Cultivating the Upward Life

Text: Psalm 46.10

Distraction is a normal part of our culture. We busy ourselves with and worry about so many things and yet feel truly satisfied in our everyday lives. Our great paradox is that we are both busy and bored at the same time. This restlessness eats away at and destroys our sense of God in the ordinary life. As a result we measure our expectations of God, reducing God to something other than He truly is. Rolheiser wrote, “The God who is met in the measured expectations of our own desires and imagination dies in his own impotence and irrelevance.”

What does it looks like for us as a people to cultivate an upward life? A life that experiences God regularly, daily, moment-by-moment? How can we begin to experience a God that is beyond our measured expectations and desires, a God that expands our very imagination?