Week Three

Calm and Quiet

This week we look at the first half of verse 2, “Instead, I have calmed and quieted my soul.” In the midst of the chaos of life, we are given a choice. We can allow chaos to control our lives and wreak havoc on our soul, or we can invite Jesus to calm our heart and quiet our soul.

WEEK THREE VIDEO: Instead

Consider these questions:

  • Have you ever experienced a Holy Spirit moment where a passage of Scripture is given new life?
  • Does the concept of “instead” resonate with you? If so, how?
  • How does Jesus’ work in our life bring us to calm, quiet, hope, and trust?
  • What are the choices that you are facing in life, and which is God’s preferred option?

ICEBREAKER: Where do you like to go to find calm and quiet?


WEEK THREE: SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION GUIDE

WEEK THREE: DAILY DEVOTIONAL

WEEK THREE: SOUNDTRACK

Psalm 131 by Sarah Sparks
Psalm 131 (Come to the Quiet) by John Michael Talbot

WEEK THREE: SPIRITUAL PRACTICE – Ignatian Contemplation

WEEK THREE: ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

After completing the Ignatian Contemplation, consider expressing your encounter with Jesus through an artistic medium. Recreate your imaginative experience through drawing, painting, poetry, composing. As you create, offer your expression to God. Return to it often for inspiration or additional expression.