Quiet Time Phases

My best time during the day is went I am alone with God early in the morning (with a good cup of coffee). I feel very close to the Lord and He speak to my soul through His Word the Bible. I particularly enjoyed this morning what Stephen D. Eyre wrote in his book  Drawing Close to God. “I have discerned five different phases in my quiet times: occasional quiet time, determined quiet time, study quiet time, desert quiet time and devotional quiet time. Each phase has its own characteristics, its own strengths and weaknesses, its own dangers and delights. The first two, occasional and determined quiet times, deal with frequency— how often we have a quiet time. The study quiet time focuses on what we do in a quiet time. The last two phases, desert and devotional quiet times, are distinguished by how we feel during a quiet time.”

Remember Jesus word “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and
open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” Revelation 3:20 (NLT)


Stephen D. Eyre, Drawing Close to God: The Essentials of a Dynamic Quiet Time: a Lifeguide Resource (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995).