Text: James 1:23-25
Memory verse:
“I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭15‬-‭16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Today, let’s conclude on the Practice in the discipline of quiet time, as discussed in yesterday’s edition. The purpose of quiet time will be defeated if your connection with Him is only sustained while you are in the closet and severed while you are at the market place or in the busyness of your day. Like a phone which you connect to the power source to be fully charged while you are indoors and thereafter taken out to keep you connected through the day, so should be your quiet time. The goal of your quiet time is to keep you connected throughout the day.
To do this, you must keep the thoughts of the quiet time alive in you in the busyness of your day. According to our memory verse, David said, I “will contemplate Your ways. … I will not forget Your word.”. Proverbs 4:21(CEV) puts it this way, “Don’t forget a single word, but think about it all”. The GNT has it as this, “Never let them get away from you. Remember them and keep them in your heart”. This is also the thought of our text today.
When you leave your quiet time, don’t let your quiet time leave you. Rather, take the truth that the Holy Spirit has spoken to you as you go through your busy day. Consciously and constantly recall specific passages, insights, promises, warnings and praise points at various intervals during the day. You can write the verse for the day or a thought from the devotional in a handy cardboard which you can put in your pocket and bring out at intervals to read as you go through the day. I used this method in my early Christian days and it was very helpful. You can also place on your car dash board or pin on your table in your office or school. Today, we can take advantage of technology to achieve the same purpose. For example, you can set a recurring calendar notification on your smartphone to remind you of a verse or to just beep, “Remember God today”. You can also replace your smartphone home screen with the day’s verse or thought. Confess and apply the word and lessons at every opportunity.
Friends, don’t just make Christ the object of your study as you go through your day but the sustainer of your soul. As you begin to practice the conscious choice to reflect on your quiet time, you will find that the rest of your day becomes an ongoing experience of His presence and power.

Prayer points
1. Father, please, help me to keep connected to You through the busyness of my day in Jesus name.
2. Father, I receive grace not to forget Your word but to always contemplate on Your ways and practice Your word in Jesus name.

Today’s declarations
1. When I leave my quiet time, my quiet time doesn’t leave me because I keep reflecting on it through the day.
2. I don’t just make Christ the object of my study as I go through my day but the sustainer of my soul.