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Dwell, a six week study on abiding in prayer, will start the second week of September.  The Apostle Paul writes that we can “pray without ceasing” and yet, so often, we find ourselves distracted and not abiding with God. Part of the challenge is that we compartmentalize our lives. In this study, we will examine how to bring all of who we are in prayer in order to learn how to pray with our body, our mind, our emotions, and our heart. Each week will include a video introduction, a short description of a prayer practice and an audio prayer to prompt a daily practice. Sign up for our weekly email to receive a notification when each week’s teaching has been posted. Sign up here. Click here to go to the Dwell page.

 

 

What is Desert Direction?

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Desert Direction is a spiritual formation ministry in the Christian tradition, valuing the text of the Bible, centered on the Trinity, and emphasizing a contemplative approach. Spiritual formation is grounded in the ideas that we are always being formed by something and that God is always present in our lives. Therefore, learning to be attentive to His presence enables us to be formed by Him which is the greatest desires of our hearts.

Desert Direction is a ministry designed to come along side people to help awaken desire, adjust perspectives, and live attentively in deepening intimacy with God as Father, Son, & Spirit.

The desert is representative of letting go. It is in the desert that we learn to rely on Him alone. It is in the desert that we learn to become content in Him. It is in the desert that we come face to face with ourselves and Him. So, it is into the desert that He leads us so that He might speak to our hearts.

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In the first three chapters of Ephesians, we find a beautiful description of who we are Christ and we are extended an invitation to “dance” with the Trinity … to do life with God. Early in church history, theologians used the concept of a dance to describe the way that the Trinity (Father, Son, and Spirit) exists in oneness yet are three. This study builds on the idea that we are invited into the Trinitarian dance which forms us through participation.

Often we simply stop to celebrate and then trust the truth that God loves us, but we don’t move into a place where we experience that truth. This study walks through a passage that offers a practical desciption of how we move from independently directing our lives to living in loving union with God.

You can access this study by clicking the “God Who Dances” link on the toolbar above.

Recent Teaching

We are Strong by Being Weak … 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

Enlarge My Heart … Psalm 119:32

  1. Love this Ted!!! What a great name! Can’t wait for your new book! I miss you and your family.

  2. Judie Childress

    Hi Ted. This is great!!!! I will follow you wherever you lead. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Ted, I loved the “Advent Series !”

    • Angela. Great to hear from you and really good to know that the Advent Reflections connected. It was a joy to get to journey through Advent that way! Blessings on your new year.

  4. Ted, my wife and I saw The Lord as we just completed Let every heart prepare Him room Advent Devotional. The combo of the book and JU music was empowering to our soul and spirit. We also love the peace and patience of the worship experience of BBC. You seem to be a humble man which too is refreshing to see. Abiding.

    • Brad, so good to hear how He is at work in you! I think of Matthew 5:8 when I read your words – “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” He is so gracious to let us see Him … more and more as He purifies our hearts. Blessings on your new year!

  5. Jerry wibberly

    Trying to certify that I am human proved difficult.

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