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?
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.
The God Who Dances
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.
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We are Strong by Being Weak … 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Enlarge My Heart … Psalm 119:32