God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. (2 Corinthians 4:6–7)
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.