Christians have been practicing Lectio Divina for 1,500 years. It was designed to cultivate a slower, more reflective reading of Scripture, a devotional approach. Think about a letter you receive from a special friend or lover, you can’t wait to open it, you savor every word, and it is personal and intimate; words just for you. This is the heart of practicing Lectio Divina! It forces you to get out of your head and tap into your heart, your emotions, and to stop and listen to what God has to say to you, paying attention to the deeper layers of your soul which are often hiding and need to be surrendered to God where you will receive grace and love. This can be scary at first, which was my experience. I was not really in touch with my deeper feelings and motives, and wondered: will God meet me as things begin to surface? My desire for Him to change me in the deepest places propelled me to move forward, to be open and make myself available through the practice of Lectio Divina.

Speaker and Certified Life Coach Suzanne Lederer shares the impact that Lectio Divina has made on her spiritual walk, her hopes for how her Experience God podcast can be utilized and her new-found relational experience with God that has come about after slowing down and reading through the Bible from a different approach.

You can find out more about Lectio Divina and Suzanne's Experience God podcast at e2medianetwork.com

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