• “A Christian woman’s true freedom lies on the other side of a very small gate—humble obedience—but that gate leads out into a largeness of life undreamed of by the liberators of the world, to a place where the God-given differentiation between the sexes is not obfuscated but celebrated, where our inequalities are seen as essential to the image of God, for it is in male and female, in male as male and female as female, not as two identical and interchangeable halves, that the image is manifested.” – Elisabeth Elliot

The Quiet Time Chair by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 11/1/11

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“When I get up to have my quiet time with God, I see all the toys in front of me and realize I need to clean up. Then I see the pile of yesterday’s mail and realize I need to pay bills. It’s hard to concentrate! Can you think of anything that will help me concentrate better?”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Believe me, I understand! I get this amazing urge to do housework when I’m trying to pray. One thing I’ve found helpful is to find a place away from all the distractions.

In one corner of my study, there’s a comfortable chair that’s become my quiet time chair. Just like Moses pitching the “tent of meeting” outside the Israelite camp, I’ve often used this chair as my place set apart to meet with God.

When is the last time you spent undistracted time alone with the Lord? Let me encourage you to find the place in your home—maybe even in your vehicle—that’s most conducive for meeting with Him. Then go there, and spend time in the Word of God and prayer.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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