Summer Devotionals

Hey all!

I was thinking what I could do to stay in the Word during the summer and devotionals came to mind.  But simple devotionals.  Something to keep those of us who struggle without accountability accountable.  And blogging here with you all will help me (and I pray you all too) immensely.

So three times a week (Mon/Wed/Fri baring vacations) I’ll post one Bible verse and a small commentary.  My goal is to keep it short, simple, and pithy.  Not to be overwhelming during the summer when we’re all going in a dozen different directions in one day.  But just a brief pause to contemplate Him and what He’s doing in our lives.  I hope you find this helpful and feedback would be immensely appreciated.

So here’s the first one:

Psalm 30:5:

“Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

Difficulties don’t last; they are transitory.  My grandmother always used to say in 6 months you’re problems today will be gone, most likely replaced with something else.  So quit worrying, give your sorrows, pain, and trouble up to Him and let it go.

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BSF Study Questions Isaiah Lesson 1, Day 3: Isaiah 1:10-15

I forced myself up early to commune with God and do BSF.  Yesterday, I felt I didn’t get much out of it.  Reading the lesson was hard and skipping a question.

Today emphasized having a close relationship with God.  Isaiah speaks of taking God seriously, praising Him alone, and avoiding detestable acts in God’s eyes.

Worship is about God.  It’s about having that personal relationship with God.  It’s about pleasing Him and putting Him first in all things.

I’m struggling with the latter right now.  We just moved and doubled our expenses but not our income.  I’m freaking out about not having enough money to still be able to do things (how our life has been for a number of years) and I don’t want that.   I was angry all day yesterday.  Finally, I realized I must have faith in God.  He brought us to this house.  He brought my husband to his job.  He will bring us through this if we have faith He will.  He will provide.

I’ve always struggled with this one so this is another test on His part.  I am trying my hardest to believe in God’s provisions.  It will be a struggle but I intend for God to triumph in this test.