Jul13FriThe Discipline of Guidance July 13, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink
Some practices to help to refresh our listening to God…
(based loosely on suggestions of V.E.Hess in THE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES DEVOTIONAL)
1. Identify a decision you are facing. A move? A change in relationships? A new investment of time or resources? A new job? A surgery? Then, identify how the decision will impact close family and friends. Process your decision with that smaller community.
2. As you pray for discernment about a particular issue, pray for the ability to further God’s love and kingdom by it -for whatever direction you choose.
3. WITH CHILDREN: Engage children in planning and decision-making processes. For example: Make a plan to offer your resources as a family (maybe donating part of your time or finances to a worthy cause or ministry). Model with and for the children ways in you may seek guidance from God through each other, the Christian community, the Bible and listening prayer.