If you’ve spent any real time in the Church, you probably are well-aware that there are some practical things that «mature Christians» end up doing (or so we hear) to «pursue Christ» and intimacy with God on days other than Sunday. Usually, this is some set of practices, disciplines, and rituals that surround two key things: the Bible and Prayer.
In the Bible Belt, where I’m from, the common term to describe this is the «quiet time». This can be a devotional that includes a snippet of Bible verses with some meditations and prayers. It could be reading a passage and then journaling about it. It can even be going through an established liturgy of prayer with rotations of Scripture found throughout (here’s my favorite).
Whatever form it takes, it’s usually a subjective engagement (prayer) with the «objective» revealing of God (the Bible). It is usually rooted in the…
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