Praise God No Matter What
COVD-19 has brought new challenges and a different way of life for everyone. Most of the changes feel daunting and unwanted. Our nation, and the whole world, have navigated uncharted territory for the last year. Restrictions have left many feeling isolated and lonely. Parents are feeling inadequate. Children are grieving losses of experiences. Most of us are feeling unsure and unsettled.
For the last few years, my husband, family, and I have walked the road of suffering and grief in the disease and loss of our precious girl, Taylor. During this time, there have been many lessons learned and tools collected. But throughout the years, I’ve discovered the strongest weapon in a Christian’s arsenal is
to praise God no matter what.
You may be asking the deepest of questions right now.
How do I praise God when suffering surrounds me and people are dying?
How do I praise God when one can never know what a day will hold?
If you are asking those questions, then this Bible reading plan is for you!
Each month I host a monthly Bible reading plan and journal challenge to help our community enjoy reading God’s Word together and encourage our hearts to be faithful to Him. Together, we have completed over 35 Bible reading plans, including both annual and monthly reading challenges. I’ve developed all sorts of strategies to help us read God’s word faithfully and there is nothing like this monthly system we are working through together.
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March 2021 BIBLE READING CHALLENGE
Acts 16 describes the story of missionaries, Paul and Silas, stripped, beaten and bound in prison. Paul and Silas have been placed with their feet in the stocks because the prison keeper has been charged to keep them safely. But in spite of all they have endured, their bodies wrecked and their hearts ravaged, at midnight, Paul and Silas decide it is high time for a praise and worship session. They pray and sing praises to God. Suddenly an earthquake shakes the foundation of the prison, opening all the doors and breaking all the prisoners’ bands! That’s what praising God does! Praising God breaks strongholds.
I want to learn how to praise him anyway. Not only for what he does, but for who he is. For his promises. For his mercy and grace. For his presence in the midst of storms. The list of reasons to praise is endless! So this month’s Bible reading challenge focus? Praise Him Anyway!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- Follow the daily Bible reading plan and read the passage. Share what you are learning on social media if you’d like. My goal is to draw closer to Jesus and I want that for you too! This month the hashtags are: #praisehimanyway #biblereadingplan
- Recommended: Journal your thoughts and prayers using the Praise Him Anyway Journal This simple guide will help you stay focused and accountable. It will also leave a legacy for you to enjoy in the future!
- Optional: Join the Facebook group to see what others are learning and sharing. Enjoy our prayer community in the group as we pray for one another’s needs. Be in the know with bonus material such as practical tips, tools, and resources Rachel shares, Facebook live videos, and recently added focused music playlists based on the monthly Bible reading challenge topic.
PRAISE HIM ANYWAY BIBLE READING PLAN
- Acts. 16:16-40
- Psalm 30:1-12
- Deuteronomy 10:12-22
- Psalm 76:1-12
- 2 Chronicles 5:1-14
- Psalm 40:1-5
- Psalm 63:1-11
- Luke 1:39-56
- Psalm 148:1-6
- Psalm 148:7-14
- Psalm 147:1-11
- Psalm 147:12-20
- Psalm 34:1-7
- Psalm 42:1-11
- Psalm 71:1-8
- Psalm 71:9-16
- Psalm 47:1-9
- Ephesians 5:15-20
- Psalm 95:1-7
- Psalm 8:1-9
- Psalm 103:1-10
- Psalm 103:11-22
- Psalm 100:1-5
- Psalm 111:1-10
- Psalm 65:1-7
- Psalm 65:8-13
- Psalm 145:1-8
- Psalm 145:9-21
- Psalm 146:1-10
- Isaiah 63:7-14
- Psalm 150:1-6
Download your book and screenshot the graphic to your smartphone to mark it as a favorite for easy daily digital access. You could also use a simple printable copy of the daily reading plan. Click on the graphic titles above or HERE to print out two copies of the Bible reading plan. Share one with a friend!
Ready? We’ll begin March 1st, just as we do each month!
By his grace,
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