Getting Ready For Your Meeting with God

We recently had a fellowship where together we went to the movies to see “War Room”, a faith-based movie that emphasizes the importance of prayer and awakened many of us to the fact that we are in a spiritual battle, and how we need to arm ourselves with the Word of God in order to have victory in the battle.

Having said that, we saw in the movie that we must rid ourselves of all distractions when we come into the presence of God. Here are just a few strategies for preparation for your quiet time with God:

Come with Expectancy:

Come before God with anticipation and eagerness. Expect to have a good time of fellowship with Him, and to receive a blessing from your time with Him. Let your confession be the same as David’s, where he says, “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek You.” (Psalm 63:1)


Come Reverently:

Don’t rush into God’s presence but prepare your heart by being still before Him. Let the quietness clear away the thoughts of the world. Focus and fix your eyes only on Him. Coming into God’s presence is not like going to a football game, or some other form of entertainment. Let your communication be, “The Lord is in His holy temple, let all the earth be silent before Him.” (Hab. 2:20)


Be Alert:

When you come into the presence of God, be wide-awake. Set your heart to know that you are meeting with the Creator. The Maker of Heaven & Earth. The Redeemer of Men. The best preparation for quiet time in the morning with God begins with a restful night before. Spend time with Him in the evening. Get to bed early, and rise early, thoroughly rested. God deserves your full attention.


Be Willing to Obey:

Come into God’s Presence with a willing heart and mind. Come prepared to talk and to listen. Purpose in your heart to do whatever He tells you to do. Come and meet Him, having already chosen to do His will, no matter what.


 Submitted by Deaconess Irene Gardon

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