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Monday Morning Pause

"Everyone is in a process of spiritual formation. We are being shaped into either the wholeness of the image of Christ or a horribly destructive caricature of that image--destructive not only to ourselves but also to others, for we inflict our brokenness upon them . . . The direction of our spiritual growth infuses all we do with intimations of either Life or Death." Dr. Robert Mulholland

Take a pause - set a timer for 10 min.

simply breathe Inhale and exhale Notice any tension or pain in your body.. ask the Lord to relax you or to heal that area. Notice your thoughts.... Release all that will distract you by simply saying silently or out loud, "Lord, I release<insert distraction>to you." When the ten min. is up, sit silently until you are fully present at this moment. Then..

Read the following scripture three times. What word or phrase speaks to you? Spend some time journaling about what God is revealing to you. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Spend some time reflecting on the following questions based on the quote above by Dr. Robert Mulholland:

  • In what area(s) of your life are you being shaped into the wholeness of the image of God?

  • In what area(s) of your life are you inflicting your brokenness onto others?

  • Spend some time journaling and write a response to how God is inviting you to be a seamless manifestation of the fruit of the Spirit.

Share this pause with others, and check out the resources page and my blog. Ignite the Church! Be ignited!


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