Training for Your Soul – Encountering God

Set a time and place each day this week to meet with God in His Word and reflect upon one of the following passages: I Kings 18:9-18, Psalm 40:1-6, Ephesians 4:17-27 or another passage of your choosing.
The frequency and duration of these times are between you and God. 

Be Still

Spend a minute or 2 just relaxing and breathing deeply. After you have done so, invite the Lord to guide you with a phrase like: “Come Holy Spirit” or “Speak Lord for your servant is listening.”

Read the Passage Two Times

Read the passage aloud, slowly and gently. As you hear the words, pay attention to any particular words or phrases that stand out to you or capture your attention.

Read Again and Reflect

Read the passage again, but this time once you arrive at the word or phrase that speaks to you stop and repeat it a few times and silently ask God: “What do you want to say to me today? What do you want me to know?” Rest here and listen for God’s voice.


Talk with God about how you might be feeling in response to His speaking to you and then write down anything you sense God may be saying to you.

Listen and Take Action

Finally, take some time to sit in silent prayer resting in the presence of God and listening for any further word from Him. Commit to take action on what you were led to.