Today I'm doing something that should be a joy but it is for me a discipline. We read in the gospels that Jesus often withdrew to lonely places to pray. I'm doing that; I'm going to a nearby monastery where the monks are part of a silent order. For several hours I will be silent, cellphone free, and completely available to hear from God. Again, I should enjoy this and I will...but I don't find it easy. I find it easy to pray a long list of requests, to do things for God, tell people about God, but listening is a whole different game. I'm pushing myself this year to have regular scheduled times of being available to listen to God. What would that look like for you?
Read the Bible in One Year Plan: Deut 24-27