Bible Question:

Please give verses that state it is needed in a Christian's life for growth.

Bible Answer:

Quiet time is a period of time in the day that a Christian spends with God alone. There should be nothing to interrupt you. God has told us to have a quiet time (QT),

But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him. Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. (NASB) Psalms 4:4

So when should I have a quiet time? The author of Ps. 119:97 says he meditated on God’s word all day long (also see Deuteronomy 6:4-8). He was thinking about God’s word. But most of us do not do that. We need a specific time. Is there a best time? The answer is that it is really up to each Christian. We can do it any time we want. King David had his quiet time when he went to bed,

When I remember Thee on my bed, I meditate on Thee in the night watches. (NASB) Psalms 63:6

That allowed him to go to bed with his mind dwelling on the things of God. Ps. 119:15, 48 and 148 tell us that meditation is thinking about God’s word.

Daniel prayed three times a day. Every quiet time should include prayer. In fact, Ephesians 6:18-19 tells us we should pray all day long.

Finally, confession is often forgotten. 1 John 1:9 tells us to admit (or confess) our sins to God. We should ask the Holy Spirit to convict us of sin that we need to turn from and admit to God. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you and control you. This is the first step in a quiet time.


In Psalm 63:1 King David said, “O God, You are my God; I will seek you You earnestly.” This should be the desire of our heart – a desire to spend time with God (Ps. 42:1) – a quiet time! A quiet time should start by admitting our sins to God (1 John 1:9), asking the Holy Spirit to fill us (Eph. 5:17-18), praying (Eph. 6:18-19) and spending time meditating on God’s word (Ps. 4:4; 119:148; and 2 Tim. 2:15).