Come to the Quiet – A Struggle for Discipline

Delaware Pastor Jay Baines has written a nice, short piece on his personal struggle with learning to get alone with God.  He writes:

…it is, many times, in my own personal office that I allow precious time to evaporate all because of the lack of discipline at the time to make the best choices.  I admit that I am very much a people person and love the busyness and noise of any given day and can feel right at home in large crowds.

You can read the rest of Jay’s thoughts by clicking here.

For many of us, this tension of “busyness” and solitude are a constant battle because our culture tells us solitude equates with laziness.  They have to managed for certain but BOTH are quite necessary.

Come to the Quiet – A Struggle for Discipline

3 thoughts on “Come to the Quiet – A Struggle for Discipline

  1. I followed your link, and was reminded of the following quotation I have shared over many years with my public high school students in Detroit:

    31. “One of the gravest perils which besets the ministry is a restless scattering of energies over an amazing multiplicity of interests which leaves no margin of time and of strength for receptive and absorbing communion with God.” Andrew Bonar

    1. Scott Cheatham says:

      So great Jerry! Bonar was a great writer. His biography on M’Cheyne is one of my favorite reads. We have more in common than even we realize.

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