What role does “self-care” play in living the surrendered life? The Gospels depict Jesus as getting away to spend time with God. No doubt this time away was at the expense of the demands of those around Jesus. What does Jesus’ example mean for us? How are we engaging in practices that refocus us? Who/what do we need to say “no” to?
THE SURRENDERED LIFE
Message by Josh Mutter – March 17, 2019
THE GIFT OF TOUCH
Luke 5:12-14 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him. Then Jesus ordered him, “Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.”
Application: Who is in need of my “touch”?
THE GIFT OF “SELF-CARE”
Luke 5:15-16 Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
“The Spiritual Disciplines are those personal and corporate disciplines that promote spiritual growth. They are the habits of devotion and experiential Christianity that have been practiced by the people of God since biblical times…The Spiritual Disciplines are the God-given means we are to use in the Spirit-filled pursuit of Godliness.” – Donald S. Whitney
Application: What is one thing I can do this week to invest in myself as a follower of Jesus?