Notes From “An Unhurried Life”

Readers of our Soul Shepherding Devotionals will know that being unhurried with Jesus is a theme I often write about. That’s because hurry is such a problem for many of us. So I was thankful to have Alan Fadling, a friend and colleague of mine, give a talk for a group of pastors and leaders on his new book, An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest. Here are my notes.

Submission to God

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that he may lift you up in due time” (1 Peter 5:6). I consider submission to God a discipline of abstinence because its about denying ourselves the power or privilege we want. We’re choosing not to make things happen for ourselves, not to control people or situations even…

Fasting

While fasting Jesus said, “My food, is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work” (John 4:34). Fasting as a discipline for the spiritual life is a primary discipline of abstinence or self-denial. Properly understood, Fasting is Feasting. Jesus shows us this and it’s why he taught us, “When you fast do not be…