Delightful Discipleship

by Beth A Richardson on February 16, 2017 · 1 comment

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Thursday, February 16. When you read words like “delight”
in Psalm 119:33-40, do you have a hard time identifying it with “law” and “commandment”? What part of living a life of faith delights you most?

Share your perspective.

Words from the Word:  Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it.
– Psalm 119:35, NRSV

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture using audio lectio from Matthew 5:38-48

Spiritual Tools: This week’s spiritual practice by Tom Porter is “Listening.”

Art Credit: Ten Commandments, illustrative wood relief carving, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55124 [retrieved January 24, 2017]. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/feargal/5096148585/.

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Anne Wood February 16, 2017 at 8:53 pm

For me, perhaps the greatest delight is freedom from fear. Having the filter of God, helps cut through the forces that would have me worry – and either know in faith that God will take care of things – or know that God will empower me to take care of things. Either way, I shouldn’t worry. Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t worry now and then, but nowhere near as much as I used to… and when I realize that I’m back in ‘worry mode’, I can ‘correct’. It’s very liberating, and frees up a lot of time for more beneficial work.

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