This month is flying crazy fast! I’m so thankful that the Never Alone Bible reading challenge has kept me spiritually grounded this month. On the days I’ve felt weak or inadequate, the Spirit spoke to my heart through God’s Word and I discovered another way to remember that I am not alone. I’m really loving this month of Bible reading and so thankful to share it with you. Let’s check out the Never Alone Bible Reading Summary Week 2!
He is with us. Whether you attend church at a megachurch today, a small chapel on a hill, watch online services, or worship at home with your pets, he promises his presence to those who seek him. So very thankful! Happy Sunday! #neveralonejournal #biblereadingplan #biblereading
My heart swells with Moses’ charge to his people. He knew he couldn’t cross over into the Promised Land, but Someone far greater than he, the One who had performed miracle after miracle for his people, the almighty God would lead them straight into their Canaan. I can’t go with my loved ones out into the world today. I can’t be at 4 different schools and my husband’s workplace, but my God is with them every step on this Monday. And he is with you and yours too!! #biblereadingplan #biblereading #neveralonejournal
Imagine being one of those shepherds on that starry night when Jesus first came to be Immanuel! Meditating on the power and intention of Jesus’ name, Immanuel. Have a terrific Tuesday! #neveralonejournal #biblereadingplan #biblereading
Last week I had a lot of time to reflect and ponder. While Jesus’ body was temporary, his presence is everlasting. Who can wrap their head around that? With every breath I take, his spirit provides another. Focusing on giving thanks to him this afternoon, because without intentional purpose, I’m spiritually short of breath. #neveralonejournal
There are many days I feel like Moses in our #neveralonejournal #biblereadingplan passage today. “God, if you’re not with me, I can’t do this. I can’t make it on my own.” Just after God told him that he was with him. It would seem like a good time to reprimand Moses for his lack of faith, but instead, God says, “I’ve got you, Moses. I know your name. I know you intimately and personally. You are not a number and you are never alone.” Man, that lights up a midweek day, doesn’t it? Don’t let the Scripture be mundane today. See the marvel in our God! #biblereading
1 Chronicles 17:1-8
I hope I caught your attention with that mid stop “but.” If you read the #neveralonejournal #biblereadingplan this morning, then you know that these words of encouragement were made by Nathan to David to build a permanent dwelling place for God. Then came the “but.” Was God with David? Absolutely! Was he going to leave him? No way. But God’s plan for the temple to be built didn’t include David seeing it to fruition. We don’t always get to see the results of our service to the Lord. But we can experience his presence, no matter the calling. So much to think about from today’s #biblereading !
I may not get to see the results I’m desiring from my service to the Lord. The opportunities I crave may not be provided. But I ask myself continually: Do I crave his presence? Because if I focus on feeding that craving, then results won’t matter. He loves to hear me and longs to be close to me. He is always with me and for me. #neveralonejournal #biblereadingplan #biblereading
This verse brings tears every time I read it and this morning was no different. You see, I need Jesus. I mean I really need Jesus. And sometimes I feel like I need Jesus a lot more than other Christians do. It can feel like others have their act all together and me? I’m a mess. I’m such a mess I can’t even find the message in my mess. Oh but my God. He is so good. So great. And always near me. So I choose to be near him. I choose to pursue him desperately and chase his plans persistently. It is soooo good for me to be near God. Just as close as I possibly can be. I really hope it’s the same for you. That’s the whole reason behind the #biblereadingplan and #neveralonejournal . Happy Friday!
That’s a wrap for week 2 of the Never Alone Bible reading challenge! I pray that you’ve been faithful to God’s Word and you’ve recognized the faithfulness of his presence.
By his grace,
Never Alone: Remembering God is with Me Bible Reading Plan & Journal