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Key Verse

  • Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” John 1:48 NKJV

Under Fig Tree – Place for Prayer & Meditation Reference
Read: TIME WITH GOD (twiG)


1. Appointment with GOD

  • Enoch walked with God; and he was not [found among men], because God took him [away to be home with Him]. Genesis 5:24 AMP
  • Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment? Amos 3:3 NASB 1995
“Quiet Time” – an appointment With God & a means of walking with God.

2. Means of Daily Spiritual Food

  • Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, so that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction. Exodus 16:4 NASB
  • But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ” Matthew 4:4 NKJV
  • But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ” Luke 4:4 NKJV


Any fixed time e.g. early in the morning. 

  • In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will prepare [a prayer and a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart]. Psalm 5:3 AMP
  • 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 NIV
  • A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. Psalm 63:1 NKJV
  • He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple [as One who is taught]. The Sovereign LORD has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away. Isaiah 50:4-5 AMP


Anywhere where you are alone with God.

  • when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Matthew 6:6 NKJV
Have a specific place if possible. See below

  • Now Moses used to take his own tent and pitch it outside the camp, far
    away from the camp
    , and he called it the tent of meeting [of God with
    His own people]. Exodus 33:7 AMP 


What do you do in your Quiet Time? – See suggestions below

1. Confession

  • your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. Isaiah 59:2 NIV
  • If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear. Psalm 66:18 NKJV
  • If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV

2. Thanksgiving

3. Praise & Worship

  • From the mouths of children and infants You have ordained praise on account of Your adversaries, to silence the enemy and avenger. Psalm 8:2 BSB
  • Come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. Psalm 95:6 NASB 1977
  • you will seek1 Me and find2 Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV

In other words, when one worships God with all their heart, God’s Presence appears i.e. one has an Encounter with God. Read: WORSHIP. Sing one or several songs. If you can’t sing, listen to songs. Remember, GOD is not after your eloquence but after your heart. See

  • But about midnight when Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listeninga to them; suddenly there was a great earthquake, so [powerful] that the very foundations of the prison were shaken and at once all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastenedActs 16:25 AMP
aThe prisoners were only listening to Paul & Silas who were praying & singing – but everyone’s chains got unfastened.

4. Pray

Spend time in prayer daily.
If needed make a prayer list.  See a useful App HERE (iOS) or HERE (Android)

5. Bible

  • The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130 NKJV
Spend some time reading the Bible. Choose any book you like to read. For example, read a chapter of Proverbs (Proverbs 22 on 22nd; Total Chapters = 31), 5 Psalms a day (5/day x 30 days = 150 = Total number of Psalms), a small epistle e.g. Philippians. See RESOURCES

Make "Quiet Time" a Habit

  • Moses: Now Moses used to take his own tent and pitch it outside the camp, far away from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting [of God with His own people]. And everyone who sought the LORD would go out to the [temporary] tent of meeting which was outside the camp. Exodus 33:7 AMP
  • Daniel: Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days. Daniel 6:10 NKJV
  • Jesus: He came out and went, as was His habit, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed Him. When He arrived at the place [called Gethsemane], He said to them, “Pray continually that you may not fall into temptation.” And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup [of divine wrath] from Me; yet not My will, but [always] Yours be done.” Now an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony [deeply distressed and anguished; almost to the point of death], He prayed more intently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down on the ground. When He rose from prayer, He came to the disciples and found them sleeping from sorrow, and He said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not fall into temptation.” Luke 22:39-46 AMP 

How Long?

  • Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? Matthew 26:40 NKJV
  • Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the ninth hour, the hour of prayer. Acts 3:1 NASB
  • Cornelius said, “Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during the ninth hour (3:00-4:00 p.m.); and a man [dressed] in bright, dazzling clothing suddenly stood before me Acts 10:30 AMP
Spend some time with God daily. It doesn’t matter if you start with just 5 minutes daily as long as you do it consistently.


  1. 01875 דּרשׁ [dârash] \daw-rash’\ A primitive root; properly to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication to seek or ask; specifically to worship: – {ask} X at {all} care {for} X {diligently} {inquire} make {inquisition} [necro-] {mancer} {question} {require} {search} seek {[for} {out]} X surely
  2. 04672 מצא [mâtsâ’] \maw-tsaw’\ A primitive root; properly to come forth {to} that {is} appear or exist; transitively to {attain} that {is} find or acquire; figuratively to {occur} meet or be present: – + be {able} {befall} {being} {catch} X certainly (cause to) come ({on} {to} to {hand}) {deliver} be enough (cause to) find ({-ing} {occasion} {out}) get (hold {upon}) X have ({here}) be {here} {hit} be {left} light (up-) {on} meet ({with}) X occasion {serve} (be) {present} {ready} {speed} {suffice} take hold on.