Daily Scripture: Year 1, Day 22

From A Journal of Sacred Readings

In his heart a man plans his way,
But the Lord determines his steps.
Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
But it is the counsel of the Lord that will stand.
There is no wisdom or understanding
Or counsel that can succeed against the Lord.
(Proverbs 16:9; 19:21; 21:30)

Read: Slowly read the Scripture passage several times.

Reflect: Reflect and ruminate on the words and phrases in the text. Which words, phrases, or images speak most to you?

Respond: Offer the internalized passage back to God in the form of a personalized prayer of adoration, confession, renewal, petition, intercession, affirmation, or thanksgiving.

Rest: What word or image encapsulates the spirit of the passage for you? Take a few minutes to present yourself before God in silence and yieldedness. When your mind wanders, center yourself by returning to the spirit of the passage.

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