Magnificent Power July Bible Reading Challenge Week 1 Summary

Welcome to the Magnificent Power July Bible reading challenge week 1 summary! If this is your first time here, then  I'm so glad to have you stopping by! This post is the weekly summary for the monthly Bible reading challenge. Last week was our first week recognizing that God is bigger than any circumstance or situation in our lives today.

Welcome to the Magnificent Power July Bible reading challenge week 1 summary! If this is your first time here, then  I’m so glad to have you stopping by! This post is the weekly summary for the monthly Bible reading challenge. Last week was our first week recognizing that God is bigger than any circumstance or situation in our lives today. And what a wonderful week of Bible reading! Let’s take a glance back to review the highlighted verses. Ready?

Job 26:1-6

Job begins this chapter with questions. You’ve been there. We all have. Questions like “Why?”  “How?” and “When are you ever going to?” Job’s friends reply with great answers, but in these few verses, I really thought my boldness to question God. How much of a god would I have if I understand everything he was doing? The verses throughout this month’s Bible reading challenge are definitely challenging my heart!

Job 26:7-14

Even when we are close enough to God to listen to Him fully, our minds can’t grasp His sovereign power. If we ever think we have God all figured out, that is when we are farthest away from Him. His power is beyond our comprehension. But that’s what gives me comfort!

Even when we are close enough to God to listen to Him fully, our minds can’t grasp His sovereign power. If we ever think we have God all figured out, that is when we are farthest away from Him. His power is beyond our comprehension. But that’s what gives me comfort! The fact that His plan is always bigger and better than mine. Hope you have a marvelous Monday! #biblereadingplan#godisbiggerjournal #magnificentpower

Psalm 147:1-9

Father, today I need You. While it’s not different than any other day, this morning I recognize my need a little more. I praise you for building up and gathering together. I can’t explain all the glory in your healing, but I praise you for binding up wounds. Physical wounds. Emotional wounds. Spiritual wounds. There is no bleeding you cannot stop. There is no injury you cannot restore. You know every star by name and I know you hear me and know me. Great is your abundant power! While I ...

Father, today I need You. While it’s not different than any other day, this morning I recognize my need a little more. I praise you for building up and gathering together. I can’t explain all the glory in your healing, but I praise you for binding up wounds. Physical wounds. Emotional wounds. Spiritual wounds. There is no bleeding you cannot stop. There is no injury you cannot restore. You know every star by name and I know you hear me and know me. Great is your abundant power! While I can’t measure your understanding and knowledge, this morning I take comfort in your sovereignty. Because I know your plan will always, always, always be bigger and better than mine. Amen. #godisbiggerjournal #biblereadingplan

Psalm 147:10-20

If you are ever doubting God’s power in your life...if you ever feel like maybe he’s forgotten you even exist...if you need to remember that he’s still in control of this planet...then take a walk outdoors and remember this verse. Those clouds? Created by God. That rain? Crafted at His Word. The grass? Grown through holy whispers. Lord, open my eyes to see your power at work. May the complexity of nature awaken my soul to the work of your hands. Let your holy breath breathe new life into my spirit

If you are ever doubting God’s power in your life…if you ever feel like maybe he’s forgotten you even exist…if you need to remember that he’s still in control of this planet…then take a walk outdoors and remember this verse. Those clouds? Created by God. That rain? Crafted at His Word. The grass? Grown through holy whispers. Lord, open my eyes to see your power at work. May the complexity of nature awaken my soul to the work of your hands. Let your holy breath breathe new life into my spirit. Reveal your magnificent power to me again today that I might absorb it, retain it, and spill it out to those you place on my path. All because You are bigger than anything that we encounter on this earth. Amen. #godisbiggerjournal#biblereadingplan

Job 37:1-5

Would I want God to fit in my box? What kind of god would I have if I understood every circumstance and situation in my life? A very limited one. Father, help me recognize that I am not humanly capable of understanding all the details You are orchestrating in my life right now.

