You Are A Child of the Most High God and Bible Reading Challenge Check-In

Hey there! Monday already? Where does the week go? By now, you know what Monday means- it’s time to check in for the Bible reading challenge. Just in case you are having any struggles to read the Bible each day (and sometimes, it is very challenging, I’ll admit!), then I wanted to encourage you today.

You are a child of the most high God.

There is only one of you in the whole wide world,

You are a unique creation.

And only you can do the job God has for you.

His plan for you is far greater than anything you can imagine.

His love for you exceeds your comprehension.

His strength is more than enough for your weakness.

Through him, you can do anything.

Anything?

Yes, anything he gives you to do.

There is nothing that he cannot handle;

Your burdens are his.

So take them to him and leave them there,

All the while recognizing that

You are a child of the most high God.

you are a child of the most high god

I pray this reminder floods your heart and fills your soul today.

How’s your Bible reading going? I’d love to read about it! Let me know how you’re doing in the comments and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Rachel

10 Innovative Ways to Read A Scripture Verse A Day

ways to read a verse a day

When I was a kid, I remember having a box of Bible verses that was shaped in a loaf of bread. Anyone else have one of those growing up? There were seasons when we read a verse a day at breakfast and I remember a time when my mom gave each of us a turn to pull the card out of the box. I think we may have scrapped a few times over whose turn it was. Don’t tell my kids.

Sometimes the simple act of reading one Scripture verse at a given point can make all the difference in the world. Has that ever happened to you? You’re going about your day, maybe you spent some time first thing in the morning reading God’s word and praying, but sometime throughout the day, a Bible verse crossed your path that changed your perspective right in the moment. This happened to me yesterday when I read the Facebook status of a relative. And I was so thankful for her. 

Saturating our lives with Scripture is so very important. One of the simplest ways to get more Scripture in everyday living is to be purposeful about reading a verse a day. Today I wanted to share with you some innovative ways to read a Scripture verse a day. Let’s go:

1. Verse-A-Day app

The Verse-A-Day app is a wonderful way to be purposeful in the quest to add more Scripture to your life. You can choose your preferred Bible translation and share the verse on social media if you choose. If you have a smart phone, this app is available in the App Store and for Android.I’d love to hear about your experience if you add this app to your phone or tablet. You can get started here.

2. Verse of the Day website and Facebook page

The Verse of the Day website provides a daily verse from the NIV (1984) and this verse is posted on the site’s Facebook page. On the website, the team offers a daily visual graphic of the same verse. Sweet way to enjoy and share God’s Word!

3. Bible Gateway

Each day,my friends at Bible Gateway posts a verse of the day at the top of their website.

4. Bible Apps including Logos, Olive Tree Bible, Bible Gateway, YouVersion, etc.

The top Bible apps I’ve outlined previously also offer a Scripture verse a day feature.

5. The Good Ol’ Bread Box

Who knew you can still buy “Our Daily Bread” Promise Box? I love this treasure because it brings such sweet memories of my mom’s kitchen and the little spot where it sat on the counter day in and day out, season after season.


Promise Box – Our Daily Bread

6. The Christmas edition of God’s Promise Box

Isn’t this a great idea for an office desk or to keep one in your kitchen window?


Christmas Edition – Promise Box – Our Daily Bread

7. Chalkboard

I believe there is a reason the old country school teachers began the day with writing a Bible verse on the chalkboard. The act of writing it forces your mind to think more about the verse than simply reading it. I wonder if it was more for the teacher than the students. :) I found this super cute way to make your own simple chalkboard on any wall:


Blessed & Grateful – Chalkboard Vinyl Wall Art

You can find an inspirational list of 30 Bible verses that would be fantastic to use on this board at one a day for a month.

8. Bible Screen

I’m not quite sure of the frequency of the daily verses posted by Bible Screen, but they offer many avenues of receiving free Bible art. Check them out!

9. K-LOVE Radio

K-Love offers an email subscription service to receive a Bible verse a day delivered right to your email inbox. Sweet!

10. God’s Promises Perpetual Calendar

I researched many perpetual calendars and chose this one because of the daily Scripture verse included.


God’s Promises – Perpetual Calendar

And now I’ve LOVE to hear from you! What are your favorite ways to grab a Bible verse to meditate on?

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Rachel

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Trusting God’s Plan (and a little help from Lysa TerKeurst)

Post includes a 2 book giveaway of the NEW children’s book by Lysa TerKeurst, “It Will Be Okay”

book giveaway it will be okay

Trusting God’s plan isn’t an easy thing for us as humans, is it? We simply want to know the plan. Our questions often include:

  • What is the purpose of this problem or circumstance?
  • How could something good come out of this?
  • How is God going to use this in my life?

I often wonder why we who trust Christ for our eternal salvation struggle so much to trust him with our everyday lives.

Do we forget that the God who saved us will sustain us?

Yikes, I preach to myself.

 

Over the summer, my 1o year old daughter and I were privileged to meet with Lysa TerKeurst for a few minutes at Women of Faith. I really wish I had thought to take a photo, but my mommy brain must have been on overload that day. When Tristina discovered that Lysa had written a new children’s book, she wanted to review it for you.
tristina

Now the interesting part of the story is that when I asked Tristina if she wanted to read the book, it was just a simple request. But God had something so much bigger in store for her! This week was a trying one for her and a certain situation left her tired and struggling against fear. My mama’s heart ached for her, because the truth is- I struggle with this same fear. We had to make a change in plans because the situation just seemed too big.  The problem can’t be avoided and will have to be resolved, so we rescheduled a time to tackle it in the near future.

When Tristina finished reading the book and immediately came to me, I saw her eyes wide open. “I know why you wanted me to read this book, Mom,” her voice full of accusation. I honestly had no idea what she meant, but it quickly became obvious that the message of the book was personal to her. Here is her review:

Hi! I’m Tristina Wojnarowski.  I read the book It Will Be Okay by Lysa TerKeurst, who I met before with my mom. It’s about a seed in a little seed packet and he doesn’t want to be planted.  He likes it up on the shelf in his packet. But then a little fox came into the shed because it was storming.  Throughout the story the little seed and the little fox grew up together and stayed right next to each other and became best friends.  I think that it was a great book to teach kids like me about trusting in themselves and trusting in God as well.  I really like the cute illustrations and the characters.

One of my favorite parts about this book is the awesome list of 10 Scriptures to Memorize with Your Kids. What a wonderful list to give them as practical tools to use in the face of fear!

I figured you would want a sneak preview of this precious book and its beautiful message on trusting God through fear and change! So take a peek below:

I’m pretty pumped to give away two copies of this sweet book this weekend! Just follow the Rafflecopter to enter to win.

For more details or to purchase, go here—–> It Will be Okay: Trusting God Through Fear and Change (Little Seed & Little Fox)

Have a great weekend!!
Rachel

More Resources on Trusting God’s Plan:

15 Bible Verses for Trusting God in Tough Times

A Prayer for when I can’t understand God’s plan

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