Psalm 100:1 (ESV)
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
I’ve always felt guilty about my morning “quiet time” because the idea of silent prayer, reading, and journaling has never inspired me. So I once asked a Jewish friend what he thought Jesus’ “quiet time” might have looked like. He laughed at the idea of a “quiet time” because for centuries Jewish daily devotions have been anything but quiet! He told me that his daily devotion included public reading of Scripture, singing in worship, and praying loudly while walking and moving his whole body. It’s anything but quiet, he told me.
So when Jesus did His “devotions,” it’s likely it would have looked less like sitting on the end of His bed with head bowed and eyes closed—and more like a worship concert.
How will this idea change your “quiet time” today?
Dear Lord, help us to have a “Quiet time” that brings us closer to You. Help us to be creative as we study and ray to You. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.