we think of the disciplines as something we choose. Suffering and persecution are not something we choose but something that is forced upon us. But then again, maybe it can indeed be a chosen way of life. Let's dig further.
One of my prime times of spiritual growth came through a small discipleship group I belonged to in my 20’s, and by the on-going mentoring of an older godly woman. W
When we look around our communities and our world, it seems we have allowed pride and privilege to take over our hearts and lives. Perhaps it's time to pursue humility in all our lives. Inspired by her earlier post, Seven Biblical Promises for Walking in Humility, I asked Karen Friday if she would write more … Continue reading How to Pursue Humility as Followers of Christ
My desire from the beginning of the year has been to explore the disciplines. I introduced the plan of a series with a post on the What and Why of Spiritual Disciplines. Then my sister, Kandy Chimento followed up with a post on the 'How' using the Bonsia tree as an illustration. About that time, … Continue reading What Is Spiritual Formation and How Do I Practice It?
BLESSED Matthew 5:3-12 When Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, he launched into the longest sermon ever recorded. At the beginning of that sermon are what we know as The Beatitudes. My husband recently preached a sermon from Matthew 5:3-12, and he stated, The Beatitudes are "holy attitudes for living the Christian life." Rev. Skip … Continue reading Holy Attitudes for Living the Blessed Christian Life
Christianity is more than a theory about the universe, more than teachings written down on paper; it is a path along which we journey - in the deepest and richest sense, the way of life.from The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware The Way of Life: a Path Which we Journey This quote in itself is … Continue reading How Experience Creates a Deeper Faith Walk & LinkUp
Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. I Timothy 4:7-8 Train - (verb) to direct the growth of (a … Continue reading How to Train Yourself to be Godly
Image credit Free Photos at Pixabay Here we stand at the beginning of a new year. Many of us are examining our lives to see where we need improvement. I felt God calling me this year to find the old paths and draw up closer to Him. The next thing He said was, "Go back … Continue reading What are Spiritual Disciplines and Why do I need them?
Which Path Leads to Success in 2020? This is what the LORD says: "Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16, NLT One Word or One Verse? image created for free on canva.com … Continue reading Choose Old Paths at New Crossroads
When I’m pondering the possibility of veering off course in some small way, I remember the faithful example of Elisabeth Elliot, #LegacyLinkUp