In the Bible we meet a God who is relational to the core: “God is love” (1 John 4:8). This loving God made us for relationship too, most especially with Him. Through faith in the reconciling work of Jesus Christ, we can dwell in God’s holy presence with boldness and confidence in any and every moment!
To cultivate this relationship, God’s people have practiced spiritual disciplines such as prayer, worship, biblical community, and study of and meditation on Scripture. The psalms celebrate those who delight in and meditate on God’s law “day and night” (Ps 1:2) with this prayer in their hearts:
“Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” (Ps 86:11).
This fall, NLCC invites you to go on a journey of exploration and practice in the Scriptures. “Oh how I love your law!” declares the psalmist. “I meditate on it all day long” (Ps 119:97). God’s Word is “more precious than gold,” “sweeter than honey” (Ps 19:10), and “a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (119:105). When we feed daily on Scripture, the Holy Spirit uses these words to give us “the mind of Christ” (see 1 Cor 2:16, Phil 2:5), transforming our desires, our thoughts, our actions, and our relationships (see Rom 12:1-2, 2 Tim 3:16-17).