I hope you’ve been eagerly awaiting today’s Bible Study Companion as much as I have. As I shared at the beginning of this week, quiet time and prayer are two important daily habits to create and develop. Like Wendy Blight points out in Chapter 8 of Hidden Joy:
“Time alone with God fills a place in our hearts that nothing else can."
Is time alone with God (quiet time and prayer) your “go-to” choice for filling your yearning heart? Or is something/someone else?
If we're not careful, we can find ourselves in a vicious cycle of longing and filling up with the wrong things. I know I’ve been guilty of this. But this week’s memory verse reminds us to:
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2 (NIV)
This is how we break that cycle. We commit to quiet time and prayer, while remaining alert to the wrong things we attempt to fill our hearts with. We stay on the lookout for how God fulfills our prayers, so we can be filled with thanks.
Will you dive deeper with me into our quiet and prayer time habits, to be watchful and grateful?
BIBLE STUDY COMPANION
Cheers to being devoted!
Reflect and Respond:
Share about one or more of the following:
- Are you “devoted” to quiet time and prayer? Why or why not?
- What do you need to be watchful of to stay devoted to quiet time and prayer?
- What prayer has God fulfilled that you’re grateful for?
All comments are entered into this week’s giveaway! And don’t forget, each Bible Study Companion is its own lesson, so no worries if you haven’t completed the prior companions. But if you’d still like to, here they are again: