In this new message series, we learn how we can create space to experience God and to grow as followers of Jesus. Life is busy and it doesn’t take much for a day to fly by without thinking about our spiritual lives. With everything that is going on, how can we grow as followers of Jesus?
Message by Josh Mutter – September 8, 2019
Spiritual practices are ways that we can put ourselves in the path of Jesus
Meditation is “deep thinking on the truths and spiritual realities revealed in Scripture for the purposes of understanding, application, and prayer.” (Donald S. Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life)
Joshua 1:8 NIV Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Psalm 1:1-3 NIV Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.
HOW TO MEDITATE
Psalm 139:23 NIV Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
1. Select a passage that speaks to you
2. Repeat it in different ways
3. Look for application
4. Pray it
5. Take it with you
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