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!
An honest appraisal of our setting is necessary for us to move to Thanksgiving. Biblically speaking, this is called lament.
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.
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.
Recently, I’ve started to think of my discipleship in terms of two catch-all categories: formation and resistance.
A lack of perceived “success” in my ministry had hardened my heart. Thankfully, a big milestone in my home softened my heart this week.
Nothing could shake the feeling that something was just off with my life, my priorities, and my faith.