Since our spiritual life isn’t just a slice of our life but our whole life seen from the perspective of relationship with God, what happens when we forget to surrender to the presence and agency of the living Christ within us, the very Life within our life? Here’s what: We burn ourselves out making things happen.
—L. Roger Owens, Everyday Contemplative: The Way of Prayerful Living (Upper Room Books, 2022)
What does it mean to surrender to Christ, “the very Life within our life”?
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When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.
—Colossians 3:4 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Nurturing God, tend our lives like a patient gardener. May our desire for you grow as your grace works the soil of our lives. Amen. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
The Upper Room will host a free live webinar on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. (CST) to introduce our Lenten offerings—a new book, Unrevealed Until Its Season, and its accompanying eCourse, Listening Through Lent. Join the conversation with author Rev. Dr. James C. Howell and Publisher Rev. Kimberly Orr as they talk about music, life, and Lent. Register here.
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