This is the first lesson in a new series on Spiritual Rhythms. How do we build spiritual rhythms into our daily routines that will help us be aware of the presence of God throughout our day? Try going to your “Daily Office.”
Sources: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day, by Peter Scazzero
Here’s what this would look like, borrowing some of Peter Scazzero’s example. Here’s what it involves:
Silence and Solitude
Our Rhythm of life is off
Has your prayer life increased or decreased during COVID-19?
Rhythm is planted deep in our DNA
Life may get really busy again. When we are busy, what is neglected?
Sermon Series: Reminder of essential Spiritual Rhythms
Luke 10 – finding a Mary and Martha balance (contemplation and activity)
Spiritual Rhythms:A Day in the Life of Jesus
Slide 4 and Following
Psalm 119:164 – Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
Daniel 6:10 – Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.
Acts 3:1 – One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon.
Acts 10:9 – About noon the next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.
Silence and Solitude Slide:
Not for therapy
Solitude is the practice of being absent from people and things to attend to God.
Silence is the practice of quieting every inner and outer voice to attend to God.
We are addicted to noise
One of the least practiced disciplines
Instead of just hoping that you will read your bible more or spend more time in prayer, dedicate yourself to intentionally building in a spiritual rhythm throughout your day
John 15:5 – I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.