The Power of Routine
I often hear people say that they want to bust out of their routines and try something new and different. Usually, it’s because we recognize our lives have fallen into some sort of rut, and the thought of trying a new restaurant or vacation spot or workout regime would add some spice to our everyday existence. We might be tempted to view our routines as boring and mundane.
Now, don’t get me wrong: I’m all about trying new things, and sometimes doing something new helps offer fresh perspective and energy to our lives. But there is also something incredibly valuable about relying on the healthy routines we have in our lives – after all, when we have an established routine, we don’t have to spend a lot of energy planning our next steps. Making a brand new recipe is fun, but sometimes all we want is the old standard meal that we know how to make without thinking about it too much. If I had to concentrate on switching up my pre-bedtime routine every night, I think I’d go crazy!
This weekend, we’re continuing our worship series, “The Power of Routine.” It’s my sincere hope that we can explore some positive spiritual routines we can begin to place in our own lives – regular habits that we can all adopt to welcome the divine into our lives in a regular, natural way. This Sunday, we’ll be looking at how a routine of fasting can help strengthen our faith. It’s not a topic we talk about often, but I’m convinced that it has the power to focus our inner selves in surprising and powerful ways.
I hope that you will join us in a few days for worship. Invite a friend, and see what God has in store for each of us.
Christopher J.C. Wurpts
Associate Pastor of
Modern Worship & Discipleship
Office: 602-840-8360 Ext 130
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