rattle: The Quiet

Tim Burgess // April 11, 2021

Being a Christian can be expressed as being as much like Jesus as possible. We are flawed and sinful and our attempts will at times be a pretty ugly picture of the true Christ. However we are awash in grace and and our goal is not perfection but progress. When we look at the life of Jesus we see that he often sought a quiet place: Mk 1:35 rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. Mt 14:23; Jesus went to lonely places to pray. Our personal ‘rattling’ doesn’t need to be a loud event. Instead we need to add a quiet time to our daily activity, like Jesus, and draw near to God. Prayer and listening could be a centering part of our busy life.

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  1. Melinda Steelman on May 9, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    I notice that when I spend quiet time with God, it is I who benefits. It is I who is blessed. I’m sure praise and thankfulness blesses him too by giving him glory but, I can’t see that. What I do see is that making time for him, renews me and strengthens me and comforts me and guides me and corrects me and uplifts me. How foolish it would be of me to not pray and miss out. Forget not the Lord and his benefits the psalmist says. Even the son of God, Jesus, needed quiet time with God and he was God in the flesh. How much more a mere human needs time with God. Any day where I do not take time seems to be more hurried, stressful, tiresome and joyless. Thanks for this message of quiet time Tim.

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