Spiritual Practices

Restful Increase

Intentional rhythms of worship and rest prepare one to be fully present, engaged, and hospitable to the presence of God and community. Spiritual rest requires a partnership with God, trusting that God will bring increased productivity, excellence, and strength when we are obedient to the rhythms of Sabbath, which combat the rhythms and pace of our culture.

Connected Practices

  • Slowing: Curb addiction to busyness, hurry, and workaholism; learn to savor the moment.
  • Practicing Presence: To develop a continual openness to and awareness of Christ’s presence living in me.
  • Unplugging: To be fully present to and uninterrupted in my interactions with God and others.
  • Sabbath: To set apart a day of the week to rest and to worship God.
  • Silence and Solitude: Entering into time alone with God, to listen to God in quietness, without interruption and noise.

Note: Connected Practices are from Calhoun, A.A. (2015). Spiritual disciplines handbook: Practices that transform us. InterVarsity Press.

Related Bible Passages

  • Luke 10:38-42
  • Genesis 2:2-3
  • Exodus 33:12-14
  • Psalm 4:8
  • Jeremiah 6:16
  • Hebrews 4:9-11
  • 1 Kings 19:5-18
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