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April 24, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Discipleship Is an Invitation for More

Discipleship is an invitation for moreDiscipleship doesn’t make us giddy, does it? Rather it is something we see as boring or tiresome, something we are not too keen on doing. It reminds us of kitchen privilege or chores we’d rather not be doing. But discipleship is not a chore, it’s an invitation to get to know our Maker better. Discipleship is an invitation for more. It’s a start of the lifelong process of becoming like Jesus. How come it’s not a chore then, making yourself better, more pleasing to God? Because it’s not your chore, you are not making anything out of yourself, God is. So relax. Breath in some glorious grace.

For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure. (Phil.2:13, AMP)

Discipleship is an invitation for more

Because grace at work in us is what discipleship is all about. Our job is to cling to Jesus, abide in him and allow the work of the Holy Spirit in and through us. God takes care of the rest. We grow in grace when we abide in Jesus, it’s as simple as that. So let us enjoy God’s grace. The more we enjoy Jesus, the more we grow in grace. You see, discipleship is brilliantly designed in heaven for our benefit. As I said in the previous post: faith is receiving from start to finish.

Faith and discipleship are the vessels God uses to bring us from where we are to where God wants us to be. It might feel like we’d never get where God wants us to be. And that could very well be so if it was upon us to get there. But it is not. It is upon Christ. Hence we are safe and secure. So we will eventually get there. Meanwhile, we are called to spend time with Jesus, bask in God’s grace, and share it with others. Discipleship is an invitation for more. More of Jesus, more of grace, more of assurance, more of peace, more of joy. Yes, please.

 

Gracious God,
How come you are so good to us?
We assume discipleship to be a chore,
you make it an open invitation for more.
You invite us closer and closer to you
because you want us to know you intimately.
Thank you for always wooing us,
wanting us to have more of you.
We say yes.
Yes, please.
Give us more of you.
Show us how we can become more like you.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: How do you see discipleship? Is it more like a chore or is it a way of getting to know God? It does make a difference, does it?

Be blessed my fellow pilgrim as you embrace discipleship as means of getting to know God more intimately!

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April 20, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Faith Is Receiving

Faith is receivingHow amazing it is that faith is receiving. And not trying, trying, and trying. Faith is always and forevermore receiving. It is always God first. Again and again, God pouring out blessings upon blessings on us. Faith is receiving God’s gifts: his love, his grace, his peace, his joy. Once we’ve filled to the brim with God’s grace, only then it is our turn to reciprocate and love God and others. But it is always God first.

We love, because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19, AMP,*)

Faith is receiving

Some people don’t like the fact that faith is receiving. We can’t earn salvation no matter how much we’d like to pay for it, we can only receive it by grace through faith in Jesus. But even salvation is not the end of receiving. Like Martin Luther has said, we are all beggars. We need God’s grace to empower us for Christian living and loving. All the days of our life.

What a joy it is to receive faith as a gift. It is humbling for sure but receiving is the only way we can have it. I think it is most of all liberating and incredibly generous and life-affirming. God loves us so much that he does everything so we can be united with him. That leaves me in awe and adoration. Even the good works we are to do have been prepared for us. Faith is indeed receiving. Let’s open our hearts and minds for God to fill us to overflowing.

 

Gracious God,
The fact that faith is receiving
blesses us beyond measure.
It is you who does all the work,
who loves us first, and
wants to give and give and give.
We are in awe of your love
and because of your astonishing love
we want to receive all you have for us
and grow closer and closer to you.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: What do you think? Is faith receiving? How does it make you feel?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].

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April 17, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Loving Jesus More than Anything

Loving Jesus above all flowingfaith.comI love Jesus. How could I not, right? He died for me and gave me a chance to be made right with God. Loving Jesus is a no-brainer to me. How about you? It gets tough when we are told in the Bible to love God and Jesus above all. More than ourselves. Even more than our kids. And even more than life itself. Ouch. Loving Jesus more than anything does not come naturally to us.

