Daily Archives: October 18, 2012

Jeremiah 1, 2; Acts 26

I’m in a book study with some friends on Tuesday nights at Panera. We’re reading Elizabeth George’s “Putting on a Gentle and Quiet Spirit.” (Lesson 15 on trusting the Lord is my favorite part so far. ) One of her repeated questions after each block of scripture we study is: what does this portion of scripture teach us about God?

That was the question I thought of this morning while I read Jeremiah and Acts.

Sometimes the daily things I face consume my thoughts, occupy my concerns. They seem big. But reading scripture and learning about God puts things in new focus. When Paul addressed King Agrippa, this stood out:

Why does it seem incredible to any of you that God can raise the dead? Acts 26:8 NLT.

I thought on these full scriptures and what they’re teaching me about God. They filled a page with hope.

Lord, I’m becoming aware of how often I underestimate you. Your Word teaches me about your strength, vision and plan. When my thoughts take center stage, they leave you in the wings. The more I study about you and think on you, you break through the limits I have placed around you in life. I’m so thankful for that!

Courtney (66books365)

 

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