Taking time to listen to God by reading and meditating on scripture and spending dedicated time in prayer is what truly allows us to connect to God.
When traveling, you need to know where you are starting and what your destination is to have a successful journey. The same is true for our spiritual lives!
We love imperfectly and that sometimes breaks God's heart. We wear ashes as a reminder that we are flawed. However, God loves perfectly and loves us so much that God is willing to redeem us...
From the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus, we learn to give thanks for holy encounters, take time to listen for the voice of God and then "go and do." (Mark 9:2-9)
If we are to be disciples modeling the ministry of Jesus, we need to be "On the Move." (Mark 1:29-39)