By Steve Burger
Sometime ago I was struck by a statement from Richard Mulholland in his book “The Deeper Journey.” He said, “we can be so busy being in the world for God that we fail to be in God for the world.” It’s often true that those of us engaged in ministry can find ourselves spiritually dry. If we are not grounded in God, attentive to the Spirit, we will neither know God’s will nor have the capacity to live into it.
Spiritual practices have long been a way for us to be first “in God.” While all include a reflective dimension, all are also active. They are meant to help us be attentive to God’s loving and abiding presence. From there we may find within this space a further sense of God’s will.
Recently we have spent some time prayerfully refreshing and adding to a series of Spiritual Practices we call GROWing Deeper in Christ. They are a resource for the church. They can be used by individuals, groups, families or in the context of worship.
The Practices include:
Walking with God
Walking with Others
Praying Through Art
Telling Your Story
Reading the Bible
Reviewing Your Day
Praying in Community for the World
Caring for Creation
Developing a Rule of Life
Keeping a Spiritual Journal
Embodying Our Faith
Consider what spiritual practices might help draw you first into God that you might know God’s will for you in the world.
Adult, Children, Family, and Intergenerational
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