How to use these Daily Reflections

This site is designed to draw you into the great story within which we discover who God is, who we are, and how we are to be in proper relationship with God, with each other, and with the world around us.

You’ll find three sections to each day: a reading from the Bible, a reflection or two, and then space to remember.

In the morning, receive.

Each day of Lent, you will find a passage or more from the Bible which guides you into the next part of the great story. The sequence of texts chosen in this book isn’t the only way to tell the story, nor is it the best way – but it is a useful way to engage with the complete story.

So read the set passage each day. Read it when you wake up in the morning. Read it slowly and reflectively. Receive the word of God into your mind, into your heart, into your soul.

1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.

Throughout the day, reflect.

Read the reflections and questions for the section. These are designed to move you along the story line and offer you starting points to guide your meditations through your day.

Is there anything from the reading for the day that you’d like to investigate further? Was there something that connected dots for you? Anything that puzzled you?

At night, remember.

Before you go to sleep each night, spend a few minutes thinking over the day that’s now coming to an end. Invite Jesus to walk with you through the day, and bring to mind those things that would be helpful to sort out with him in the safety of his love for you.

What were the thoughts and feelings within you when you woke up? How did you spend the first hour of your day?

What was the highlight of your day?

What occupied your attention the most?

Where did you most sense God’s presence during your day? What was going on?

Did you sense God’s prompting to do something? Or say something? Did you sense him move you to engage with a particular situation you noticed? How did it go?

What were your primary emotions? Was there a fear or anxiety that was constantly present? Was there a hunger or a longing that was a constant itch?

Was there peace? Joy? Gratitude?

Who were the people you interacted with today? How do you think your interactions went? Was there a conversation you wish you could redo? Is there someone you need to make peace with tomorrow?

Is there someone whose forgiveness you need? Is there someone you need to forgive?

End your day in the Lord’s prayer.