Welcome to the Purposeful Pause Bible Reading Challenge Week 1 Summary! Each month as we complete the Bible reading challenge, I enjoy summarizing on a weekly basis. Highlighting the lessons God is teaching me through the daily reading helps me retain and use the information. I hope it does the same for you! Let’s glance back at the first week of the Purposeful Pause Bible reading plan to reiterate the lessons of waiting on God. Ready?
We began today- this journey of Bible reading to embrace God’s waiting room. If we never called the monthly Bible reading plan “a challenge,” this month would have been the perfect time to start, right? Let’s do this!! #biblereadingplan #waitingonGod#purposefulpause #biblereading Join in anytime; today is Day 1.
I thought I would give you a preview of the Day 1 journaling page from Purposeful Pause.
It’s so tempting to charge ahead of God. The psalmist in today’s #biblereadingplan says, “Hey, God, remember how you said to seek you? While I’m doing it.” But throughout the verses until the last one, which I’ve highlighted, he moved through a season of asking forgiveness, accepting God’s plan, and maturing to the knowledge that God’s timing will be best. Oh for my heart to follow after his pattern on this super Sunday! #biblereadingplan #purposefulpause#waitingonGod Day 2!
3. Psalm 130:1-8
When we are waiting on God, it’s easy to place our hope where it should not rest. We want to manage the circumstances and so we fail to remember his promises- to place our hope in his word and his word alone. Know what to do in God’s waiting room today? ? happy Monday! #purposefulpause#waitingonGod #biblereadingplan#biblereading
4. Acts 1:1-8
Ever ask God, “When, Lord? How much longer?” The disciples wanted to know this very thing in today’s #purposefulpause#biblereadingplan . And Jesus simply said: “It’s not your job to know.” He went on to tell them they would not be able to fulfill their purpose without the Spirit. So much depth to the #biblereading I’m still thinking on this afternoon. Could it be that God is waiting for me to learn to listen to his Spirit, to yield myself fully to him and THAT is one of the purposes and principles learned in God’s waiting room? #waitingonGod Day 3
5. Micah 7:1-7
I was child number 6, born without a doctor present because he was too slow getting there. I’ve never been good at waiting. ? but seriously, I’ve learned and am still learning that God’s timing is perfect! #waitingonGod #purposefulpause#onemorestepbook
6. Psalm 37:1-7
We want God to hurry up. We don’t think of waiting on God as the opportunity to rest in him and get to know him more. What if we realized what a beautiful opportunity it is to allow God to do heart work in the waiting room? Something to think about this Thursday! #purposefulpause#biblereadingplan #waitingonGod#biblereading
7. Galatians 5:1-6
Paul is writing to the church in Rome and wow, they were quite the rule-followers! And debaters too. But Paul reminds them that really, it is faith working through love. What is it that happens when we are waiting on God? One of the things is that we become eager for the Spirit of God to work in and through us. This process is necessary for our growth and yes, it is stretching and uncomfortable at times, but the sweet work of God that results?? Unexplainable, unimaginable, unmatched!! Have an awesome Friday knowing that your God is using a waiting period to create a beauty beyond your comprehension!! #waitingonGod#purposefulpause #biblereadingplan#biblereading
Well, Friends, there is our summary for the first week of reading this month! I pray that you’re enjoying your journaling, reading, and prayer time as we seek to embrace God’s waiting room.
By his grace,