Spiritual Practices – Sept. 17, 2023
“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C.S. Lewi
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart
I have a soul
Everyone has spiritual hunger
God initiates then waits
Hosea 7:14, 16 They do not cry to Me from their heart When they wail on their beds; For the sake of grain and new wine they assemble themselves, yet they turn against Me… They turn, but not upward
Peregrinatio pro Christo, Wandering with Christ
Gen. 5:24 Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
Hebrews 11:5-6 It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying— “he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
Landscape as Theophany
Ps. 19:7 The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. (decrees, commands) clearly talking about the written Word of God
Ps. 19:1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour if we will only tune in. George Washington Caver
Romans 1:20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
Isaiah 6:4 The whole earth is full of His glory!
St. Patrick’s breastplate:
I bind to myself today The power of Heaven, The light of the sun, The brightness of the moon, The splendor of fire, The flashing of lightning, The swiftness of wind, The depth of sea, The stability of earth
Let God speak through creation
Thin Places = A Place of Holy Expectation
“Lord Thank you for_______.”