From the Sermon Thought...

                                                 "Listen to Wise Counsel"
Scripture: II Chronicles 10:7

And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.

In our scripture today, although Rehoboam had become king over the Israelites, and had received this wise advice from the elderly folks, he forsook it, listened to his young friends, and ended up dividing the kingdom. Truth is, according to his name (Rehoboam) God had positioned him to reverse the curse that his father (Solomon) had previously caused due to disobedience. Friends, God gave us grandparents, seniors, and golden-saints for a reason; they are for us to reconnect and follow our right path in God, and in our family's destiny. Fellow believers, your life is part of a larger story. Therefore, today, reflect on some respected senior's wise (Godly) advice given to you, and prayerfully walk in it, and your way will become much clearer. Amen.

~Rev. Troy Denson

Me with Purple Tie

Lectio Divina

For the next several weeks, I will be meditating on scriptures rather than posting sermons. The method of scripture meditation that I will be using is called
Lectio Divina.

Lectio Divina is the Latin word for "sacred reading". Here is the method that I will be applying Lectio Divina:

1. Select a word or phrase that initially stands out from the selected scripture, and then reread the entire selected scripture with emphasis on the highlighted word or phrase.

2. Then meditate over that thought, asking God, "What are You telling me through this highlighted word or phrase?" And then share/write the summary of that thought as it was inspired.

3. Last, pray over this whole scripture, thanking God for the inspiration of the highlighted (inspired) word and deriving thought from this scripture.

Join me in reflection and prayer throughout each week!