Beholding His Power and Glory


Iread a post today that really touched my heart. The gist of it was this: The one who posted had once been an avid reader of God's Word but for reasons that weren't stated explicitly, the scriptures had grown cold and empty to her.

There are many things that happen to us as Christians to discourage us--to send us into a downhill slide that gathers speed as we pass up reading God's Word one day, then two, then the days seem to multiply between readings.

I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage you if you are going through a time like this.  We rob ourselves of so much beauty, wisdom, strength and knowledge when we neglect to spend time in God's Word.

No matter what else I am reading or studying there is one sure fire method that has worked for me over the years, especially if I am going through a time of deep drought in my spiritual walk and find it hard to discipline myself--most of the time I love reading scripture but during the hard times, this is a wonderful kick starter.


On the first day of the month read Psalm 1, 31, 61, 91, 121
On the second day of the month read Psalm 2, 32, 62, 92, 122 

On the third day of the month read Psalm 3, 33, 63, 93, 123

So you see the pattern--just choose the day of the month it is and start on that chapter, 
add 30 each time until you run out of chapters.  

You will read 5 chapters each day and many of them are short.

One thing I like to do to really keep me on track is go to Bible Gateway and 
listen to it as I am reading it.

The longest is Psalm 119 and it takes about 15 minutes to listen and read it 
if you are using the Gateway audio.

If you look at the picture I posted above, you see that I was reading in the 63 chapter.  That was one of my chapters today and this scripture really stood out to me.  

I try to always choose one scripture that I meditate on all day long and it is really hard 
some days to choose because there are so many awesome ones.



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Picture above designed in the app WordSwag.




Comments

Sandy said…
I make it a point to read and meditate on the Word daily. I must! It's my daily bread. I also love to listen to it as I read and sometimes listen again as I am preparing dinner. Makes cooking easier! Wink!
Beautiful post and picture. Good to hear from you, Dianne.
Hugs~
Thank you, Sandy. Your faithfulness to God's Word is a real inspiration to me.
elizabeth said…
I love this, Dianne. I've used this method of reading the Psalms several times over the years. Reading the Proverbs, one chapter each day of the month, is great as well. I love God's Word, but there are seasons of dryness and drought. Asking Him to give me a fresh love for His Word helps.
Yes, to Proverbs. Your faithfulness to God's Word is also evident in all that you do. I know God has used you to inspire lots of people to read His Word.

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