¡Hola, hola! Welcome to week 37 of our Bible Reading Challenge. As I type this, I cannot thank the Lord enough for the many ways in which it has pleased Him to bless this endeavor. He has been so kind to us in drawing us to Him, and in drawing Himself closer to us. Since the very beginning of the BRC, I have mentioned (especially in the webinars) how God wants to be known, and has made Himself known to us. And now as we come close to the end of this challenge, we can attest that by the help of Holy Spirit and after being intentional and diligent in reading the Word of God, we know Him more than when we started. And this, my friends, is a true gift. From His fullness, we have indeed received grace upon grace.
Summer is right around the corner, and we are ready to jump into our summer habits, we are eager to wear pretty, warm colors every day and put cheerful flowers on our tables to brighten our homes. And in the same way we must start planning our summer bible reading and praying habits. The Ladies Fellowship of Christ Church has been planning a summer reading plan that we trust will be a huge blessing to you.
The plan for the summer is to read through the New Testament and focus on a few passages for memorization or meditation each week (“M-Days”). The plan begins on June 4th and runs through August 31. There are two options for reading pace – four or six chapters a day. The four chapters a day will take you through the entire NT and the six chapters will mean reading several epistles three times. There is no assigned reading on Saturday (M-day) so that you can have more time to review the verses you worked on through the week. And on Sunday, we don’t assign any readings because we all go to Church to read the Word with the body of Christ and receive it as our own pastors preach from it.
We hope you will join us and will share this with other women you know! Click here to find more information.
This week we will be reading only Psalms, and I think it is very appropriate to finish these last weeks of the BRC this way. Most of these Psalms are not Psalms of lament, but psalms that celebrate the reign of our Lord. These psalms exalt God’s character and warm our hearts to praise Him fervently. As you read them, find what they teach us about God’s character and see how knowing His character helps us to pray better and worship Him more.
You can choose to divide this week’s readings in three parts, so that you can read two psalms in the morning, two at midday, and two at night. Read them, pray them, sing them. Our God reigns, let us praise His name!
Note about this week’s webinar: Because I am traveling overseas I will record the webinar for week 37 today, Friday May 18, at 8:00AM PST. I know it is too early for many and maybe you will read this email after that hour, but remember that you will be able to find the webinar ready to be watch at your most convenient time on our website. Thank you for your understanding!
May our prayer this week be, “Our Creator, Redeemer, and King, we ask you to give us soft hearts as we read your Word this week, deliver us from reading your Word and hearing your voice and hardening our hearts in response. May we be humble to receive your Words of encouragement and correction. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen” (Psalm 95:7-9)
Under His sun and by His grace,
Becky Pliego and the Ladies Fellowship at Christ Church