About the Episode:
Join us for a series on “rest,” in which we discuss what it means to take time to be still in a world that is so addicted to activity. We talk about how rest, stillness, and quiet rhythms can be a blessing in our lives. In this episode, Mark discusses the impact of solitude, silence, and resting with the Lord. So many of us are overcommitted and may be experiencing life moving at a pace that is not sustainable. Tune in to hear how to first get all external distractions out of the way and then tone down the internal ones. Mark shares what a Sabbath can look like, the blessing of meditation, and a formula he uses for prayer: Adoration, Confessions, Thanksgiving, Supplication. We can truly rest in God’s Word and let it guide our prayers and days by reading one verse or passage and meditating on it repeatedly. What are the idols of our life, and what are we motivated by? We are encouraged to set time aside to ask the Lord how He wants us to spend our days. If we don’t spend time listening to the Lord, we consume the idols, and then they consume us. Every time you say yes to something, you are saying no to something else, so we hope this episode inspires you to say yes to the blessing of quiet time with God.
About the Guest:
A graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Mark Davis came to PCPC as our Youth Pastor in 2003 and became our Senior Pastor in 2009. He and his bride, Kristina, met at a Young Life Camp in 1988 and have five amazing kids, Kara (and husband, Drew), Madalyn (and husband, Jack), Cayden, Esther Kate, & Samuel.
About the Host:
John Paul is the Director of Young Adults. He is married to the lovely Katie Schulze, and they have two daughters and a son named Libby, Ellie and JPIII. Come introduce yourself to John Paul on Sunday mornings in the Ambassadors Sunday Morning Community; he would love to meet you and help connect you to PCPC. Contact JohnPaul.Schulze@pcpc.org
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