2020 was a year of reckoning for many of us, and one of the things it revealed was that many of us (especially those of us who grew up around the church) have allowed ourselves to be formed by culture more than by Christ. Life with God is the source of peace, blessing, hope in dark times, healing, and so much more. Yet our inability to be formed in the way of Jesus precludes us from receiving many of these gifts.
The word "rule" in Greek is derived from the word for "trellis." A trellis is a structure used by gardeners to get plants to grow in a direction they would not normally be able to grow. It provides a structure where the plant's internal strength is not enough. In the same way, we are not naturally inclined toward life with God. Incorporating the ancient Christian practice of a rule of life can serve as a trellis, providing a structure to our daily lives so that we might enjoy life with God.
Generally, we don't like rules. But choosing to implement and follow this one has the power to change your life. Join us Sundays at 10:30am to start forming your own rule of life, whether in-person (4141 Artemis Way) or online at crossbridgechristian.com/watch.