read a brief passage from the Word of God, listening with the
ears of your heart. Note what word or phrase seems to call to
you – what ‘sparkles’? *
reread the passage, and repeat the word that has chosen you,
asking God, “What do you want me to learn from this today?” Ask
your heart, “Why this word, here and now?” *
read the passage a third time, savor it. Let it move you to
place yourself before the One who has invited you to intimate
dialogue. Trust God enough to speak from your heart. *
passage a last time and as you sit quietly, let the Holy Spirit
speak to your heart. Let go of the text and simply rest in
God. As the fragrance of God’s word fills the room, enjoy the
sweetness of communion with the God of the Scriptures.
Suggestion: a few minutes of quiet reflection between readings.