Romans 10:8b-13 – Believe with the Heart

Romans 10:8b-13

8b“The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. 11The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. 13For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

  • Light a candle to remind you of Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • Bring your attention to the new life you see in the world. 
  • How do you desire to glorify God for this new life?
  • How do you witness the resurrection love of Christ in this new life?
  • Take a deep breath and notice Holy Breath around you.  Name your desire.  Stay here as long as you wish.
  • Now bring your attention to something or someone around you that needs new life.
  • How do you desire to invite God into this new life?
  • How do you witness to belief in the resurrection love of Christ to bring new life?
  • Take a deep breath and notice Holy Breath around you.  Name your desire.  Stay here as long as you wish.
  • What is God’s message for you?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 10, 2019, the First Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
Romans 10:8b-13
Luke 4:1-13

(c) 2019 The Rev. Dr. Lil Smith, DASD.  Permission to use in not-for-profit settings.  Please give credit to author.

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