3. DWELL IN THE WORD: RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE TEXT 2. BECOME STILL: PERSONAL REFLECTION The parable of the sower Listen! A sower went out to sow. Mark 4:3 Say, write or draw whatever you sense you need to say today. Now fall into stillness. Allow this stillness – as awkward, mundane, tough or wonderful as it may be – to be a gift to you. Let the stillness reveal discomfort and restoration, struggle and unity, anxiety and belovedness.
The heavens are telling the glory of God. Psalm 19:1 Spend time with your church’s set scripture reading(s) for this day or with the current Dwelling in the Word passage on page 26. Be alert for the gift of God’s breath and God’s word. Allow the text to question you, to shape you, and to encourage you. With the writer of Psalm 19 give attention also at some point today to that other great text: that of God’s creation.
Prayer Christ, sower of the seeds for the healing of all creation, give me courage to bring all that I am to you today – rock, path, thorn and soil. May all become fertile ground for the tender plants of your heavenly life, bringing refuge, hope and healing.
The gifts of revelation
Creator God help us today we pray to sense your presence and to hear your voice in your revealed word and your created world, and reshape us for good. And so may the words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable to you, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer.
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