Who knew that the news of our nation would bring so much sorrow and grief this week? To say that we are challenged to see beauty is a severe understatement. But isn’t that what a Bible reading challenge does for us? We are challenged to read, soak up and apply God’s Word to everyday living. So don’t give up on the reading! Let’s take a peek at the Everything Beautiful Bible reading summary week 1.
Focusing on the beauty of God’s work often requires seasonal thinking. You may feel the ugliness of the season you are in. But I’ve found that if you will look at a different angle, something else in your life will be in his perfect season of beauty. Trust the timing of the Father to make ALL things beautiful and enjoy whatever is before you, seeking to see his creative, magnificent touch.#everythingbeautiful #biblereading#preachingtomyself
The psalmist reminds us today where beauty lies- in our inheritance. Not things on this earth that will break and rust. No, our most beautiful treasure awaits Heaven. So while we look for beauty on earth throughout this month’s#biblereading challenge, if at any point, you see no beauty, grab on to this verse and remember your Savior loves you and awaits for you. #everythingbeautiful
Have you ever seen a runner’s feet? Mid race training? Mine have callouses and rough places; they really are anything but pretty. But the beauty being discussed in our passage today isn’t describing the physical attributes of the feet themselves. No, the beauty of a devoted messenger who spreads good news radiates a beauty far beyond the mirror. #everythingbeautiful #biblereading
When life is looming large and quite frankly has a whole lot of ugly in it, remember his marvelous ways. His redemptive ways. His magnificent wonderful work shows up in the darkest spaces. Are you looking for it today?#everythingbeautiful #biblereading
Personally, between the long holiday weekend, a one-day family trip, and working on my next book proposal, I didn’t focus on this month’s Bible reading challenge as much as I wanted to for the first week. I’m really looking forward to spending a deeper time in God’s Word in the next few days, especially as my heart aches for the strife in our world.
May we be aware of the time to weep with those who weep and do so.