Well, Friends, this month has passed so quickly that I can hardly believe today is the 27th of December. I realize I say that every month and every week, but time surely flies. I’m praying for a slower start to 2017! Though running late, I am going to post our weekly Bible reading summary for weeks 2 and 3 separately. I’m incredibly excited about what God has in store for us in January, so you’ll find the next three posts being published together very quickly so that you have all the details to begin a year in the Word!
Let’s check out the Names of God Bible reading summary week 2.
Exodus 17:8-16 Jehovah-Nissi: The Lord My Miracle
When Moses grew too weak, two men held his arms up over the battle for the win. The children of Israel never dreamed that they could win over the dreaded Amalekites, but God won it for them! Whatever miracle you are needing today, our God is still in the miracle-working business. He still sets free the captive from bondage and gives victory to his people! Have a super Saturday! #namesofGod#biblereading
When Taylor was age 4, we received the news that she would not live past 10-15 years. Sept 2016, our girl turned 20. Our God still works miracles. The biggest miracle is how he works in our hearts through it all. #namesofGod#biblereading #handletteringpractice#handlettering
Psalm 23 Jehovah-Raah: The Lord my Shepherd
David knew the role of a shepherd like nothing else. Caring for sheep from the time he was a young boy had been his primary family job. And he came to the conclusion that this role of shepherd is who God is. For “I shall not want,” the NIV explains “I lack nothing.” The Lord, our shepherd, makes, leads, restores, comforts, prepares and anoints. Praise the Good Shepherd this morning for keeping us from the fear of all evil, including death, for he is our protector!! #namesofGod#biblereading
Though I walk through the valley, he is with me. Holding me close with his staff should I attempt to stray. Ever reaching out should I choose to walk away. #namesofGod #biblereading#handletteringpractice #handlettering
Jeremiah 23:1-8 Jehovah-Tsidkenu: The Lord Our Righteousness
Spurgeon once preached an entire message on this verse from our #namesofGod #biblereading passage today. “We, therefore, assert, believing that Scripture fully warrants us, that the life of Christ constitutes the righteousness in which his people are to be clothed. His death washed away their sins, his life covered them from head to foot; his death the sneaky to God, his life was the gift to man, by which man satisfies the demands of the law.” In the past, I tried to satisfy the demand of the law on my own. So thankful for God’s gift of Grace who satisfied the law. Jesus, we praise you for being our righteousness. #biblereadingplan Day 12
Not by works but by the Lord’s righteousness. My best work is like a filthy rag when compared to his perfection. Yet by grace, I am his and he looks on me with love, having his righteousness poured over me. He came for me. And you. #namesofGod #biblereading#biblereadingplan #handlettering#handletteringpractice
Exodus 31:12-18 Jehovah Mekoddishkem: The Lord Who Makes You Holy
Moses stood on the mountain receiving the commandments of God in today’s #namesofGod#biblereadingplan . I can’t imagine what that must have been like! The reason God declared a day of rest for the people each week was to provide time for meditating and listening to the Lord, learning to live holy lives. To follow in the pattern of the Creator who made all the world in 6 days and then rested on the 7th. It is only with rest that our hearts are purified. Sanctify isn’t a popular churchy term. It’s not an over-preached word and I doubt it will trend anytime soon. But our God loves us so much that he longs for us to discover the beauty and rest in taking time to be holy in him. I’m going to be thinking about this passage throughout today. Maybe you too? #biblereading Day 13
Isaiah 26:1-8 El-Olam: The Everlasting God
Oh how the Scripture met me so personally this morning. Just try and comprehend the eternal attributes of God. No beginning; no end. What a beautiful promise to start off Wednesday! #namesofGod #biblereading#biblereadingplan
Deuteronomy 6:6-15 Qanna: Jealous God
The Lord brought them out of bondage. He brought them to a beautiful land filled with every good thing their hearts desired. Yet even after all God had done for them, the never-leaving, ever-present God of the universe reminded them: “take care lest you forget the Lord.” And so I’m taking the reminder to heart today. Have a thriving Thursday! #namesofGod #biblereadingplan#biblereading Day 15
Psalm 24:1-10 Jehovah-Sabaoth: The Lord of Hosts
Jehovah-Sabaoth. The Lord of hosts, God over the heavens and earth, God of the angel armies. This God is the One accessible and available to you at any time. That battle you’re facing? He’s more than conquered it. Face Friday knowing the Lord of hosts is with you! #biblereadingplan#biblereading #namesofGod
This Bible reading plan has been so wonderful. I’m loving the review of each passage!
On to week 3’s summary! See you over there!
By his grace,