Lectio Divina | 05
READ – Lectio Divina:
Lectio Divina is the spiritual discipline of attentive and contemplative reflection upon the word of God. If needed you can review the instructions on how to practice this discipline from a previous day HERE.
Engage this week’s passage through the discipline of Lectio Divina.
Hearing: What word or phrase is God bringing to your attention from this passage in Ephesians 3:1-13?
“3:1 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2 assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4 When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6 This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
3:7 Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power. 8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things, 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.”
Seeing: Read or listen to it again. Why does this word or phrase stick out?
Calling: Read or listen to it a third time. What is the Lord calling you to do in response? Write this down somewhere you will remember it. (The Companion Journal could be a great place for this.)
Closing Prayer: Pray this text over your day.