Growing in Prayer through the Psalms (Daily Office)

(This is part of a series on “Personal Worship” in the Whole Life Worship paradigm that started on 02/18/13) Yesterday I talked about prayer as a two-way communication between us and God. One of the wonderful privileges of prayer is that we can come to God “just as we are.” The blood of Christ gives … Continue reading Growing in Prayer through the Psalms (Daily Office)

Hearing God through Scripture – Lectio Divina

(This is part of a series on “Personal Worship” in the Whole Life Worship paradigm that started on 02/18/13) I mentioned yesterday that I use an approach called “Lectio Divina” when I have my Scripture time in Personal Worship. Lectio Divina (which means “Divine Reading”) was a spiritual discipline developed by St. Benedict in the … Continue reading Hearing God through Scripture – Lectio Divina

I’m not sure if this went out or not. So sorry if this is a duplication.

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(This week’s blogs will focus on the Personal Worship Movement of Whole Life Worship)

Psalm 139:13-14 says, “For you created me in my inmost being: you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” This implies God’s custom work in each of our lives. Each of us is unique. No one person is exactly alike another. Each of us manifests the image of God in a way like no other. And because of that, each of us is wired differently in our connection to God.

Why then do we try to connect with God in one way? The idea of quiet time or devotional time, perpetuated by well-meaning Christian pastors and leaders, is this cookie cutter approach: we sit at a desk at an “earlier-than-we-want” time of day with Bible and journal in hand to spend our 30-60 minute exercise in…

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