Monday, March 19.. Read “In the Wilds” (p. 11) and think about the connections between wilderness and new life.
Words from The Word: The Lord says, “The new covenant that I will make with the people of Israel will be this: I will put my law within them and write it on their hearts.” -Jeremiah 31:33, GNT
Audio Lectio: Pray the words from John 12:23-26
Pray for: the people and countries of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
Spiritual Tools: Explore the Laments of the Lenten season with this article by Eli Fisher.
“After many days the word of the LORD came to Elijah” (1 Kings 18:1). This is what the silence is for; we wait for the word of the Lord to us, the word we need to live the spiritual life and to become spiritual leaders. We enter into the quiet of our own wilderness seeking such a word, and it is here, in faith, that we know God will eventually come to us.
Leading a Life with God
Prayer: God of the wilds, forgive me when I close down my heart, keeping it cold and broken. Heal my heart and open me to your promises of new life. Amen.
Art Credit: Mosaic from Lullingstone Villa from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN
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