Americans are busy people. We have crowded schedules, but we also have crowded minds. Have we forgotten how to be quiet and still? Have we forgotten how to clear the clutter from our minds and focus singly on God? Perhaps it is time to learn this discipline anew and discover the blessings that can come from giving undivided attention to God.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 1:1–3; 19:14; 27:14; 42:1–5; 73:25; 119:10, 48; 104:34; 145:5; Hebrews 3:1; 12:2–3
• The Issue
What do you think about during the offertory?
How does our goal-setting orientation tend to work against us?
• The Scriptures
Psalm 119:48. What are God's decrees?
Hebrews 3:1 and 12:2–3. What place should Jesus have in meditation?
• The Application
Sample application questions:
What kinds of things distract you from having quality time with God?
How can families work together to help each member improve in meditation?
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• Lessons from the Kindergarten of Contemplation, by John Warren Steen (March 1986, 3 printed pages)
Total number of pages—8