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Lent Day 12

Lent Day 12

 

[Deu 8:3 NASB] 3 "He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.

 

[Mat 4:4 NASB] 4 But He answered and said, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'"

 

Lectio Divina Rhythms/Process (Repeat three times):

 

(a) Read the Scripture passage outloud ("Lectio")

(b) Read the passage again; Reflect on the focus question below ("Meditatio")

(c) Read the passage again: Respond in quiet prayer/journaling ("Oratio")

(d) Rest in God's invitation for you to read your journal out loud to yourself ("Contemplatio")

 

 

1st Reading: What is one word or phrase the Holy Spirit impresses on you? Meditate on that.

 

He humbled you and let you be hungry

 

2nd Reading: Enter into the Scripture passage. What do you feel? What specific situation in your life today relates? Write down a prayer or pray quietly.

 

LORD, YOU humble me by taking away the illusion that I have some control. My life YOU do not want lived in dependance on my words and my strength but on YOUR WORD and YOUR strength. Help me not be proud and independent. Help me experience true humility and recognize total dependence on YOUR WORD to save me and give me life. Amen

 

3rd Reading: What is God's personal invitation for you from the Scripture? You can write down what God may be saying to you or a prayer of thanks. Or rest quietly in God.

 

[Hos 14:4 NASB] 4 I will heal your apostasy, I will love you freely, For My anger has turned away from you

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