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This is my 100th post.
Couldn't be any more excited to do a post on our journey through the Bible cover to cover praying
Psalm 51:6"Surely you desire Truth in your innermost parts."
Annette, Helen, Jen, Jenny Hope, Holly, Fran, Denise, Patty, Deborah, Jean, Alana, Mary Lou, and Bob & Bev have purposed in their hearts to journey together to daily read the Chronological One Year Bible and listen to hear the Voice of the Beautiful God we all so love.
"You were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth. And we keep asking our Glorious Father to give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you may know Him better. We pray that the eyes of your heart may be opened to have hope and to have His incomparable present power for you." Eph. 1: 13, 18
Every Monday morning, I will post verses from our chronological reading, truth we can talk to our God about establishing in our lives. We have heard Him speak to us during the week's readings. Feel free to comment in silence, a sentence, a stanza. No comment is too short, too long.
GET READY TO JUMP DOWN TO THE COMMENT FORM AFTER YOU READ THE FOLLOWING 3 QUESTIONS. (I had difficulty posting this with the html code for some reason which prevented me from using different fonts,sizes etc. This post did not just hop on to the blog like they usually do!!! I apologize for the format.)
What did your God stir in your soul as you read His Word this week?
What lingers from the Voice of God?
What is the prayer of your heart?
George MacDonald wrote: "To hold to a doctrine or an opinion with the intellect alone is not to believe it. A man's real belief is that which he lives by."
What truths do we hold so deep in our hearts that need to soften, melt, transform to the truths of the Word of God. The truth sets us free. John 8:32.
I have prayed for each of you every day this week who are on this awesome journey that your eyes may be wide open. If you'd like to join the journey with us praying through the Bible, just e-mail me. Also, there is a link on the sidebar to Engage The Journey, hosted by Kate McDonald for online chronological reading and daily comments.
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We would love for you to share what lingers with you as you have read and prayed the Word of God this week.
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THIRTY TRUTHS to PRAY FROM GENESIS 1 - 11 and JOB 1-7.
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Talk with your God as you read each truth and ask Him to establish the truth in your heart. II Peter 1:12
Genesis 1:1 - "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." The truth is that you were in His mind in this verse. "For He chose you, in Him, before the Creation of the world." Eph. 1:14
Genesis 1:26 - "Let US make man in our image, in our likeness. The truth is there was more than One Person. The truth is you were made in the image of God.
Genesis 2:3 - "God RESTED from all the work of creating. The truth is that we must repent of trying too hard and rest from our striving.
Genesis 2:18 - "It's not good to be ALONE." The truth is that man man felt aloneness before sin entered the world. The work of naming animals still found man “alone.”
Genesis 3:5 - Verse 3:5 When you eat from this tree, your eyes will be opened and you will be LIKE GOD, knowing good and evil. The truth is that I want to control my world and be better than others, be like God.
Genesis 3:7 - "The eyes of both of them were opened and they realized they were naked. The truth is sin opens our eyes to feel shame.
Genesis 3:8 - "They hid from the Lord God among the trees in the garden." The truth is we do not hide from the Lord God as soon as we hear His footsteps unless we are guilty.
Genesis 3:15 - "I will put enmity between you and the woman." The truth is we have entered a battle with enmity that has already been won.
Genesis 4:5, 6, 10 - "God did not look with favor on Cain and his offering." The truth is God is looking into my heart. Man looks on the outward appearance. God looks into the heart. I Sam 16:7. Ask yourself, "Why are you angry?" "Why is your face downcast?" "What have you done?"
Genesis 5:29 - Noah gave them rest from the painful labor of their hands. The truth is our life is created to find rest only in God and offer that rest to others.
Genesis 6:8 - "Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. Noah walked with God." The truth is that if we walk with God, we will find favor in His eyes.
Genesis 8:21 - "The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma from Noah's sacrifice." The truth is we are the fragrant aroma of Jesus Christ, II Cor. 2:14, when we honor God, not building our own kingdoms.
