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May 04, 2011

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Aaron Stern

Jeriah - thanks for your comment. If we are going to have a biblically shaped imagination then praying the Scriptures and inserting ourselves into the story is a must. Your thoughts on giving a also great - helps us confront our selfishness.

Jeriah

I love all of your suggestions and find myself doing some that are very similar or the same. Here is a couple off the top of my head.

I like to read Ephesians 1:14-19 and replace "you" with a city, family, state or person's name. This helps when I am trying to be strategic in my prayer life and allows my words to be the pen of skillful writer. I find that the knowledge of love can reshape and rejuvenate a person soul, so what greater prayer can I pray?

Give of Yourself in Prayer and Person--When I allow my heart and hands to stay in contact with the less fortunate, it helps keep me focus on how Christ sees us all. My prayer is often to see John or Sam just as Christ does and this is the most efficient way I have found to help keep my heart soft. It is my conviction that if I charter my life's course with this in mind, I will never wake up feeling numb to others needs.


Jeriah

Aaron Stern

Daniel T - Mission is a great word in this discussion. Until we realize that without attention our imaginations are being shaped for the mission of the world, we won't be mindful of what is helpful to align ourselves with the mission of God. In many ways this is the process of sanctification...an ongoing partnership of our efforts and the energy of the Spirit in us (Colossians 1:29).

Daniel T.

Thanks for this Aaron. It's so valuable to reorient ourselves to the idea that our mission isn't to align ourselves with and get comfortable in this world. I really identify with all your practical suggestions for keeping our minds on Him.

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