Setting Our Minds on God

DAY FOUR – MAR 20 So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things that are above, not on things that are on earth (Colossians 3:1-2). In the days ahead, we will try to… Continue reading

Knowing Jesus’ Voice

DAY THREE – MAR 19 “The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them,… Continue reading

Meditating on Scripture

DAY ONE – MAR 17 Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in all things (2 Timothy 2:7). In the days ahead, we will seek to meditate on a specific passage of Scripture — ponder it, think it over, and muse on it until it becomes part of us. Choose… Continue reading

Meditation

Introduction Meditation – Prayerful rumination upon God, his Word, and his world. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate (Psalm 145:5).
 Many of us worry that “meditation” has a ring of the occult or of Eastern religions. Yet the Bible is filled with references to God’s people… Continue reading

Studying God’s Ways

DAY SEVEN – MAR 16 Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Put false ways far from me; and graciously teach me your law. I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your… Continue reading

Remember Jesus Christ

DAY SIX – MAR 15 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel, for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they… Continue reading

Observing One Another

DAY FIVE – MAR 14 Now you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness (2 Timothy 3:10). The Christian faith is contagious. If we are to endure as Christians, it must be through apprenticeship — observing more experienced and well-formed Christians, following their moves,… Continue reading

Discerning Our Teachers

DAY FOUR – MAR 13 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect (Romans 12:2). As Dallas Willard observes in The Divine Conspiracy, we are all somebody’s disciple. At different… Continue reading