Connecting With the Holy Spirit Each Day

Jesus had a regular practice of going off by himself to quiet places to pray.

(see Luke 5:16)

The Holy Spirit can work powerfully in your life and strengthen your heart when you take time each day to pause, center yourself, reflect on your life, read from God's word, apply those words to your life and then pray for yourself and others. 

iPause is a simple pattern of spiritual reflection that can provide you spiritual wisdom, rejuvenation and inspiration. 

 

Find a quiet place and take a few minutes to follow this devotional pattern. If you enjoy writing, you can also journal your responses:

  • Remember: What was a "high" and "low" from yesterday? Bring those times, anyhow you felt, to your heart and mind.

 

  • Read: Take a moment to read, slowly, a short passage from the Bible. Don't worry about understanding everything in the passage, read it as words from God's heart to yours. (Click the link below to open up the passage in a separate window.)

 

  • Reflect: How does this entire passage, or specific words or phrases from this passage apply to your life?

 

  • Refocus: Take a few moments to be quiet and center yourself. Then say a prayer about the "highs" and "lows" in your life right now. Also say a prayer for the the "high" and "lows" that another person has.

 

  • Release: End your iPause time with the scriptural blessing.

Monday, April 13, 2020
 

Bible passage: Colossians 1:1-8

Weekly Benediction: May the God of peace, who raised Jesus from the dead, make me ready to do his will in every good thing. Amen. (Adapted from Hebrews 13:20-21)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
 

Bible passage: Colossians 1:9-14

Weekly Benediction: May the God of peace, who raised Jesus from the dead, make me ready to do his will in every good thing. Amen. (Adapted from Hebrews 13:20-21)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

 

Bible passage: Colossians 1:15-20

Weekly Benediction: May the God of peace, who raised Jesus from the dead, make me ready to do his will in every good thing. Amen. (Adapted from Hebrews 13:20-21)

Thursday, April 16, 2020

 

Bible passage: Colossians 1:21-29

Weekly Benediction: May the God of peace, who raised Jesus from the dead, make me ready to do his will in every good thing. Amen. (Adapted from Hebrews 13:20-21)

Friday, April 17, 2020

 

Bible passage: Colossians 2:1-7

Weekly Benediction: May the God of peace, who raised Jesus from the dead, make me ready to do his will in every good thing. Amen. (Adapted from Hebrews 13:20-21)

Saturday, April 18, 2020

 

Bible passage: Colossians 2:8-15

Weekly Benediction: May the God of peace, who raised Jesus from the dead, make me ready to do his will in every good thing. Amen. (Adapted from Hebrews 13:20-21)

Sunday, April 19, 2020

 

Bible passage: Colossians 2:16-23

Weekly Benediction: May the God of peace, who raised Jesus from the dead, make me ready to do his will in every good thing. Amen. (Adapted from Hebrews 13:20-21)