9 – Meditation – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“Prayerful rumination upon God, his Word, and his world.” “On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.” — Psalm 145:5 from A Year with God:  Living out the Spiritual Disciplines, edited by  Richard J. … Continue reading

8 – Guidance – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“Experiencing an interactive friendship with God that gives direction and purpose to daily life.” “When you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; … Continue reading

7 – Secrecy – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“Consciously refraining from having our good deeds and qualities generally known, which in turn rightly disciplines our longing for recognition.” “Whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; … Continue reading

6 – Service – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“Loving, thoughtful, active promotion of the good of others and the causes of God in our world, through which we experience the many little deaths of going beyond ourselves.”” “Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one … Continue reading

5 – Worship – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“Expressing in words, music, rituals, and silent adoration the greatness, beauty, and goodness of God, by means of which we enter the supranatural reality of the shekinah, or glory, of God.” “Worship the Lord in holy splendor; tremble before him, … Continue reading

4 – Confession – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“Sharing our deepest weaknesses and failures with God and trusted others, so that we may enter into God’s grace and mercy and experience his ready forgiveness and healing.” “If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will … Continue reading

2 – Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“Prayer – Interactive conversation with God about what we and God are thinking and doing together.”  “We do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sights too deep for words.” Romans 8.26″ from A Year … Continue reading

1 – Spiritual Disciplines – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“A Spiritual Discipline is an intentionally directed action by which we do what we can do in order to receive from God the ability (or power) to do what we cannot do by direct effort…..The Spiritual Disciplines in and of … Continue reading