Growing Your Walk with God

Develop My Daily Rhythm with God

□      Find a time that works for you and that you can be consistent in- if you’re a morning person, then get up early.  If the night is your best time, then do it then.  Find out what works, and be consistent.

□      Find a place that works well and is free form distraction. Ideally, make it a place used primarily for your time with God.  A certain chair, a place in the office or bedroom, maybe a walking path- make that your connecting place with God.

□      Find a plan that works for you.  Perhaps the One Year Bible would fit you, or use a study tool to help your time.  You could listen to Scripture on CD, even.  For prayer, I’ve used a prayer guide called Face to Face, by Kenneth Boa, to help me in my prayer time.  Make your plan realistic- if you’re just getting started (or re-started), 10-15 minutes is a good place to begin.  Make your plan something you know that you can be consistent in.

Invest Yourself in Relationships

□      Who are you investing in relationally?  How about spiritually?
It’s been said that we all need 3 kinds of people in our life:

□      “A Paul”: Someone further down the path (not necessarily older) who will invest in us and nudge us along.  A mentor.  Who is your “Paul”?

□      “A Timothy”: Someone that we are investing in, pouring ourselves into.  Someone what we are helping to grow.  Who is your “Timothy”?

□      “A Barnabas”: Someone who is a friend and companion, walking shoulder to shoulder with us.  An encouragement to our soul.  Who is your “Barnabas”?

Deepen Your Knowledge and Convictions

Philippians 1:9-10 says, “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ.”

Are you growing in knowledge?  In your beliefs?  In your convictions?

A belief is something that you hold.  A conviction is something that holds you.

Explore a New Spiritual Practice

What is a spiritual discipline or practice that you’ve never tired, or perhaps haven’t done for a long time?

□      Fasting (from food, or perhaps media or TV)

□      Silence (for a period of time- half a day or a day)

□      “Slowing”- pick the slow lane, chew your food more, be deliberate)

□      Celebration- find someone or something, or some aspect of God and intentionally and creatively celebrate them

□      Secrecy- serve someone or give or offer something of yourself to God and keep it between you and God (when you ordinarily might not)

□      Something else God might invite you to try???

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