Daily Devotional Readings
Welcome! Pause in this place, and rest and delight in God's Presence.
"Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you" (James 4:8a, ESV)
GCC Scripture Readings
Sept 27 - Oct 03 Morning Readings:
Sunday: Genesis 22:1-19; Psalms 66-67
Monday: Genesis 23; Psalm 89:1-18
Tuesday: Genesis 25:1-11; Psalms 8,148
Wednesday: Exodus 1:1-22; Psalms 101,109
Thursday: Exodus 2:1-10; Psalm 105:1-22
Friday: Exodus 2:11-25; Psalm 102
Saturday: Exodus 3:1-22; Psalm 107:33-43
Sept 27 - Oct 03 Evening Readings
Sunday: Psalms 19,46
Monday: Psalm 89:19-52
Tuesday: Psalms 34,150
Wednesday: Psalm 119:121-144
Thursday: Psalm 105:23-45
Friday: Psalm 107:1-32
Saturday: Psalms 104,108
Oct 04-10 Morning Readings:
Sunday: Exodus 12:1-13; Psalm 118
Monday: Exodus 12:14-30; Psalm 106:1-18
Tuesday: Exodus 12:31-51; Psalms 120-123
Wednesday: Exodus 13:1-16; Psalm 119:145-176
Thursday: Exodus 13:17-22; Psalms 131-133
Friday: Exodus 24:1-18; Psalms 140,142
Saturday: Exodus 32:1-14; Psalms 137,144
Oct 04-10 Evening Readings
Sunday: Psalm 145
Monday: Psalms 106:19-48
Tuesday: Psalms 124-127
Wednesday: Psalms 128-130
Thursday: Psalms 134-135
Friday: Psalms 141,143
Saturday: Psalm 104
A Formational Approach To Scripture Reading:
Sometimes we are tempted to read Scripture merely for information. Psalm 1 however tells us that we are blessed as we meditate on it - which brings formation to our hearts, minds and wills. Consider trying the following formational approach to Scripture as you read it:
Relax: Breathe deeply and relax, and be aware of God's Presence with you. As you breathe deeply, you may wish to pray silently, "Come Lord Jesus," or "Holy Spirit Come."
Read: Read the whole passage, or a portion of the passage aloud, then close your eyes and rest in silence with God for about 2 minutes.
Reflect: Reflect on the Scripture, reading it all again - or any parts which previously stood out to you. Ask yourself, "Is God inviting me in some way to respond to him, or his will, through his Word?" Rest in silence with God in reflection, for about 2 minutes.
Rest: Read the whole portion, or parts of the Scripture passage again, then simply rest with God - for about 2 minutes in silence - savoring the words he has given to you during this reading.
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