Sunday night, we continued our five-week journey of stillness and response. There is a temptation with the journey of formation to focus inward and remain there, but a wholistic experience of spiritual formation will always include an outward expression. Our formation is stunted if it does not result in us joining God’s redemptive work in the world. Jesus invites us to join this kingdom work, but he does not invite us to a life of constant activity and burnout.
How might we be present to God’s invitation to join the work of the kingdom and remain present as we join God’s work? This week, Phileena Heuertz shared the importance of an inner stillness as we respond to an invitation to join God’s kingdom work in the world, and she guided an abiding contemplation to help us cultivate a spirit of stillness in God’s loving presence.
This week, let’s continue to practice this abiding contemplation daily. As we practice becoming still in set aside times of prayer, may the Lord give us an abiding stillness as we join the kingdom work God is doing in our midst. You may use this podcast to continue practicing with Phileena’s guidance.