How To Begin Your Daily WORDview Quiet Time:
1. Decide on your specific time.
"Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went to a solitary place, where he prayed." Mark 1:35
The best time to have your WORDview Quiet Time is when you are at your best. However, it is highly recommended that you begin each day, first thing in the morning, with your quiet time for several reasons. Often if God doesn’t get the first part of our day, He doesn’t get the best part of our day. Also, it seems best to start your day by hearing from God to set the pace for the whole day. Finally, we see many examples in the Bible of those whom God used who started the day by meeting with God (Abraham, David, Jesus, Moses, etc.). Whatever time you choose, stick with it and be consistent.
2. Designate your special place.
Choose your own special place where you will meet with God each morning. Leave your Bible and Journal there to remind you to begin each day by meeting with Him.
"Jesus left the city and went, as he usually did, to the Mount of Olives ... to pray." Luke 22:39 (GN)
3. Gather the resources you will need:
1) A Parallel Bible (four translations)
You can purchase a parallel Bible through Amazon or other booksellers. We recommend The Contemporary Parallel New Testament by Oxford University Press, or The Evangelical Parallel New Testament by Oxford University Press. Or you can use a free website such as:
Also, if you have four different translations of the Bible on hand you can use them as well.
2) A Journal or Notebook
You should use a journal or notebook to write down what the Lord speaks (“rhema’s”) to you about, and your prayers based on His Word.
3) A WORDview Quiet Time Reading Plan
The WORDview Reading Plans divide whole books of the Bible into short, “bite-sized” passages suitable for your daily Quiet Time. The guides are designed for five readings per week, until the whole book is covered. The guides are available on the Reading Plans page: Click "Plans" here, for a quick link to the page.
4. Follow the simple WORDview Quiet Time Format.
This format simply puts you in a specific book of the Bible where you will read slowly and methodically through a short passage each day in four different translations of your choice producing a form of "progressive meditation" on the Word. Read five of seven days each week and journal your experience using the simple five step WORDview Quiet Time Format: