To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”John 8:31-32
Over Lent we focused our Sunday Celebrations and a few blogs on Habits. These are the things we do individually to make space for Jesus in our every day lives. We specifically looked at Habits that break, those that disrupt our very busy, fast moving, modern lives; silence & solitude and the Sabbath.
Last week at our Sunday Celebration, Urbain took us through Habits that build, specifically learning about Jesus. Not just learning what He did and how He did it, so we can walk life in the right way, but really get to know Him; hear His Word and give Him space to speak to us. It is this, combined with our habits that break, that we are truly able to know what it is to be disciples.
Here is the reflection Urbain took us through last week:
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.Colossians 3:16-17
After Urbain’s talk on Sunday, we had time to pray for each other in small groups which was nice to share concerns, illnesses, big life decisions etc. However I’d like to pray for us all off the back of Urbain’s talk:
Father, we love you.
I pray for each one of us to remember that we live this life because of you and therefore I pray that we’re able to prioritise our relationship with You in our daily lives, no matter how long or short the time is we’re able to spare. Though stages of life are more time poor, or more stressful, I pray that its in those moments that we lean into you more. That we are able to maintain space for you in all stages of life, through the smiles and the tears, for it’s all a part of your bigger plan for us. I pray for a peace and a freedom each of us, that comes with knowing you and knowing who you made us to be – may each of us walk in the confidence of that.