2 Chronicles 11:1-13:22 Romans 8:26-39 Psalm 18:37-50 Proverbs 19:27-29 For some reason I have been really, really uninterested in reading the Bible the past few days....maybe the past weeks...I've lost track of time. I want to blame the Chronicles books because OH MY WORD THEY ARE SO BORING. I already read all this! It's basically a word-for-word account of the Samuel books and the King books. BORING. It was interesting the first time, but now it's just overload. And on top
2 Chronicles 1:1-3:17 Romans 6:1-23 Psalm 16:1-11 Proverbs 19:20-21 Just yesterday I was saying how happy I am to not have to worry about homework anymore. Homework is the worst! But then I realized I've actually given myself a lot of homework... There are things I'm excited about, they don't feel like busy work, they don't feel dreaded like homework (not all the time) but they are all things I have put on my plate to "get done." I've always kept a journal....the Bible Diary.
1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11 Romans 4:1-12 Psalm 13:1-6 Proverbs 19:15-16 I'm a day behind in the reading...but that's okay! "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." Romans 4:1-12 (quoting Genesis) This reminds me also of Luke 1:45 "Blessed is she who believed the Lord would fulfill His promises to her!" It's probably one of my favorite verses in the Bible for the same reason I love this verse in Genesis, Romans, and again in Hebrews. Abraham believed G
1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30 Romans 2:25-3:8 Psalm 11:1-7 Proverbs 19:10-12 This picture will make it onto my highlights page...but this week in the Bible Diary has not felt much like a highlight at all. In fact, it has been a lower point. My room is evidence of that. It's a mess! And I feel like a mess as well! I'm exhausted and cranky and most of the time I just don't feel happy. But the past couple of days I've been thinking about joy. The joy of the Lord is my strength. I don'
1 Chronicles 11:1-12:18 Acts 28:1-31 Psalm 9:1-12 Proverbs 19:1-3 Tonight the message I am hearing is the same I've been hearing all year long...nothing is impossible...obey...act in faith....keep the faith....be bold like Paul....not in a legalistic way...but in an exciting NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE way. God can melt hearts of stone!! I feel weary. Physically and spiritually. I know God is using me but I get weary because I want to see results. It seems like so much work in the
1 Chronicles 7:1-8:40 Acts 27:1-20 Psalm 7:1-17 Proverbs 18:22 When I hear God call me to something and I decidedly obey...not that this has happened too many times in my life...I have a habit of daydreaming about what God might do, what it might look like. Like how I feel God calling me to pursue music more seriously now...it can be easy to picture what that might look like. And while I don't see myself ever resembling Beyoncé's career...I daydream about my life looking attr
Today is my birthday, but we celebrated last night. We had a spaghetti dinner with family, like always. We got a lemon berry cream cake from my work (amazing) and we played pictionary and charades. We had daisy and mermaid decorations, which everyone thought was funny as it is my 24th birthday....but I apologize for nothing. Besides the little party I had last night and presents and delicious cake... my routine has not been all that different for my birthday. I went to work a
1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17 Acts 25:1-27 Psalm 5:1-12 Proverbs 18:19 1 Chronicles is hecka boring. Duh. It's just lists and lists of genealogies and bland history...it's not my favorite read. (The only reason I like it is because it's easy to guiltlessly skim!) But the Chronicles books are important because they are part of the proof that the Bible is a serious book. It's not just a bunch of stories and poetry. It's also history and documentation and black and white. It's all of th
1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4 Acts 24:1-27 Psalm 4:1-8 Proverbs 18:16-18 Obeying is hard. Because Christ asks us to go far outside our comfort zones. I read Acts and I am terrified...because I am not called to sit comfortably while the characters in these pages are called to be very uncomfortable.
Proclaim the gospel! It can be so uncomfortable. But I'm going to do it anyway. Lord, give me the strength...the faith...the PEACE to do it. Give me the words, give me the words. Give me
2 Kings 17:1- 1 Chronicles 2:17 Acts 20:1-23:35 Psalm 148:1-3:8 Proverbs 18:6-15 "The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?" Proverbs 18:14 To keep my spirits about me is too lofty for me. I can't do that. I'm tired, I'm bored, I'm dissatisfied, I'm too human to stay spirited. I will be crushed.
But the Holy Spirit is strong in me.
The Holy Spirit is strong in me. Even when I feel guilty from not reading. When I feel depleted after a har