Question: How can we all get better at obeying Scripture, instead of just discussing it?
Perspective: By making time to listen to, document & review what our hearts, the Holy Spirit & each other are saying about His words and ours.
Shared Selah Practice
- Starter reads aloud the Question and posts the Words
- Listen for a minute or so to what your heart and the Holy Spirit might be saying as a Response
- Write that Response down
- Take turns (in pairs or a chain) sharing and asking “active listening” questions, e.g., “Can you elaborate?” or “Where did you see that?”
- Post your Response in a shared space as Words for later review
- 1 John 2:27 “But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.”
- Psalm 131:2 “Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself, like a weaned child who no longer cries for its mother’s milk. Yes, like a weaned child is my soul within me.”
- Luke 2:19 “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
- Psalm 119:11 “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
- 2 Corinthians 3:2 “You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone.”
- 2 Corinthians 3:3 “You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”
- Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
- Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”