Faith for Daily Life
Recognizing my sinfulness and need for a Savior and accepting Jesus as my Lord is just the starting point of a lifelong journey in discipleship as a follower of Jesus, growing as a woman of God, and becoming an Ambassador for Jesus.
We are all on a journey. We journey through careers, relationships, ups and downs, highs and lows. We journey through obstacles and toward accomplishments. We journey through seasons of life and formation. We journey from birth through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and eventually death. And as we traverse this landscape, we all ask the same essential questions, whether we know it or not: Who is God? Where is God? Who am I? What is the meaning of life — in the bigger picture? In the day-to-day? What makes me come alive? What do I long for?
While I can certainly find answers to some of my deepest questions in Scripture, I can also find the freedom to sit with my questions in the presence of the All-Knowing God. I let the Bible teach me and I let my experience and emotions inform me.
Call it spiritual disciplines, practices, or means of grace - however, you call them - but these are my pathways to spiritual refreshment and growth. They are flexible and diverse.
Richard of Chichester, a 13th-century English bishop, once reflected on such practices. "Day by day," he said, "three things I pray: to see thee more clearly, to love thee more dearly, and to follow thee more nearly."