Why is it difficult to experience spiritual transformation in my Christian life?
Even though we as Christians read many books, only a small percentage experience changes in their spiritual life. Individuals who read the Bible daily are not guaranteed to experience transformation in their Christian life, in this manner alone.
We, as human beings are not perfect and cannot be perfect. We are continually under construction. Jesus is the only perfect human being. We can work toward spiritual transformation for ourselves by renewing our minds to know the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God (Rom 12:2). If our life is not being changed by the Word of God, we are alive physically, but we are dead spiritually, as Adam was alive but was dead spiritually after he violated his promise to God.
So what do we need to do in our Christian life? We need to continue eating and digesting the Word of God every day. This cycle must not be stopped in our life as Christians. This cycle of the Word of God must become vital to our existence much like food and water to our human bodies is essential to our existence. Therefore, we must eat spiritual food and digest it every day as we eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day.
‘40 Days of Walking Together’ is a spiritual journey we plan to embark on by reading, meditating, and reflecting on the same book, ‘What On Earth Am I Here For?’.
We are very often so focused in accomplishing a mission that when we read the Bible or other books, our focus is not to reflect and meditate, it is to complete that task and be ready to move on to the next item on our list for the day. When we do not take the time to meditate on the verses, we won’t be able to live out the verses in our daily life.
The focus in our Christian life should be to read, reflect and meditate. It is important to stop on a phrase, verse or even a single word that catches our hearts, minds, and soul. We need to be quiet and try our best to listen to what God is trying to tell us and what God wants us to hear. The goal is not to read whole this book in one or two days. During our 40 days of Walking Together, we will read one chapter per day. We need to stop, stay with it, spend some time with it, converse about it, reflect on it, and respond to it by writing about something we felt inside of us. We are practicing spiritual breathing every day for 40 days.
How To Participate
Buy the book, ‘What On Earth Am I Here For?’
Read one chapter every day from October 7 to November 17.
Meditate and Reflect on the verses that speak to you.
Respond to the verses by Writing in your spiritual journal.
Participate in an organic group by Sharing your stories with your spiritual companions.
Finish the spiritual race of the 40 Days of Walking Together journey.
Celebrate your journey with your companions on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 18.
Note: If you are unable to participate in a group, please read the book during this time of reflection and join us on Sunday mornings, as the sermons will be a part of the process as well.
The themes we are going to cover for ‘40 Days of Walking Together’
What on Earth Am I Here For? (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
You were Planned for God’s Pleasure (Isaiah 61:3)
You were Formed for God’s Family (John 15:5)
You were Created to Become Like Christ. (Colossians 2:7)
You were Shaped for Serving God (1 Corinthians 3:5-6)
You were Made for a Mission (Proverbs 11:30)