“Today is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
Hello everyone! It’s your favourite blogger (Bronwyn)! Here to share some more good news. In this edition I’m going to share some of the spiritual disciplines I've been incorporating into my daily routine, some days I do all of them. Some days I do one of them. I’ve found all of these grounding, and hope you can as well.
Quiet. “Be still and know that I am God” I have been intentionally taking some time to turn off music, podcasts, talking to myself, and be quiet. And to listen to what God has to say. The moment I took to myself and listened brought ‘peace that passes understanding’.
A little how to from Bronwyn: put down your phone. Sit down. Breathe deeply and listen.
Reading. I have been seeking comfort in the Psalms. Specifically Psalm 23. I love that Psalm. I read it outloud. I read it in my head. I meditate on one verse. I sit with it. “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.”
If you aren’t sure what to read I would recommend taking a look at Proverbs. There are 31 chapters which coincide with the days of the month. Read one a day!
Movement. Everyday I go for a walk. I work. I clean my dishes. I sort my laundry. I write these blog posts. I do my work ‘as unto the Lord’. I play with my dog in the yard. Or I do some stretching. It is easy to find some tutorials on youtube!
I do not abandon the gathering of believers: This is huge for me. My church has a ladies bible study every friday. It’s on zoom now. I always attend. My church is also streaming live. And the church I went to in Calgary does as well. Attending both those things has become a grounding and important part of my week, the same virtually as it was when I could just walk in. If you are looking for a church to attend virtually send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org we will help you find a place to worship.
Prayer. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. This one is both the easiest and the hardest for me...