I write this as a fellow sojourner trying to follow this Jesus daily, but who also hates fasting. Fasting was obviously a part of Jesus’ life. Therefore, as someone who seeks to become like Him, I need to make this discipline a part of mine.
Transformation comes with a personalized understanding of our self; sometimes this comes in very particularized ways, and other times it comes in broad understandings that many people can connect with. In this post I hope to provide space for you to discover both broad themes about solitude along with very particular themes as it relates to you and your journey.
The spiritual practice of silence allows us to make space for the Spirit of God to speak and for us to listen. Silence allows us to open ourselves up to God while disconnecting with the world around us. When we practice silence we are telling ourselves that we are not going to give into the temptation of doing.
This whole dance of becoming is what we want to focus on this summer. This summer we will be taking a deep dive into these rhythms that bring about transformation and life. We will do this by looking at the practices and activities that have been engaged with by Jesus and his followers for thousands of years. These practices are often referred to by some as spiritual disciplines.