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The reason for quiet time...
Written By Dr. Jim Kok
"For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation." -Psalm 62:1b
The reason for quiet time with the Lord is to get help. It is not an end in itself. That is, there is nothing beneficial about a time of devotional focus unless something good comes out of it. Spending time with The Lord is to gain healing, encouragement, assurance, in order that we can more effectively contribute to those around us and our world.
We are partners with God in building a better creation. That is our life agenda. We learn that soon after finding our places as followers of Jesus. We learn that believing in the Lord Jesus assures us of life with Him in this life and the life to come. However, there is a lot more to this new life we have been given.
The new life is, in Jesus words "Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." That is what life is about. It is making the earth a place of greater goodness, beauty, justice, and worthwhileness. Each of us is a partner with Jesus in this wonderful project.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I want to spend time alone with you. When I do, please heal my spirit, encourage my heart, and assure me that I am not alone on this journey through life...that you are with me each step of the way. Then, help me to find ways to encourage others with your love. Amen.
Reflection: What's your favorite way to spend quiet time with the Lord?
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"For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation."