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!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - February 2, 2017

Today's Reading:

Luke 23:26-56

Genesis 42

Psalm 33

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Thoughts and Commentary on Today's Reading:

So often we are tempted to "earth-size" God. We don't mean to do this, we just do it without thinking. When we do this, we lose sight of Who God really is and lose faith that He can really handle whatever it is that we're up against. We forget that He's the Almighty King of the Universe.

One of the most effective reminders of God's true Greatness is found in Psalm 33... 
Psalm 33:6-9  "By the Word of the LORD (Yahweh) were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the Breath of His Mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.  Let all the earth fear the LORD (Yahweh): let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast."
Today, I'd like to take a moment to exonerate our mighty, star-breathing God. As we do, we cannot help but fear Him and be in awe of majesty, as the Psalmist said. And bearing this in mind, will help us to never fear anything else. Whatever you're facing today... God can totally handle it! 

By the way, I have to apologize in advance for the way the guy who made this video ended it - he says, "No you are not the center of the universe"...  It's kind of brusque, slightly  rude... Still, I share it with you because the perspective is powerful...

I hope you will just enjoy the video for its amazing perspective. Then, remember that our wonderful star-breathing God is the One Who watches over you. Be encouraged!


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