Monday, December 31, 2012
ENDING OF DAYS ~ BEGINNING OF DAYS
That was the title of the message my dearest preached yesterday at the Church we attend. Pastor Jon took the last Sunday of the year off, and ask Don to preach for him. It was a powerful message about the transition from Moses (ending of days) to Joshua (beginning of days). That is one of the things I miss most in retirement, is hearing my dearest preach week after week, but very thankful that Pastor Jon has him fill in from time to time.
For me, every end and beginning of a new years finds me deciding how I will read through the Bible again in a year. The One Year Bible was my choice for 2012, and that is the Ending of Days and it's been a wonderful read. If you are not familiar with it, each day you read a portion of the Old Testament, the New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs. At the end of the year, you have completed the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. My One Year Bible is the New Living Translation. I'm loaning it to a friend to use for 2013.
This year I will be reading through the Bible with the Life Walk Guide, that starts in Genesis and works it way through Revelation with a daily reading schedule, a little cometary and timeline. Along with my Prayer Journal, my 1000 Gift Journal. I will be using my good old NIV that been my faithful companion for many years.
My verse for 2013 will be:
"Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as unwise and witless, but as wise, sensible, intelligent people. Make the very most of the time, buying up each opportunity . . . Therefore, do not be vague and thioughless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is" Ephesians 5:15-17 (Amplified Bible)
Do you have any plans for your Spiritual Journey in 2013. I would love to hear what yours is.