I’ve lived in Atlanta for a little over 10 years, so I’ve adopted the Braves, the Hawks and the Falcons as my home teams. The Falcons lost yesterday *sad face*. Now it’s time to dust off and move to more important things.
You Version has came up with a challenge to help motivate people read the bible on a more consistent basis. Since God’s plan is one and only one, He had been prompting me to do a series of bible studies in the next few weeks. Coincidence, I don’t think so. So the first scripture we will be reviewing is Psalm 19. It’s a long psalm so for the next few postings we will be talking about this Scripture and how it has impacted me. Hopefully the Lord will speak to your heart as well.
God’s glory is on tour in the skies,
God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.
Madame Day holds classes every morning,
Professor Night lectures each evening.
Their words aren’t heard,
their voices aren’t recorded,
But their silence fills the earth:
unspoken truth is spoken everywhere.
I am a night person. That has been my excuse to not get up in the morning and spend time with the Lord as soon as I wake up. After I learned the principle of first (meaning that in all we have to place God first), and after my pastor made the comment in church, “ Stop saying that you are not a morning person. If you have a job and get up in the morning to go to work, guess what you are a morning person”; I ran out of excuses. I had to give God my first hours of the day.
It was hard at the beginning getting up earlier than usual to make sure that I could have that time with the Lord. Now that I’ve learned the benefits of it, I wouldn’t have it any other way. During my times with God I get prepared for the day I’m about to face. During my evening times I can relinquish all the events of the day and learn how to manage things better the next day. Just like the scripture says, “classes every morning and lectures each evening” But for that I have to allow my time of silence because God speaks in a still voice and does not compete with the loud noises of the world.
Until our next time, be blessed.
Note: I encourage you to follow the You Version challenge. The challenge is to read the bible for 21 days in a row and enter into a giveaway. I provided the link for you to check it out.
Now, you can never read enough of the Word of God, but if you follow our study as well and enter a comment in any of our blogs starting today until February 2nd your name will be place in a hat to win a copy of my devotional “Growth Lessons”. I will announce the winner on February 4th 2013. Let’s enjoy this journey of learning the Word of God together.
In Growth Lessons, I was reminded of this beautiful truth: Our walk with the Lord is a process of growing up into the image of Christ. P. Yates
I would recommend this book for anyone who would like some common sense and light added to their life. C. Cunningham
Great for meditations and daily devotions. N. Thames