This week's assignment:
Monday Jeremiah 33:23-Jeremiah 47:7
Tuesday Jeremiah 48:1-Lamentations 1:22
Wednesday Lamentations 2:1-Ezekial 12:20
Thursday Ezekiel 12:21-Ezekiel 23:39
Friday Ezekiel 23:40-Ezekeal 35:15
Saturday Ezekiel 36:1-Ezekiel 47:12
Sunday Ezekiel 47:13-Daniel 8:27
This is almost it....just keep holding on! Just one more week and we will be ready to dive in to the NEW TESTAMENT and the life of Christ!
This week we find ourselves finishing Jeremiah, completing Lamentations and Ezekiel, and starting Daniel. We will pass the mark of being 2/3 finished. Isn't that amazing?
Can you look back and pinpoint moments that God's word completely touched your heart? Are there times that you just were overwhelmed with gratitude for things that He revealed? Oh yes...there are DEFINITELY questions and have been struggles in getting this far, but what an amazing journey it has been!
This week and last week, quite a few of you let me know that you officially dropped out. I wanted to be discouraged. I wondered if maybe I should stop reading as well. My own circumstances the last few weeks have made it very difficult to keep up. I decided I couldn't quit. I've come too far and His word means TOO much. It has been causing too many positive life changes and heart changes. I'm also not discouraged about our numbers. I'm choosing to focus on how far each of you came. My heart DOES hurt for you because I hate to see so many hard circumstances that came in the way. As I've told many of you, NO amount of time is wasted. God was with you EACH minute and He will be with you through the circumstances that have made continuing too difficult. He was also be there with you as you continue to read at a much slower pace. I believe it!!!!
For those still hanging in with us......keep hanging in! It doesn't matter if you three weeks behind....just don't quit. Some of you ARE celebrating being caught up (and I WILL be caught up 100% by tomorrow morning, I'm currently about 1 day behind). I'm proud of you. This is NOT an easy task. However, it's WORTH our time.
I know for myself, even though I've made it through this challenge multiple times, there is nothing as life changing as being so constantly in His word. What goes in, must come out. When you are filling your heart full of scripture, it comes out when you need it most. It has given me a connection to Him that is unbreakable. It's easier to feel in touch with Him when you are spending a large quantity of time with Him. It's been amazing. It's been hard at times to keep up, but it's been SO VERY worth the effort.
As always, each of you continue to be on my heart and in my prayers. Even those of you that have decided this challenge is too much for you right now, I'm still praying. I'm praying that God keeps you close through the storms you are facing. For those of you that are still hanging in, I'm praying that you are renewed and that you keep feeling Him in powerful ways!
Have a great week!
See you next week as we get ready to jump in to the life of Christ in the New Testament! What a joy!