How to do Lectio Devina:
Sisters, this is really your time with the Lord. This will be a challenge but so fruitful. There will also be a short reflection. Give this a chance and see where the Lord takes you.
There are a couple of different ways to do this but there is one way that I will point out. This is a simple way to pray. A great resource here is your prayer journal.
1: Read the whole Scripture: James 4: 1-12
2: Reflect on it for a short time (3 min or more) and see if any particular verse stands out to you.
3: Read the verse that stood out to you again.
4: Reflect on it and see if a particular word stands out to you (3 min or more)
5: Reflect on the word and see what the Lord is trying to point out to you.
You can go back and read any verses that you stood out to you and just spend a short time in prayer (silence) and listening to what God wants to point out to you. God will show up. He always does.
Sisters, honestly, for verses 1-12, I’m letting the Lord speak to you on those. Seriously, if he has something to tell you in them, let his words resonate. I felt convicted. And as open as this is, I feel compelled to share my personal response with you: “Lord, I’m sorry. Help me to be better. May my desires, passions, and will conform to yours. May your desires be my desires. Help me not to gossip about my friends or those around me. I’m sorry Lord, I want to be better, help me. I need you, please help me.“
We're all in this sisters, I’m praying for you too.
God bless you sisters.
Remember, no matter what, You are Loved!