Category archives: Quiet Time

  • Isaiah 60:1-5 - It is time to shine: God is calling you out of darkness back into His wonderful light! - Your heart will swell and throb with joy, once you recognize how much good He has poured onto you. - God is ready to forget your sins and heal your wounds. "Longer than there've been fishes in t... [read more]
  • "What would I do without your smart mouth, drawing me in, you kicking me out. You got my head spinning, no kidding, I can't pin you down." 1 Peter 1: 1-7 - God chose you with purpose in His foreknowledge, to a hope that will never "perish, spoil or fade". - Through faith you have come to know Jesus... [read more]
  • Nehemiah 1:1-3 - Nehemiah and a couple brothers came together to discuss the condition of the surviving remnant, and Jerusalem. - The exiles went back to the province (a region of activity, knowledge, or influence) for comfort and fell into "great trouble" and "disgrace". - When we go back to worldl... [read more]
  • Job 2:3-10 - Satan wanted to reveal Jobs heart, God was steps ahead and knew this test would help Job. - Job received persecution for having faith in God, and stood firm in his convictions. - He embraced good as well as trouble from The Lord. The Bible calls a true believer someone who holds firmly... [read more]
  • Job 1:1-5 - Job was blameless, upright, reverent of God and His commands. He knew the truth and followed it. - He shunned evil and cared about the relationship he and his family had with God (vs 5) - He regularly sacrificed to God and purified himself, helping others to do the same - The Lord blesse... [read more]
  • Esther 1: 10-12 - The king ordered his queen to do something, in her arrogance she would not submit to it. - Queen Vashti didn't just disobey the command of Xerses, but the commands of God (Romans 13:1-7) - All authority has been established by God, we bring judgement on ourselves when we rebel agai... [read more]
  • Nehemiah 9:1-3 - The Israelites gathered together, fasted, prayed, and humbled themselves. (They were all united in repentance.) - They separated themselves from foreigners, (1 John 2:15-17) and stood in their places confessing their sins. (1 Corinthians 7:17-24) - Each day was spent in the Book of ... [read more]
  • Ezra 1:1-11 - The Lord moved the heart of Cyrus, the king. God has the power to change anyones heart. - God will be with His people. It's a promise. - The "survivors" will provide for Him "silver, gold, livestock and free-will offerings." God always provides for His people through the nations. The... [read more]
  • Numbers 22:1-6 - Balaam was bribed to curse God's people because Balak was threatened by them. - Balaam knew who God was and carried out His commands, but he was consumed with the love of wanting "more". - He obeyed The Lord, yet, rebelled in his heart. Like Balaam, I may obey everything God has as... [read more]
  • 2 Chronicles 29:1-5 - Hezekiah became king at 25 years of age. He was young but called the elders, Levites and the Lord's people to be radical. - His diligence to personally repair the Temple of The Lord, to consecrate himself, and to remove all defilement from the sanctuary, challenged others to th... [read more]
  • 2 Chronicles 12:1-4 - After Rehoboams position was established, after he became strong, he and all of Israel abandoned the law of The Lord. - Rehoboam chose to rely on himself and no longer on God. Humility for me begins with accepting my limitations. Part of that is understanding that I am not the... [read more]
  • 2 Chronicles 14:2-4 - Asa did what was "good and right" in the eyes of The Lord - He removed foreign alters, high places, sacred stones and anything that worshipped other gods. (2 Chronicles 15:8) - He commanded all of Judah to seek The Lord, and to obey His statutes. Questions for Reflection: Q: D... [read more]