• Expectancy: Come before God with anticipation and eagerness. Expect to have a good time of fellowship with him and receive a blessing from your time together.
• Reverence: Don’t rush into the presence, but prepare your heart by being still before him and letting the quietness clear away the thoughts of the world. Listen to the prophet Habakkuk: “Life is in the holy temple; let all the earth be silent before it.” Coming into the presence of Life in all it’s splendor is not like going to a football game or some other form of entertainment.
• Alertness: Get wide-awake first. Remember that you are meeting all things, oneness, divine presence, mother, father, god, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, and the list goes on. Be thoroughly rested and alert. The best preparation for a quiet time in the morning begins the night before. Get to bed early so you will be in good shape to meet God in the morning; it deserves your full attention.
• Willingness: You don’t come to your quiet time to choose what you will do or not do but with the purpose of doing anything and everything that your heart needs you to do. So come to sit having already chosen to do your hearts will, no matter what.
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