At Epicentre, we call our personal quiet time with Jesus “Face Time,” inspired by Exodus 33:11, where God “would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.”

In the same way, God wants to speak to us face to face and draw us into deep friendship with Him. There are many ways to spend time with God; this is a simple guide for elements of what you can include in your personal Face Time.

1. STart your day with Jesus #facetimebeforephonetime

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.” (Mark 1:35)

Before the day even begins, we want to meet with God and give Him our attention. Find a quiet, undistracted place to intentionally do Face Time before other activities as a way to invite the Lord into your whole day! 

2. Worship 

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.” (Psalm 100:4)

Start with thanking and praising God for who he is and what he has done (from thanking him for small things like a hot shower, all the way to your gratitude for him dying on the cross for you!).

Check out our Epicentre Spotify Playlist for worship songs that lead you into His presence. 

3. Meditate on God’s Word

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”  (Psalm 119:105)
Meditating on Scripture opens our hearts to encounter God’s transforming power. If Face Time is new to you, start with the Gospel like the book of Matthew or Luke.

Example way to engage Scripture 
  • Invite God into your space and ask Him to reveal himself to you. 
  • Read through one story or block of verses each day (usually 10-15 verses), and then read it again (read it out loud if you can to really focus yourself). 
  • Ask Holy Spirit to: 1) reveal truths about God; 2) give understanding to your own heart and of other people; and 3) show you steps of how to obey what you learn. 
  • Journal: write to the Lord what comes to mind from what you learn. You can also write out your thoughts, questions, and concerns, then ask Him to speak to you about those things. Journaling is also a great way to look back on what God has been saying to you and see how he answers your prayers. 

4. Pray

“Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” (Eph. 6:18)

Our prayers have a special place before God in heaven (Revelation 5:8). Spend time to respond to what God has spoken to you, lift up requests for others in your life and even for people in other nations to come to know Jesus (Isaiah 56:7).

Close with thanking God for who he is and what he has done. Invite him to be with you for the rest of your day! You can optionally say the Lord’s Prayer as you close (Matthew 6:9-13, NLT):
Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.