ENOUGH QUIET TIME?
Updated: Sep 8, 2021
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At the end of a mandatory class prior to being assigned a church, the professor was asked to spend time with the students and answer our questions. He declined. He explained he was an introvert and we had "worn him out" so to speak. He needed alone time . . quiet time . . to recover.
I sense the extroverts are on TV. Introverts are home or at least someplace quiet. Going with what he said, that means extroverts gather energy when they are around people. Introverts gain energy by being alone. Which are you? Which was Jesus? One phrase from last week's scripture shows when everything changed:
When Jesus saw the crowds (or the multitudes) . . .His ministry had begun . . but His days of privacy were over. Secluded in Nazareth, perhaps not so quiet with many siblings, He had lived to that point in one manner prior to being baptized. Then it all changed. But He lived to please His Father and He spent time in the early morning listening for 'marching orders'. He carried those through to completion.
Do you know or remember His prayer recorded in John Chapter 17:4, "I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do." Plus His last words were "It is finished".
Did not the Psalmist ask God "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom"?
Psalm 139:16b adds this: And in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.
These speak of God's sovereignty which I came face to face with at the turn of the century after my grandson, Austin, was stillborn.
Since Jesus and the Psalmist can trust the Father's sovereignty, so can you and I. What broke your heart that you cannot get 'past'? Trust our Heavenly Father and you will find peace.
Note: This has happened before . . I sit down to type and know what I am going to say (in today's post . . the 1st Beatitude) . . but God has a different idea. Lord willing, next week . . . will be the 1st Beatitude.