Josiah's experience might sound familiar. Have you ever thought that maybe you'd heard from the Holy Spirit, but just weren't sure if it really was? Don't worry. It's common to have those kinds of questions, but the more connected you are on a daily basis, the more confident you can be when you hear from Him.
We've been trying to create in ourselves an increased awareness and availability to the Holy Spirit in our lives. This week we are continuing the practice of lectio divina or “divine reading.”
There are four phases in this practice:
- Read the Scripture passage for the first time.
- Reflect on the words of the Scripture passage as you listen for a key word or phrase that God wants to draw your attention to.
- Respond to God based on the Scripture or phrase that He is bringing to you (this could be praise, thanksgiving, petition, or otherwise).
- Rest in God’s presence after hearing from Him.
This week, use lectio divina to put yourself in a posture to hear from God through His word each day. Work specifically through a chapter in Paul’s letter to the Philippians each day. Journal any words, phrases, thoughts, insights, or questions that the Holy Spirit speaks to you