3. Time Period
When will you be doing your private worship? Set a time and stick to it as regularly as possible. Most importantly, don’t let it be something that you squeeze in when you get some time because let’s face it, you’ll never “get some time.” Make it part of your daily routine, like brushing your teeth and taking a shower. Most people do those things the same time and in the same order from day to day — why should private worship be any different? This should be daily, and as most godly, seasoned saints would suggest, it is best in the morning. Granted, some very faithful believers do their private worship in the evening, but if you have a family or an unpredictable work schedule, don’t wait until the end of the day because it’ll get left out more than you’d like. Start your day off right with the Lord and His Word.
Psalm 88:13: “But I, O Lord, cry to you; in the morning my prayer comes before you.”
Psalm 90:14: “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.”
Remember, this is private worship. Family worship is important and necessary, but private worship is your personal time with the Lord. Private worship will be filled with times of prayer that bring tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. Other times you may want to sing, or pray out loud. These are intimate moments with God, and will be some of the most memorable as well. Establish some privacy for the sake of your faith, growth, and joy in Christ, and encourage your family to do the same.
(By: Nick Kennicott)