Weekly Scripture Reading: Monday, November 17 - Saturday, November 22, 2014
Monday: Matthew 25:14-30
Tuesday: Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
Wednesday: Psalm 123
Thursday: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Friday: Ephesians 5:6-16
Saturday: 1 Peter 1:13-16
For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him.
– 1 Thessalonians 5.9-10
“How would it be for us to become so awake to God that we know God even in our sleeping: the sleeping we do in the rhythm of daily life, and the final sleep that will carry us beyond this life? What would it be like to live completely present to the hope that makes a home in our grief...the hope that draws us beyond death? How might it be to live so aware of God’s love for us that it becomes our light, our heartbeat, our breathing to the end of our days—and the beginning?” (used with permission from © Jan Richardson. janrichardson.com. )
1. How will we stay awake to this hope, this love, this God who lives with us in every moment?
2. What does wakeful, attentive living look like?