Tranquility

Does your soul long for tranquility? Peace? Calm? Stillness?
I know just the person who can give it to you!

A child has been born to us; God has given a son to us.
    He will be responsible for leading the people.
His name will be Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God,
    Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace.
~Isaiah 9:6 NCV

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Chapter Two: No Time For A Quiet Time

New here? We are in a book study featuring Courtney Joseph’s book, Women Living Well. For details click HERE.

For all the studies in this series hover over the Chatting button above and click on WLW Book Study.

 [NOTE: This study was temporarily placed on hold. Our family, just like The Walton family treats every animal and bird that lives on our homestead with love and respect. Our pets are deeply loved and cherished. This past week was a tough one as we lost our beloved cat, Sox. I wrote my second post about her. Not much content within it but much love.]

 Where is it that you feel closest to God?
Where do you find your tranquility?

For me, it’s found surrounded by His creation. I have been known to lie down among the rows of  green beans (dirt, bugs and all) to talk with God. Along the path beyond our home. Enjoying the sights and sounds around the homestead. This past week I spent a good bit of time in our dog kennel. Not much compares when seeking comfort than that found from a Beagle.

When you have a storm brewing within you, where do you seek calm? Peace? My best friend can give it to you. Seek Him.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
~John 14:27 NIV 

When do you meet with Jesus?
Do you have a set daily time?

I love how Courtney references (page 17) to Jesus rising while it was still dark to pray. Mark 1:35 TLB says, “The next morning he was up long before daybreak and went out alone into the wilderness to pray.” Jesus faced the same hurdles as we do today. Physically crowded among others. Demands made upon Him. Always on the go. He rose early to meet with the Father.

That is what works for me too. Camo Guy leaves for work early each morning. After seeing him off,  I grab a mug of tea, my study Bible, and sit at my desk illuminated by only a small desk lamp.

Find time within your schedule to spend a few minutes daily reading your Bible. Allow God to use His word to speak peace and truth and love into your life.

How do you read your Bible?
Do you have a plan?

Courtney speaks of the online resource, Good Morning Girls. I highly recommend joining or leading a small group studying their resources. Last fall, I began a facebook group of women studying the resources from Good Morning Girls, using the SOAP format. You can use SOAP while studying alone too.

Here are just a few Bible Reading Plans available: 5x5x5, One Year Chronological Study Guide, ESV Reading Plans, Bible Study Tools, and Bible Gateway.

{Visit Courtney at Women Living Well Ministries}

What is the greatest obstacle you face in your personal devotion time?
How can you use Jesus’ example to fit time with the Father into your daily life?

 

 

 

 

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