It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything but cancer stuff. I’m finally starting to feel better, so I spent some time this week “experimenting”. I decided to drop all my classes for the summer but one, Spiritual Life. It’s just a one credit class, which has been a perfect fit for my summer-o-cancer. One goal of the class is to experience some new disciples for Christian maturity.
I love Spiritual Disciplines, at least I like learning about them. I’ve often struggled with being consistent with them, but I’ve come to learn that I like spontaneity and change. I’m also learning that I like to be creative, and that technology is not pure evil.
How Is This A Discipline?
That’s a good question my inquisitive friend, this video has several elements that I’m trying to be disciplined about:
- Slowly chewing, processing, and meditating on the Word. I’m taking a break from intense reading plans, and trying to carry small portions of scripture that stick out to me, with me throughout the day and the week. (That doesn’t mean I’m throwing context to the wind, but rather holding on to something small, that is packed with meaning)
- Creating after consuming. I really am a slow processor. I like to doodle, and for me this video allowed me to visually doodle, and spend quite a bit of time with this one verse from Mark. Simple as it may be, it took several hours spread out over several days. I’ve often not allowed myself enough room to think after consuming scripture.
- Consistency in the midst of spontaneity.
- Rooted in scripture. I don’t want to give up reading the Word, but rather digest it slowly (like a cow, processing it multiple times)
So I don’t know if I’ll do one these videos each week. But I thought it would be fun to create a collection of scripture that’s “in motion”. I may integrate this concept into some other projects I’m working on, or I may use them to build some curriculum around. It would be awesome to have one for EVERY VERSE IN THE BIBLE, perhaps making this a collaborative project.
What do you think? Hit me up with some feedback or a question. What Spiritual Disciplines do you find most “helpful”?