Monday, September 12, 2011

The Bible in 90 Days

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This week's reading included: completing Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel.

Lamentations 3.22-26 was a gentle reminder...

22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.

For all of us reading through the Bible in 90 days, this is a reminder that God's compassions "are new every morning."  Each and every morning we have a clean slate.  We can choose to follow God, or follow ourselves.  We can put God first and seek Him and His salvation each day.  What better way to honor God than by beginning each day with Him in His Word!

As I read through Ezekiel, the following pattern kept emerging.  God would tell Ezekiel, the son of man, to prophesy to the nations.  The section would conclude with, "Then they (My people) will know that I am Lord."

How many times did God need to get their attention?  Through sending then away as exiles, killing them with the sword or famine; yet, they turned to man-made gods and idols.  This part of the reading was written for me.  How many times has God allowed me to follow the wrong path and/or make bad decisions just to show me that He is the author of my life?  Why don't I learn any better than the Israelites?  Why do I think I can run my life better than God?

Father.... thank you for showing me the darkness in my own heart.  Bear with me as I seek to follow you whole-heartedly.  Lift up all who are completing this Bible-reading challenge.  Give us all the desire and time to delve into your Word.   Amen

Blessings,

     Ellen

5 comments:

  1. Yay, Ellen!
    I love that you are staying strong in your reading and hearing Him talking to you throughout. It is amazing what you hear as you read... and as it sticks with you all day.
    Thanks for reading with us... can't wait to celebrate with you soon! :)

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  3. I am SO FAR behind in the reading. I have Chronic Fatigue and Fibro and some days I just cant find the gumption to do anything. I am like 30 days behind....AAAKK!!!! I am so discouraged now I havent read in a few days. I'm glad that you have been able to keep up w/ it.

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  4. Amen! I have been appalled to realize that I'm no different from the people we're reading about in the Bible. It's easy to point fingers and say, "Why couldn't they see...?" The truth is, I can't see it either until God's Word points it out to me. I'm lacking too and have lots to let Him transform before He comes! I'm so thankful for Phil. 1:6.

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  5. I have missed the B90Days challenge...it really helped me stay accountable to staying in the word every day...I may have to do it again next time! Thank you for sharing this...it's such a GREAT reminder to me!

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