25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Today we are going to try the practice of Lectio Divina again. This is a meditative method of reading and praying through scripture in the Bible that allows us to open ourselves up to what God might want to say to us through His Word.
- (read) Read through the passage slowly three times
- (meditate) Think about the phrase, verse(s), or words that stand out to you. What about it stands out to you? What does it mean? What does it say about God?
- (pray) Pray through your verse or phrase. Ask God to show you what He is saying to you through this verse. You can take your verse and turn it into a prayer.
- (contemplate) Now that you have read, thought, and prayed through the scripture, finish off your time in silence. Ask God to speak to you. Pray he would show you one practical thing you could apply to your life from this passage. Then listen. Write down anything you think God might be showing you and then go do it.