Hey there! Friday is here and it’s time to summarize what we’ve learned this week through the Bible reading challenge. Let’s take a look at the In His Presence Bible reading summary week 2.
Think about the power of God living through us for a moment. Our choice to draw near to him empowers us to be used by him! He always saves and he always intercedes for us and he will never stop doing that! Jesus opened the door of the tomb, he opened the door to salvation and all he asks is that you open the door to your heart… And then? Leave it open for him to work freely. Jesus, the Better Hope, the one who is perfect and yet free from law, asks us to draw near. Oh the incredible honor of living in.his.presence.
The one who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “my refuge and my fortress, my God, In whom I trust.”
The God of the Bible is so personal. The psalmist declares “my” refuge and “my” fortress. “My” God. No one else can have your relationship with God for you. It must be yours. Mine must be mine. He longs to be our everything yet it is our choice. Relationships of force are not relationships of fortress. How I need the protection and love of the Most High God!
Jesus, may our hearts be pure towards you. May it be reflected in all we do today.
The first 5 verses of Psalm 65 are ones of praise, repentance, and declaration. Sin separates us from God’s holiness, yet we have access to him through the blood of Jesus. How happy is the one who enters in God’s house and then walks closely with him, instead of at a distance!
Work in progress. Both the journaling and my heart.
It’s a chilly 1 degree and I’m hoping for a day of indoor warmth and coziness. God’s word warms our hearts and souls even better than a fur blanket warms our bodies. Let his word saturate your heart, soul and mind today. It’s part of being #inhispresence . #biblereading passage is Colossiams 3:12-17
There is an old hymn with these words: “Follow, follow, I would follow Jesus. Anywhere. Everywhere. I will follow on.” And this morning as I pondered following Jesus, I reminded myself that it isn’t popular. Even among Christians, doing what Jesus has put on my heart is not always appreciated or accepted. But he didn’t promise we would win a popularity contest or even have a team of people alongside us (though that happens!) Jesus promised HE would be with us. Without him, we are nothing. I’m so very thankful to be in his presence.
When we follow Jesus, he is with us every step of the way.
My prayer is that you are continuing to enjoy the passage for this In His Presence Bible Reading Challenge and you’ll continue reading with us through the end of the month! We’re halfway through the plan. I’d love to hear from you today; what did you learn this week?
By his grace,