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Life With God

9/22/22 | Weekly Pastor's Email | by Eric Wakeling

    Dear Calvary Family,

    We are currently in a series called Life with God that is all about spiritual practices that help us to connect with God more deeply.

    We don’t just live for God. We live with God.

    These practices are not an end in themselves. The practice is not the goal. The discipline is not the goal.

    The goal is to be with Jesus.

    I highly encourage you to take the time to start making these practices part of your weekly rhythm so that you can simply be with Jesus. As you discipline yourself away from the voice of the world and open yourself up to Christ, you will be transformed.

    Find resources as a follow-up to each Sunday's message with practical insights and next steps on our Website or App.

    These practices are all either straight from the Bible or they help us to understand how to do biblical commands. For example, they help us learn prayer, meditating on the Law, or fasting. What do I actually do when I pray? What do I actually do when we are told to meditate on God's Law? What do I actually do when I fast? These might include some new things for you that have actually been around in the Church for 1500 years or more. And, as always, we make sure that anything we do passes the filter of God’s instructions in the Bible.

    Let’s all take a moment to strip away the many things of this world that distract us from the purity and simplicity of devotion to Christ.

    May the Lord bless you and keep you,
    Eric