God’s Love LEtter
Faith –WEEK 33:
This week we are focusing on the gift of faith. Faith takes the things of Jesus, His gifts, and makes them ours. We don’t deserve these gifts and certainly can’t earn them. Jesus is the one who earns them through a perfect life and with His suffering and death on the cross. They are then freely given to us. Again, faith makes them ours. Faith looks to Jesus. Faith desires all that Jesus makes available to us. It changes the way that we view this day, or any day this week. It desires that we have Godly eyes to see things the way that He does. It desires Godly ears to hear what He hears. It grants a Godly heart that is softened by His love, ever yearning to share that love with all through loving words and deeds.
As you read each day this week, remember that Jesus is the Living Word and that He is speaking to you in on-on-one conversation that will change the focus of these days in wondrous ways.
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, Exodus, 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 Revelation.
~ 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. 18th – Leviticus 4, Jeremiah 9, Revelation 19
Tuesday, Oct. 19th– Leviticus 5, Jeremiah 10, Revelation 20
Wednesday, Oct. 20th– Leviticus 6, Jeremiah 11, Revelation 21
Thursday, Oct. 21st– Leviticus 7, Jeremiah 12, Revelation 22
Friday, Oct. 22nd– Leviticus 8, Jeremiah 13, Hosea 1
Saturday, Oct. 23rd– Leviticus 9, Jeremiah 14, Hosea 2
Sunday, Oct. 24th– Leviticus 10, Jeremiah 15, Hosea 3