Feeling stuck sa quiet time with God at nanlalamig na?

We gotchu.

Nag-list down kami ng BreakThrough ways if stuck ka with creative ideas how to level up your quiet time with God.

Kung newbie ka pa lang and you have no idea kung ano ang gagawin, welcome ka rin dito!

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Pero bago ‘yan, magandang bumalik sa foundation kung ano ba ang ibig sabihin when you say quiet time with God.

Quiet time with God is “a regular appointment that we keep with God that allows us to block out other distractions and focus on our connection with Jesus through practices like prayer and Bible reading,” sabi ng The NIV Bible in their article How to Have a Quiet Time With God.

Malinaw naman ‘no?

Block out distractions daw kaya nanlalamig, eh.

Chour lang!

Quiet time with God is more than just a task that you tick off on your to-do list, it is your date time with your God.

‘Di ba kapag may jowa ka talagang magse-set ka ng schedule for your date time?

Kasi mahal mo! In your date time with the person, doon mo siya mas nakikilala, ‘yung mga likes and dislikes niya, ‘yung dreams and passions niya, and so on.

Ganun din kay God…

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Pero more than you are loving Him, it is HIM LOVING YOU talaga, eh.

Sabi sa 1 John 4:19 NIV, “We love because he first loved us.”

Ayun ‘yung gusto Niyang ipakita at iparamdam sa ‘yo during your date time with Him!

Kaya tara?

Let’s discover BreakThrough ways to get creative in your quiet time with God if you feel stuck.

BreakThrough way #1: Express your prayer through painting.

Astig ‘no?

‘Wag ka malimitahan with words lang.

“You could draw pictures of specific prayer requests or an abstract piece of what this prayer feels like,” sabi ni Tiffany Dawn in her article 7 Creative Things to Do During Your Quiet Time With God by Project Inspired.

Puwede nga ring through dancing or writing a poem with matching worship songs sa background!

Oh, ‘di ba?

God wants to see you na ginagamit ‘yung mga talents and gifts na binigay Niya sa ‘yo.

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BreakThrough way #2: Listen to God’s Word.

Lalo na doon sa mga hindi mahilig at madalas antukin kapag nagbabasa, merong tinatawag na audio Bible na puwede mo ma-download online.

Listening might give you a fresh angle sa Word ni God and encounter Him in a new light. Cool ‘to kasi you can choose different Bible translations tapos iba-iba rin ‘yung reader na mapakikinggan mo.

Eto pa!

Since nakikinig ka lang, why not mag-workout ka na rin? Or do chores like maglaba or magwalis?

Ganito ‘yung ginawa ni Lori Hatcher, she shared in her article 10 Refreshing Ways to Renew Your Quiet Time with God by Crosswalk.

Para hindi ka lang nag-grow spiritually, pati na rin physically. Tsaka, mave-very good ka pa kasi natulong ka sa bahay.

Ganern!

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BreakThrough way #3: May gratitude journal ka na ba? Start one.

Anu-ano ‘yung mga blessings na natanggap mo from God?

Write it down in your gratitude journal.

“Taking time to appreciate and savor gifts and blessings from the Lord draws our hearts to Him,” sabi sa article 10 Creative Ways to Spend Time with God from Raise Your Sword.

Hindi lang ‘yun.

Your gratitude journal will help you be reminded on how God has been good and faithful to you.

And kapag dumating ‘yung point that you are faced with another challenge, rereading your gratitude journal will fuel your faith kasi if He can save and rescue you before, He can do it again in your current situation.

Amen?

Amen!

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BreakThrough way #4: Maghanap ng iba pang tools or resources.

Aside from your Bible and your journal, sobrang daming tools or resources such as apps, books, websites, or videos that will help you deepen your relationship kay God.

Pray and ask Him to lead you kung anu-ano ‘yung mga ‘yun. Maraming puwedeng gamitin si God na outlet to speak to you so find it and learn from it.

G?

Speaking of God using others to bless you, here’s…

BreakThrough way #5: Pray for an accountability partner.

Alam namin na nagpe-pray ka na rin for a jowa, pero iba ‘to.

‘Wag maharot.

An accountability partner is “a person who is committed to hearing out what’s happening in your life to know if you need encouragement, or rebuke, or correction, or prayer,” sabi ni JB Cachila in his article Why having an accountability partner matters in Christian Today.

Why do you need it?

Isa sa mga reasons is that your accountability partner can help you stay on track kapag humaharot ka, este, naliligaw ka ng landas.

Parang ganito…

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There will come a time na tatamarin ka or you will feel demotivated to do your quiet time with God, and kailangan mo ng someone to encourage and pray for you to continue! Doon papasok ang accountability partner mo as you share to him/her your current situation na nawawalan ka na ng gana.

Tsaka, hindi naman kailangan lagi kang mag-isa in your quiet time with God, puwede mo isama ‘yung accountability partner mo.

Mag-set kayo ng date! Tutal puwede na namang lumabas basta be safe lang. You can share each other’s gratitude journal and lessons na tinuturo sa ‘yo ni God.

We hope na nakatulong ang BreakThrough ways na ito para mas mapalalim pa ang relationship mo kay God, comment mo naman below if yes.

Wait lang, Breaker!

Bago ka umalis, mag-pray muna tayo…

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God, inaamin ko na may mga times na nanlalamig po ako sa Iyo and I disappoint You pero salamat dahil patuloy lang na nag-aapoy ang pagmamahal Mo sa akin. Kaya ngayon lumalapit po ako sa Iyo praying for a fresh encounter of Your great love and amazing grace sa buhay ko. I acknowledge na Ikaw lamang ang makakapag-satisfy ng nauuhaw kong puso. I want more of You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

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