Lectio Divina | Wednesday, September 11th
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.
1 Peter 2.1-5 [ESV]
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Christ Jesus.