Random Acts of Reading?

Today I randomly opened the Scriptures and read a Psalm.  I loved how the words painted pictures of God’s grandeur.  My husband is a commercial fisherman and I could just imagine him out on the water seeing what God has created.  I then turned to the following Psalm… I was in awe…the first two verses spoke directly to me on such a personal level.  So excited by His words I texted my son and shared with him God’s awesome grace.  I had read these two verses many times, but never before did I need them like I did today.

The Internet says there are over 31,000 verses in the Bible and to think, of all of those verses I read these two!!  This was not a random act.  It was the Holy Spirit directing me to the right words of comfort.  What an experience!

It reminded me of the day I prayed to accept Christ as my Savior.  Over 35 years ago I knelt in the lCU Nurse’s lounge and prayed with a nurse named Debbie.  Before I left work that evening, she asked me to open my Bible when I got home and read whatever God had to say to me.  Just open it she said.  Doing just that, I randomly I opened the Scriptures and as like today He directed me to the words I needed to hear.  The next day Debbie asked me what I had read…they were the same words she had read when she went home!!

Repeatedly He has done this over the years…so why does it always amaze me?  I guess it is just the respectful awe I feel each time He speaks to me directly.  (I was going to say ‘each time He takes the time to speak to me” – but it really is each time I take the time to listen to Him.)

There was a time that I thought that I had to have a specific Bible study plan; however, due to the lack of always having a plan I would find myself avoid a daily devotion.  Today I was reminded that plans are not all that they are cracked up to be…that there are times when we should let the Holy Spirit direct us.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it is important to have a defined study plan in place, but the ones that are prepared by God are so much sweeter than those penned by man.

So I ask you today to go to the Scriptures and randomly read a few verses and see what He penned just for you!

Blessings,
Susan
www.wix.com/sncw77/susan-werthem

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Random Acts of Reading?

Today I randomly opened the Scriptures and read a Psalm. I loved how the words painted pictures of God’s grandeur. My husband is a commercial fisherman and I could just imagine him out on the water seeing what God has created. I then turned to the following Psalm… I was in awe…the first two verses spoke directly to me on such a personal level. So excited by His words I texted my son and shared with him God’s awesome grace. I had read these two verses many times, but never before did I need them like I did today.

The Internet says there are over 31,000 verses in the Bible and to think, of all of those verses I read these two!! This was not a random act. It was the Holy Spirit directing me to the right words of comfort. What an experience!

It reminded me of the day I prayed to accept Christ as my Savior. Over 35 years ago I knelt in the lCU Nurse’s lounge and prayed with a nurse named Debbie. Before I left work that evening, she asked me to open my Bible when I got home and read whatever God had to say to me. Just open it she said. Doing just that, I randomly I opened the Scriptures and as like today He directed me to the words I needed to hear. The next day Debbie asked me what I had read…they were the same words she had read when she went home!!

Repeatedly He has done this over the years…so why does it always amaze me? I guess it is just the respectful awe I feel each time He speaks to me directly. (I was going to say ‘each time He takes the time to speak to me” – but it really is each time I take the time to listen to Him.)

There was a time that I thought that I had to have a specific Bible study plan; however, due to the lack of always having a plan I would find myself avoid a daily devotion. Today I was reminded that plans are not all that they are cracked up to be…that there are times when we should let the Holy Spirit direct us.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it is important to have a defined study plan in place, but the ones that are prepared by God are so much sweeter than those penned by man.

So I ask you today to go to the Scriptures and randomly read a few verses and see what He penned just for you!

Blessings,
Susan
www.wix.com/sncw77/susan-werthem

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