Welcome to the Gently God Guides Bible reading summary week 1! The reading this week has really been spot on for me. Maybe for you too? Let’s review the passages from this week!
Are you confused about how to find God’s will? Spend time with him and hold his promises near and dear to your heart!
Commit to him. All of it. Hopes, dreams, plans. And then? He takes care of it. So simple yet easy to mess up. Such a needed passage for me today!
“God, within your temple, we contemplate your love…” This is the song they sang while worshipping in the temple. And to think that since the temple veil was torn upon Jesus’ crucifixion, now we are the dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. Yes, he who leads us inhabits our hearts. What a privilege to be so graciously guided!
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path. v. 105
Getting into God’s word is a wonderful way to receive his guidance!
Unexpected things happen and it’s easy to find ourselves in uncharted territory- places we’ve never been. Sometimes they are polar opposite our dreams. But when the path is totally unfamiliar, we can be assured that God is with us and is guiding us along the way. When the path is rough, he smooths it. Those rough places of life are leveled out by his grace and mercy. Praise him for it today!
His presence is my good. Not “his presence is good.” Though it is. Not “his presence is good for me.” Though it is. His presence is my good. My sustenance. How I’m able to live. How I’m able to breathe. How I can take one more step.
(I don’t know how I manager this, but I messed up on the heart design and had to wind up coloring it in to cover up the mistake. Just in case you were wondering!)
Isaiah is preaching to his people in our #gentlyGodguides study today. And he gives them some things they need to do in order to experience God’s guidance. I couldn’t help but think that is how He still works today. He won’t lead us if we aren’t willing to follow and do the work. You hit a parched land? Go serve someone. Anyone. And you just might be surprised at the desert blooms that arise. Even more incredible- he will show you the next step.
I surely need guidance today. You too?
Alright Friends! It was a fabulous week of reading and I can’t tell you how much I needed it. What about you? Was there a particular passage or verse that leaped from the page into your heart and mind? I’d love to hear about it!
You may have noticed I’ve been working on the Bible art journaling. 😉 I can’t emphasize to you how much taking the time to do this has benefited me! I can meditate on the passage in a focused, intentional way. If you’ve been inspired to start Bible journaling, I’d love to read about that too! We’ve increased our hashtag use this week; I saw some fabulous work on the Instagram feed.
Happy Friday, Friends!
Check out the Gently God Guides Bible reading plan!