How would you like to read through God's Love Letter—His Word, the Bible, with a group of like-minded, Christian girlfriends? We're doing that over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group. Did you know you don't have to start a Bible reading plan on January 1? You can begin today! This simple plan, and an accountability partner, will help you succeed. Who will be your accountability partner? Share this post with them and invite them to the private Facebook group.
Sweeter Than Honey is patterned after this Bible Reading Itinerary. On Tuesdays, here at the blog, I would love it if you and I could take a trip through God's Word and Sweeter Than Honey, together! I would also encourage you to Join us over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group, introduce yourself, meet new friends, and share your thoughts there as well. We're waiting for you!
Psalms 57-59: Let His Glory Shine!
David writes Psalm 57 after he flees from Saul and is hiding from him in a cave. David wants God’s glory to shine over all the earth. Let’s find out why.
David is once again pleading for God’s mercy when he makes this statement: “for in You my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by” (57:1).
David is hiding in a cave waiting for the storms of destruction (Saul and his men that are pursuing to kill David) to pass by. Are there storms in your life today that you need to take refuge from?
God has a purpose for you, friend, and there is a purpose in your storm as well. “I cry out to God Most High, to God Who fulfills His purpose for me” (57:2). He “will send out His steadfast love and His faithfulness” (57:3)! God’s mercy, steadfast love, and faithfulness are waiting for your cry.
Twice in this Psalm, David reminds us, “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let Your glory be over all the earth” (57:5; 11)! David wants the glory of God to shine through his circumstances. This should be our desire as well!
How will we let the glory of God shine through us and our storms today?
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Let's be intentional about focusing on God’s Word and the truths found there. Let's let it inspire us to live out our faith each day in a way that causes those we come in contact with to want what we have found. God sees you. He knows you by name, He knows the number of hairs on your head, and He cares about every detail of your daily existence. He wrote you a Love Letter. Let’s dive in!
52 Days in Psalms!
“Prayer does not mean simply to pour out one’s heart. It means rather to find the way to God and to speak with Him, whether the heart is full or empty. No man can do that by himself. For that, he needs Jesus Christ.” ―Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible
5/17/2022 09:05:25 am
I'm so grateful God is with us in every one of our storms!
5/17/2022 09:12:30 am
Yes, Lisa! I love this from Psalm 59:16b, "...For You have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress." What a lovely promise to cling to!!
5/17/2022 09:05:32 am
This is a reminder to me to pray not just for the storm to stop, but that God would be exalted and His glory would shine through.
5/17/2022 09:17:29 am
Absolutely, Barbara!! Twice in Psalm 57 David writes, "Be exalted, O God, above the Heavens! Let Your glory be over all the earth!" Psalm 57:5, 11
5/17/2022 02:29:14 pm
"God has a purpose for you, friend, and there is a purpose in your storm as well." Amen! Thank you for this encouragement today!
5/17/2022 03:35:14 pm
I love verses 7-10 of chapter 57, Joanne!!
5/18/2022 08:00:05 am
I love that David 's heart managed to find its way to praise!
5/18/2022 08:07:27 am
He seems to almost always do that, Michele! So many of the psalms he penned end (or begin, or BOTH) with praise to a Savior he so heavily depended on—his Rock, His Redeemer, and his strong tower!
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