Rule of Life—for a time of disruption
"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…” – Isaiah 30:15
We want to use this time of disruption to grow deeper as disciples of Jesus. A rule of life is a schedule—a set of practices and relational rhythms that create space for abiding in God and allow us to live in alignment with our deepest desires.
Start the day in quiet space with Scripture and prayer
Start the day in quiet prayer and scripture reading before anything digital, like Instagram, or the news, or television.
If you have kids, ideally this will be before they wake up. Simply start the day in quiet with God.
Create a gratitude ritual
Draw your attention to three things each day for which you are grateful. “Lord, thank you for ___________”.
While maintaining proper social distancing, take some time to go for a walk/run preferably outside.
Find some activity that helps you care for your physical body well during these days.
Relational connect point
Prioritize at least one interaction each day with a friend, family member, co-worker, classmate, neighbor.
Leverage technology to deepen relationships, pushing back against the pull of isolation.
Limit screen time & escapist behaviors
It will be very easy to indulge in escapist behaviors. Find ways to limit your intake of things like social media, news, television, alcohol, sugar, staying up late…etc.
End the day with a prayer of examen
As you’re going to bed, take a few minutes and reflect back on your day.
When did you sense God’s goodness and grace most clearly today?
When did you feel most distracted and disconnected from your discipleship to Jesus?
Drift off to sleep with these words: "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” – Psalm 4:8
Gather with your church family virtually on Sundays at 10:00am and Wednesdays at 7:00pm.
* Evaluate day-to-day and make adjustments as needed.