Only advocating for a “Quiet Time” limits our understanding of how God wants to form and shape us towards Christ-likeness.
Many of us know that having some sort of consistent devotional life is vital to experiencing Jesus promise of abundant life. But outside of generic exhortations to read/study the Bible and to pray, we don’t have a lot of information to go on about how to actually do it.
Get 2021 started off strong with my first-ever Sabbath Challenge!
Outside of regular Bible reading/study and prayer, observing a Sabbath is the most transformational discipline you can undertake. But our associations of a Sabbath are mostly negative.
An inter-generational, multi-cultural group of people radically committed to life together, consensus building, the common good, and loving disagreement (like the church is meant to be) could be an overwhelming force for good during this season.
Our friendship with this couple made me re-consider my whole concept of joy. Joy wasn’t acting happy even when things were difficult. Joy wasn’t the product of forced effort in spite of authentic feelings. There was something else to it.
I’m two weeks in to my life-rule experiment. Time for a check-in.
Nothing could shake the feeling that something was just off with my life, my priorities, and my faith.
These authors and thinkers deserve credit for doing much of the heavy-lifting. If you find yourself resonating with my story, you would do well to explore their work, too.
Actually taking the step of inviting the Lord into a conversation about how you want to prioritize and organize your life is a terrible decision. All kinds of change follows.