As a part of a conversation that is happening on Sunday nights at my church, I’m posting thoughts this week on what it means to be present and hear from God.
One of the primary places we hear God speak to us is through the Scriptures. Being present with God often means reading, reflecting, meditating on and spending time in the Scriptures, listening for what God is saying to us. For centuries, billions of people have heard God speak through the words of those 66 books.
On very important occasions and at vital moments, God has given me a message through what I was reading. Even recently as I read through a section of Psalms on a personal retreat, I heard God in a very clear way. And amidst really mundane moments and at unexpected times, God has shocked me with something as I read…that I didn’t expect but really needed.
I’ve written a great deal about the importance of the Scriptures on this blog. Specifically, I’ve written about the ways we can hear God through the Scriptures here, including some cool things like B90X and Lectio Divina. I’m excited that my friend Shane Copeland from St. George’s Anglican Community (the church my church has partnered with for Ash Wednesday services in recent years) will be sharing this Sunday night, September 23rd, at our evening service on hearing God through the Scriptures. I’d love to have you join us.
In the meantime, I’d love to know how you connect with God through the Scriptures. How has God spoken to you recently as you’ve read and reflected?