Series 5 - The Word-Centered Life
“Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.”
~ Ps 86:11-12
Studying the Bible is a wonderful why to gain knowledge about God. The spiritual discipline of study, though, is not to know more about God but to know God. That is a huge difference. In this series you are invited to not just read sections of the Bible, but to contemplate on what they reveal about God’s true nature of Love for you. Whether you end up reading and studying vast sections of the Bible each week, or simply read the suggested text, remember that whatever you are able to do will be perfect.
Try for 3 days: Print this card and place it where you will see it and slowly read it out loud.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. John 1:1-5
Instead of 3 days a week, as suggested,
+ Read this text every day this week.
+ Starting in chapter one of John, read for 10 minutes and reflect on who God is in your reading.
+ Continue to read John for 10 minutes every day this week.
+ Continue, or add, daily prayers, silent prayers, breathing prayer and/or prayers of thanks.
+ Read Psalm 66 every morning & Psalm 4 every evening.
+ Reflect on your day. Where did you see God?