On Summertime Quiet Times

On Summertime Quiet Times

by Leslie Ann Jones June 01, 2019

If it's hard to find time and space for a quiet time during the summer, give yourself some grace. Figure out what your bare minimum should be and do that as faithfully as you can. On the occasions when you have the luxury of more time, go a bit deeper. Know that God sees your longing heart, and you can rest assured that he will honor every single bit of effort that you put into seeking him.

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Belong to God's Body through the Fellowship of the Local Church

Linger Longer: Belong to God's Body through the Fellowship of the Local Church

by Leslie Ann Jones January 29, 2019

The Christian life isn't a solitary life. No matter how hard you try, you can’t do it on your own...you need the community of faith. If you want to grow in godliness, you have to find a local church and go all in. Not just so you have a place to go on Sunday mornings, but so you can be a part of the body of Christ, a partnership of people who are committed to serving, worshiping, and doing life together for the sake of the gospel.

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Prayer is the gift of having God's ear. Enjoy that gift today.

Linger Longer: Have God's Ear through Prayer

by Leslie Ann Jones January 22, 2019

It's kind of hard to believe that God Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, would deign to communicate with us. Yet, he has. And in prayer, he bends down low and listens close to hear what you have to say in return. Yes, he's the high king of heaven, but he's also a loving father who has adopted you and called you by name. He knows you, loves you, and cares about the details of your life. He wants to hear from you.

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Linger Linger: Hearing God's Word by Muscadine Press

Linger Longer: Hear God's Voice through His Word

by Leslie Ann Jones January 15, 2019

God has chosen, throughout time and history, to speak to us through his Word. If you want to abide in Jesus and become the person he intends for you to be, you must first listen to his words. So how do we do that? Through reading, studying, and meditating on Scripture day in and day out. Here are some tips to get started.

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Establish a Quiet Time Routine that Works for You

Linger Longer: One Day at a Time

by Leslie Ann Jones January 08, 2019

One of the best ways you can practice abiding in Jesus day in and day out is by setting aside a specific time every day as a “Quiet Time” to read scripture, pray, reflect, and worship. There are many, many different ways to do this. Mine has changed over time, and yours will too. Here are a few tips to help you establish a quiet time routine that works for you.

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Spiritual Disciplines for Modern Life

Linger a Little Longer

by Leslie Ann Jones January 01, 2019

I'm not one to make big resolutions or set lots of goals at the beginning of each year. I'm slowing down a bit and spending the first few weeks of this new year reacquainting myself with the age old practices of spiritual disciplines. Reading the word. Spending time in prayer. Participating in worship. Lingering a little longer on the things that matter most. Slowly and steadily getting back into the rhythms of faithfulness. Will you join me?

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