Let's just put it out there - in this season it can feel difficult to be hopeful. There is a mess of things happening around us and hope is in short supply. But the truth is we need hope - for our bodies and our souls. It's absolutely critical for our emotional and spiritual health.
Hope is the anticipation and expectation that God will move in the future. It is trusting that He is working for good and resting in His faithfulness, even when we can't see clearly. To experience hope, we must turn our attention away from the weariness of this season towards what God wants to do in and through us.
For the next two weeks we are going to camp out in Isaiah 40 - 43, focusing on two elements of hope. First, remembering who God is - His faithfulness, sovereignty and power. And second, the hope He gives through His son Jesus and the transformative work He wants to do in our hearts.
Join us as we listen for hope, together.
Everything in Him
Settle and take a few deep breaths.
Then, invite God in to this moment through prayer.
Slowly read Romans 11:34-36 (excerpt from Isaiah 40).
Take a few minutes to contemplate what you have just read.
Ask God these questions:
- God, where in my life do you want me to release control?
- God, what do I need to trust you with in 2021?
Now, be still and Listen.
Finally, take a few minutes to process what Jesus is saying by journaling.
The Daily Rhythm
How does it work?
Our rhythm is designed to help you engage daily with Jesus and listen for his voice.
Each week we will dive into a passage of scripture, slowly unpacking its meaning over five days. Our goal is to let these sacred words wash over us and transform our souls.
We do this by engaging in five key spiritual disciplines - settling, prayer, reading scripture, listening and journaling.
Some could call this a "spiritual routine". But we believe it's so much more. Over time our daily rhythm has produced in us a connection to the Creator that Jesus talked about - one that is free and light.
Following the ways of Jesus has changed our life and we hope that it will change yours. Join us as we seek Jesus well.
A Deeper Look
There are five elements to the daily rhythm: Settling, Prayer, Scripture, Listening and Journaling. Each require some practice and discipline. Over time they create a rhythm with Jesus that transforms the soul.
Take a Rest
The ways of Jesus are slow, not fast. From the very beginning, he has asked us to set aside a day a week to remember his faithfulness. He is the provider and his provision does not depend on our efforts.
Sabbath is a weekly rhythm to intentionally take a break from the noise and to rest our souls. It's the way God designed us and essential to following the ways of Jesus.
We believe that gratitude is the gateway to joy. If we want to live life fully, we must learn to see things from His perspective. Take time to remember the faithfulness of God.