I know- it’s not Friday! What am I thinking doing a weekly summary on Monday? Well, life got a little crazy last week. Children had unexpected needs and unanticipated repairs came up. When I was preparing the reading plan for this month, I felt the Spirit telling me to be prepared. Because when you encourage thousands of people to praise God in spite of the enemy, you are sure to encounter spiritual warfare.
Satan has surely been throwing darts my way. Taylor, my special needs daughter, had a rough week last week physically, we’re still walking on subfloor in the kitchen, and yesterday the dishwasher stopped working. Those are just a few of the problems our family is encountering. Last night I sat down and cried. I know- over a silly dishwasher. But if you saw the calendar this week and the list of my responsibilities, you might have cried too. However, the Lord met me this morning in one of today’s verses, Psalm 56:9,
This I know, that God is for me.
And with that, I knew that in spite of being late, this Bible reading challenge is needed this month. So I’m posting the Praise Him Anyway Bible reading summary week 1 that was due on Friday and giving God the praise for being the Avenger who makes all wrongs right! Check out last week’s reading.
I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness… praise and thanks are a couple. When we forget to give thanks, then praising doesn’t naturally appear either. What are we thanking God for today? #praisehimanyway#biblereading
You restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit. Jesus, today I praise you for giving me life anew. Even when I turned away from you, you chased after me. I praise you for loving me and giving your life for me. I praise you for any good I’ve done because I know it is your work in me, not my own. May my heart continue to praise you today and my lips be ready to join in at any moment, no matter what the day holds. Because you are worthy of praise regardless of my temporary circumstances. Amen!!#praisehimanyway #biblereading
You witnessed a miracle and thought “No one but God could do that.” Then life moved on and some crazy circumstance reentered, disheartening you to the core. Today I’m pausing to remember a few of those miracles and I’m praising him for his mighty works! Join me? #praisehimanyway#biblereading
Alright, Friends. Keep reading and keep praising! I knew I would be personally challenged by this month’s reading, but I’m determined to press on. Happy Monday and I’ll see you tomorrow!
By his grace,
Praising Jesus overpowers potential negativity! –One More Step