- Silence and Stillness before God (2 minutes)
- Scripture Reading: Genesis 32:22 – 26, 30 (NIV)
That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”
- Silence, Stillness, and Centering before God (2 minutes)
- Scripture Reading: Matthew 16:21 – 23 (NIV)
From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
From June 7th to August 1st our Daily Devotional is adapted from the book Emotionally Healthily Spirituality – Day by Day. We encourage getting a copy of the book for additional devotional readings and questions.