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37-40, NIV)

 “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross[expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me] is not worthy of Me. (Matthew 10:37-38, AMP)

Loving Jesus more than anything

I don’t know about you but this hit me hard as a mom. I have a son and a daughter and I take being their mom quite seriously, joyfully but seriously. It’s a calling to me to raise them well, teach them to love Jesus and find their peace in him. But here comes my struggle. I do say I love Jesus more than anything. And I desperately want to. But do I put my kids first anyway when it comes to following Jesus? You see, I always wonder how this or that will affect my children and make decisions based on those answers. And that’s all good – and expected in some ways- but does this make me not worthy of Jesus? Do I put Jesus above all else or not?

I’d like to think I always put God first. But my children are my weakness. Am I willing to surrender also them to Jesus? I want to. And in theory, I am sure I have. But in practice, I am not so sure. Lord, have mercy. Our primary allegiance must be to Jesus rather than to family. Yes, I understand it but do I live it? Do I make decisions solely based on my allegiance to Jesus? Or do I factor in other things too? I’m afraid I do. How about you?

How can we do it?

So the command is there, Jesus wants us to love him more than anything. It’s not our natural instinct to do so. How then can we do it? We can’t but, thankfully, God can. So we need God’s empowering grace to do it. God will provide us everything we need. Just like he provided everything for our salvation. Jesus will show us how. It starts with trusting God for wanting good things also for our kids (or for us), we don’t need to be the gatekeeper. By God’s grace, we slowly grow in our trust in God and allegiance to Jesus. And in the end, we are all better off for it. Because that’s how God’s love works. We will never be short-changed, instead, we will be abundantly blessed.

 

Gracious God,
Forgive us for following you and loving you most
just in theory and not in practice.
Show us how to love you more than anything,
how to follow you without hesitation.
We want to be fully yours and worthy of you.
So we surrender ourselves, our families, our everything to you.
May only your will happen in and through our lives.
In Jesus’ precious name,
Amen

Q4U: How about you? Do you love Jesus above all? How do you do it?

Be blessed my fellow pilgrim as you embrace God for all he has for you!

Image courtesy of John Emery. I am linking up with #tellhisstory.

April 13, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Why Friday the 13th Has Nothing on Christians

Christians and Friday the 13thI find it interesting that even some Christians live in fear of Friday the 13th and other superstitions. Like Christ’s victory over death and evil would not mean anything. Yes, I know there are evil forces in the world. But our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has won the battle already. We are on the victor’s side. Also on Friday the 13th.

So what are we going to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers or height or depth, or any other thing that is created. (Romans 8:31, 38-39, CEB)

Friday the 13th has nothing on Christians

It’s been only two weeks from Easter and people are forgetting resurrection power. It’s still valid. And it’s valid every single day, also on Friday the 13th. Nothing can separate us from God’s love and power. We are safe in God. All the time. No matter where we are or what day it is. We should celebrate it more and not take it granted or forget about it.

What would you do differently if you truly believed Christ has won all the forces in the world? That’s Christian freedom, that’s walking with Jesus the Victor. If it’s hard for you to let go of your superstitious beliefs, ask God to help. Ask God to fill you with his empowering grace so there’s no room for superstition anymore. Because you can’t be superstitious and a Christian at the same time. They are mutually exclusive. So let go of your fears, leave them at the foot of the cross, and live victoriously in Jesus instead. So from here on out Fridays the 13th are days to celebrate your freedom in Christ.

 

Gracious God,
Forgive us for succumbing to fear of superstitions.
Take away all our insecurities and doubts.
Show us what it means to embrace freedom in Christ.
Enable us to celebrate resurrection power every day,
especially on days like Fridays the 13th
so that others can see what it means to be free in Christ.
Thank you for breaking the chains of evil in our lives.
Protect us, bless us, equip us for your service.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Are you superstitious? Or is Friday the 13th a day of celebration for you?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].

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April 10, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Listening to God Obediently

Listening to God obedientlyI was taken by two quotes today. They talk about two different things – prayer and obedience- yet they seem to talk about the same thing: listening to God. That seems to be the ultimate thing for all who want to know and be known by God. How are prayer and obedience linked to that? Let’s find out. Jesus himself talked about obedience meaning love for God. Clearly, that is a good place to start our exploration.

The person who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him [I will make Myself real to him]. (John. 14:21, AMP)

Listening to God…

Mother Teresa writes “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” Prayer is putting ourselves in the hands of God. We acknowledge that we are humans and God is God and we need his help. We surrender ourselves to God and ask he will take care of us and guides us. And in order to be able to know what God wants us to do next, we need to listen to him. He does not yell, he whispers. God doesn’t force, he gives hints. So we need to listen carefully in order to hear him. Hence we pray. We pray and listen. We put ourselves in the hands of God.

