The Weekly Breather: Walking with Jesus

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Greetings from the Soul Care Collective Steering Committee!

This weekly post includes a brief word about personal soul care from one of our amazing Soul Care Collective authors and will include an exercise for you to use at home to deepen your connection with God and nourish your soul. Consider this your invitation to stop, breathe, and take a moment to meet with God at the end of a busy week. We hope you enjoy it.

A holy imagination is an indispensable gift. Sometimes the deepest wounds can be healed and the darkest sins overcome by picturing Jesus in a memory or situation. The following Weekly Breather exercise comes from our friend, Laura Beach, and her ministry with Equipping Lydia. For more information about this ministry, visit their website here.

Walking With Jesus

As you take long, deep breaths in and out:
Imagine yourself on a path with Jesus. How is he present with you? What is he doing?
Can you journey together down that path?
Where do you go?
What do you see or sense when you get there?
Linger for a while. Notice every detail.
When you are able, pray out loud/journal/draw this prayer experience.
Can you offer a prayer of response?

Scriptural Reflections:
Reflect on any story of Jesus and the disciples journeying together.

John 8:12 – “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'”

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The vision of our team is to provide resources designed to encourage individuals in personal soul care and to equip them to care for others within the context of their own vocation, all from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective. We hope that this site is a means to connect resources with those who are in need of training and experience—including pastors, counselors or anyone caring for others.

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