Thursday, January 22, 2009

21 Days

They say it takes to 21 days to form a habit. Today is the 22nd of Jan and I have been doing my bible readings now from Jan 1st. I hope its a habit I will keep for the rest of my life! I wasn't doing to badly last year, but then I started to slip up, and by the time Dec arrived, I was 2 months behind and there was no way of catching up!

The last two days I have been going over psalm 18. It didn't really grab my attention until my "nap time", when I started to journal a bit. I immediately started to confirm that God is my fortress, my rock and my salvation. Suddenly that psalm came to life and it became my "Rhema Word".

Here are parts of it that "shouted to me". Its in no order, but as I journalled.

I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
Psalms 18:1 (KJV)The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust
Psalms 18:2 (KJV)
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his earsPsalms 18:6 (KJV)
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
Psalms 18:20 (KJV)I was praying over a situation which has hurt us financially, and I was filled with hate towards this ungodly evil businessman.I kept saying, how would Jesus respond. Help me pray Lord as I cant think good thoughts about this person. Help me be pure in heart. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
Psalms 18:4 (KJV)
Psalms 18:34 (KJV)

19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
Psalms 18:19 (KJV)

Isn't our God good. More to follow.....


Terry said...

2Samuel; 3:39
(And I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too harsh for me. The LORD shall repay the evildoer according to his wickness.)

I have been reading in the book of 2Samuel as I read through the Bible. This verse came to mind after reading your blog. It is good to know that when we find ourselves in a situation that is too tough for us, we can turn it over to the Lord and He will handle it.

sister sheri said...

I've been reading through the Bible, too... Wow! I didn't even think that it actually might become a habit... How cool is that!

allie said...

Thanks for popping in and leaving a comment on Sonsearcher, Daughter of Zion.

It is awesome to be a Christ-follower and always good to make contact with another.

It sounds as though you are dealing with big challenges.
I know you will find Him faithful.

elizabeth embracing life said...

It's so amazing all that God wants to teach and speak into our lives once we start making our time in the Word a priority.

It's like you taste this really good chocolate bar. One little morsel and put it away, and then realize all you are doing is thinking about going back for yet another morsel.

I get the Bible and chocolate are worlds apart, but I find that leaving my Bible on my desk with journal, I look forward to the moments in the day when I can break away for yet another nugget. Great job on your reading!!!