Australia Ministry Trip (Sept 26-November 10, 2017)

Australia Ministry Trip (Sept 26-November 10, 2017)
From September 26 to November 10, 2017, my husband, daughter and I will be on a ministry trip in Australia and New Zealand. The places we will be visiting are shown on the map above - along with the dates in which we'll be in these places (and what we'll be doing while there). Please keep this ministry trip and all of us in your prayers! Blogs will appear daily throughout this time, as I have written them and scheduled them in advance. I welcome your comments - and enjoy them! Just know I will not have Internet access for much of this time. So, I will look forward to reading your responses upon my return. Thank you for your understanding! And please keep reading to complete the "Reading the Bible in a Year" challenge and blessing! I am very grateful to Claire for her faithful blog comments (please everyone - join her in sharing each day as a discussion blesses everyone so much more!) And I am thankful that Claire has graciously agreed to add a bit more into her daily comments during my time of absence. Please direct special comments or questions which require immediate responses to her (on this blog). Blessings as you continue your journey through God's Word this year!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - May 16, 2017

Today's Reading:

Acts 23:23-24:9

Judges 20

Psalm 45

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Thoughts and Commentary on Today's Reading:

In Psalm 45, we find some beautiful verses extolling the power of God.

"Gird Thy sword upon Thy Thigh, O most mighty, with Thy glory and Thy majesty. And in Thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness... Thy Throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the Sceptre of Thy Kingdom is a right Sceptre... I will make Thy Name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise Thee for ever and ever."

That last part especially got me thinking. How can we, as a followers of God, make His Name to be remembered and draw people to praise Him? In Psalm 102:18, the Psalmist references the Creator in that He will be praised by those whom He has created - specifically, those who are aware that He is their Creator will praise His Name.

So this morning, I'd like to take a moment to honor our Creator. And I'd like to encourage you with some powerful proofs of His Creation, in these wonderful creatures, which absolutely could not have evolved!

Case #1: The Woodpecker 

Case #2: The Bombardier Beetle

Consider the Assumptions of Evolution:


Today, think about it. What do you have to praise God for today?  Choose one thing to praise Him for, and chat it in in the Comments at the end of this blog. Let's see how many things we can praise God for - and let's join together in praising and remembering His Name!