LOOK... and be curious.
WAIT... with prayerful expectation.
Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come.
READ... the text with an open mind.
The seventy returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!’ He said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning. See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’ At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. (Luke 10:17-21)
LISTEN... for a word with a willing heart.
RESPOND... with prayer and action.
Oh God, Lord of heaven and earth,
You hold both our failures and successes in your heart.
You take joy both in our great achievements and our tiny steps.
Now open our mouths to speak of our faith,
and open our eyes to see what you are revealing
so that we may share your joy and proclaim the good news
as we travel with Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.