Looking for a new, or at least, deeper faith walk this year?
If you’re like me, then you are just now coming to rest after a busy holiday season. In the midst of the chaos, I rediscovered a way to pray that aligns perfectly with Paul’s encouragement to:
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5
This way of praying is one way I am experiencing the presence of God, who is alive within me and active among us! It’s another step in our journey at Pillar.
An adventure, really. An adventure called, “Set Sail with Us as we Explore, Experience, and Enjoy, the With-God-Life Jesus proclaims and makes possible.”
One of the ways I am connecting with the presence of Christ and the with-God-life is through the practice of Fixed-Hour-Prayer, or as I like to say, “praying your way through your day.”
If you’d like to settle into the presence of Christ throughout your day, check out this brief video and then download the prayer page!
Youtube Link: A Way to Pray Through The Day
Prayer Page: [download-attachment id=”5456″ title=”Pillar A Way to Pray Throughout the Day”]
It might be helpful if I define the term Spiritual Rhythms (Disciplines) so that you know exactly what I mean:
Spiritual Rhythms empower us to live fully into the present reality of God. They are not an ‘end’ in and of themselves. They are a means to an end. They don’t earn any favor with God or serve as some arbitrary measure of our spiritual success. They are practices of grace, to be experienced over and over again (habit), that awaken us to the presence of Christ in our midst. As we are awakened, we are then invited to abide with Him. As we abide with Him, we then begin to live a Jesus-way of life. A way of life that will experience God’s goodness in our world as we receive His goodness within our hearts and bring His goodness to others.
In other words, Spiritual rhythms help cultivate a life around the reality that Jesus is in our midst and that He is inviting us into an interactive and ongoing relationship with Him.
That means that Jesus is inviting our children and youth to experience him in their home, the hallways at school, the lunchroom, neighborhood, bedroom, etc.
It’s a life lived with Him at this very moment, in this very space.
Our emphasis in January and February is on living a Generous life and the impact our generosity can make on our communities!
I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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