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
May 24-30 Morning Readings:
Sunday: Acts 14:21-23; Psalms 66-67
Wednesday: Matthew 5:9, Hebrews 12:14; Psalms 101,109
May 24-30 Evening Readings:
Sunday: Psalms 19,46
Monday: Psalm 89:19-52
Tuesday: Psalms 94-95
Wednesday: Psalm 119:121-144
Thursday: Psalm 105:23-45
Friday: Psalm 107
Saturday: Psalm 33
May 31 - June 06 Morning Readings:
Tuesday: Psalm 107:20; Psalm 45
Wednesday: Matthew 4:4; Psalm 119:49-72
Thursday: James 1:22-25; Psalm 50
Friday: Hebrews 4:12; Psalms 40,54
Saturday: 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Psalm 104
May 31 - June 06 Evening Readings
Sunday: Psalm 145
Monday: Psalm 44
Tuesday: Psalms 47-48
Wednesday: Psalms 49,53
Thursday: Psalms 59-60
Friday: Psalm 51
Saturday: Psalms 8,84
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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