Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dec 12-18

Monday: Joshua 21
Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 29
Wednesday: Psalm 22
Thursday: Isaiah 26
Friday: Amos 9
Saturday: John 10
Sunday: Ephesians 6


Annette said...

43-44 And so God gave Israel the entire land that he had solemnly vowed to give to their ancestors. They took possession of it and made themselves at home in it. And God gave them rest on all sides, as he had also solemnly vowed to their ancestors. Not a single one of their enemies was able to stand up to them—God handed over all their enemies to them.

45 Not one word failed from all the good words God spoke to the house of Israel. Everything came out right.

God keeps his promises!

Joan said...

LAB says "God's promises will be fulfilled according to his timetable, not ours, but we know that his word is sure. The more we learn of those promises God has fulfilled and continues to fufil, the easier it is to hope for those yet to come. Sometimes we become impatient wanting God to act in a certain way NOW. Instead, we should faithfully do what we know he wants us to do and trust him for the future." This is all true but not always easy to do.

Prairie Chick said...

love these comments. God is faithful. I told the club kids on Wednesday, all the prayers we prayed for Jordan were answered. She is 100% cancer free, she IS experiencing long (eternal) and vibrant life, and God's name continues to be glorified in and through her story and family. He answered our prayers the best way ever even though it hard to recognize that from our perspective.

Prairie Chick said...

2 chr 29:7 They shut the doors of the porch of the Temple, and they let the fire go out in the lamps. They stopped burning incense and offering burnt offerings in the holy place to the God of Israel.

11 My sons, don't waste any more time. The Lord chose you to stand before him, to serve him, to be his servants, and to burn incense to him."

If worship is not a priority in our life it WILL get crowded out and shut out by other pursuits and pleasures. We show our priorities by how we spend our time. Going to church never made anyone a christian, but commitment to church shows commitment to worship. I don't understand why people see making worship (be it devotions, church attendance, or being committed to any form of disciplined fellowship that centers on worship (prayer meeting or bible study) as legalism. It can become legalism and empty rote repetition, but a growing believer should be committed to make it a priority and not allow it to become such.

Prairie Chick said...

psalm 22 one of the most heart rending and heartwarming passages in all of scripture. Sweet Jesus, what you suffered, and what you accomplished!

"1 My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
You seem far from saving me,
far away from my groans. "

That God poured out his wrath for sin on His only begotten son is unfathomable. What depths of love, what heights of grace. He separated Himself from His Son that He might draw us near.

30 The people in the future will serve him;
they will always be told about the Lord.
31 They will tell that he does what is right.
People who are not yet born
will hear what God has done.


Prairie Chick said...

Isaiah 26. these are my favorite passages of scripture ever. The ones that address the final chapter of life as we know it, bring Israel to the realization of her Savior and flip the world on its head. Gives me goosebumps from start to finish.

Prairie Chick said...

and again here, we see the deconstructing of Israel, in order for it to be reconstructed into a nation that will turn to and worship and serve the author of its salvation. I recognize that sometimes in my own life I am being deconstructed, and I want to welcome it as a process that will bring me closer and more sensitive to the work of God in my life to refine and perfect me into someone focused on and dependent on Him.