Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


August 31, 2013

A positive minute: Q is for quiet

Mark 6:31 “And He said to them, Come let us go to a quiet place.”

How often have you desired to have a get-away place to enjoy some quietness? In this crazy fast-paced world, we experience an overwhelming emotion of “too much to do and a short time to do it in.”

We are on this earth for only so many years and it is a shame to waste out precious time on something we call burnout. A person can experience an emotion of being overwhelmed to the point that it becomes difficult to think clearly.

Decisions are a part of our daily lives and when we attempt to make a decision while fatigued; one often makes a poor decision depending on the situation. For example: a person is driving after a long day at work. They are tired and easily distracted. When in this condition they may not be able to react to the traffic they are driving in and often a crash will occur.

What is the purpose of quiet time? Simply put, we are recharging our internal batteries in order to be alert and productive. A time of quietness helps us with this recharging.

As a parent, I used the method of quiet time or time out when one of the children was unruly. One of the kids was very headstrong and was often in time out longer than what was intended because he just couldn’t grasp the idea of ‘quiet.’

As adults, we are often in the same position. Until we learn ‘quiet time’ and the need for it, we will find ourselves repeating the same drama that put us in our situations to begin with.

Jesus found it necessary to get away to a quiet place in order to recharge. It is draining to deal with people’s problems. As one who ministered to people, sometimes thousands at a time, Jesus found the rigor to be draining, therefore He needed to refresh himself and prepare to help others.

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