Ezekiel / Read the Bible in a Year with the READ SCRIPTURE APP

Hello!!

Writing to you from CO. In awe of my surroundings and the abundance of blessings the Lord provides!! I feel like I walk around repeating…wow!  Wow…wow… GLORY all around!

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That last little “bundle” is my brand new grandson…Charlie:) Poopah and Mimi have the other two so Mom & Dad can catch their breath!

Currently, we are in Ezekiel, as this journey continues with reading the Bible in a year.

Each Biblical Prophet had the same underlying message: return to God. The Israelites suffered from the same disease we see today…me, me, me. God who? It’s all about what I want, what I can get. I WILL find my own “happiness”  😫There is nothing good that comes from this…just a lack of “fruit.”

Like Israel, we choose to align our hearts with the world in self focus without giving the One who created us a thought. This is our natural response…we are rooted in pride.

-In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.” Psalm 10:4

It is just too easy to get caught up in the me, me, me. To see beyond ourselves, we must be engaged with the Holy Spirit. Only He can give us a greater perspective! With my limited view, I will always be disappointed.

I want to look in the mirror and NOT see myself, but Christ in me. As I gaze at my own reflection, I am caught up in the not good enoughs & the need mores…instead of my true identity, which is whole and complete in Christ.

Oh, Lord, give me your eyes to see beyond myself and a heart to love You and others first.

 

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Blessings to you,

A weekly PEEK into my Bible Journaling Class using the READ SCRIPTURE APP/ WK 1 completed!

Good Morning!

So…we have completed one week using the READ SCRIPTURE APP beginning in the book of Kings. See my previous post for more information on this if you are just now joining us!

(CLICK HERE TO READ THE PREVIOUS POST INTRO)

WEEK 1 included 1 Kings – 1 Kings 22

We open Kings to find that David has successfully reunited the 12 tribes, unifiying the Kingdom of Israel. Although David has a heart for God, like all people, he also has the problem of sin. It doesn’t take long for the rebellious heart of man to crumble and divide the kingdom once again.

David’s son Solomon (after the interference of Adonijah, another son of David) takes the throne upon his Father’s death. Solomon has a good start, with a heart that follows in David’s footsteps…desiring to love and serve God’s people. He asks for wisdom with honorable intentions, and God grants his request, beyond Solomon’s wildest dreams, blessing him with wisdom that exceeds all who are known.

Solomon prospers and makes preparations to build God’s temple, something David had longed to do. The temple is completed and the Ark of the Covenant is brought back and placed in the temple, and the “glory of the Lord” filled His house. Like his father David, Solomon had a weakness for women. God warns him, but Solomon follows his selfish desires accruing 700 wives! These ladies had a strong influence on Solomon, and he built altars “in high places” to their foreign gods. Not good Solomon.

Rebellion continued through the line of David with Rehoboam, Solomon’s son. The divided Kingdom (Judah in the south, Israel in the north) continued to war….enter Elijah (God’s prophet), who confronts the northern King Ahab. Like Solomon, Ahab is influenced by women…namely his wife Jezebel who worships Baal. Jezebel wears the pants in this family, and stirs up the pot of evil in the land. Elijah speaks truth, and Jezebel is out to “get him.” Eventually, in Chapter 19) we see Elijah flee in fear.

As Elijah gives in to doubt and fear, he ends up hiding in a cave. God mercifully speaks to him through the whisper of the wind. God is sovereign. God is powerful. God is righteous. God is merciful. God is love.

So….that’s a VERY brief summary of the week’s study:)

Are you following along? If you are, I’d love to hear from you! What has the Lord revealed to your heart?

I created the page below to put the Kings & Kingdoms in “order.” Hope it’s a help to you!

Click on the image for the pdf.

Below are two class projects. One from the reading/study material this week, and the next a preview into our reading/study for the week to come.

Like Elijah, if we are QUIET and lean in to hear the Lord speak, we will recognize His voice. He is faithful to meet us in our obedience with His presence and provision.

Products used for th project above: watercolor background, micron pen, uniball signo pen, tombow grey for letter shading.

 

A peek below into next week, as we read about Elijah passing the “baton” to Elisha…the prophet who will ask for a Double portion of Elijah’s Spirit:)


Products used in the project above: watercolor background and images, micron pens, Tombow grey brush pen for shading.

“How much of God am I transferring to the next generation?”

Below is an AWESOME teaching by Dr. Tony Evans (Priscilla Shirer’s Daddy!) on the passage above.

This week’s reading includes: 2 Kings 1 – 2 Kings 22.

If you are interested in purchasing a journal to use for this study, or any other study you are participating in, click on my etsy icon and you’ll find it in my shop:)

Bless you Sister!!!

much love,

 

Let My People Go

 

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How’s your reading going? I am doing a combination of reading and listening by using an audio Bible app:)

It’s so awesome to be able to listen to the Bible…in the car, while I’m doing laundry, etc.

