Time Away with God

Today’s Reflection

In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength.
–Isaiah 30:15b (NIV)

JESUS LIVED with noise. To cope, he took time away to center his thoughts on the one who is the source of all strength — God. In doing so, Jesus provides the perfect example of how we can refuel our tanks. If Christ needed time alone to rest and to be with God, certainly we do!

Look at your day. When can you carve out time to be alone with God? What noise will you have to tune out?

Commit to a regular meeting time with God. You’ll be amazed how refreshing it is to spend time in God’s presence.

devozine, March/April 2018

From “Quiet the Noise,” page 8 in devozine, the devotional lifestyle magazine for teens, March/April 2018. Copyright © 2018 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

When can you carve out time to be alone with God? What noise will you have to tune out? Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.

Ephesians 1:4, NRSV

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This week we remember: Kateri Tekakwitha (July 14).

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