Sleeping with Scripture: Part Two
Some of you may remember that I wrote about a new spiritual practice that I’d just commenced in this forum around this time last year: For three or so minutes immediately before I go to bed, I read one verse from the Bible repeatedly. As I drift off to sleep, I continue to recite the scripture. When I wake up during the night, the scripture is often the first thing that pops into my mind. When I stir in the morning guess what regularly comes to mind first. You’re correct! The very scripture I’ve been meditating on. I repeat this process with the same verse for seven nights in a row and then move onto another verse. I can happily report that I’ve maintained this practice these past twelve months and the benefits of it are most encouraging. My hunger and love for scripture has greatly increased. Scriptures that I’ve pondered regularly pop into mind during my pastoral work. And when my mind begins to gallop off in unhelpful directions, various scriptures often appear in my head that I can choose to dwell on and thereby reign in my wayward thoughts. Why not join me and try sleeping with scripture?