For those of you who are reading the Bible in a year with the app READ SCRIPTURE…let’s agree that it’s a hefty amount of reading every day:)

Hope these little doodles help you remember this section of scripture!

xo,

 

Read the Bible in a Year- Lion of Judah

Good day!

It’s always a good day for a good day:)

As “we” finish the book of Genesis, we’re reminded of Jesus “family tree” as Joseph’s life comes to it’s earthly end.

Jesus complete lineage is a bit confusing …though we do know two things to be ultimately true…

Jesus is the Son of Abraham and the Son of David.

“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” -Matthew 1:1

”and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.” to Abraham -Genesis 22:18

“Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.” Isaiah 9:7

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If you are out there on the same journey (reading the Bible in 1 year) I hope that my posts will be an encouragement to you!

Blessings,

 

 

Genesis

Good day!

For those of you who have not read about my “Read the Bible in a Year” project, I will continue to post the details for those who have “stepped into” my blog for the first time:)

My church is using the app READ SCRIPTURE. It comes with great tools and videos that introduce each book as you go. You can find it HERE      

I highly recommend it!

We are getting close to the end of the Book of Genesis.

You have probably read/heard the story of Joseph and his beautiful coat. I can’t help thinking that as wicked as his brothers became, I’ll bet that many of us can relate to the feelings of jealousy they had. Dad clearly had favorites…especially Joseph. His brothers were not only feeling jealousy, but rejection and fear. Who hasn’t felt those?

When we act out of our emotions, we too, throw our brothers and sisters in a pit. 😔

So… things were’nt always peachy for the favored Joseph…and although he suffered many obstacles and trials, the Lord had a plan to use every step…for the good of Joseph, his family and the nation. Joseph was confident in his faith and did not lose hope because he knew His God to be good and faithful.

God provided exactly what Joseph needed every step of the way…even when it looked like all hope was lost.

Much like his coat, each separate color, became one, when the tailor weaved them together. It may not have looked like a beautiful coat, as the fabric sat in pile waiting to be sewn. The finished product would be hard for most to imagine…so we find it hard to grasp until it is finished. That is the thing about faith. We have to trust first….that the pile we feel under will be used for something more…something we cannot yet see…something for our good.

Joseph’s life is a great encouragement for us as we face obstacles in our life! Keep moving forward in the direction God is calling you to go and he will be faithful to provide exactly what you need. Even if you can’t “imagine” it.

 

 

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Dreams can come true ❤️

 

Xo,

 

 

 

 

“Year of the Word” Reading the Bible in one year

Still in Genesis…

Today’s section was Genesis 32-34, but I peeked ahead and watched the awesome “overview video” on day 11.

We are using the app READ SCRIPTURE. It comes with great tools and videos that introduce each book as you go. You can find it HERE

I created this doodle after watching the video.

Even God’s chosen few made BIG mistakes. We are in good company. God’s plan will never be stopped by our failings. Thank you Jesus…for an indescribable love.


Xo,

Genesis / Read the Bible in a Year:)

Oh I wonder so often… how can we have such a generous, loving, compassionate, forgiving, faithful, righteous Father and ever choose to turn away?

Broken covenant after broken covenant…our Father’s response????

Provide for us a lasting covenant…one that we cannot break.

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Praise His name forever…forgive us for our lack of faith…for even the rocks cry out your glory.

feeling so humble and grateful,

 

Genesis 18

Hello!

As I mentioned yesterday, my home church body has committed to read through the Bible in one year. I also confessed that the Lord has been stirring my heart to set aside some of the time I spend creating blog material to spend time  ———> deepening relationships through discipleship.

So, my posts may be shorter in nature, and less frequent than in the past, but I have a feeling that I will be sharing the process with you through my journaling and doodling:)

In a week, I will also begin the study “Seamless” by Angie Smith with the ladies at my church. It is a study that tackles connecting the whole counsel of God to help us understand the “big picture” and the story of Jesus that weaves throughout the Old Testament and New Testament.  A perfect addition to our church wide call to read all of scripture in 2018.

We are using an app called “READ SCRIPTURE” by Crazy Love Ministries. It’s definitely worth checking out Sisters! It provides a daily reading plan as well as additional videos that describe each book of the Bible as you go. They are very clever and helpful! The link for it is below:)

http://www.readscripture.org/

Genesis

Genesis 18

When I can, I will provide some commentary…more likely, I will be sharing some visuals (which help me to recall what I’ve learned!) for those of you who are reading with me!

Thanks so much for sharing with me. It was encouraging to hear from others who are taking this year to read the WHOLE BOOK ❤️

Check out that app!

Much love to you,