Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Psalms on the 31st

Oh, hey! This here’s called a blog and sometimes it gets updated. Winking smile

So while I’ve yet to get y’all up to speed with the end of May, I’m just checking in to see how your Psalm a day reading is going. Remember that little thing? Yes, well, I’ll admit there have been some days where I didn’t get it read at all or didn’t do it first thing. It’s ok. I read the days I missed and now I’m trying to read it aloud to the kids at breakfast.

I’ve got two things for you today.

One is that I don’t read a Psalm on the 31st day of the month! (I’m a rebel!) Well, the honest answer is that math isn’t my thing. That or I just don’t want to put forth the mental effort. This is what I do. I skip the 31st day of the month but then start again on the first. So on June 1 I’m going to read Psalm 31; on the 2nd- the 32nd Psalm. For me it just keeps it all neat and tidy. You don’t have to do that. I’m just sharing what I do. (If you have missed or fallen behind on the readings you could use this day to catch up. Do so- these Psalms are not long.)

Second is that I was inspired by Psalm 29. I read that on the 29th, of course, which happened to be the first day I officially considered the kids and I on summer break. I was awed by how the very voice of the Lord is mighty, glorious, strong and holy. In a holy and poetic way, David recites some attributes of the Lord almost as if he needed not only to worship but also to be reminded. Then David makes it personal: “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.” v. 11

As a Christ-follower- a dwelling of the Holy Spirit- that same power is in me!!

Do you know how much I needed to be reminded of that?!!! I cannot parent, mother, be the person my kids need me to be on my own strength!! It is only from the Lord and in His power.

I prayed this very Psalm over my summer.

I hope you are spending time is the Word this summer even if it isn’t reading through the Psalms. I’d love to hear what you’re reading. Encourage us all.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, how easy it is to forget about the Holy Spirit! I read Luke 7 yesterday (it's been awhile since me and Jesus got some good QT) and it really spoke to me. I'll be blogging about it soon :)


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