Monday, February 15, 2010

Bible in 90 Days {B90} ~ Day 46 Check-in

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For some reason I had it in my head that reading Psalms and Proverbs was going to be super-simple reading. Instead {and don’t get me wrong here}, it was actually more difficult for me to read and trudge through.
 
While I enjoy Psalms one or two at a time, reading them in LARGE quantities tends to overwhelm me with all the skipping around from the depths of despair to the heights of happiness. I feel like I’m on an emotional roller coaster and I don’t handle the drama all that well.
 
I’m thinking it’s just all good ~ but in moderation. Maybe because Psalms and Proverbs don’t read so ‘novel’ like…I’m not sure, but I am rather looking forward to a little more consistency.
 
All that said, there were still things that I pulled out over the course of the week that have been rolling through my head:
  • I always think of David having written all of the Psalms {even knowing he didn’t}, but didn’t realize that Moses had written one and that there are so many anonymous ones.
  • Psalm 4:4 ~ says not to let anger gain control over you and to think overnight and be silent. Compared to Ephesians 4:26 ~ not letting the sun go down on your anger… I’m really more inclined to go with the verse in Psalms because I’m the type that needs to process things before speaking {and regretting}.
  • Psalm 8:2 ~ children and nursing infants giving praise. Just reminds me of how sweet and precious it is watching my little ones worship God.
  • Psalm 30:11-12 ~ two verses that meant so much to me after the loss of our babies. God was and IS so faithful!!!
  • For some reason, the first two verses of Psalm 103 really struck me ~ “Praise the Lord, I tell myself…” Sometimes, I DO have to remind myself to praise ~ despite my circumstances. In SPITE of my circumstances.
  • I underlined parts of Proverbs 6  ~ probably because we are leading Financial Peace right now and it’s something that my husband and I feel pretty strongly about. Debt stinks. Getting out of it is tough work, and you can’t do it just sitting around wishing for it to go away.
  • All those lovely verses about keeping a guard over your tongue {sigh}
  • And disciplining your children… Proverbs 13:24
  • Feeling rather convicted about my attitude about some of our neighbors after reading Proverbs 14:21 ~ and if my pastor’s wife or my brother is reading this, don’t worry…it’s not either of you! :)
I have to leave you all with one of my favorite song clips from U2 ~ based on Psalm 40.
 
 
If you are interested in learning more about the 90 Day Bible reading challenge, you can read more about it at Mom’s Toolbox. You can also download your own printable reading bookmark if you want to join along in the challenge ~ you can start at any time because the bookmark isn’t dated. :)
 

3 comments:

  1. I was okay with psalms but am definitely feeling it with Proverbs! So disjointed, especially past chapter 9!

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  2. I did this challenge a few years ago, and oh my goodness did I EVER have a hard time getting through Psalms & Proverbs! They STILL have a stigma to me - I (sorry to say) often stay away from them unless directed in a study or by God to a certain passage. I wish I had been blogging at the time, because writing bullet points of what I've learned really would have helped me to retain more!

    This is excellent and thank you for consistently doing it! Can't wait to read the next update!

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  3. I think I would be challenged as well to complete both of these in one day's time. Too much wealth of knowledge found in these two books alone. I like taking my time through these two.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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