Spiritual Disciplines

Seeking God through the spiritual disciplines such as reading your Bible, meditation, and prayer will guide you to a deeper spiritual connection with God.

While fasting, adding spiritual disciplines will help you deepen your connection with God and can provide a path to greater understanding and spiritual growth. Here are some tips for incorporating these practices into your spiritual journey for the next 21 days.

  1. Read the Bible: Regularly reading and studying the Bible will provide insight into God's character and help you understand His will for your life. Try reading a passage each day and reflect on its meaning and how it can be applied to your life. Stay in touch with the 21 day prayer journal provided at the Connect Desk.
  2. Practice Meditation: Meditation can help you quiet your mind and focus on God. Start with short periods of meditation and gradually increase the length of your sessions as you become more comfortable with the practice. This is just a time of "quietness" of your mind while focusing on scripture you just read or a prayer you are praying.
  3. Engage in Prayer: Prayer is a powerful way to connect with God and express your thoughts, hopes, and fears. Spend time each day in quiet contemplation and conversation with God.
  4. Attend church Services/ prayer nights: Attending worship services and prayer nights during your fast can provide a sense of community and help you feel connected to a larger spiritual purpose. Listening to sermons and participating in communal prayers can deepen your understanding of God's love and guidance. It's sweeter when done together. 
  5. Reflect on your Experiences: Take time to reflect on your experiences and think about how they have shaped your understanding of God and your faith. Consider keeping a spiritual journal to document your journey will help you see God more clearly in your life.

When the Apostle Paul cried out to God about His "thorn of the flesh", God said this "9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Fasting and spiritual disciplines will make you weak, both physically and spiritually. But it will be good for you. Because as Paul says " For when I am weak, then I am strong" and Christ's power will rest on you.

By incorporating these practices into your daily life, you will deepen your connection with God and grow in your spiritual understanding. These disciplines will help you ease through your fast by focusing on God and not yourself. Be disciplined as you seek God through the Bible, meditation, and prayer, you will find greater peace, purpose, and fulfillment in your life.

Pastor Jody

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