Would I want God to fit in my box? What kind of god would I have if I understood every circumstance and situation in my life? A very limited one. Father, help me recognize that I am not humanly capable of understanding all the details You are orchestrating in my life right now. But I know that You are in control and Your power exceeds anything I can wrap my head around. Help me to trust in You fully today. Amen. #godisbiggerjournal#biblereadingplan

Job 37:6-13

You ever had a season where it felt like God put you on a shelf? Every door was closed and zero opportunities came your way? I have. It stings and frankly, makes me want to pout. And stomp my foot. Maybe even throw a few things. (But you’d never do that!) ? What if God placed me in a season of slow because he is preparing me for the next season? What if my hibernation is for the purpose of restoration? What kind of power might I witness if instead of stomping my foot, I curled up next to Him as frequently as possible? “He seals up the hand of every man, that all men whom he made may know it.Then the beasts go into their lairs,and remain in their dens.”

You ever had a season where it felt like God put you on a shelf? Every door was closed and zero opportunities came your way? I have. It stings and frankly, makes me want to pout. And stomp my foot. Maybe even throw a few things. (But you’d never do that!) ? What if God placed me in a season of slow because he is preparing me for the next season? What if my hibernation is for the purpose of restoration? What kind of power might I witness if instead of stomping my foot, I curled up next to Him as frequently as possible? “He seals up the hand of every man, that all men whom he made may know it.Then the beasts go into their lairs,and remain in their dens.” Today’s #godisbiggerjournal #biblereadingplanreminds us that God’s power is exhibited in every season of our lives! Remembering how much He loves us will help us accept the place where He has us. Father, may I embrace the current season of life where You have me. Whether it is thick in the field or settled in a den, let my trust in You loom larger than my trivial demands. Help me, Lord to remember that You do great things that we cannot comprehend. Amen. Happy Friday!

Job 37:14-24

His power is above anything that we can humanly comprehend! Father, gives me eyes to see your splendor in my life today. When I can’t see how You are working, help me to know that it isn’t because You aren’t. Strengthen my faith to know that You are always present and ever in control. Amen. #biblereadingplan #godisbiggerjournal

His power is above anything that we can humanly comprehend! Father, gives me eyes to see your splendor in my life today. When I can’t see how You are working, help me to know that it isn’t because You aren’t. Strengthen my faith to know that You are always present and ever in control. Amen. #biblereadingplan #godisbiggerjournal

That’s a wrap for the first week of readings in this month’s challenge! I pray that you are soaking up this month’s Bible reading plan and journal: Magnificent Power. Recognizing that God is bigger than anything is a beautiful reminder to my own heart and I’m looking forward to the journey ahead!

By his grace,

Rachel

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5 Comments

  1. Margaret Judnick says:

    Hi Rachel,
    Thank you for all you do for the kingdom of God. I have a question, how do you know
    the different seasons God takes you. Lately I have been wanting to know more of what the Lord is doing in me. Can you help

    1. That can be such a difficult question. Recognizing the seasons where God has you requires walking closely with Him. Reading His Word and spending time in prayer and praise helps you draw closer to Him. The more time I spend walking with Him, the more awareness I have through the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit. I wish I could give steps 1-5, but this is the best I can break it down. I hope it helps you!!

  2. If it helps, we are doing the same…pinching pennies twice. I like Rachel’s admonition that God puts us in these seasons for a reason. I’ve also come to realize that the situation we are in may be more a lesson to my husband or son, so I look for that too. These are the times God builds out trust so 10, 20, 30 years later, I look back and marvel that we got through and God is faithful.

  3. Glee LaVroff says:

    Thank you Rachel for these verses!
    I am really struggling right now, due to growing up and not being good enough.
    I made several Payroll mistakes several weeks ago, over paid
    several Caregivers, my Boss made me feel horrible, and I am pretty much done doing the projects in the office. My husband and I have
    been penny pinching, just to have food on our table. I don’t know
    what to do, been on my hands and knees praying to God.
    I am looking for a steady Part Time Job, but nothing.
    I suffer from Depression/Anxiety which is not helping!

  4. Thank youfor rmibding me that my God is alive and preparing me for greater things. As I wait for Him to answer my prayer, I know that He is going to give me more than what I am asking for. Thank You dear God for sending Rachel to remind us that we belong to the only true God.

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