Reading: 1 Peter 2:2-10 and John 14:1-14
- In Peter’s letter to Christians he utilizes different images and descriptive terms to develop and encourage faith as circumstantial trials hit us in concrete ways. What do the images and descriptive terms convey to you? How do they foster an imagination for your identity and spiritual growth in God; your security in this life and the next? Which image or term speaks to you? Why?
- From Peter’s exhortation, what do you find most challenging to connect with or live into? What do you find most comforting and assuring?
- Settle deeply into Jesus’ words to his followers (John 14:1-14). Read the passage through a couple of times. How do his words affect you? What invitation do you sense God presenting to you with regard to your own particular circumstantial or internal struggles? Discuss these things with God.
- Sit with Jesus for a while. Receive from him as you meditate on his words of life and peace. Peter had stated that we have tasted that the Lord is good (1 Peter 2:3) How did that look for you in the past? Now, linger with God and taste and see that the Lord is good. What does this look for you today?