Habits That Break: Silence & Solitude

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”

Mark 1:35

In our last Sunday Celebration we continued talking about Habits that help us walk closer to God on our discipleship journey. We started with Habits that break; those that help stop us being distracted by the every day happenings of life and bring us back on track to focus more on God.

Anna kicked us off with talking about silence and solitude. For some this is welcomed, those of us with loud busy households or who are less extroverted, for some they prefer sticking with the business of life and are more extrovert so even think aloud! However, in such a busy world, with notifications pinging on your phone 24/7, and wit the world coming back to some kind of normal ‘post pandemic’, it is easy to be distracted from God and our journey walking with Him.

Instead, we should each take time out of our days, weeks or whenever is more realistic for you, to be in silence, to be with God, to pray, to thank Him or to just be purely in His presence. For more on this and how to incorporate it into your every day, listen to Anna’s talk from our last Celebration.

Our next Celebration this week, on the 3rd, we will have Randall continue with Habits that break, but with a focus on keeping the sabbath. One we have explored previously, but we look to be more practical with it this week.

We hope to see you on Sunday, 4pm at the Rivergate Centre!

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