Abiding in the Vine, Journeying on the Way
If I were to describe the process of discipleship or spiritual formation with six words, I would choose the following: abiding, growing, pruning, journeying, resting, and loving – words that grow out of Jesus’s own statements about Himself and out of his invitations to all men, women, and children to follow Him.
“I am the Vine, you are the branches. If you abide in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit.” (John 15:5)
“I am the Way and the Truth and the Life.” (John 14:6)
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matt 11:28-30, The Message)
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. . . . Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)
Welcome! Hi, my name is Kristen and I am so glad you stopped by! Come, Rest, Be Still, Learn, Explore, Abide in Jesus, Grow, Listen for Jesus’ invitations, and Journey Onwards. I have created this Website for all Seekers and Sojourners on the Way.
- If you have found your way here, this Website is for you! – to help you think more deeply about spiritual formation and to provide you with a number of resources as you journey on the Way. I pray that it may bless you. Get started by reading The Process of Spiritual Formation and the other articles found in Orient Yourself to the Journey. Then check out the resources. You can also learn more about me here.
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