Lunchtime Lectio | Week 1, Day 4 · Heritage UMC

Lunchtime Lectio | Week 1, Day 4

Thursday, October 8 2020 by Matt Horan

Hello Members and Friends of Heritage United Methodist!

Each day during the Disciple’s Heart series, I’ll be sending you the 5-minute “Lunchtime Lectio.”  Lectio Divina means “divine reading,” and it’s the last part of each reading for the day in the Disciple’s Heart daily workbook.

  1. Read the day’s passage of Scripture slowly, listening for the resonance of each word in your soul as you read it.
  2. Read it through again, listening for the word or phrase that grabs your heart more than any other in the passage.
  3. Spend a moment in quiet prayer, simply saying the word or phrase over and over again, asking God to reveal to you why that one stood out.
  4. Finally, share in the comments below which word or phrase stood out to you.  If you feel led to share, include a sentence or two about why God pointed you toward these words in particular.

Sincerely,

Pastor Matt

Today’s Disciple’s Path Lectio Divina reading is 1Corinthians 9:24-27.

          Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.  (1 Corinthians 9:24-27, NIV)

Which word or phrase do you feel led to reflect on today?  Please share in the comment section below!

Matt Horan
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