Have you ever had a couple days that took you completely by surprise? Had to go a different route than planned? That happened to me on Sunday and Monday, as Taylor, my special needs daughter, suffered a sudden onset of pain that baffled my husband and me. We are still trying to determine exactly what is bothering her, but she appears to be improving significantly and steadily and I’m just so thankful.
All that to let you know that I had planned to post this on Monday to close out the month of November and provide the One More Step Bible reading final summary. But things don’t always work out the way we anticipate, right? So let’s take a peek at the last few days of the reading.
“If we are in a habit of praying regularly, then when that overwhelmed feeling threatens us, our prayer reflex will kick in automatically. This is why keeping an open lifeline to God is so important. We need it continually and our heavenly Father loves to hear from us….
Prayer should be our first response, not our last resort. – One More Step.”
I suppose growing up in the hills of WV makes me meditate a little longer on Bible passages that mention mountains. I’ve gazed on their splendor and marveled at God’s power. The same power that created those mountains lives in you and me. Feeling defeated before the new week has even started? The God who created the mountains robed in strength crafted your heart in the same fashion. Live through his power; it’s the only way to take#onemorestep ! #biblejournaling#journalingbible #drawingcloser Psalm 65 for yesterday and today.
Snagged a few quiet moments to finish up the One More Step Bible reading plan from yesterday. Taylor is not feeling well and has required almost all my attention for two days. In the quiet last night and early this morning, God reassured me through his word. “He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your children within you.” Before Taylor was ever born, God had prepared a unique plan for her, just as he has for you. Live it to your full potential today by taking one more step in his strength!
Though I was posting a day late, I chose to post my Bible journaling from Sunday when I finished it up Monday night. And I was blessed to read one of the sweetest testimonies about this challenge:
Thank you @rachelwojo for blessing me with your reading plans. I read my bible every day for 30 days in a row for probably the first time ever! I’m so excited to see what words from God #TheLight will bring me during December. Praying for you and your lovely family xxx
What a cool thing to see God drawing her closer day by day! And what a sweet encouragement to my heart from Elizabeth.
I hope you are joining in The Light Bible reading challenge for December!
And I’m looking forward to seeing some of you at events this week! Be sure to check the calendar for locations and specifics.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!