Those of Great Faith Spent
Time in Private With God
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Isaac (Genesis 24:63).
David (Psalm 55:17; 63:6).
Daniel (Daniel 6:10).
Jesus (Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12).
Jesus taught private prayer times
(Matthew 6:6).
Private Time With God
I. Why Have Private Time With God?
A. To Draw Near to God.
1. God is found by those who seek Him
(I Chronicles 28:9).
2. God draws near to those who draw near
to Him (James 4:8).
Private Time With God
I. Why Have Private Time With God?
B. To Receive Spiritual Nourishment.
1. We need such nourishment (I Peter 2:1-2).
2. God’s word gives strength (Psalm 119:7-11).
C. To Find Peace & Stability.
1. God gives peace in prayer (Phil. 4:6-7).
2. Lovers of God have peace (Ps. 119:164-165).
Private Time With God
II. How Do I Have Private Time with God?
A. Find a Time & Place.
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Morning (e.g. Jesus - Mark 1:35).
At night (e.g. David - Psalm 63:6).
Field (e.g. Isaac - Genesis 24:63).
“Secret Place” (e.g. - Matthew 6:6).
Any time & Any place
But we must make the time & find the place!
Private Time With God
II. How Do I Have Private Time with God?
B. Engage in Prayer, Meditation & Praise.
1. Pray ...
• Prayers of thanksgiving
• Confession of sins
• About needs
• About someone else (Colossians 4:2-3)
Private Time With God
II. How Do I Have Private Time with God?
B. Engage in Prayer, Meditation & Praise.
2. Meditate ...
• On the Lord Himself (His character)
• On His wonderful works
• On His word
• On wholesome things (Philippians 4:8)
Private Time With God
II. How Do I Have Private Time with God?
B. Engage in Prayer, Meditation & Praise.
3. Praise ...
• Sing about His greatness
• Praise Him in prayer
• Make melody in your heart (James 5:13)
Talk with God through Prayer
Listen to Him by Thinking About His Word.