Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.
What are the most significant situations, opportunities, or challenges that a prophetic leader will need to address?
Practicing Prophetic Imagination
We are responsible for choosing the imagination we feed. We must ask ourselves: What images am I intentionally putting into my mind? What messages are bombarding my imaginations (and my children’s) without my even intending it? What imaginary scenarios do I play over and over again in my mind? —Elizabeth Liebert, The Way of Discernment
What imagination do you usually feed as you envision the future? What does it look like to begin dreaming of possibility more frequently?
In your current discernment question, what hidden or conscious assumptions are you invited to become prayerfully aware of? What may be limiting your ability to imagine the future?
WHAT IS: Imagine your current realities—people, places, habits, and schedules. You may even imagine the details of the situation for which you are seeking direction. Be attentive to what is.
WHAT CAN BE: Imagine those same realities transformed by God’s deepest desire in you and for the world. What would this look like? What might change?
Today, how will I courageously walk with Jesus, the peaceful One
Discerning Future Leadership
Pray: Prayerfully explore the church’s current situation and the world in which leadership will occur. Consider the question from your context while also being mindful of the church’s global context. What are the most significant situations, opportunities, or challenges that a prophetic leader will need to address? https://cofchrist.org/discerning-future-leadership/
Today’s Prayer for Peace
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