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
Nov 29 - Dec 05 Morning Readings:
Advent Theme: HOPE
Sunday: Luke 1:5-25; Psalms 146-147
Monday: Jeremiah 29:11-13; Psalm 34
Tuesday: Isaiah 42:1-4; Psalms 5-6
Wednesday: Luke 1:46-56; Psalm 119:1-24
Thursday: Luke 1:57-66; Psalm 18:1-20
Friday: Luke 1:67-80; Psalms 16-17
Saturday: Matthew 1:1-17; Psalms 20-21
Nov 29 - Dec 05 Evening Readings
Sunday: Psalms 111-113
Monday: Psalms 96,100
Tuesday: Psalms 10-11
Wednesday: Psalms 12-14
Thursday: Psalm 18:21-50
Friday: Psalm 22
Saturday: Psalms 110,116-117
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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