This week we will learn about the practice of Lectio Divina and how to use this tool to listen to God in a very personal and specific way. Lectio Divina is a fancy way of saying we should read God’s word in a listening way. Specifically translated, it means ‘Divine Reading’ which of course means that God will be in the process. There are three main parts to this practice: read, listen, respond. It brings to mind a favorite verse: ‘Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)
This is a broadcast you might want to bookmark and listen to again. It’s a practice that takes practice! Please download the instructions below, and work on it. We have found this practice to be somewhat miraculous in the way it opens up God’s Word to us.
I personally (Holly) have taught this practice of Lectio Divina on many occasions, at Bible studies, on weekend retreats and in lecture series’. I have never found it to fail anyone who has done it with me. Never. God promises us He is in His Word always, so we know that when we earnestly seek Him, he will be found. Isaiah 55:11 says “…so is my word that goes out from my mouth; it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”