Creating a Rule of Life

May 15, 2023 | 0 comments

CONGRATULATIONS! You have completed the ten week devotionals and now you can begin to fashion your rule of life. The following questions and prompts are to guide you toward condensing all you’ve been hearing from God. The Rule of Life is a fluid account of where God is moving in your life and leading you toward his will. What you write today may be different in a year. You can change your rule as you grow with God. God’s trellis develops and adapts through all seasons of life. Sometimes there are seasons for pruning, dormancy, a need for repositioning, grafting, or fertilizing. You have freedom to adjust as the Spirit moves you. The key is listening, listening to God’s voice and pausing to hear so you know which way to go (Isaiah 30:21). Remember, a rule of life offers a support structure, a trellis, to help you walk in step with the Spirit so that you may grow into the person God’s forming you to be and who you want to be.

You’ll be looking back at the ten weeks and the devotionals you’ve done.

Let’s briefly review the terrain we’ve explored as you looked at your

—Roles and Relationships
—Spiritual Gifts, Talents, and Temperament
—Desires and Longings
—God’s Vision for His Kingdom
—Your Heart for “The Work”
—Time and Establishing Rhythms of Life with Christ
—Your Attachments
—Your Body as God’s
—Your Treasure and Stewardship
—Christian Community

Isn’t it amazing all of the pieces that make your life? Several months this might have looked like a mighty river to cross. Yet by taking one step each week, here we are on the other side, ready to put the pieces together.

You will have almost two weeks to work on building your Rule of Life and then we’ll gather on May 25th at 7:00 a.m. MT (see this time converter we’re trying to see the time where you are) for you to share parts of your Rule of Life — and hear from others too :).


If you’re new to this series, you can catch up here.

Elizabeth Forshee

Spiritual director. Follower of Jesus. Mom and Wife. Former cross-cultural worker. Enjoys a good book and a cup of coffee. 




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