This summer may be a bit different over here.
I’m trying to spend as much time as I can…
I’ve been reading in three places the last week or so…
Psalm 103–just because I need it. I really think it is my favorite Psalm. I have it memorized. But only if I can sing it to you.
John 8:31-37–our pastor spoke on this passage a few weeks ago and I love this section, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
The simplicity, but all the promise in it, really encourages me. Makes me want to spend more and more time in His Word.
Also in the beginning of Ephesians.
Just rereading and focusing on what Wendy Alsup describes as “The Great Exchange”.
I feel like God is pounding this into my head and heart right now.
I’m reading her book, The Gospel Centered Woman.
And in Chapters 2 & 3 she discusses why there is often such a HUGE gap between who we know we are in Christ and the way we live on a daily basis.
I needed to hear her words about how not only are we forgiven through Jesus’ death & resurrection at the Cross…but…His righteousness is also given to us, which means, “you and I have adequate, sufficient supplies for this season…we have a bridge between our godly longing and our fallen reality that sufficiently equips us to deal with each struggle” (37).
So good that I gave away her book today to a friend, even though I’m only through Chapter 4.
And ordered another one for myself.
Then yesterday I saw this by Elyse Fitzpatrick...
“Let’s give our kids the whole gospel. He died for our sins AND was raised for our justification…forgiven AND righteous before God.”
And finally…Paul Tripp’s post yesterday… anyway…just feeling greatly encouraged–
Understanding the Gap.
And meanwhile, I’m sharing over at The Better Mom today about 5 ways to help your family memorize God’s Word. Please stop by. Would love to see you over there!