Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday at SPUMC - July 4th, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

For the month of July, we will be taking a moment to be still and focus on Meditation and Solitude. And what a perfect time for these habits! With gorgeous weather that invites us to go for walks, watch a sunset, or go for a paddle—it’s the perfect time to be still and know that God is.

“In Christian Meditation we seek to clear our minds of the clutter that prevents us from focusing our thoughts on how God is at work in us and in the world.”

“Solitude opens a space where we can bring our empty and compulsive selves to God. And no matter how ‘well’ we do silence, God is there to accept, receive and love us.”

“The Spiritual Disciplines are things that we do. We must never lose sight of this fact… If that does not somehow work itself into our experience, then we have missed the point of the Disciplines. We’re dealing with actions, not merely states of mind.”

“Silence reminds me to take my soul wherever I go…” —a little girl describing the feeling of silence.

We Meditate on what we are Thankful for; We Meditate on how to be Generous;

We Meditate in the Simplicity of daily life; We Meditate in the experience of Worship;

We Meditate when Praying; We Meditate while Fasting for the hurts of the world;

We Meditate on what we Celebrate in the blessings of our lives; and We Meditate when we allow ourselves to be humbled and Guided by the Holy Spirit into a life of Service.

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