Sunday 19 May // Building a deep devotional life with Jesus

Thanks for engaging with this talk… Here are some of the links mentioned in this talk…

The slides from the talk can be view here

Wireless Mobile Device (weapons of mass distraction!)
Links worth a look…

60 Mins Interview re: addictive nature of phones

“How to break up with your phone” article

“Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain” article

“How to break up with your phone” book.

PhoneWallpapers to help change your habits

The Spiritual Growth Plan mentioned in the talk can be viewed here

The historical talk about different tools that you can use in your devotional time can be found here and the handout for that talk can be viewed here.

and the challenges for the week…

Start (or restart) a practice that engages you with Jesus every day. Make the goal SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time bound.

Share with your group what you’d like your devotional life to look like.

Recall when your devotions were at their best, and commit it to rebooting those practices. Keep in mind your season of life may have changed, but commit to getting back to that level.

Share with your group this commitment.

Structure your day so you have morning, lunchtime, and evening devotions. They don’t have to be long, but include the reading of scripture, silence, and prayer throughout them. You may want to include journaling, speaking in tongues, worship, ignatian meditations, reading a good commentary, podcasts, sending prophetic words to people etc to your practices.

Share with your group what this will look like. Do your very best to share with humility, and to do so in such a way that empowers those that are not as developed. Search your heart for any pharisee mentalities!