While recording this month’s Defining Moments, Pete Scazzero and Bill Hybels discuss Emotionally Healthy Leadership. “It’s not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature,” Pete says as he shares his story about the ways his life and ministry were running at breakneck speed while his soul was shriveling. When Pete finally hit a wall, his journey of reinventing the way he does life with God began.
“For many of us, our lives are out of balance. Sometimes we don’t have enough of being with God to sustain all of the activity in life that we’re doing for God.” - Pete ScazzeroPete uses the ‘Daily Office’ as a way to build in time to connect with God each day. More than just a quiet space- the Daily Office is about being with God- about communion with Him. In the book, Daily Office: Remembering God’s Presence Throughout The Day, Pete writes:
“When crafted to fit our unique personalities, temperaments, life-situations and vocations, it (Daily Office) offers us an anchor powerful enough to slow us down amidst the unceasing demands of our lives…. The Daily Offices are about creating a rhythm of stopping to be with God in order to cultivate our personal relationship with him throughout the day – that we might prefer the love of Christ above all else.”Are you building in time to ‘be with God’?
How is the balance between the time you spend with God and the time you take to do things ‘for God’?
5 things to include in the Daily Office to help you get started:
- Silence, Stillness, and CenteringScripture
- Devotional Reading
- Pondering a Question
By: Lori Finnegan (@LoriHermFinn)
Ministry Development Lead, WCA