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 – 1 Samuel 7:1-17
QT – 1 Samuel 7:1-17
Jul 1 all-day
1 Samuel 7:1-17 (ESV) And the men of Kiriath-jearim came and took up the ark of the Lord and brought it to the house of Abinadab on the hill. And they consecrated his son Eleazar to have charge of the
2
QT – 1 Samuel 8:1-22
QT – 1 Samuel 8:1-22
Jul 2 all-day
1 Samuel 8:1-22 (ESV) Israel Demands a King When Samuel became old, he made his sons judges over Israel. 2 The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba.
3
QT – 1 Samuel 9:1-14
QT – 1 Samuel 9:1-14
Jul 3 all-day
1 Samuel 9:1-14 (ESV) Saul Chosen to Be King There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 2 And
4
QT – 1 Samuel 9:15-27
QT – 1 Samuel 9:15-27
Jul 4 all-day
1 Samuel 9:15-27 (ESV) 15 Now the day before Saul came, the Lord had revealed to Samuel: 16 “Tomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to
5
QT – 1 Samuel 10:1-13
QT – 1 Samuel 10:1-13
Jul 5 all-day
1 Samuel 10:1-13 (ESV) Saul Anointed King Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head and kissed him and said, “Has not the Lord anointed you to be prince over his people Israel? And you
6
QT – 1 Samuel 10:14-27
QT – 1 Samuel 10:14-27
Jul 6 all-day
1 Samuel 10:14-27 (ESV) 14 Saul’s uncle said to him and to his servant, “Where did you go?” And he said, “To seek the donkeys. And when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.” 15
7
QT – 1 Samuel 11:1-15
QT – 1 Samuel 11:1-15
Jul 7 all-day
1 Samuel 11:1-15 (ESV) Saul Defeats the Ammonites Then Nahash the Ammonite went up and besieged Jabesh-gilead, and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Make a treaty with us, and we will serve you.” 2 But Nahash the
8
QT – 1 Samuel 12:1-25
QT – 1 Samuel 12:1-25
Jul 8 all-day
1 Samuel 12:1-25 (ESV) Samuel’s Farewell Address 12 And Samuel said to all Israel, “Behold, I have obeyed your voice in all that you have said to me and have made a king over you. 2 And now, behold, the
9
QT – 1 Samuel 13:1-23
QT – 1 Samuel 13:1-23
Jul 9 all-day
1 Samuel 13:1-23 (ESV) Saul Fights the Philistines Saul lived for one year and then became king, and when he had reigned for two years over Israel, 2 Saul chose three thousand men of Israel. Two thousand were with Saul
10
QT – 1 Samuel 14:1-15
QT – 1 Samuel 14:1-15
Jul 10 all-day
1 Samuel 14:1-15 (ESV) Jonathan Defeats the Philistines One day Jonathan the son of Saul said to the young man who carried his armor, “Come, let us go over to the Philistine garrison on the other side.” But he did
11
QT – 1 Samuel 14:16-35
QT – 1 Samuel 14:16-35
Jul 11 all-day
1 Samuel 14:16-35 (ESV) 16 And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, and behold, the multitude was dispersing here and there. 17 Then Saul said to the people who were with him, “Count and see who has
12
QT – 1 Samuel 14:36-52
QT – 1 Samuel 14:36-52
Jul 12 all-day
1 Samuel 14:36-52 (ESV) 36 Then Saul said, “Let us go down after the Philistines by night and plunder them until the morning light; let us not leave a man of them.” And they said, “Do whatever seems good to
13
QT – 1 Samuel 15:1-16
QT – 1 Samuel 15:1-16
Jul 13 all-day
1 Samuel 15:1-16 (ESV) The Lord Rejects Saul 15 And Samuel said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel; now therefore listen to the words of the Lord. 2 Thus says the Lord
14
QT – 1 Samuel 15:17-35
QT – 1 Samuel 15:17-35
Jul 14 all-day
1 Samuel 15:17-35 (ESV) 17 And Samuel said, “Though you are little in your own eyes, are you not the head of the tribes of Israel? The Lord anointed you king over Israel. 18 And the Lord sent you on
15
1 Samuel 16:1-23
1 Samuel 16:1-23
Jul 15 all-day
1 Samuel 16:1-23 (ESV) David Anointed King The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you
16
QT – 1 Samuel 17:1-16
QT – 1 Samuel 17:1-16
Jul 16 all-day
1 Samuel 17:1-16 (ESV) David and Goliath Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. 2 And Saul and the men of
