Friday: Your Turn
Start with prayer. Ask God to impart wisdom to your mind, ask Jesus to relate the words to your soul, and ask the Holy Spirit to illumine your heart to their words.
Slowly read this week’s passages. Read them out loud if possible:
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
You have spent the week deeply pondering, studying, learning about, and meditating on two key passages that connect to the Triune God. Prayerfully, they have worked their way into your mind and are beginning to reveal areas in which you are being called to surrender, grow, stretch or change. Unity is not a simple overnight choice, it is a long hard work, in a single direction with those around you.
We are asking you to do what Gabriel did yesterday. He spent time working through the passage, pondering, praying, meditating, etc. and then he wrote the piece you read yesterday. Today it’s your turn to create a response.
What would you create (a story, piece of art, music, etc.) if you were going to explain what you are learning with someone? A devotional is simply a reflection on what you are learning or what you have learned. It doesn’t have to be long and flowery, it doesn’t have to be well-written, or even have words. But what are the things God is teaching you? How would you explain those to someone else?
This can be personal, or you could share it with us! We’d love to know what God is teaching you so we can join in praying with and for you. Use the space on the next page to write or feel free to write it elsewhere. If you want to send it in feel free to email to us at email@example.com.
End in prayer. Ask God to impart wisdom to your mind, ask Jesus to relate the words to your soul, and ask the Holy Spirit to illumine your heart to their words.