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Daily Quiet Time

What is “A Quiet Time”?

A "quiet time" is simply being intentional about having a conversation with God. This usually means listening for God's voice by reading the Bible or devotions, and speaking to God through prayer. Jesus did this numerous times in the Gospels, sometimes slipping away all night or in the early morning, to spend time with his Father.

 

My favorite description of this kind of conversation came from Martin Luther, whose barber asked, "How do you pray?" Luther explained: "A good barber must have his thoughts, mind and eyes concentrated upon the razor and the beard and not forget where he is in his stroke and shave. If he keeps talking or thinking of something else, he is likely to cut a man's mouth or nose—or even his throat. So anything that is to be done well ought to occupy the whole man. … How much more must prayer possess the heart exclusively and completely if it is to be good prayer."

 

For most people, the hardest part of a quiet time (after actually finding the time)  is fighting wandering thoughts. So Luther instructed his barber not to pray long prayers: "A good prayer need not be long or drawn out, but rather it should be frequent and [passionate]."

 

Won’t you join us as we study God’s Word and pray?

 

 


 


10Dec
Men's Bible Study Monday, Dec 10 @ 8:00 AM
10Dec
Ladies' Bible Study Monday, Dec 10 @ 10:00 AM
10Dec
Teen Boys Bible Study Monday, Dec 10 @ 6:30 PM
10Dec
Teen Girls' Bible Study Monday, Dec 10 @ 6:30 PM
15Dec
Men's Brotherhood Breakfast Saturday, Dec 15 @ 8:30 AM

 
  6069 Woodstock Rd Acworth, GA 30102      770-917-9100
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