The daily practice of walking this past year has helped me understand at least three different ways that I can cultivate practices of prayer and spiritual disciplines in my life.
Listening serves as a central faith practice, teaching us to be more attentive to the Spirit than to our own agendas and priorities.
As people have started engaging with this milestone, some have asked, “So, what exactly is a spiritual discipline?”
Perhaps the rhythm that I find most challenging and most important, however, is God’s heartbeat for justice and mercy.
So when Paul calls the early church in Rome to practice hospitality, the Spirit is teaching God’s people “to pursue loving strangers.”
But Mom prompted us: “You need to give away something you love.” Then she drew my attention to the two new boxes of mac and cheese we had just bought. I was crushed.
The practice of gratitude is about recognizing, trusting, and responding to God’s goodness and abiding presence with us.
In many ways, keeping sabbath is about restoring all of who we are and realigning us with all of who God is.
Do both your lifestyle and your prayers join the Spirit in seeking justice and shalom for others?