December 14, 2013

Finding Jesus in the Quiet

While we know that Jesus is everywhere, for those that believe in Him there are times when it is difficult to connect because of the turbulence around us and/or in our lives.

One of the tools we can use to combat that is to quiet ourselves before Him and just be silent. This may be for a short period of time during the day, or possibly even over a season of time.

The point is Mark 4 tells us about the different types of ground which hinder the seed from being fruitful. And that seed is Christ, and He wants us to be fruitful people, consistently being conformed to His image, which is the overall purpose He created us.

Isaiah 30:15 says this:

15 For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said,
“In repentance and rest you will be saved,
In quietness and trust is your strength.”
But you were not willing, (NAS)
We must be willing to turn to the Lord consistently and rest in Him. That's what repentance means: turn back to Him, or simply turn to Him. When we turn to Him we can let our inner and outer struggles go, casting them upon him, and from there we find rest.

After that we are able to quiet ourselves and fully trust in Him. In that state we can not only enjoy our fellowship with Him, but also find a total place of rest and peace where He can guide us in even the smallest things of life.

If you find this is where you're at, take it upon yourself to read this verse over and over, or maybe write it down and place it in an area of your house that you walk buy or relax in so you have it ever on your mind. I have found it has changed my life.

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