PAUSE is the name we have given to FBC’s version of the Daily Office, an ancient Christian practice of “praying the hours” or praying at certain times of the day.  The purpose of the daily office is to be reminded that all time is sacred and that our lives are meant to be structured around God, as opposed to squeezing God into the scattered moments of our lives.

Many of us struggle with the busy, fragmented nature of life today.  ‘Hurry sickness’ has diluted our spiritual journey, diminished all sense of rhythm in our lives and left us exhausted! God wants so much more for us!

PAUSE This Week

Practicing the Daily Pause will help you to:

  • Anchor your life in God
  • Listen for God amid all the clamoring voices in your world
  • Be aware of God’s presence in your daily life
  • Discern God’s guidance in the decisions that you make

Each week, PAUSE will offer prayer prompts and Scripture readings for the week to help you develop the life-giving habit of coming before God and attuning your life to who and what God would have you to be and to do.  Carve out a certain time each day when you can PAUSE.  Maybe it will be first thing in the morning, or on your lunch break, or later in the evening before you go to bed.  Commit to spend 5 minutes, or 10 or 20 minutes.  Don’t worry about what you can’t do.  Be as consistent as you can in what you can do.

To PAUSE is a spiritual practice, a habit to be developed, not a requirement to check off the list.  PAUSE and remember:

This is your life, your life with God;
Make something of it.
Expect to be changed.  Expect to change the world.

PAUSE This Week