Saturday, September 3, 2011

What I Learned from Psalms Chapters 51 to 100 - Reading the Bible in 90 Days

As you know I have started reading the Bible. I have 90 days to complete it and I am reading it with hundreds (1200+ to be exact) of other women. Each week (and even day to day) we check-in with each other on our progress, to pray for each other, and to share our thoughts. How cool is that?

So, I thought I would take each Book of the Bible and share my thoughts, verses, or people that stood out or spoke to me on that particular day. I have been doing most of my reading in the mornings reading whenever I can! The key is to get it done. If you get behind, you keep at it....catching up in chunks each day. The readings have been manageable and I am still praying it stays that way for me. I am currently several days behind schedule, but, gradually, I am catching up.

If any of this has peaked your interest in Reading the Bible in 90 Days, check out Moms Toolbox. I am sure there will be another session this winter. And, if I can do it.....YOU CAN TOO!

In my Bible it gave a list of reasons to read the Psalms. I found this helpful and am going to include it here today.   To see the previous listings, scroll down to my earlier blog post from Psalms.

When you want to be forgiven for your sins...................................................Psalm 51
When you want to learn a new song..............................................................Psalm 92

Psalm 56:3-4 When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?

Psalm 62:1-2 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Psalm 67:1-2 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.  This was our benediction at church for many Sundays.  How can you not leave church with a smile after that blessing????
Psalm 69:28 May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.  I can't imagine a worse fate.  I'm gonna do my darndest to keep my name in the book of life!
Psalm 86:11-12 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart, I will glorify your name forever.  What a perfect prayer to start my day with.
Psalm 91:1-2 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.
Psalm 95:1-7  I think every worship service should open with these verses. 
Psalm 100 - Again, another wonderful blessing for His people. 
There is SO MUCH good stuff in Psalms!  I still have 50 more chapters to go.  I really tried to focus on those verses that made me stop during my reading.  Those verses that just jumped out and made me take a moment to think, to reflect, or pray, .  I hope these verses bless you today!

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