The Purpose of Your WORDview Quiet Time
1. TO GIVE DEVOTION TO GOD.
God deserves our devotion! (Rev. 4:11)
God desires our devotion! (John 4:23)
2. TO GET DIRECTION FROM GOD.
2 Things To Do In Your WORDview Daily Quiet Time:
In the WORDview Quiet Time format we are especially looking for a “rhema” from the Lord. "Rhema" is a Greek word used in the Bible that means "a personal message from God." We go to God's written word ("logos"), the Bible, to receive a personal word ("rhema") from Him. This is not subjective. It is based on the objective Word of God and God's Word will never contradict itself.
Jesus made this distinction in Matt. 4:4 when He said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD (“rhema”) THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.’” Jesus' use of the verse was to defeat a very specific temptation from the devil. Eph. 6:17 shows this is the key to spiritual warfare and daily victory in the Christian life: “…take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word (“rhema”) of God…”
Jesus' use of this passage also shows the importance of building His Word into our lives on a daily basis. His quote comes from Deut. 8:3 where Moses reminded God's people: "And He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you …, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but … by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD (Ex. 16)." Here He is referring to how they were to gather manna each day in the morning, and only enough for each day. And He is using this passage as a lesson to show how we need to be gathering our "spiritual manna" each morning to live the Christian life.
3. TO GAIN DELIGHT IN GOD.
"Delight yourself in the Lord; and he will give you the desires of your heart." Ps. 37:4 (KJV)
" ... (God's) presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure." Ps. 16:11 (GN)
FACT: The better I get to know Christ, the more I love Him!
The objective of your Quiet Time is not to study about Christ, but to actually spend time with him! Your Quiet Time should be “inspiration, not perspiration!”
4. TO GROW DAILY LIKE GOD.
2 Cor. 3:18 says, "We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory... (HCSB)." As we gaze upon Christ through the Scriptures we are being transformed into His very likeness.
"When the council saw the boldness of Peter and John ... they were amazed and realized what being with Jesus had done for them!" Acts 4:13 (LB)