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!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - May 21, 2017

Today's Reading:

Acts 27:1-12

1 Samuel 2:11-36

Psalm 50

Listen to the Bible

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thoughts and Commentary on Today's Reading:

Again today, I would like to focus upon a few key verses from Psalm. In Psalm 50, we find the great power and all-encompassing Ownership of our Creator extolled.

For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills... Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me... Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
Think about it...  How often and how consistently do you praise and extol God for Who He is? It is very human to find it easier to praise God when everything is going "well" for us. But when things get tough, we tend to forget to glorify Him still. In fact, sometimes we do more than just forget to glorify Him. Sometimes we complain and question His love for us. But it is when we "order our conversations aright" (praise God and remain submitted to Him whatever the cost) that God is free to shew us His salvation from all hopelessness and despair.

We can praise God for His Creatorship and Ownership of us. He does own the cattle on a thousand hills (that is a Hebrew expression meaning that God owns everything). And God doesn't make mistakes. Consider that as you watch the powerful testimony on this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ1OEi2OhSU