60 Creative Quiet Time Ideas (Free PDF!)
Are you unable to do your quiet time with God consistently? Perhaps what you need is not consistency, but variety.
Using Your Creativity To Connect With God
If you’re a creative person– someone who finds great satisfaction in making things– then you must inherently enjoy variety– variety in your inspirations (hello, Pinterest!), your experiences and your creations. You enjoy discovering new things, both about the familiar and the unfamiliar.
This wide variety is what helps you make things and create experiences that add more joy and meaning to your life.
When it comes to your faith, however, perhaps you’ve done the opposite. You’ve tried to follow the prescription of sticking to a consistent quiet time schedule, a reading plan, and a prayer list. Unfortunately, you’ve found that you’re uninspired, unable to stay on track, and worst of all, unfruitful.
You may have blamed it on the lack of discipline (and don’t we all struggle with that?), but perhaps you’re unable to stay consistent because of the lack of variety! God created you to be a creative person, after all! Perhaps it’s actually your creativity that’s the secret to that vibrant, life-giving connection with God that you desire.
Now imagine yourself as the person described in Psalm 1:2-3:
“…but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.”
Picture how enlivening it would be to stay connected to the Living Water all throughout the day– to have God’s word hidden in your heart (Psalm 119:11) and ready on your lips (Proverbs 22:18) even during the busy seasons of life. Imagine Jesus’ life coursing through yours, just as nourishment and growth continually course from the streams to the branches of a verdant, bountiful tree. What a beautiful sight!
This is what you and I desire, and this is the vision I hope to achieve as we continually abide in Christ and He in us.
And so with this vision in mind, I created these Creative Quiet Time Cards.
About the Creative Quiet Time Cards PDF
This free PDF contains 60 cards with different lighthearted and playful activities (and more to come!) that you can do when you spend time with God. There is a wide variety of activities, including things that involve:
- Making something
- Enjoying or drinking something
- Listening to something
- Walking somewhere
- Finding something
- Writing something
- Reading something (there will be lots of this… because we’re spending time in His word after all!)
- …and more!
Just as we have a wide variety of memories together with the ones we love, I hope that these Creative Quiet Time Cards will help you discover new, invigorating ways to spend time with God. I believe that as we grow to delight in God in all areas of our life (not just during a schedule quiet time), our enthusiasm and curiosity for His word will naturally grow. Let’s enjoy using our God-given creativity to do just that!
Print the Creative Quiet Time cards PDF on a US Letter sized-paper (8.5” x 11”), cut along the lines and put them in a small box or jar. Then, pick a card at random everyday (or whenever you want to do them), and do the activity! Feel free to also give these to anyone you know who might enjoy them.
There are also blank cards included for you to make up your own activities. You can make variations based on the ones in the PDF that you enjoyed the most, or come up with original ones altogether. Since you never know what you’ll pick, there’s always an element of surprise to enjoy!