…obediently

What about the other quote? This quote is by Christiopher Jameson. It tells us about the Latin origin of obedience. Bear with me. It will bless you in the end. Jameson writes, “‘Obedience’ derives from the Latin word oboedire which means, not only ‘to obey’ but also ‘to listen’. The prefix ob- means ‘in the direction of’ which’, added to audeire ‘to hear’, becomes oboedeire. So obedience conjures up an image of leaning towards somebody, straining to hear what they are saying. ‘Listen to somebody else’ is both the original meaning of obedience and a good working definition.”

Isn’t that a beautiful image of obedience and prayer at the same time? We intentionally lean towards God to hear all he has for us. Because he has the words of life. He has everything that makes our life beautiful and delightful. We don’t want to miss a thing. Otherwise, we might miss something truly precious. And we don’t want that. We want all that God has for us. Hence we are listening to God obediently.

 

Gracious God,
We thank you and we praise you.
How awesome you are to arrange
prayer and obedience to be so intertwined.
So we fulfill both of those commands
by intently listening to you
and letting you work in and through us.
Come, talk to us.
Let us know what you have for us.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: What do you think about prayer and obedience? Do they come together in listening to God intently? Are you listening to God obediently?

Be blessed my fellow pilgrim as you embrace God for all he has for you!

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April 6, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How to Release Our Faith

how to release our faithDo you struggle with stress? Or worry? Aren’t we crazy? God has promised to take care of us. Yet, we worry or stress out things. We have faith. Yet, somehow we don’t know how to release our faith. We don’t know how to be stress-free children of God. This is something I am currently learning and it seems to be an ongoing process. But I share with you what I’ve learned so far.

Jesus replied, “Have faith in God [constantly] (Mark. 11:22, AMP). Or in the Message version: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you.”

Faith is a gift from God. But faith is not just something we have but also something we release and put into practice. And we need to do it constantly. Not just once in awhile but constantly. How do we do that? How do we really embrace this God-life in such a manner that it carries us (and not us trying to carry it)?

We can release our faith…

John Ortberg Jr. has said “The goal of prayer is to live all of my life and speak all of my words in the joyful awareness of the presence of God. Prayer becomes real when we grasp the reality and goodness of God’s constant presence with ‘the real me.’ Jesus lived his everyday life in conscious awareness of his Father.”

Also, we need to learn to live our everyday lives in conscious awareness of God. This seems to be the key to stress-free living. When we are aware of God’s loving presence in our lives, faith comes naturally. All this is ours as we live in constant conversation with God. The more we rely on God, the less pressure we feel on ourselves.

…by praying

Prayer is not optional for Christians, it is supposed to be our way of life. We need to learn to live with God and we can best do it in prayer. Praying Scripture is also a very good way to go, to release them into your life. Sometimes it is also helpful to declare some essential faith statements out loud. It’s important to find our own ways to communicate with God because we can truly release our faith by praying.

Faith is not something we practice only on Sundays, it is something we live out every day in the presence of God. When we do that, we naturally release our faith into action. And that’s the key to stress-free living. Then it’s not us living but Christ living in us. Hence we are not to worry. This God-life is empowered by grace. And not by us. So let us relax. It’s not about us, it’s about Christ in us.

 

Gracious God,
Forgive us for stressing and worrying endlessly.
We want to live by faith, show us how.
Show us how to rely on you and not on ourselves.
Forgive us for thinking our well-being is on our own shoulders.
Enable us to release our faith and let you rule our lives.
Help us to live in joyful awareness of your loving presence in our lives.
Empower us to enjoy our lives as your children.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Do you know how to live stress-free? How do you release your faith?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you embrace this God-life for all it is!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].

Photo by Nathan McBride on Unsplash. Linking up today with Dance with JesusFive-minute Friday.

April 3, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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What Happens After Easter

What happens after EasterI don’t use any Bible reading plans. My plan is simply to read a chapter or two or three both in the Old and New Testaments every day (and, no, I don’t manage to do it every day). Once I’ve read through, I start rereading them again, usually in a different translation. So I was utterly delighted by the divine orchestrating that on Easter Monday I was reading through the last chapters of the letter to the Hebrews. It so beautifully concluded the Message of Easter for me. And if you’re asking ‘What happens after Easter?’, this message is for you.

