Sunday, June 15, 2014

Being With God...While Letting Him Be God (Part 5)

God's mystery can actually lead to prayer, surrender and trust. 

When we draw close to God as bigger than us, we actually learn more about the mystery in our own lives, and find confidence to trust Him in areas of uncertainty. 

In surrender to God's mystery our hearts are softened and we are actually opened up to Him. This is reassuring because His mystery is always paired with His goodness, control, wisdom and power. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Psalms Series

Check-out some Videos of the talks Dave gave this past school year at Grace on Psalms!!!

Psalm 62 

Psalm 91

Psalm 139

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Being With God...While Letting Him Be God (Part 4)

God's transcendence was even more pervasive in the mindset of ancient church leaders, than those writers and thinkers driving the spiritual formation movement.

Since Jesus' day, those who encouraged a deepening devotional life, a rich prayer life, a life centered on being with God, have 
leaned on and worshiped God as transcendent and immanent. 

Their understanding of God's transcendence shaped their prayer life, and so their beliefs of His closeness.  

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Being With God...While Letting Him Be God (Part 3)

We can actually 

relate to God 

be with God 

because of 
His beyond-us-ness

t is the characteristics of God which are inaccessible and un-relatable that actually enable and fuel His desire to relate to us. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Being With God...While Letting Him Be God (Part 2)

The Spiritual Formation movement, has emphasized the immanence of God:

a.k.a. being with God. 

Immanence is God's closeness, the truth and experience that He is always with us 

(see "Being with God...While Letting Him Be God: Part 1).
The practice of being with God is drawn from the major figures in Church history who communed with God in practical, everyday ways. These ancient sources of spiritual reform have been tapped into by the modern spiritual formation movement. 

The movement's goal is to see and experience God in the everyday, for Him to be relevant in daily activities.