Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections

George Lockhart

Quiet Time

He said to them, ’This kind [of unclean spirit] can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting’ —Mark 9:29

The disciples wanted to cast out the demon but they were unable. What I must remember is that God is not interested in me doing something flashy or spectacular in His name. What Christ is most focused on is my personal relationship with Him. My relationship with Christ will determine my relationship with every other thing, including the spiritual realm of dealing with temptation and the evil one.

Power to overcome anything will not be found in myself or the disciplines of life but solely on the power of Christ in me which only flows out of my relationship with Christ. Jesus Christ is glorified when He is the main subject of my life, not my own perfection, power over demons, or performance of some great deed. When Christ…

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