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QUIET TIME #3 – MIND: DAVID DANCING


Today you will have the opportunity to connect with the Lord in four different ways. Try as many as you would like. They are:

READ
LISTEN
SILENCE
JOURNAL

BEFORE YOU START, PREPARE YOUR HEART

  • Ask the Lord to reveal something to you as you spend time with him today.
  • Confess any sins that could hinder you time with Him.
  • Thank the Lord for something that is a blessing in your life.

READ THIS PASSAGE

2 Samuel 6:16-22 

16 But as the Ark of the Lord entered the City of David, Michal, the daughter of Saul, looked down from her window. When she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she was filled with contempt for him.

17 They brought the Ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the special tent David had prepared for it. And David sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings to the Lord. 18 When he had finished his sacrifices, David blessed the people in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. 19 Then he gave to every Israelite man and woman in the crowd a loaf of bread, a cake of dates,[g] and a cake of raisins. Then all the people returned to their homes.

20 When David returned home to bless his own family, Michal, the daughter of Saul, came out to meet him. She said in disgust, “How distinguished the king of Israel looked today, shamelessly exposing himself to the servant girls like any vulgar person might do!”

21 David retorted to Michal, “I was dancing before the Lord, who chose me above your father and all his family! He appointed me as the leader of Israel, the people of the Lord, so I celebrate before the Lord. 22 Yes, and I am willing to look even more foolish than this, even to be humiliated in my own eyes! But those servant girls you mentioned will indeed think I am distinguished!”


CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE


 

Read
One of the ways we connect with God is through His word. As your read the passage, think of it like your heavenly Father is sharing a story with you. Follow the directions to dig into His words.

  • Read the passage again.
  • What part of the passage catches your attention the most?
  • Think about that section of scripture. What do you think the Lord is revealing to you from those words?
  • Read the passage again.
  • In that section of the passage, what word or theme catches your attention?
  • Think about that word. What is the Lord trying to reveals to you through that word?
  • Read the passage again.
  • How do you think this passage demonstrates David loving the Lord with all his mind?
  • Pray that the Lord will help you to remember and implement the words He resonated in your mind today.

 

Listen
Music and worship are powerful. They can align our hearts with the heart of the Lord. Listen to the following songs on the Spotify playlist, and/or read the lyrics (found at the end of this quiet time). Read the passage of Scripture and answer the questions. Please be mindful of how loud your music is out of respect for others.

 

  • Listen to and/or read the lyrics to So Will I (100 Billion X) by Hillsong United and Turn Your Eyes by Jadon Lavik.
  • What part of the songs did you connect with the most? Why do you think that is?
  • How do you think these songs could help you learn to love the Lord with all your mind?

 
Silence
Try your best to slow down and be still. Sometimes it takes the discipline of being still for the Lord to reveal something important to us. Go to the stopwatch on your phone. Read the following questions and think about your answers for 2 minutes.

 

  • Read today’s passage again.
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • In what ways do you think the passage of Scripture represented David loving the Lord with all his mind?
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • Look around you, how do you think the Lord reveal HIS mind to you through what you see?
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • In what ways can you love the Lord with all your mind? Think about your answer.

 

Journal
Sometimes we need to write things out in order to process what the Lord is trying to teach us. Follow the directions, and think about today’s passage.

 

  • Write out today’s passage of Scripture.
  • Draw a picture to represent the verses you read this morning.
  • Write the passage again in your own words.
  • Write out a prayer to the Lord.


Quiet Time #3 | Lyrics

So Will I (100 Billion X), by Hillsong United
God of creation
There at the start
Before the beginning of time
With no point of reference
You spoke to the dark
And fleshed out the wonder of light

And as You speak
A hundred billion galaxies are born
In the vapor of Your breath the planets form
If the stars were made to worship so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve made
Every burning star
A signal fire of grace
If creation sings Your praises so will I

God of Your promise
You don’t speak in vain
No syllable empty or void
For once You have spoken
All nature and science
Follow the sound of Your voice

And as You speak
A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath
Evolving in pursuit of what You said
If it all reveals Your nature so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You say
Every painted sky
A canvas of Your grace
If creation still obeys You so will I
So will I
So will I

If the stars were made to worship so will I
If the mountains bow in reverence so will I
If the oceans roar Your greatness so will I
For if everything exists to lift You high so will I
If the wind goes where You send it so will I
If the rocks cry out in silence so will I
If the sum of all our praises still falls shy
Then we’ll sing again a hundred billion times, oh-ooooh

God of salvation
You chased down my heart
Through all of my failure and pride
On a hill You created
The light of the world
Abandoned in darkness to die

And as You speak
A hundred billion failures disappear
Where You lost Your life so I could find it here
If You left the grave behind You so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve done
Every part designed in a work of art called love
If You gladly chose surrender so will I
I can see Your heart
Eight billion different ways
Every precious one
A child You died to save
If You gave Your life to love them so will I

Like You would again a hundred billion times
But what measure could amount to Your desire
You’re the One who never leaves the one behind

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, by Jadon Lavik
O soul are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s a light for a look at the Savior
And life more abundant and free

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

Through death into life everlasting
He passed and we follow Him there
Over us sin no more hath dominion
For more than conquerors we are

And turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

 
His grace and His glory
His grace

His Word shall not fail you, He promised
Believe Him and all will be well
Then go to a world that is dying
His perfect salvation to tell

And turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory, in the light of His glory and grace

Grace