The Best Time of Day for Quiet Time with God

young man reading a bible and praying

Currently on Wednesday evenings, the class that I lead is looking at material by Avery T. Willis, Jr. called, “The Disciple’s Cross.” The lesson that we had last Wednesday encouraged all of us to establish a daily “Quiet Time” with the Lord where we concentrate on his Word and prayer. One of the things we were discussing was when is the best time of day to set aside that “Quiet Time.”

During that discussion, one of our class participants, Bernice Lewis, raised her hand and spontaneously shared a poem that is very meaningful to her.

The Secret

I met God in the morning
when my day was at it’s best
and his presence came like sunshine,
like a glory in my breast.
All day long his presence lingered,
all day long he stayed with me
and we sailed in perfect calmness
o’er a very troubled sea.
So, I think I know the secret
learned from a very troubled way.
You must meet him in the morning
if you want him through the day.

As I looked around the room at the class participants when she was finished, I detected that many of them had tears streaming down their cheeks. I asked Bernie to give us a copy of that poem. Hopefully, it will be meaningful to you as well.

If you do not already, why not consider giving the Lord some time in the first part of your day. Seek him in the morning if you want him through the day.

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  1. Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful reminder of how the Lord wants to be a part of our lives starting early in the morning. As we focus on him, he is with us throughout the day. I Love this reminder!!

  2. Interesting, thanks for sharing. Funny how often what is shared is right in line with what we are dealing with. In the last several days this was the discussion between me and my brothers and then you share this.
    Also thanks Bernice Lewis.

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