Genesis 9:23 - "Shem and Japheth walked in backwards and covered their father's nakedness." The truth is we can live to cover the shame of others, not expose them.
Genesis 11:4 - "Let us make a name for ourselves.” The people of Babel inscribed their names on each brick…a mere mortal brick buried in the rubble of the tower. What is true is that promotion only comes from the LORD and what He does with our name—may I not demand greatness. Psalm 75:6,7
Job 1:1 - "One to whom great enmity was shown" (definition of Job in Hebrew). The truth is God put enmity between us even if we are blameless, upright, and shunning evil. Job's name coming from Arab means "to return to God, to repent."
Job 1:5 - "Early every morning, Job would sacrifice an offering for each of his ten children, thinking, 'perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.' What is true is that Job continually prayed and offered sacrifices in the event that one of his children dismissed or missed in their heart the God they knew.
Job 1:6, 7 - Satan came. Definition of Satan in Hebrew – “one who lies in wait” “an adversary in the court of justice.” The truth is Satan tempts me to keep my family and friends in the courtroom, questioning their love for me, care for me. There’s not a Christian on earth who escapes from the eyes of our adversary in court who is saying: Does God really care? Where is your God now? If God is good, "WHY this?"
Job 1: 10, 11 - God placed a "hedge" around Job and his household What is true is that there is a hedge of protection around every follower of Christ. Pray that we not demand hedges, demand blessings. Satan’s tactics: overwhelm us—no time to catch our breath, multiple misfortunes will sink Job.
Job 1:19 "There was no movement from Job in his losses until he heard this. The house collapsed on your children and all ten are dead. He “AROSE” tore his garments, shaved head, total grief, and WORSHIPPED, and didn’t sin." The truth is that I must pay attention to what happens in my own heart.
Job 1:21 - “Blessed be the name of the Lord.” What is true is that Satan can take away our prosperity but we can still praise Him for Satan cannot take our salvation from us.
Job 2:10 – “Shall we accept good from God and not adversity?” What is true about how we live disappointed in what God has provided or not provided in our prayers? Am I angry in my heart? Job didn’t sin with his lips.
Job 3:17 - "Like an infant not born, there the weary are at rest." The truth is that absence of troubles is not what brings rest to my weary soul.
Job 3:20 - "Light is given to him who suffers." The truth is "if you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how will you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets?" Jer. 12:5
Job 3:25 – "What I fear has come upon me. What I dreaded has happened." The truth is that what we grip tightly in our hands will be pried out. Jim Elliot wrote: 'He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.'
Job 3:26 - "I have no peace, no quietness. I have no rest, only turmoil." What is true is that our beautiful God is leading us to find a deeper rest in those places in our soul where there is no rest.
Job 4:5 - "You supported the stumbling but when your trouble comes, you’re discouraged, Job!” The truth is our afflictions are not proof that we are guilty. Enter the suffering of your friend not trying to "fix" their theology.
Job 4:19 "Don't trust in your house of clay." What is true is II Cor. 4:7 that "we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."
Job 5:8 - “If it were I, I would appeal to God. I would lay my cause before Him.” The truth is Psalm 50:15 'Call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you will honor Me.' What is true is that He is our Maker, our Author." Psalm 139: 4,5 Before there is a word on my tongue, you know it completely, O Lord. You hem me in---behind and before."
Job 5:19-26 - "Don’t despise the discipline of the Almighty." Look at the verbs: He binds up, He heals, He rescues, He ransoms you and me. What is true is that one day we will all know that “our tent is secure.” Rest in the assurance of the One who works so powerfully in us. One day we’ll find that “nothing is missing” and we have found peace in the midst of our afflictions and rest in our souls even if God seems silent.
Job 7:16 “Let me alone.” The truth is our pain is too great and we want relief, not repentance. The truth is God will have mercy on us.