By Jerry MacGregor
Sensible Steps to a Deeper Faith
Sometimes religion calls for motion. This sensible ebook offers Christians rules for the way to regulate their hearts to catch up with to God.
Each bankruptcy encompasses a distinctive problem and a short clarification that places the problem in context. workouts contain acts of provider to others, prolonged prayer, Scripture reminiscence, fasting, an afternoon of gratitude, media fasting (no television or Internet), evangelism, and masses extra. The demanding situations are wide in scope, permitting individuals with various character forms and studying types to learn from them.
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You are going to pray once an hour, but only for a few minutes. Hopefully this will help you get into a habit of talking to God and listening to him throughout your day. Imagine what your day would look like if you knew you would never have to face any challenge, no matter how great, by yourself. When facing a decision at work, you’d immediately talk to God about it. ” Today’s challenge is the first step in building that kind of habit in your heart. Set a timer on your phone, PDA, or watch to go off once an hour.
If you don’t know many, tune in to a Christian music station or bring a CD to sing along with. If you’re in a carpool, you may want to bring a Christian music CD and ask if your fellow carpoolers would mind listening to it. Singing is optional in a carpool (and I wouldn’t recommend it unless you have a really good voice and don’t mind sharing it). If you commute on a train, load your MP3 player with worship songs and listen to it during your ride to work. . ) Even if you listen in silence, pray the words you hear in your heart.
And yet we long for simplicity. Magazines, television shows, and books are dedicated to telling us how to simplify. We sometimes imagine that this desire for simplicity is due to the fast blur of our lives and the stress that seems so inescapable. It’s because we live in the twenty-first century with its rapidly changing technology. To a degree, this is true. However, perhaps it has always been true. . grow too complex and overcrowded. Even the necessary obligations that we feel we must meet grow overnight, like Jack’s beanstalk, and before we know it we are bowed down with burdens, crushed under committees, strained, breathless, and hurried, panting through a never-ending program of appointments.