The Goals of Quiet Pools:
- Create a sacred space of time dedicated to Jesus, lifting Him higher than ourselves. We bow our hearts before him believing that “He must increase and I must decrease.”
- Provide the opportunity to slow down and rest, and to listen to what the Spirit is saying regarding the rhythm, balance and re-calibration of our spiritual lives.
- Provide the opportunity to engage in a variety of contemplative activities that can draw us closer to God, enrich our personal faith and relationship with God, nourish our soul and refresh our spirit.
- Encourage and equip us to make our own spaces for God and draw near to Him through godly habit and postures of the heart for a joyful and balanced life.
Scriptural Philosophy of Quiet Pools
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he (Jesus) said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31
In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, Isaiah 30:15
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28, 29
“Discipline in the spiritual life is the concentrated effort to create the space and time where God can become our master and where we can respond freely to God’s guidance. Thus, discipline is the creation of boundaries that keep time and space open for God. Solitude requires discipline, worship requires discipline, caring for others requires discipline. They all ask us to set apart a time and a place where God’s gracious presence can be acknowledged and responded to.” Henri Nouwen
Important: What Quiet Pools is Not
Quiet Pools is not a Bible study, revival meeting, prayer meeting, intercession group, personal prayer ministry, counseling ministry, healing ministry or support group.