Spiritual Practices: Part IV

Spiritual Practices: Part IV


Spiritual Practices

Is anything worth more than your soul?

God initiates then waits

We come into his presence with gratitude

Prayer walks

Whisper through your word

Song of Solomon 2:15 Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards

Miss the mark

Refuse a rightful authority


1 Tim. 4:2 whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron


Carried away

Ps. 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

Not counted

Ps. 32:1-2 Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed are those whose sin the LORD does not count against them

Blessed are those whose constant missing the mark will be covered so it is unrecognizable and will never be brought up again, whose garbage of refusing God and crookedness and gets picked up by God Himself and is carried away to never be seen again, where no list will ever be kept.

1 John 1:8-9 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Examine our hearts

Self examination is a practice that facilitates spiritual awakening – an awakening to the presence of God as God really is and an awakening to ourselves as we really are. Ruth Haley Barton

Ps. 139:23-24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus

We long to know that someone in this world knows everything a out us and loves us anyway. Ruth Haley Barton

Remove the garbage the evil leaves

1 Timothy 2:5 There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus.


1 Cor. 11:28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup

Examen: review the day with gratitude and confession


Search me oh God search my heart test me see if there is any offensive way in me

Examine and be clean