Hey there Saints~
Just a couple of days and we will be 2/3′s of the way through the Bible! Stay faithful friends. This is such an important thing we are a part of. Experiencing all of God’s words like this is so very cool.
Today’s reading was captivating for Christie and I. We sat on our couches this morning sharing back and forth about some of the things we were reading that captured our attention. The Casi Cielo wasn’t bad either. I especially enjoy reading through Jeremiah because so much of it is his story mixed in with his message. Unlike Isaiah which is so much just pure prophetic poetry.
A few things from our reading today which grabbed our attention: Continue reading
Good Monday Friends~
I hope your weekend was what you needed. Happy Presidents Day! What a great country we live in. Please continue to pray for all that happens in our nation as we continue to shine brightly in our generation.
We have turned a corner in our OT literature and are now at the threshold of the major and minor oracles used by Father to ongoingly proclaim His words. Isaiah is so well placed, because there is so much material that goes both the direction of judgment and hope. Some of the other prophets can lean the judgment way a bit too much leaving little room for our contemporary readers to be encouraged. Isaiah is so chock full of encouraging scripture. As I read today, so many of them really spoke to me. Continue reading
G’deye Blokes and Sheilas (you have to say it with an Auzy accent as you throw a shrimp on the bar-by)~
Is all going well for you? I was at a Castle Rock pastor’s prayer time this morning. Someone asked how our churches are going and what kinds of things we were doing to encourage our community of believers into holiness. Can I just say how very proud of you all I am? Some were so taken back by the fact that many of you would give up food or sweets or TV or computers or facebook or alcohol for any length of time, let alone for 21 days. Then to top it off, for you to be reading the whole Bible in 90 days. We are part of a good thing Saints. Stay at it. Keep your hands on the plow moving forward.
Were any of you as puzzled today by the story of Jehu as I was? He is anointed king of Israel by Elisha and is commanded to rid the country of anything to do with Ahab and his family. We know they are scoundrels. They want to change the religion from their brand of Judaism to Baalism. Then he says, “Come with me and see my zeal for the Lord.” Here is where it got odd, 10:18, “Ahab served Baal a little; Jehu weill serve him much.” What?! Whose side is Jehu on? He then packs a Baal temple with Baal priests, gives them new robes, and as they were trying them on (my addition), Jehu snuck outside, ordered the doors locked, and sent dudes in to annihilate them all. I had to read through it all a couple of times. As it turns out, Jehu pulled a fast one on them. He deceived them all. Interesting stuff.