Category: Spiritual Growth
Last week, when I was up in Chicago for our pastor’s leadership cohort retreat, we started off with an hour and and a half silent retreat. It was the best way possible to start our time together!
It was also a really cool journey into the first chapter of Luke.
I’m not a person who shops very much, because shopping gives me a headache. I am also on a crusade to declutter my house and get rid of as much stuff as possible.
But recently, I made some purchase that was well worth it and has helped enrich my spiritual life. (Purchases made online, of course. No headache that way.)
Have you ever wondered why you pray for something and God doesn’t answer? Or why you claim God’s promises and it seems like nothing happens?
Last week as I was reading Exodus, a verse helped answer that question.
I am currently taking some medication to help with healing and sleep and since yesterday was my first Sunday back to work, my morning routine got messed up. As a result I forgot my meds and today I felt very dizzy and woozy and not so great.
This was a fairly common occurrence this summer, and so I have had lots of time to lie there and think. When this happens, I typically:
2. Meditate on the Bible
3. Think of new ways to get organized.
Today I did #2, and this is the result. However, since my head was feeling disconnected from my body, I make no guarantees as to the quality.
It’s been a while since I have posted anything of a spiritual nature. This is because most of my break was spent lying on the sofa or relaxing. But one thing that was wonderful about this summer was being able to spend extended time in the word of God!
I was reading the book of Genesis and it struck me that there is a lot of symbolism in Joseph’s clothing. I’m sure someone somewhere has written about this but it was the first time I noticed it.
Albert and I went to church tonight. It was amazing that we got there half an hour early and the place was already one-third full. People get there early and really get into the worship!
Since we got there a bit early, we sat there waiting. Then a little boy came up, holding a small vase of flowers.
1 Samuel 17 — If you think about it, it’s pretty amazing David even made it to getting to fight Goliath, much less killing the big guy.
I mean, here he is, going along his merry way being pizza delivery boy for his brothers. (Have you ever noticed he brought grain/bread and cheese to his brothers? If that’s not pizza, I don’t know what is.)
And then, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
He leaves his pizzas behind with the supplies guy and runs to meet his brothers. Ooh ohh, a battle! He gets to see a battle!
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