Lent: Dwell Day 20

Helichrysum, its a pretty expensive oil. It's known as the oil for Pain. It offers hope to the wounded for healing and peace. It can help lead us into transformation. And that is what today is all about. We're going to settle in Leviticus 16-17. Its heavy. Like deep heavy. And can be very difficult to read for those of us living on in a modern society. 

Breathe deeply. Find a comfortable seated position and rub a few drops of Helichrysum on the bottoms of your feet or over your heart. Breathe deeply as you read through Leviticus chapters 16 and 17. Read it. Ask the Lord to speak to you today. Sit uncomfortably in the weight of this passage. Look deep into each aspect of sacrificial atonement and see beyond whats here. Look down the road to the cross of Jesus Christ. Ask God to show you today how the ritual of animal sacrifice set the stage for the death of Jesus on the Cross and what that might mean for you. Sit with this until you're ready to get up. Meditate on it throughout the rest of your day. 

Lent: Dwell Day 18

Don't freak out! I'm not asking you to read all of Leviticus today. I'm telling you this is your focus for meditation. So before we begin, take a few drops of Frankincense in the palm of your hand. Rub together and inhale deeply. Massage any remaining oil on the back of your neck and bottoms of your feet. Close your eyes and take your focus on your breath. Feel the inhale deep into the bottom of your belly. Feel the exhale travel up and out of the nose. Start to connect to the rhythm of your own breath. Use the mantra Grace as you inhale, use the mantra Peace as you exhale. Take a moment and watch the overview of the book of Leviticus. (below) If you would rather read through it first, please take the time to do so. 

When you're ready gently move your body. Be intentional about the movement and feel your body. Gentle does not mean easy, it means gentle, it means intentional. Maker sure your movements are purposeful. 

Frankincense is known as the oil of truth. There are some pretty deep concepts we're reading through today. And in our modern society it can be very hard to read through. It can be hard to grasp the deeper meanings. So let this oil help us today to awaken to the deep truth of the gospel shown through the law. 

Today we're just going inhale and exhale the law. We're going to understand that this book is picking up where Exodus left off. We were devastated when Moses could not enter the Tabernacle after everything we'd seen God do ... so why? Leviticus lays it out for us. Why and what must be done. What is the purpose of every detail of the Tabernacle and how does it give us back fellowship with God. 

I am so in love with The Bible Project. They are a nonprofit organization making these amazing videos I've been sharing. What I love most about these videos is that they are taking some very complicated and confusing passages and making it into understandable language. And they are making the bible come to life.