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:
Feb 16-22 Morning Readings:
Sunday: Mark 7:24-30; Psalms 66-67
Monday: Mark 7:31-37; Psalm 89:1-18
Tuesday: Psalms 97,99-100
Wednesday: Psalms 101,109
Thursday: Mark 8:1-10; Psalm 105:1-22
Friday: Mark 8:11-13; Psalm 102
Saturday: Mark 8:14-21; Psalms 107:33-43,108
Feb 16-22 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 107:1-32
Saturday: Psalm 33
Feb 23-29 Morning Readings:
Sunday: Mark 8:22-26; Psalms 148-150
Monday: Mark 8:27-30; Psalm 80
Tuesday: Mark 8:31-33; Psalms 26,28
Wednesday: Mark 8:34-38; Psalms 95,32,143
Thursday: Mark 9:1-13; Psalm 37:1-18
Friday: Mark 9:14-29; Psalms 95,31
Saturday: Mark 9:30-32; Psalms 30,32
Feb 23-29 Evening Readings:
Sunday: Psalms 114-115
Monday: Psalm 33
Tuesday: Psalms 36,39
Wednesday: Psalms 102,130
Thursday: Psalm 37:19-42
Friday: Psalm 35
Saturday: Psalms 42-43
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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