We're doing a twelve week series on the spiritual disciplines in homegroup, and this week is study. In addition to the daily meditation exercise we picked up in the first week, there's now a weekly study exercise: summarise a paragraph of Ephesians in one sentance, starting with Ephesians 1:3-14. This is what I came up with:
Praise God for choosing us, saving us all for redemption and good works, and sending his Spirit as proof we're not alone.
Today is my second fast-from-music day. The past week I've had the car radio on much less, got re-accquainted with the various noises my car makes, and prayed more in the car. We're planning a one-day retreat to explore the silence and solitude disciplines later in the year, I'm really looking forward to that.
The list from Richard Foster's Celebration of Discipline is:
- Meditation (8th Sept to 14th Sept)
- Prayer (15th Sept to 21th Sept)
- Fasting (29th Sept to 5th Oct)
- Study (6th Oct to 12th Oct)