Ruth Haley Barton in her book, Pursuing God's Will Together, describes the process of developing within your leadership group a community of transformation. Those values include the importance of discerning together God's leading for the group. However, she observes that without specific individual and group practices our values remain as good intentions. But when we choose to engage in practices that open us up to listening to the Spirit of God and listening to one another we can begin to develop of culture of transforming discernment.
Our leadership group at the church is on its way to develop practices so we will regularly listen to God and one another.
Over the next several blogs I will describe some of my personal practices designed to help me stay in God's presence with an open ear. I will share these with you to hopefully encourage you to think about how you can move your intentions to listen to God into reality.