Hey there! We’re on the One More Step Bible Reading Summary Week 4! How has your reading gone this week? Holidays can have a tendency to throw off our rhythms and routines. We have four days including today to finish out this plan! I’m going to go ahead and post the new reading plan today or tomorrow so that you can be prepared to begin on Dec. 1st. But it’s Friday and our usual check-in day, so let’s glance back at the Bible reading plan from this week! What did you learn
Yesterday while I was baking with my children, it hit me. I was supposed to do a Periscope last night (Tuesday night!) Oops!! I am so sorry. I forgot that we were varying from our usual Thursday 9 pm weekly Periscope due to Thanksgiving. So here we are;we’ll hit Periscope back on the usual time on December 3rd!
The Lord is my stronghold. He sets me high on a rock! All other ground is sinking sand! Psalm 27:1-7 was the#onemorestep #biblereading yesterday and today we continue with verses 8-14. Have a super Saturday! #biblejournaling#journalingbible
It’s hot and you’re thirsty. It seems that life has been a desert and this Thanksgiving week you’re struggling to give thanks.
“The gifts we unwrap in the desert are often the ones we appreciate the most.” – One More Step.
I know what it is like to search for those gifts, but start with life and breath and keep searching. Waiting on God is always more than worth the wait. Take courage. He is with you and his presence is the biggest gift we can ask for.
Last night pastor said: “God’s blessings always mandate more than belief. They require obedience.” And today as I read Psalm 24:1-10, I couldn’t help but focus on verses 3-5. As we count our blessings this thanksgiving week, may we trust and obey as he leads us.
God is our strong fortress. These six verses are a cry from the psalmist’s heart. It is in Christ that we take refuge from this world. I’ve had to remind myself of that over and over in recent weeks. Maybe you too?
For You are my rock and my fortress;You lead and guide me because of Your name. vs. 3
His leading allows us to take one more step.
Some days we walk the faith journey as though it’s a tightrope. Over cautious and unconfident, we fail to remember that our God makes the narrow places wide. Live spaciously today!
It’s easy to place our hope in poor resting places. When we place our hope in people, we’re disappointed. Hope in things? That’s just a distraction. If you’ve ever placed your hope in yourself then you know that can turn out devastating. But when we place our hope in Christ? We are delivered! Be strong and courageous, all you who place your hope in the Lord. Chapter 2- One More Step.
I started Bible journaling about this passage last night as I took a few moments of reflection after the kids were in bed. David wrote Psalm 140 and he pleas for help from the Lord. His enemies are too big for him. My enemies are too big for me too. I can’t do life alone without Christ daily. Whether facing disasters, disease, depression or death, cling to our Father today. It’s the only way to take one more step.
You may have noticed some of my Bible journaling pages don’t correspond directly to the passage. It’s because the book of Psalms is filling up and I don’t always have space on the page I need to use. Time to get another journaling Bible, right?
Let’s finish up this plan strong over the next few days, shall we? Have a fantastic Friday!