Thoughts on Quiet Time

JP: Good read by Diane Heeney. While her blog is written for women in the ministry, this ministered to me and I commend it to you.

Elements of Quiet Time


If we love a person, we like to think about him. We call this: Meditation. We claim we don’t know how to do this…sure we do! We do not need to be reminded of him. We do not forget his name or his appearance or his character or his opinions or his tastes or his position or his occupation. He comes up before our mind’s eye many a time in the day. Though perhaps far distant, he is often present in our thoughts.

If we love a person, we like to read about him. We call this: Bible Study. What intense pleasure a letter from an absent husband gives to a wife, or a letter from an absent son to his mother. Others may see little worth noticing in the letter. They can scarcely take the trouble to read it through. But those who love the writer see something in the letter which no one else can. They carry it about with them as a treasure. They read it over and over again.

If we love a person, we like to talk to him. We call this: Prayer. We tell him all our thoughts, and pour out all our heart to him. We find no difficulty in discovering subjects of conversation. However silent and reserved we may be to others, we find it easy to talk to a much-loved friend. However often we may meet, we are never at a loss for matter to talk about. We have always much to say, much to ask about, much to describe, much to communicate.

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