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Chasing Quiet: Day 9 – “Seek It”

A few weeks ago our pastor taught on the concept of rest. He used a phrase that really stuck with me: “we don’t accidentally rest.” The more I considered this, the more I realize that rest is a choice we make.

Some days we surrender to rest as we collapse on the couch after a draining day. Other days we seek it : we make rest happen for ourselves because we know we need it.

How do we proactively incorporate some quiet rest?

Day 9 of #31daysofquiet

Mark 1:35

Our ultimate example was Jesus, who got up early and went off by himself to pray in solitude.

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Today we may be soul weary from a whole host of stressors on a personal, family, community, or national level.

We may not be able to slip out the back door to a mountain lake for true solitude, but we may be able to carve out a few minutes before the rest of the family is awake. We may be able to snatch a couple minutes in the car before we exit to start our work day. We may be able to pause at our desks before joining colleagues for lunch.Mark 1:35

It’s not really about how we do it, I think it’s about being intentional in those small moments as we transition from one activity to another, moving gently forward with a quiet attitude. Collectively, those brief pauses of prayer can soften our edges with each other. And our “one nation under God” can certainly benefit from that.sunrise over creek#chasingquiet


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