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What an amazing, jam-packed couple of weeks it has been!
We’re recording the soundtrack for the show “The Witnesses” so it’s been late hours in the studio. But I must say – what a great bunch of musicians, and just all-around good people I work with on the cast. It has been a blast!
Then, we did three shows of “The Rock & The Rabbi” on Easter weekend at the Plaza Theatre in Orlando, Florida. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Resurrection weekend!
What’s next, you ask? Well, there’s a rumor that “The Witnesses” is going to be at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church on April 26th. Stay tuned for more details.
grace & peace,
Tomorrow, let’s jump back into the book of Psalms where we left off before. We’ll continue in Psalms until the end of the month.
Let’s start tomorrow, Saturday, in Psalms 24.
I’m still praying for confirmation, but I have an idea where we’ll start on October 1. It should be very interesting. So, stay tuned…
Two books in the Bible bear the names of women, Ruth & Esther. Let’s take a look into the lives of these two Biblical heroines, starting with Ruth, the one who was found “faithful in the very little”in the way she met and overcame domestic crises which frequently arise in the everyday life of an ordinary private citizen.Then, we’ll look at Esther, the young orphaned Israelite girl from the tribe of Benjamin who rose from being a former prisoner-exile to Queen of Persia.
This might be a good time to renew your commitment to the daily reading of God’s Word – as it is for me. Nothing feels the same without my having spent time with God each day. Won’t you join us?
Let’s go back and check out Ezra’s story, starting tomorrow in chapter 1.
This is getting good!
So, after much prayer and counsel, I am excited to announce the dBrag map for the next two months:
June 16 – June 30, 2006: Psalms (up to chapter 26, see specific schedule below)
July 1 – July 31, 2006: Proverbs
Why Study Psalms?
- Because of its prominance of the Bible – it’s the longest “book” of the Bible, the most often quoted OT book in the NT.
- Because of its distinguished authorship – (through the divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit) David, Moses, sons of Asaph, Solomon, the sons of Korah, Ezra
- Because of their influence and dominance in the worship of the church, and it’s history
- Because of their power to enrich our spiritual lives, with divine inspiration
I’ve had many requests over the years to do Psalms together, but it was challenging to fit into the dBrag model because some chapters have only a few short verses, but others have over 100 verses. I know it’s not about the number of verses we read, but remember – the dBrag model is specifically designed for those who lack discipline of their own, and for those who have found it difficult to have a consistent time in God’s Word every day. Consider it a kind of “baby steps” method to Spiritual maturity in reading the Bible. Therefore, having to read/study more than 20 to 30 verses may very well take some of us out.
If you’re bothered by that, perhaps you need a different model. As always, I want to encourage you to go beyond dBrag in your personal studies of the Scriptures. Many dBraggers also read a proverb a day along with their dBrag chapter. Many read a good Christian book by a reputable author along with their dBrag studies. I encourage you to do whatever God is leading you to do to increase your wisdom and knowledge of Him and grow closer to Him.
Not to try to make things complicated, but I’ve come up with the following schedule to help keep with the model of 20 – 30 verses per day:
6/16/2006 Psalms 1-2
6/17/2006 Psalms 3-4
6/18/2006 Psalms 5-6
6/19/2006 Psalms 7-8
6/20/2006 Psalms 9-10
6/21/2006 Psalms 11-12
6/22/2006 Psalms 13-14
6/23/2006 Psalms 15-16
6/24/2006 Psalms 17
6/25/2006 Psalms 18
6/26/2006 Psalms 19-20
6/27/2006 Psalms 21
6/28/2006 Psalms 22
6/29/2006 Psalms 23-24
6/30/2006 Psalms 25-26
What about the rest of the Psalms? We will continue with Psalms later, perhaps on the other side of July (God willing).
For the month of July, we’ll be reading a Proverb chapter per day. Whatever day it is, just read that Proverb. For example, on July 1st read Proverbs 1. On July 2 read Proverbs 2, etc.
Many of you suggested that one of the ways you like to spend time with God is with Worship. Since we’re studying the first 26 chapters of Psalms, I’d like for you to consider ways to incorporate worship into your dBrag routine – let us know what you come up with!
Thanks for your faithfulness!
As we near the end of Exodus, I wanted to let you know that I’ve been in prayer about where to turn next in our Bibles. Please understand that I take this very seriously and really try to hear God about which books to read next.
I felt strongly about Exodus because while I was praying about this back in the end of March, I kept hearing about the children of Israel from everywhere – in church, on TV, on the radio, from friends discussions. I knew we needed to go there next. And, it has been fascinating and very informative. Thank you all for your insights and your emails. I have learned much about myself and my “wandering” tendancies.
This time, I’m hearing “Joshua” the same way. I’m excited about learning what treasure is hidden in the book of Joshua.
But first, let’s take a look back at Ephesians. It’s a short book, and I feel the need to understand about the importance of the armor again.
So, here’s the schedule for you dBraggers and Bible readers for the next few months:
May 17, 2006 – Start reading Ephesians
May 23, 2006 – Start reading Joshua!
June 16, 2006 – TBD
July 1, 2006 – It’s a SURPRISE!!!
You know the benefits of daily Bible reading. Renew your commitment and jump back in there. God rewards the faithful.
Thanks for joining me on this journey.
I’ve really been seeking the Lord on which book to do next, and I must say it has been fairly obvious for me for quite some time. In the last few weeks, I’ve been hearing so much about the journey (exodus) of the children of Israel, I keep wanting to get more understanding of all they went through.
So, Friday let’s begin reading the book of Exodus!
I’m working on a plan from there, but it’s still in need of some prayer. I love your interaction. Please keep it coming. You all really bless me. See ya in daWord!