Thursday, December 30, 2010

Weekly Passages

With the new year ahead of us, it seemed like a good time to try something new. For the last three years, just about every morning I pull out my One Year Bible. I read through that day's scripture. Funny how timely and relevant the words always seem to be. The perfect passages, for that very day...challenging me in how to manage all the nonsense that is encompassing our life and household. And every day, I scribble down those verses in a notebook...because for some reason writing it down always helps me remember it's like making a sticky note that I post into my heart.

I was chatting with a buddy, about how she maintains her blog. She mentioned the idea of picking just one thing, that you could write about...either daily...or weekly. Maybe you like to knit? Or cook? Or you are starting a new diet? Perhaps you love to review books?

Well, the only thing I seem to manage on a daily and/or weekly basis, besides shouting at my kids, is fumbling through my One Year Bible. So why not blog about it?

So at least once a week...I'll drop by here and share some verses. A passage of scripture that the Lord has used to strengthen my soul. I might babble on a little about how I have been encouraged and/or challenged. I might post only the scripture...and leave the Word of God to do it's work.

I have no idea how this will go. But might as well give it a try!

Lately I have been also been reading through Psalm 119. Psalm 119 exhorts us to learn and follow the law of the Lord. Whenever I am facing a struggle in my life...when I am facing the truth of who I am and how weak and foolish I can be, I find myself schlepping back to this Psalm. It is a good kick in the tush to get back into the word, so the Lord can continue the work HE has started in your life. How can we change, and fulfill the purpose HE has for us, if we are not opening our heart to HIS words?

How can a young man keep his way pure?
By keeping it according to Thy word.
With all my heart I have sought Thee:
Do not let me wander from Thy commandments.
Thy word I have treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against Thee.
Psalm 119:9-11 (NASB)

There are so many more wonderful passages in Psalm 119. Grab your Bible and check it out. Share some of your favorites if you'd like. If you are sitting around facing the truth of yourself...fretting and in despair with being stuck in your struggles....the WORD is the place to start. Open up your Bible, and let the Lord do His thing.


  1. I've read the One Year Bible every year (with rare exception) for the past 20 or so. This year I decided to follow a different plan, but maybe I'll follow along with the Psalms, Proverbs or New Testament. :)

  2. What a great idea! I need to learn from you. I have a 1YBible and thought last week, maybe I'd do that again this year. And hopefully, make it farther than last time. :\

    I'm sticking you in my google reader!


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