Grace PrayerBy God's grace, I desire to year God's invitation to wholeness and fullness for this year
Read: Ephesians 4:17-24, Luke 5:36-39, Philippians 1:6
Ephesians 4:17-24 – So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longerlive as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of Godbecause of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed. That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Luke 5:36-39 – He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’”
Philippians 1:6 – being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Reflection QuestionsWhere do you sense God is doing something new (in/around you)? Is there any work God has started in you that you are hoping that He’ll bring into completion? Which of the Rhythm of Life symbols holds the strongest invitation for you this year?
Training ExerciseConsider doing a reflection on 2016 if you haven’t done so yet (questions Available on the website). Take what you’ve discerned today and discuss It in prayer time with God this week, share your Rhythm Invitation with friends
In case you’d like to have some guidance on how to work out your own Rhythms for the year, HERE is a document you can download