Lord of all the earth,
You have made the nations and reign as Sovereign over all the earth. Help our earthly rulers to see You and govern in righteousness according to Your Word.
Think about this quote: “We have dissected God, and man, and the gospel, and we have thousands, if not millions, of facts—all of it quite dead. It’s not that these insights aren’t true; it’s that they no longer speak. I could tell you a few facts about God, for example. He is omniscient, omnipotent, and immutable. There—don’t you feel closer to him? All our statements about God forget that he is a person, and as Tozer says, ‘In the deep of His mighty nature He thinks, wills, enjoys, feels, loves, desires and suffers as any other person may.’
“How do we get to know a person? Through stories. All the wild and sad and courageous tales that we tell—they are what reveal us to others. We must return to the Scriptures for the story that it is and stop approaching it as if it is an encyclopedia, looking for ‘tips and techniques.’ ” (Source)
A Bible reading plan can easily become a check list. Read Genesis 1-2. Check it off your list. Read Genesis 3-5. Check it off your list.
But Journey is designed for so much more. The One who loves you best is inviting you to sit with Him, listen to His heart, and talk with Him. After you read His Word, don’t forget to continue the conversation as you journal. He wants to hear your heart. He wants a conversation with you, conversations that will transform your life.
Remember, it’s not about learning more Bible facts. It’s a relationship.
Read 2 Samuel 19-20 and Psalm 62.
Read 2 Samuel 21-22.
Read 2 Samuel 23-24 and Psalm 16.
Read 1 Kings 1. (A video about 1-2 Kings is scheduled later, when we begin 2 Kings.)
Read 1 Kings 2-3.
Use this video to pray for Uzbekistan today.
Read Proverbs 1. We’ll begin reading one chapter from Proverbs on Saturdays.
Read Psalm 72, a psalm written by and/or for Solomon.