New Years is almost upon us. We start thinking about our plans for reading and for goals, for lists, and new adventures. How we want to grow? What we want to stop or pursue.
This year my plan was to read through the Word and write down what it tells me about God. Its been rather insightful, even though I’ve not gotten as far as I would like. I think I will keep at it though not as systematically as I’ve done this year. I love flipping through already read passages and quickly seeing how God shows up in the Word. How brilliantly he displays himself.
This next year, I want to read the Gospels and tell what they tell me about how Jesus, the Son of God, makes God known to the world because He reflects His Father, perfectly.
Two new devotionals I’m going to start out with: Earth Psalms (which I just got for Christmas) from Francine Rivers (a review later) and Waiting for Wonder. Litfuse sent me this book (all these opinions are my own) and I’m super excited to really dig into this book and study the life of Sarah. In the Old Testament, we read and study so much about Abraham, but we don’t know much about Sarah – or maybe not as much as we would like. In this book, Marlo Schelesky, writes for women who are anticipating what God is going to do in their life – much like what Sarah had to do. Wait and Wonder. She picks up the Biblical narrative of Sarah and adds to it (like making some of it fictional). I think any woman who has ever waited for anything should be able to understand and internalize many thoughts she puts out there. I love how it is chock full of Scripture and will use it in the new year to not only study the Word more, but hopefully bring my heart around to God’s in this prolonged season of unknown we are in as a family.
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