Lectio Divina | Friday, September 13th
We believe that God is still speaking to us; that he desires to pour his love, his grace, his mercy, his wisdom down upon us in a myriad of ways—especially through Scripture. This ancient tradition of listening to Scripture, and of meditating upon Scripture helps form us. It helps to cultivate our inner life. As we cultivate a listening posture, an attentive spirit, to what God has to say to us—hold on to the word or phrases that stick out to you. Hold on to those words tightly, perhaps even write them down, but grab hold of them and allow them to sink deep into your heart.
Psalm 139.1-4, 23-24 [ESV]
O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether…. Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!