Relational Spirituality

Oh God, Beautiful Father,

We confess that we are a forgetful people. We forget what it means to have you as our Father, our Lover, our Leader. We forget how great and glorious you are, how wise, how strong, how true. We forget how much we need you-individually, as a church. We need you, Abba, when we are wrong, to save us. We need you when we are right, to lead us.

We need you when our souls are racked with pain, to heal us. We need you when everything is going well, to keep us humble, and focused on you.

Father, we forget that without you, we are worse than nothing; with you, we are the light of the world. Renew that light within us now, we pray. Remind us of the power and sufficiency of your grace, your mercy, your love.

Above all else, dear, divine Father, please remind us that you are more than everything, that you are *enough*, and more besides. Remind us, Beloved Lover, that you never forget us, that your plans are good, and your love is true.

May we live ever in delighted awe of you, our God and King, and may you empower us to love the world and each other in your holy Name. Lead us now, we pray,

 

Amen.

Reflections to Consider

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Favorites

  • The Many Facets of Spirituality +

              The finished diamond is one of the most beautiful and desirable gems.  Yet, in the Read More
  • Conversations Journal +

    Conversations provides thoughtful, in-depth article treatments of topics aligned around a particular theme. Conversations covers “five continuing themes, each representing Read More
  • Discipleship by Dallas Willard +

    Dallas Willard is one of the best thinkers and writers in the world today; it is a blessing to Christ's Read More
  • Assessing Spiritual Growth (interview with Dallas WIllard) +

    How Do We Assess Spiritual Growth? An interview in Leadership Journal, May 2010 How can churches know if they are Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Prayer by Alex Kirk, Chatham Community Church +

    What role does prayer play in our lives? What is prayer, anyway? Alex Kirk, pastor of Chatham Community Church, gives Read More
  • How to be Mary in a Martha world by Jim Abrahamson, Chatham Community Church +

    Jim Abrahamson spoke at Chatham Community Church on an essential of the Christian walk Who/what is our savior? What is Read More
  • Christ the King Sunday by Art Going (Holy Trinity Chatham) +

    A thoughtful discussion of how we function as colonizers for Christ the King.  Read More
  • MY STUPID MOUTH by Steve Tamayo of Chatham Community Church +

    Tremendous sermon on the liabilities of our tongue, both in what we say and don't say. Read More
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