Wednesday, October 14 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.
- Read the day’s passage of Scripture slowly, listening for the resonance of each word in your soul as you read it.
- Read it through again, listening for the word or phrase that grabs your heart more than any other in the passage.
- 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.
- 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.
Today’s Disciple’s Path Lectio Divina reading is Ephesians 2:1-9.
“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:1-9, NIV)
Which word or phrase do you feel led to reflect on today? Please share in the comment section below!Print This Post