Exercises/Remember the Lord

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Remember the Lord Your God (Deut. 8)

Deuteronomy 8 (ESV)

11 “Take care lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, 12 lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, 13 and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, 14 then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery...

Do This Remembrance of Me...

(Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:18-20,1 Cor. 11:23-25)

Personal Applications

Remembering God's faithfulness in your life story

  • Take some time to reflect on God's work in your spiritual journey thus far.
  • Make a list of some of ways God's hand has delivered you, following the biblical pattern like so:

    Thank you Lord, that you brought me out of ___________________, and into _____________________.

Example Deliverances
Out of (Egypt) Into (the Promise land)
The Kingdom of Darkness The Kingdom of Light
The empty way of life A living hope

Spiritual Movements in Transformation

  • Make a list of some of the ways God has been at work in your life to transform you into greater Christlikeness following this pattern:

    FROM (worldly patterns /conditioning)

    TO (newness of life /redeemed aspects of life)

Henry Nouwen’s Three Movements of the Spiritual Life

Example (Nouwen's Three Movements)
FROM (the old) TO (the new)
Loneliness Solitude
Hostility Hospitality
Illusion Prayer

from the book, Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life.