Are you pressing " I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:14), or have you "settled" along the way? God made a pact with Abraham—one that continues to influence the modern world. A lesser known fact is that years earlier Abraham's father, Terah, "set out...to go to Canaan," the land of abundance where God later called Abraham. But Terah never made it: "When they came to Haran, they settled there." No question, it couldn't have been easy traveling hundreds of miles across rough terrain with flocks, herds, children, and servants. Can you imagine the sheer logistics! Remember, there were no professional movers to pack and load your stuff! Finally Terah decided they couldn't go any farther, so they settled where they were comfortable. One pastor adds: "I wonder how many times we do the same thing? We have a big dream ...to excel in our careers...as parents...and in our walk with God. We get started, but things get difficult and achieving our goal doesn't happen as quickly as we hoped. Perhaps similar to Abraham's father we say, 'Let's just settle here. It's not really what we wanted, but it's good enough.' Don't fall into that trap. You were made for more than 'good enough'...Don't settle for a little love and joy, a bit of peace and contentment, or a small helping of happiness... Pull up stakes, pack your tents, get your belongings, and start moving forward. Enlarge your vision. You may have had a delay, but...you can begin again."
"Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep." (Psalm 121:4)
Take heart O believer in the Lord your God who never slumbers and never rests! Always will He hear you and always does His eye watch over your steps. Naught will take Him by surprise and nothing occurs outside His knowing. He knows intimately the desires of your heart and the difficulties of your life. Trust Him to seek the best for you and praise His name for His goodness!
Week #47 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Deuteronomy 7-9
Monday: (History) Ezra 6-10
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 134-136
Wednesday: (Poetry) Ecclesiastes 9-10
Thursday: (Prophecy) Zechariah 9-14
Friday: (Gospels) Acts 17-18
Saturday: (Letters) 2 Peter