God’s Love LEtter
What Must WE do –WEEK 32:
Are there things in our life that keep us from whole-hearted following Christ Jesus? They may be our possessions, our commitments, our lifestyle, our R&R time, work, sports, a bruised ego, an unforgiving heart, or even another person, etc. What is it for you? Many things can slowly creep into our lives and thereby push Jesus, and our need for a closer relationship with Him, out of our lives. Make every attempt to stay close to Him.
In our readings this week, let’s ask Jesus, “What must I do?” and listen for His answer. He speaks to us when we read His Word, in our prayer life, in Worship, and through others who are in close relationship with Him.
Our pattern is to read 3 chapters of God’s Word each day and watch as our love and care for God and others grows. You can read them all at once or spread them out throughout the day. When we read God’s Word, application of that Word is an important aspect of what we’ve read. After reading each chapter, be sure to pick 1 verse (you may have more than 1 and that is great) in that chapter that was especially meaningful for you. Take a moment to savor that verse (those verses) and ponder upon them. Then say a short prayer about making that verse’s teaching(s) a part of this day’s journey of following Jesus as one of His modern-day followers.
Look how far that we’ve already come in 2021. We’ve read the Old Testament Books of Genesis, Ruth, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Isaiah, the New Testament Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1&2 Peter, 1&2&3 John, and Jude. This week we will finish the Book of Exodus.
~ Pastor Larry Rubeck
Every week, look for “This week’s readings” highlighted in the latest issue of THE MESSENGER.
Let’s encourage one another to read God’s love letter together!
Monday, Oct. 11th – Exodus 37, Jeremiah 2, Revelation 12
Tuesday, Oct. 12th– Exodus 38, Jeremiah 3, Revelation 13
Wednesday, Oct. 13th– Exodus 39, Jeremiah 4, Revelation 14
Thursday, Oct. 14th– Exodus 40, Jeremiah 5, Revelation 15
Friday, Oct. 15th– Leviticus 1, Jeremiah 6, Revelation 16
Saturday, Oct. 16th– Leviticus 2, Jeremiah 7, Revelation 17
Sunday, Oct. 17th– Leviticus 3, Jeremiah 8, Revelation 18