Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday Thinking - Spiritual Formation Practices
Four Essential Practices for Spiritual Formation
by Derek Vreeland • Mission Alliance Blog - May10, 2017

The Christian faith is the way of Jesus, the way of life and love, lived out by those who faithfully follow him. We do not just believe certain things about Jesus, but we practice certain things in the way of Jesus, which is why the Apostle Paul instructs the church in Philippi to do more than learn, receive, and listen. Paul writes, “What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:9 ESV).

As years have become decades in my journey of following Jesus, I have identified four practices, four essential practices, that have guided me in the way of life, this life following Jesus. These four practices open up the door to all the other practices of the faith. Practice these things and watch the way of life open to you.


The four essential practices the author explains are:
     1. Awareness
     2. Learning
     3. Reflecting
     4. Action

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