Sculpting Project Seven: Flash Prayers: Week 2
Time is never my problem. Sculpting Projects don’t take time. OK, a little time, but so little it is barely measurable. The issue for me is not time, it is intention followed by choice. Choosing to sculpt takes grit.
Grit: Perseverance and passion for long-term goals.
Grit, a new term I’m finding in psychology studies, is considered a helpful character trait.
Who has grit?
Consider the runner training for the Olympics. Perseverance and passion for long-term goals.
. . . let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus. . . Hebrews 12:1b-2a
Grit pays off. There is a prize.
Changes you can experience with regular sculpting:
An increased sense of connection with God.
A greater love for others.
Increased well-being in yourself.
Some thoughts from our Sculpting Group:
Sculpting is working! These practices are becoming part of daily life- without thinking about it! Kathy
I am so thankful for this group! I have incorporated our practices In my daily spiritual disciplines. I now automatically recite the Jesus prayer or a hymn phrase when I walk in the afternoons. Slow bites actually happened this afternoon with a rare Tootsie Pop. I practice slow breathing when I listen to the Psalm in the sung Compline each night before sleep. Three Things are also a part of my nighttime prayer. I am especially appreciating Flash Praying. It keeps me praying instead of judging. Marti
On Flash Prayers:
I love Flash praying. It is a great way to be simultaneously mindful and loving towards God and our neighbors. David
Some members have found Flash Prayers to be mood lifter. Why?
For some, Flash Prayers help change focus. “They get me out of myself.”
For some, Flash Prayers change a critical attitude about others to a caring one.
Any other thoughts on this?
Share what you are discovering. Good discoveries and not so good ones welcomed.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. Then secondly, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:30-31
Using our strength to sculpt our heart, soul, and mind to love God and our neighbor.