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Scripture (ninth in a series)

Last week I wrote a first installment about the discipline of contemplating Scripture. This week, to give you an idea of how the Holy Spirit can use contemplation to search our heart and mind and re-direct us, I offer an example from my own experience: Last fall I was contemplating the passage in Luke’s gospel where Jesus gets in Simon Peter’s boat and instructs him to “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch” (5:4). The phrase that held my attention was “put out into the deep.” I prayed about this, asking the Holy Spirit to speak to me through these words and reveal to me whatever he wanted me to discover. Continue reading

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