“Finding God is not hard. Letting God find us…is hard” (Nick Wagner, Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, Vol. 22 No. 3). As the mother of a 31-year-old son with autism, I long to be known by God. I often need comfort, discernment, direction, or just a simple “hug” from the Holy Spirit. I need to know that God loves me, even with all of my shortcomings.
Lectio Divina, (Sacred Reading of the Scriptures), practiced in a small group, is one of my favorite ways of listening for God’s voice and knowing God, even as I am known by Him. In Lectio we drop from the head to the heart, listening to what God has to say to us personally rather than studying the Bible for information. Sometimes, amazing insights occur. Other times it is simply a peaceful time in the Lord’s presence. This week our Scripture was Numbers 6: 22-27:
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
And give you peace.
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