Friends, we made it to Friday! We started this week by asking God to open our hearts and minds as we began our study. Now, as we are coming to the close of the week, I’d like to share something God showed me.
Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God,” is my life verse — a verse I hold on to for encouragement. God reminds me of this often, like He did on Tuesday when He nudged me to slow down and pray before I jumped into my study. Am I ever glad He got my attention! Working at that same slow pace the rest of the week, I learned so much about God’s character.
- God orchestrates circumstances - He carefully wove together events in the lives of David and Solomon in such a way that we could recognize His son as our Savior. He plans the course of our lives in that same way.
- God works for the good - Even in the midst of a divided kingdom, God’s plan was unfolding. When our life seems tough and unfair, we can trust God is working and His purpose is good.
- God is always faithful - King Josiah read the Scripture and renewed the covenant God made with Abraham. God is a promise-keeper who wants the best for His people.
- God is always present - God’s presence literally lived among the people. First in the tabernacle, then in the Temple. He never left them. He traveled with them and spoke to them through the prophets. But He had a bigger plan in mind with His Son. Rather than meeting us in a temple, God now lives within those who call Jesus Lord and Savior. His Holy Spirit resides within each of His children!
Friends, I find myself striving, fretting and worrying when I need to simply be still and remember that rescue comes by knowing that God is always with us.
Today we’ll be reading:
Please don’t stress if you are a little (or a lot) behind. I’m just glad you’re here. We are finishing the Old Testament this week. Our friend, Stacy, will be leading us again next week as our journey takes us into the New Testament.
I’m wondering, would you share what God showed you this week?