“The first and most basic thing we can and must do is to keep God before our minds... This is the fundamental secret of caring for our souls. Our part in thus practicing the presence of God is to direct and redirect our minds constantly to Him. In the early time of our 'practicing' we may well be challenged by our burdensome habits of dwelling on things less than God. But these are habits—not the law of gravity—and can be broken. A new, grace-filled habit will replace the former ones as we take intentional steps toward keeping God before us. Soon our minds will return to God as the needle of a compass constantly returns to the north. If God is the great longing of our souls, He will become the pole star of our inward beings.”
Practicing The Way is a labor of Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. We work to compile the practices of Jesus into a practical and accessible resource for all apprentices of Jesus. Bridgetown Church is built around the idea of practicing the way of Jesus, together, in Portland. We believe that to be an apprentice of Jesus of Nazareth is to order your life around three goals: be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what Jesus did. Our dream is that as we live this way, our lives, our communities, and our city, will be transformed. Our prayer is as Jesus prayed, that God’s will would be done in Portland as it is in Heaven.