So, I had another question about how I spend my hour with My God and My Lord?
I hate to admit it but I am most consistent with my "quiet-time" when I am in a Bible Study with others. Tara, you already know this about me. I do my daily homework and then I pray through what I just learned.
If I am not in a bible study... I have read daily a chapter out of Power of a Praying Wife and Power of a Praying Parent, My Utmost for His Highest, and right now I am re-reading Purpose Driven Life. All of which are thick with scripture. I've also been known to read a chapter out of Proverbs and Psalms. Or I'll study the scriptures given to us in church on Sundays. Just Give me Jesus by Anne Graham Lotz is a study of the Book of John, soooo good! But don't get away from the scriptures, I got into the habit of just reading and lost the scripture study and it is not the same. Also, taking some time to memorize scripture is always a huge blessing.
After I study, then I pray. I have to write in a prayer journal because I tend to fall asleep if I don't. I have also been known to pray scriptures out loud over my family, I haven't done that in awhile probably need to start again. I have a notebook filled with some of my favorite promises from HIM for me and my family! Then I always hear prayer request throughout the week to pray specifically for others.
If the boys still haven't woken up, then I turn on some praise music and start cleaning in a prayerful, worshipful mind-set!
Your Quiet time with Him is personal and won't be the same as mine. I thought I might share what mine has been like over the years. It grows and develops and changes just as your walk with Him. This may sound a little corny but... when I first started spending time with Him I got a mental picture of a flower. Reading His word and Praying to Him is like sunshine and rain to a flower. We need it daily. It can't grow and be pretty or healthy without both of these important elements. The longer I go without one or the other the worse I get. Isn't that right, honey?