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21, NIV)

What happens after Easter

Now that Easter Sunday is behind us, we are to live out resurrection in our lives. Relax, it is finished, as Jesus said on the cross. The work is done, now it is time to receive it and let it take root in our lives. The God of peace brought Jesus back from the dead and by doing so offers eternal life to us. We do not deserve it. Nonetheless, it is ours when we believe in Jesus. Eternal life, salvation, freedom from death, dying, and sin, are ours by grace. This is something so huge that we better not leave it on the shelf but put it to use. Our everyday lives will be transformed if we let Jesus show us what it means to be resurrected with him. Because that’s what faith is all about: to be alive with Christ! That’s what happens after Easter.

So, my dear brothers and sisters, this is the point: You died to the power of the law when you died with Christ. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God. (Romans 7:4, NLT)

Resurrection Life

So let God equip you with everything good for doing his will. It is not about your abilities and resources but about God equipping you with God’s limitless resources and gifts and blessings. Yes, you are called to do God’s will and bear fruit. But not on your own. God will work in you and through you what is pleasing to him. So relax. Lean on God and let him shine through you. It is all God. But you get to enjoy resurrection life with Jesus. And the more you enjoy it, the more hope-filled you are. The more you abide in Jesus, the more fruit you will bear. Your happiness is intertwined with Jesus. It does not exist without Jesus. But what a glorious well-being resurrection life really is. That’s what happens after Easter.

 

Gracious God,
Your gifts to us are so overwhelmingly generous.
We are nothing yet you love us;
we surrender to you and you create beauty out of our lives.
Fill every nook and cranny of our souls with your grace.
Install resurrection joy and hope everlasting.
Show us what it means to live out resurrection every day.
Make us so alive that everybody around us can see you in us.
Equip us with everything good to do your will and bear lots of fruit.
Work in us whatever is pleasing to you.
We want to be so intertwined with you that we can’t tell us apart anymore.
Make us shine for you.
In Jesus’ precious name,
Amen

Q4U: What do you think? What happens after Easter? How do you live out resurrection in your life?

Be blessed my fellow pilgrim as you learn what resurrection life looks like in your life!

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March 30, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Such Love for Us

Such love for us - flowingfaith.comGood Friday, Holy Friday, Long Friday – whatever you call the day Jesus was crucified – leaves me always in reverent awe. Somebody died for a wretch like me. Not just any death but crucifixion, brutal torture from start to finish. And all this was prophesied hundreds of years before it happened. God knew this had to be done, that much he loved us. That much he yearned for us to be made right with him again. Such love for us.

But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (Romans 5:8, NLT,*)

And it was not just anybody who died for us. It was the Son of God himself, it was Jesus who took upon himself our sins, our trespasses, our ugliness, shame, and selfishness. He who was blameless himself took our punishment. It was our sins that tortured him. Yes, it was us who chanted “crucify him”. Lord, have mercy!

Such love for us

Only God could make something amazingly wonderful out of this horrific event of crucifixion. That’s why this day is not called Bad Friday but good and holy. The hours on the cross were certainly long and awful but it was temporary. Instead, the good that came out of it is eternal. Such love for us.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3;16, NIV,*)

Such love indeed. Because of Jesus, we are on our way home to God. That’s why any bad in the lives of believers is only temporary. Victory in Jesus is eternal. God’s grace is eternal. Heaven is eternal. Thank you, Jesus!

 

Gracious God,
You are so amazingly good to us.
There really is no limit to your love.
You even sent Jesus to the cross to die for us.
Forgive our sins, Lord.
Pour out grace upon grace and make us like you.
Thank you for creating something incredibly good out
of the immensely bad.
Lead us home to you!
In Jesus’ precious name,
Amen

Q4U: What are your Good Friday thoughts? How do you feel about such love?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you praise the Lord for such love!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].

Linking up today with Dance with JesusFive-minute Friday.

