Is This Your Story?
Thriving spirituality. A vibrant, dynamic thriving relationship with God, an in and out living/breathing relationship. Reverberating Christ every day, through a robust, rejuvenated, religious routine, responding to Redeemer’s rhythms. How? You simply “Reflect. Resound. Repeat.” Intensively pursuing a God-responsive life. You are continually Resonant, 7 days a week.
Does this describe you? If so, then you have established a well-worn path walking one step behind Jesus, and you are frankly a rare breed. We welcome you and hope you will engage with others along in way. If not, then we believe you have just discovered a series of tools that will help you in your quest for the seemingly illusive deeper life in Christ already described.
In whatever state you have arrived here, we believe God wants to take you deeper still, otherwise you probably would not have even read this far. Let us be clear. This is not a one-size-fits-all pattern to whip you into better spiritual shape. No, it is designed to be a resource you can use regularly to aid you in your journey.
There will be content that will prod you to be sure, but there will also be a lot of questions here. Questions asked to cultivate an inquisitive heart and mind as you daily hone your ability to receive and resound what the Savior is doing all around you. We take a cue from Jesus who said He could only do what His Father was already doing. John 5:19 You see, we are not creating a thriving spiritual life, we are simply entering into what Jesus has already made available to us.
If it’s available, why does it seem so illusive? Because there are so many things that effectively dampen our souls to God’s activity all around us, all the time. We will use this analogy again and again, so we hope it resonates with you here.
Picture the damper on a piano string. The dampers are those felt cushions that stop the vibrations caused by the hammer. When the hammer strikes the damper is lifted, but if the sustain pedal is not pressed, the damper falls back into place and kills the sound. Dampers are not bad. They serve very useful purpose in music making by not allowing dissonant tones to sound simultaneously and constantly. But we will discuss that in depth later.
Your life is the string. God’s activity is the hammer. God creates a tone in your life that he wants to linger as a reflection of His activity in you. There are many things in our lives that function like dampers, and they are not neccessarily bad, only in so much as they keep us from reflecting God’s particular activity in us over some period of time.
We must each learn how and when to use the sustain pedal. It keeps the damper off the string so it can continue to resonate. See where we’re going? We simply want to help you learn how to use that pedal to allow your spiritual life, really all of your life to be more resonant.
Sound good? We believe you certainly will. Let’s take a look at some of the dampers that can keep us from being resonant. Won’t you join us?
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