Word Giver (Part 3)
One Verse Mosaic-Day with the Lord
What is a One Verse Mosaic?
One Verse Mosaic is a tool to help you have a day with the Lord. As you spend time with the Lord, you work your way through 10 stations. Each station is based on One Verse. You do not need to go in the order I have listed them and can spend as much time as you would like at each station.
What will I need?
* To make arrangements to have 2 hours of distraction free time to be with the Lord.
* Your Bible, notebook, pen, internet/computer, some small rocks, a marker, a piece of string, a lighter/match and your camera.
You might consider having worship music playing in the background.
10 Mosaic Stations
1. Romans 1:20
"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made..."
For this station, take pictures of things around you. For each picture then think/journal what it shows you about God’s heart and character.
2. Joshua 4:6
"When all the people were safely across the river, the LORD said to Joshua, "Now choose twelve men, one from each tribe. Tell the men to take twelve stones from where the priests are standing in the middle of the Jordan and pile them up at the place where you camp tonight." So Joshua called together the twelve men and told them, "Go into the middle of the Jordan, in front of the Ark of the LORD your God. Each of you must pick up one stone and carry it out on your shoulder -- twelve stones in all, one for each of the twelve tribes. We will use these stones to build a memorial. In the future, your children will ask, 'What do these stones mean to you?' Then you can tell them, 'They remind us that the Jordan River stopped flowing when the Ark of the LORD's covenant went across.'"
Journal your thoughts about the questions below.
What has God given you?
How has He come through for you?
What has He shown you about Himself?
What has He done in your emotional and mental life?
What has He taught you?
What are opportunities He has given you?
Choose a few that are the most meaningful to you, use one word to describe it and write that word on rock. Let this pile of rocks be a memorial, a reminder to you of how God has come through for you.
3. Matthew 11:28
"Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."
Take a piece of string and tie a knot for each thing you have been worrying about. Then spend some time praying for that thing and surrendering the control of it to Christ as you untie the knot.
4. Psalm 8:1
"O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!"
Spend some time telling God how wonderfully incredible God. You can write out your adorations in your journal if that would help you stay focused.
You can use the verses below which talks about how awesome He is and use that to praise Him, and watch the Louie Giglio clip on the right.
5. 2 Peter 3:9
"The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance."
God’s passion is for the world to know Him.
Spend some time praying for the things He passionately cares about… that the world would know Him.
Use the maps to lead your thinking as to things and places to pray for. You can also use the resources below to lead you in things to pray for people around the world
6. Psalm 68:5
"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling."
Pray for the things close to God’s heart. Orphans and the oppressed. Click the pictures below to take you things to pray for.
7. Psalm 139:23
"Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts."
When we made the decision to let Jesus forgive our sin and take control of our life, He forgave us for everything we have ever done in the past, present and future. So we don’t confess our sin to get more forgiveness, but to restore our friendship/fellowship with God.
Ask God to lead your thinking to things that are causing a barrier in your fellowship with Him. Write them down on a piece of paper and then burn it remembering with gratitude how God has removed your sin as far as the east is from the west and will never again be remembered by Him.
8. 2 Timothy 3:16
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness."
Lectio Divina is Latin for holy reading. It is a classic approach to drawing near to God through His Word. It is a slow, contemplative praying of the Scriptures that enables the Word of God to become a means of union with God and consists of four distinct stages.
1. Lectio: Reading and Listening
When we read God’s Word, we should allow ourselves to become men and women who listen as God speaks to us with His gentle but specific nudging. The practice of Lectio Divina requires that we first quiet our anxious thoughts in order to hear God’s Word to us. This is different than speed-reading, or scanning, as we might do with a daily newspaper.
2. Meditation: Meditating
Once we have found a word or passage in scripture that speaks to us in a personal way, stop right there. Forget the rest of the chapter. Re-read the key thought, ruminate on it. In this kind of meditation, we don’t “empty our mind” as in Eastern meditation but rather, reflect on it. As you re-read the thought, it may help to emphasize different words.
3. Oratio: Prayer
Next, talk to God about what you have been reflecting on. Ask Him questions about it. Tell Him what you think and feel about it.
4. Contemplatio: Contemplation, Acceptance
Journal your questions, thoughts and the thoughts that come to your mind after you ask God your questions and compare your thoughts to Scripture. Think about what this would look like practically in your heart and life. Ask God how He would like you to respond to Him.
Pick a paragraph or chapter and meet with God. Write down what God opened your eyes to.
9. John 20:21
"As the Father sent Me, I am sending you.”
Jesus’ mission was to bring salvation to the lost so that they would see the Father as He truly is. This is the same mission He gives to all who receive His salvation. This is your mission. Remembering the scene from The Passion of Jesus being beaten and hung on the cross, He did this for people who may never get a chance to hear what He did for them. He gave you a very important mission to tell them.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8
Your Jerusalem (Immediate sphere of influence):
1. Make a list of the people you want to see come to know Christ and stand innocent before Him. And spend some time praying for them. (That God would soften their hearts and give them a desire to know Him and would be able to see their sin for what it is etc.)
2. Ask God to give you ideas of how to get into a spiritual conversation with them and then share the Gospel with them. Write down the ideas that come to mind.
10. Psalm 119:16
"I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word."
Read the following verses and write down what God says some of the benefits of His Word are.
2 Tim. 3:16-17
1 John 5:13
Journal about how God has used His Word in your life.
Journal about what you believe God's heart is for people hear, read and know His Word.
Ask God if He would like you to support (gift a verse, buy apparel, use your platform to promote, sponsor a language...) an organization like One Verse that translates God's Word into languages that do not have the Bible. Journal the thoughts that come to mind.
Hope you had a great time with Lord through this One Verse Mosaic.
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9/13/2011 11:03:22 pm
This is awesome; thank you! I think I am going to use the pieces of this with my children, too.
9/14/2011 01:26:18 am
This is really fabulous! Thank you so much much for sharing. Finding 2 hours might be hard, but I could definitely break it up over a couple of days. I can't wait to get started!
9/15/2011 01:36:25 pm
i love this, friend, and that photo of the father and his baby? so beautiful... you have a gift, of ministry...
9/16/2011 01:26:16 am
Isn't amazing how we can meditate on just one verse and learn so much about God? Thank you for putting together this beautiful mosaic of verses.
11/14/2011 11:30:40 pm
so much inspiration thanks
4/1/2012 09:06:06 am
This is a wonderful resource. Thank you :)
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