Thursday, August 02, 2007

Spiritual Shaping

In Kyle Stobel's book (referenced below), he says that we are shaped by three things: Scripture, community, and the Spirit. Not a bad trio. Scripture keeps us grounded. Community helps us work truth out in relationships. And the Spirit gives us guidance, discernment, and works on our character.

I grew up without much knowledge or awareness of the Spirit. He simply wasn't talked about, or was relegated to a book or a "force." But I now try to become more aware of the Spirit's presence and guidace in my life. This is a subjective process, which is why it must be informed by Scripture and helped to be interpreted by close friends in the Christian community.

What do you think of Stobel's proposed model?