Daily Reflections

Living Relationship

by Beth Richardson on July 25, 2014 · 0 comments

Sower went out to sow

Friday, July 25. The fourth characteristic of transformation, “Change or Transformation” (p. 6), is that it appears through living relationship, not law. How are you rooted and grounded in the Source? Download the digital issue of “Transformation” today.

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Words from The Word: What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
-Romans 8:31 (NRSV)

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture with us using a guided meditation on Matthew 13:31-33. “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed.”

Spiritual Tools: The spiritual practice for this week is consideration of the article, Listening to Our Hearts. Take some uninterrupted time with God to reflect on your desires.

Art Credit: Sower went out to sow, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/feargal/5765705109/.


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