Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Introvert or Extrovert

Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert? Come on, you can't be undecided - you will be one or the other! If you need a definition of these terms before you make up your mind then go to this link.

Many Extroverts struggle to spend time alone - they need to be in the company of people. Most Introverts delight in time away from the crowds - they come alive when left alone. Andrew Bonar argues that we can grow in grace by spending time alone, in quiet reflection. Read his thoughts and see how you feel about it:

"In order to grow in grace, we must spend a great deal of time in quiet solitude. Contact with others in society is not what causes the soul to grow most vigorously. In fact, one quiet hour of prayer will often yield greater results than many days spent in the company of others. It is in the desert that the dew falls freshest and the air is most pure."

Do you find this to be true? Is this perhaps why Jesus spent so much time alone with his father in prayer?

What do you need to do in order to make "an hour of quiet prayer" possible?

Living in Grace

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