17
QT – 1 Samuel 17:17-30
QT – 1 Samuel 17:17-30
Jul 17 all-day
1 Samuel 17:17-30 (ESV) 17 And Jesse said to David his son, “Take for your brothers an ephah of this parched grain, and these ten loaves, and carry them quickly to the camp to your brothers. 18 Also take these
18
QT – 1 Samuel 17:31-40
QT – 1 Samuel 17:31-40
Jul 18 all-day
1 Samuel 17:31-40 (ESV) 31 When the words that David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul, and he sent for him. 32 And David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of him. Your servant will
19
QT – 1 Samuel 17:41-58
QT – 1 Samuel 17:41-58
Jul 19 all-day
1 Samuel 17:41-58 (ESV) 41 And the Philistine moved forward and came near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him. 42 And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth,
20
QT – 1 Samuel 18:1-16
QT – 1 Samuel 18:1-16
Jul 20 all-day
1 Samuel 18:1-16 (ESV) David and Jonathan’s Friendship As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 2 And Saul took
21
QT – 1 Samuel 18:17-30
QT – 1 Samuel 18:17-30
Jul 21 all-day
1 Samuel 18:17-30 (ESV) David Marries Michal 17 Then Saul said to David, “Here is my elder daughter Merab. I will give her to you for a wife. Only be valiant for me and fight the Lord’s battles.” For Saul
22
QT – 1 Samuel 19:1-24
QT – 1 Samuel 19:1-24
Jul 22 all-day
1 Samuel 19:1-24 (ESV) Saul Tries to Kill David And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants, that they should kill David. But Jonathan, Saul’s son, delighted much in David. 2 And Jonathan told David, “Saul
23
QT – 1 Samuel 20:1-11
QT – 1 Samuel 20:1-11
Jul 23 all-day
1 Samuel 20:1-11 (ESV) Jonathan Warns David Then David fled from Naioth in Ramah and came and said before Jonathan, “What have I done? What is my guilt? And what is my sin before your father, that he seeks my
24
QT – 1 Samuel 20:12-29
QT – 1 Samuel 20:12-29
Jul 24 all-day
1 Samuel 20:12-29 (ESV) 12 And Jonathan said to David, “The Lord, the God of Israel, be witness! When I have sounded out my father, about this time tomorrow, or the third day, behold, if he is well disposed toward
25
QT – 1 Samuel 20:30-42
QT – 1 Samuel 20:30-42
Jul 25 all-day
1 Samuel 20:30-42 (ESV) 30 Then Saul’s anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman, do I not know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame,
26
QT – 1 Samuel 21:1-15
QT – 1 Samuel 21:1-15
Jul 26 all-day
1 Samuel 21:1-15 (ESV) David and the Holy Bread Then David came to Nob, to Ahimelech the priest. And Ahimelech came to meet David, trembling, and said to him, “Why are you alone, and no one with you?” 2 And
27
QT – 1 Samuel 22:1-10
QT – 1 Samuel 22:1-10
Jul 27 all-day
1 Samuel 22:1-10 (ESV) David at the Cave of Adullam David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father’s house heard it, they went down there to him. 2 And
28
QT – 1 Samuel 23:11-23
QT – 1 Samuel 23:11-23
Jul 28 all-day
1 Samuel 22:11-23 (ESV) 11 Then the king sent to summon Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father’s house, the priests who were at Nob, and all of them came to the king. 12 And Saul
29
QT – 1 Samuel 23:1-14
QT – 1 Samuel 23:1-14
Jul 29 all-day
1 Samuel 23:1-14 (ESV) David Saves the City of Keilah Now they told David, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors.” 2 Therefore David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go and attack these
30
QT – 1 Samuel 23:15-29
QT – 1 Samuel 23:15-29
Jul 30 all-day
1 Samuel 23:15-29 (ESV) Saul Pursues David 15 David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh. 16 And Jonathan, Saul’s son, rose and went to David at Horesh,
31
QT – 1 Samuel 24:1-22
QT – 1 Samuel 24:1-22
Jul 31 all-day
1 Samuel 24:1-22 (ESV) David Spares Saul’s Life When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, “Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.” 2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel and went