A Contemplative Blog
Since contemplative prayer has become such an important part of my life, helping me to search with the Holy Spirit into "the deep things of God," that's mainly what I write about. I love to meditate on a passage of scripture and rest in God with it, or just seek his presence in silence and stillness. Any insight that comes from those times, I write down and pray over and shape until I feel it faithfully portrays what God is showing me. I hope the things God has used to deepen me will add depth to your spiritual walk as well. Feel free to comment on any blog.
Contemplation is all about dying to self in ways the average Christian isn’t necessarily called to.
Centering prayer is the meadowlike gateway to the broad, wondrous valley of contemplative prayer.
So what is this “contemplation” thing all about? What does it look like in a person’s life?
In II Corinthians 3:18, Paul talks about how we can behold the glory of the Lord and be changed into his likeness.
Out of fear we can miss out on some of the most wonder-full things God wants to give us.
There are hundreds of Biblical texts from Genesis to Revelation, a handful of which we will explore in this chapter, that Christian mystics of all ages of the Church have considered mystical.
Sitting in silence, waiting on God with the heart of a true servant, we become passively open to all things life may bring.
For many in the Church, calling Jesus “mystical” conjures up in their minds the “cosmic Christ” of the New Age Movement—an “exalted Master” of strange worlds and bizarre experiences that have little if anything to do with the Jesus of the Bible. This is not the mystical Christ.