January 20th, 2017: The end of Genesis. 

How is your Bible journey going? Today I finished Genesis. Oh, the book of Genesis is NOT a boring book about animals following an old man, going two by two on an ark! Quite the contrary, Genesis is a book of great wealth. I read this book just a few months ago while following my church’s reading plan, however, I found many new things I hadn’t found before. That’s the awesome thing about the Bible: it is living and God breathed. Every time you read, God will reveal something new. It’s really awesome! From creation, to the fall of man, the covenant of Abraham and the line of Jacob and Joseph and the twelve tribes of Israel. The Bible is not a boring book; it’s filled with drama, seduction, dreams and visions, sin, promises, and blessings. I know this increases as the story builds, and I love being able to read these words and meet with God and learn and see Him on every part of this journey. 

Today I read Genesis 49-50, Psalm 8 and Luke 20 From my reading plan. If you haven’t chosen a reading plan yet, check this out

Today my verse was: 

S: Scripture 

Psalm 8:3-5

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,

What is man that You are mindful of him,

And the son of man that You visit him?

For You have made him a little lower than the angels,

And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

O: Observation

The psalmist is amazed by the fact that God, the creator of all things, would be mindful of man. 

A: Application

How can we take moments of our days and soak in the amazement of our Holy God and creator who thinks so highly of us- mere mortals? As I walk through the psalms, I love to rewrite the psalm as a mirror and in my own words. It helps me to understand and apply and meditate on the words. 

P: prayer 

God,

You are Holy, Mighty, Glorious and all knowing. You are the creator of all things beautiful and splendid. You have made man, and you are mindful of each one of us. You number the hairs in our heads; you think good thoughts and have great plans for us. Lord, we don’t deserve any of this, but you love us. We cannot work hard enough to earn your love, but we can trust you and love you. We can glorify you and live for you. 

Help us to give you glory. 

In Jesus’ name, 

Amen


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