January 3rd, 2017

So, God is really making sure I am reminded that my theme for 2017 was “God meets you”, and that the year would be “full of grace”. 

I’m a perfect score of 0/3 for getting out of bed early to have my quiet time, but hey, who’s keeping score? I’m asking God to help me find time to meet with Him and He is meeting me. Thank you Lord for your grace, again! I had a rough night realizing I had been hit hard with what seems like a very bad cold, woke up tired and just all sorts of yuck. The day was even full of chaos and moments I wanted to fast forward to the evening. As always though, the Lord points out all my blessings, and I have to end on a grateful heart. 

So, I saved my reading until tonight. I really miss when I don’t wake up early, however, I know it benefited me to get that extra 1 1/2 hours of sleep this morning. (When do you fit in yourBible  reading time?)

I am following The Divine Mentor Reading Plan in 2017. Today I read Genesis 6-8 and Luke 3

I like to keep it simple and SOAP journal so I can have a record of what God reveals to me and it also helps me to focus on what I read. Today I soaped a verse from Genesis (I only SOAP *one* verse each day). 

S-Scripture 

Genesis 6:6 (NKJV)

And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

O-Obervation

God has already created the world (the fall of man has happened) and now He is seeing as Humans have wicked hearts. He is “grieved in His heart”. This is when God decides He will wipe out everything He created. He regrets making humans as they have wicked minds from the moment they’re born and they are full of evil. 

A-Application

All men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Thankfully, we have a promise from God (after the flood), that He will never destroy the earth again the way He did in the days of Noah. Now, we have new covenant, with Jesus. I can apply this thought of God’s grief by remembering how I grieve him when I sin. It is hard to imagine the grief of a creator who regrets making his creation.

P- prayer 

Lord, 

Help me to understand how my sin grieves you. I pray that you guide me with your Holy Spirit to be aware of sin in my life and repent and change immediately. Thank you for your grace and your new covenant with us through Jesus. Thank you for your word and that it is alive and living. 

In Jesus’ Name, 

Amen
What are you reading today? What verse spoke to you? 

Jessica 

2 thoughts on “January 3rd, 2017

  1. I am one that also wants to meet with God first thing in the morning…before my feet even hit the floor, however that NEVER happens. This year apart of my “New Year Solutions” is to embrace imperfection. I may not be doing it exactly when I want in this season, but the important thing is that I am finding time to meet with Him daily. 💖

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    1. Kris I absolutely love that! And it never EVER used to happen for myself either. It happens fairly often now, and I can only say that it is by God’s grace because I’m absolutely not a morning person. Love how He helps us meet with Him in whatever ways He can.

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