“These Jews were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with all willingness and examined the scriptures daily to determine whether these things were so.”
READ: Acts 17:10-15
WRITE: Acts 17:11
In today’s reading it is clear the crowd isn’t listening to god. What actions can you take daily to hear from God? How does this impact your daily plans?
I take time for God first thing in the morning (even before coffee!!!!) because if I don’t, then I tend to get caught up too quickly in the day’s demands. Putting God first also helps smooth out any rough edges along the way and help me “respond” rather than “react” when troubles arise.
In addition to prayer, meditation, and silent contemplation, I practice something called Lectio Divina (Divine reading), which involves reading the same passage over and over again in order to understand it more fully…from another perspective or at another time in which it might have a different meaning.