
QT – Romans 2:17-29
Sep 28 all-day
Romans 2:17-29 (ESV) 17 But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God 18 and know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law; 19 and if
29
QT – Romans 3:1-18
QT – Romans 3:1-18
Sep 29 all-day
Romans 3:1-18 (ESV) God’s Righteousness Upheld 3 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? 2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 What if
30
QT – Romans 3:19-31
QT – Romans 3:19-31
Sep 30 all-day
Romans 3:19-31 (ESV) 19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For