March 27, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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We Are Healed in Jesus

We are healed in Jesus - flowingfaith.comSometimes we might wonder whether God can understand what’s going on in our lives. You know, how awful it feels to get rejected or be shunned from the coffee table discussions at work. How could God understand what it feels like to lose a friend, right? But then I’m reminded that Jesus is God. And Jesus went through awful things, especially during the time we call the holy week. Jesus got rejected, shunned, cast off. His friends unfriended him, he got badly beaten up. Also, Jesus was disrespected and he was treated unjustly. In the end, he was killed for things he did not do. All and all, everything that a human being can feel and experience, he did. Yet he did not stop what was happening to him. He was faithful to the end so we could be forgiven and live forever. So we could be healed in Jesus.

Because He Himself [in His humanity] has suffered in being tempted, He is able to help and provide immediate assistance to those who are being tempted and exposed to suffering. (Heb. 2:18, AMP)

That means we do have God who understands what we are going through because he has experienced it all. Christ is stranger to nothing, we can come to him as we are and with whatever issues we have and be warmly welcomed. This is one of my favorite things about Jesus: He loves everyone and he is able to help. He offers himself and we are healed.

We are healed in Jesus

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
(Isaiah 53:5, NIV)

Just the other day I experienced God’s healing touch in a small but tangible way. I was feeling a bit down because I had experienced a rejection that I had even anticipated, yet it stung. It should not have but nonetheless, it did. So I was feeling blue at the end of the day. As is my habit, I decided to bring it to Jesus before turning in for the night. So there I sat on the living room sofa reading the Bible and pouring out my soul to God. Immediately, I felt better. In the morning I was reflecting on what had happened and realized nothing had actually changed but I had been filled with hope and love.

This is Jesus: he comes alongside us and cares for us and we are filled with hope and peace. Outwardly nothing might change but inwardly we are lifted up. And that makes all the difference. We are healed in Jesus.

 

Gracious God,
Thank you for Jesus becoming one of us.
It is amazing how well you can understand our struggles,
thank you for never leaving us.
Thank you for loving us as we are and
coming alongside us wherever we are.
Be praised for healing and helping us.
We surrender to you, Lord.
Be praised forever and ever.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Have you been healed in Jesus? Please do share!

Be blessed my fellow pilgrim as you embrace Jesus not only as your lord and savior but also as your helper and healer!

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March 23, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Spiritual Routines

Spiritual Routines - flowingfaith.comRoutines kill creativity, they say. I think it is busyness that kills creativity, not routines. In fact, routines can protect creativity. And spirituality as well. Both creativity and spirituality need time and nurturing. That’s why we need to give them just that. Hence we need routines. We need spiritual disciplines to help us to grow.

On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness [keeping yourself spiritually fit]. (1 Tim. 4:7, AMP,*)

We need spiritual routines…

The Bible tells us to discipline ourselves for the purpose of godliness. We need to keep ourselves spiritually fit. The benefits are many. When we are spiritually fit, we are ready to face the world. And when we live close to God, we are growing in grace. Also, when we faithfully practice spiritual disciplines, we are slowly becoming – by God’s grace – more Christ-like. So we don’t really have any valid excuses to not to practice spiritual disciplines. Especially, when we even receive power to do so if we ask.

Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
(Ps. 34:8, NIV)

…to keep us focused on God

Stick to reading the Word of God. When you keep your Bible close by, you can be certain you’re not drifting away from God because he speaks through it. Then pray like your life depended on it. Pray when you open your eyes in the morning and after closing them in the evening. Pray when you walk, when you wait, pray when you don’t know what to do. But don’t underestimate the power of private worship either. Carving some special one on one time with God blesses us more than we know.

Spiritual disciplines won’t save us but they keep us focused on God. And that’s the beginning of wisdom right there. Mark Buchanan has said ‘Holy habits are that: the disciplines, the routines by which we stay alive and focused on Him. At first we choose them and carry them out; after a while they are part of who we are. And they carry us.’ This is what it is all about: God’s grace sustaining us as we seek him.

 

Gracious God,
Draw us near to you,
bless us as we seek you.
Enable us to build spiritual routines that protect us and
help us to establish holy habits that help us to grow closer to you.
Thank you for sustaining us with your amazing grace.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: What kind of spiritual routines do you have? 

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash. Linking up today with Dance with JesusFive-minute Friday. (Okay, this was supposed to be a five-minute post but I forgot it once I started writing. Sorry!)

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