Crafting a Rule of Life

Crafting a Rule of Life

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Your personal rule of life is a holistic description of the Spirit-empowered rhythms and relationships that create, redeem, sustain and transform the life God invites you to humbly fulfill for Christ's glory. All of us have an unwritten personal rule of life. We wake at certain times, get ready for our days in particular ways, use our free time for assorted purposes and practice rhythms of work, hobbies, and worship. There is already a rule in place that you are following. Isna€™t it time to give up your unwritten rule and prayerfully write one that more closely matches the heartbeat of God? In this practical workbook Stephen A. Macchia looks to St. Benedict as a guide for discovering your own rule of life in community. It is a process that takes time and concerted effort; you must listen to God and discern what he wants you to be and do for his glory. But through the basic disciplines of Scripture, prayer and reflection in a small group context you will be lead forward in a journey toward Christlikeness. The invitation is transformational, so brace yourself for sweet release. By letting go and trusting God, you will receive the gift of life in its fullest and richest form.14 a€œWhat do you think of when you heara€: David Vryhof, a€œMonastic Wisdom for Everyday Living, a€ Cowley Magazine 37, no. 4 (2011). Chapter 1: roles p. ... C. S. Lewis became a spiritual guide: Lyle W. Dorsett, Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C. S. Lewis (Grand ... a€œApparently quite brilliant and with an aptitude for learninga€: Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka, a€œA Conversation with Phillis Wheatley, a€ in History Alive! Study Guide (Topeka: Kansas Humanities Council, 1995), pp.

Title:Crafting a Rule of Life
Author: Stephen A. Macchia
Publisher:InterVarsity Press - 2012-02-24

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