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Those of Great Faith Spent Time in Private With God Isaac (Genesis 24:63). David (Psalm 55:17; 63:6). Daniel (Daniel 6:10). Jesus (Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12).

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1 Those of Great Faith Spent Time in Private With God 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). 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).

2 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). 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).

3 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: ). 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: ).

4 Private Time With God II. How Do I Have Private Time with God? A. Find a Time & Place. 1. Morning (e.g. Jesus - Mark 1:35). 2. At night (e.g. David - Psalm 63:6). 3. Field (e.g. Isaac - Genesis 24:63). 4. “Secret Place” (e.g. - Matthew 6:6). Any time & Any place But we must make the time & find the place! II. How Do I Have Private Time with God? A. Find a Time & Place. 1. Morning (e.g. Jesus - Mark 1:35). 2. At night (e.g. David - Psalm 63:6). 3. Field (e.g. Isaac - Genesis 24:63). 4. “Secret Place” (e.g. - Matthew 6:6). Any time & Any place But we must make the time & find the place!

5 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) 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)

6 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) 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)

7 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. 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.


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