Lectio Divina | Monday, September 9th
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.
Romans 8.1-6 [ESV]
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.