This is the opening sermon in our Deeper Waters series. In Listening for God, we look at the spiritual practice called “meditation” or “contemplative prayer.” It is when we engage in this practice, often assisted by Scripture or other avenues, that we can best listen for the Spirit speaking to each of us.
Most Christians believe that our lives after conversion should be different. Most of us deeply desire for our lives to look, feel and be different. We want to grow in change in ways that are glorifying to God and helpful to the growth of the Kingdom of Jesus. In the sermon series Deeper Waters, we will be looking at the spiritual practices found in the classic Christian book Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. It is through these practices that we can become more deeply formed in the character of Christ through the power of the Spirit. God does not want us to spend our entire lives walking in the “shallow end” or splashing in the “kiddie pool.” He invites us into the Deeper Waters of knowing and experiencing him.