¡Hola, hola! Dear Friends, thank you one more time for opening this weekly email to read it. I pray you will find it encouraging.
This week I have been talking to different women who have been sharing with me how being consistently in the Word these past months has been a huge blessing to them, and that is no surprise, of course. But you know what has been a huge blessing to hear? That none of these women has testified that the more they are in the Word, the less problems and trials they have. No, not at all. All of these women- including me!- have not been spared from troubles or travails. But in the midst of them all we have found that the Word of God is indeed an anchor to our soul in the darkest storms, a lamp to our feet when we can’t see the way clearly; it is indeed our bread and wine, and water, our sustenance. It is what keeps us going with much hope and joy. Without the Word of God in our hearts and minds we would be in despair.
So, Friend, I want to encourage you today, if you are not reading along anymore, today you can take the Book of God and read it. Today, when you don’t feel like opening it because you have not read it in a long time, take the Book and God and read it. Come to the Word! Remember as we turn the pages of God’s Book we are preparing our hearts and minds for the next turn of the page in our own life. We take the Book of God and open it in faith, and from His fullness He gives us grace upon grace. Our coming to Him, our drawing to Him in faith is never in vain. Come to Christ! Open the Word and read it!
This week we will start reading Ezekiel (1-30) and will also read Proverbs 27 and 30 and Psalms 60-62 and 30.
Ezekiel is a powerful book, with many images that will demand you use your imagination. Read and imagine, “see” what the author has written. Be captivated by all the imagery, you might lose your breath looking at God’s greatness. As you read think how the spiritual world is real and how God is bigger and more awesome than anything we would ever dare to imagine. Some have said that Ezekiel is the Revelation of the Old Testament, so be ready to swim in deep waters with the help of the Holy Spirit.
In Psalm 60 we will read a psalm that David wrote when the events of 2 Samuel 8 happened. We will read how God treads down over His people’s foes and because He is our Victor we shall do valiantly. Our hope – which was strengthened last week as we read Psalms 55 and 56 – is not built on good intentions, but on the victory that Christ, our Victor has secured for His people.
In Psalm 61, we will hear the cry of one who knows that we cannot go to the Rock on our own, we need the Holy Spirit to lead us, to bring us to Him.
We come to Psalm 62 where we find the Psalm we pray when the Lord brings us different seasons of waiting.
And Psalm 30 reminds us that God will also bring seasons of joy, of healing, of restoration, and in those seasons we will have songs to sing and we will not be quiet.
As you read Proverbs 27 and 30 remember that we read Proverbs to find principles that we can apply with all wisdom to our lives and the situations in which God has placed us. You will for sure find great treasures in those verses.
Friends, next week we will not have a Webinar on Monday, April 16. We will resume our Live Webinars on April 23, when we will be talking mainly about Ezekiel and Malachi. Thank you for your understanding!
May our prayer this week be, “For God alone my soul waits in silence… I will not put my trust in man or circumstances, but in God alone who is the Rock of Ages, my God and my refuge.” Amen. (Psalm 62)
Under His sun and by His grace,
Becky Pliego and the Team of Christ Church Ladies Fellowship