As I have been taking a break from writing and beginning to focus my thoughts, time and prayer to the Lord, He has given me something new to write about and share. I got a planner for my birthday along with a devotional book that I started reading on New Year’s Day 2021 back last summer. As I opened my new 2021 calendar and found pages for the following goals or dreams, a grateful for section along with notes and included a blank page introducing each month of the year, the LORD brought to mind some Bible verses for the year and for this month. I would like to share them with you as I go through this year of 2021 as each month begins.
My scripture for 2021 is Proverbs 3:5-6 Amplified Classic Edition
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
My Scriptures for the month of January are as follows:
- PSALM 42:1 ESV
As the deer pants for the flowing waters so my soul pants for you, oh God. My soul thirsts for the living God.
2. PROVERBS 3:7-8 Amplified Classic Edition
Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently worship and fear the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil. It shall be health to your nerves and sinews, and morrow and moistening to your bones.
Who or what am I trusting in for financial security, health, and well-being? If the answer is anything besides the Living God, then I ask you the Holy Spirit to convict me in my heart of the sin of having another god or gods in my life right that are, have or continue to have an influence over me.
READ OUT LOUD THE LIVING WORD OF GOD .
DWELL ON IT.
SEEK THE LIVING GOD.
LIVE OUT WHAT THE LORD TELLS ME.
GIVE THE LORD THE PRAISE!
I feel it is time for me to take a break from writing. I need to spend some time focusing on the Lord and to listen for direction in which He wants me take in this blog. Please pray with me in the mean time to provide clear direction. I will still be immersed in a Bible Study with a group of ladies. I wrote consistently in 2020 so please use the search box on my page for the studies of Zechariah, Philippians, Isaiah, and Hebrews and immerse yourself in a study whether or not it is mine. I don’t know how long this break will be but stayed tuned for more posts.
Be blessed in knowing that the God is still in control!
Snow covered mountains.
Cascading frozen spring waters.
What a beautiful sight to see!
All the stars in the heavens shine as they proclaim the work of the Lord.
The sun casts its shadow upon the ground,
As the light of the only begotten son of the Lord,
Sits enthroned above the heavens.
What a glorious sight to behold the lamb of God upon the throne!
Holy, holy, holy
All praise belongs to you!
Come, Oh, come
Christ the risen King!
Fill the hearts of all with peace!
Oh, come, oh, come
Sing of out the glorious wonders that He has done!
Fill the streets with adoration for the Lord of all is in control!
Praise and glory belongs to you!
Read Hebrews 13:1-6 in the AMPC (Amplified Classic Edition) and list the words and verses that speak to you the most and then answer the following questions below.
How is marriage viewed by society and compare with Hebrews 13:4 that is written below:
Let the marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And let the marriage bed be undefiled ( kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [ all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.
How do you view marriage in your own life and if your single do you hold marriage as something to be honored?
Write a summary of Hebrews 13:7-25 in your own words or just list the words that speak to your heart the most.
To close this study of Hebrews go back and review your answers then take a highlighter and highlight the the answers and verses that blessed you the most.
In what way’s have you grown deeper in the Lord through this study.
Read Hebrews 12:1-28 and write out the verses with their references that speak to your heart at this moment as you read them.
What was the joy that was set before Jesus who endured the cross?
In what ways has this passage of scripture encouraged you to abide in Christ?
Spend some time in prayer, seeking the Lord to expose the sin(s) that you struggle the most with and then lay them before the Lord asking Him to forgive you of that sin(s) and help you to walk in freedom from it.
To close today’s segment of study, read Hebrews 12:18-29 and make a list of the things in both your life and in the earth that the LORD is shaking up? Then pray over the lists.
Great is the Lord!
Great is the Lord!
Come join the host of Heaven,
Sing with joy all peoples!
The great King of Heaven,
Who is from Eternity to Eternity;
Of His Kingdom there is no end.
So, come join the host of Heaven;
Sing all you nations with one heart and mind.
Christ the risen King is with us as His spirit resides in the hearts of the peoples of the earth.
Did you hear the rocks cry out?
Did you see the rivers part as the Lord steps out in front of you?
Did you see the mountains quake at His arrival?
Praise the living God!
Praise the living God!
Therefore since He is with us,
Who can be against us for at the mention of Jesus name demons shudder and flee
at the presence of our great and powerful King!
Awaken our hearts.
Awaken and stir in our hearts,
The gifts, You’ve given us.
Breathe on us.
Breathe on us, Oh Breath of God!
Breathe upon the areas in our lives where we’ve allowed sin to reside
causing a death or separation from You, the living God.
Make those areas in our lives so uncomfortable that we are siting on pins and needles
until we fall upon our faces crying out to You, the Sovereign Lord of all,
seeking your forgiveness so that we may be restored to You gracefully.
Awaken our minds to the recognize the enemy of our souls as we are bombarded on every side
and in every relationship we encounter or situation we face we must approach everything with prayer.
Open our ears and open our hearts to both listen, receive, and respond to the callings and gifts to which You
have called us and equipped us to use for Your glory.
Read all of Hebrews 11 out loud or listen to it on the You Version Bible app and jot down the words or phrases that seem to stick out or has been made alive to you in some way.
Give a definition for what you believe “faith is” and then it look up in a modern English dictionary and explain any differences or similarities between those you listed and Hebrews 11:1.
Here is my definition for what faith is in my own words and do you agree or disagree with my definition, why or why not? List scriptural evidence as the basis for your answer.
Faith is belief in what God says is the absolute standard of truth and adherence to it is a visible outward demonstration of it.
Now, think to your own life and lives of those who have walked with the LORD a long time write down their names as if your life or theirs was listed in the heroes of the faith and start with these words, “By faith,”.
Then write out a prayer of Thanksgiving for each one of the heroes of the faith you listed and allow the LORD to speak to your own heart about how you are also a hero in the faith.
Read Hebrews 10:1-18 and then make a chart listing how the law is shadow of the good things to come in Christ and comparing the results of both.
How are the three distinct person of our Triune God listed or referenced to in this passage and list the scripture references beside your answer?
Read Hebrews 10:19-39 and then list blessings and the comfort you have received from this passage if any and include the scripture reference in your answer.
Write a summary in your own words of what Hebrews 10:23-25 says below:
How can you personally encourage someone in the faith into loving one another and to do good works?
Spend some time in prayer, seeking the Lord on behalf of those you have not seen in a while in the place you meet together, if in person, virtually or in the spirit. List those that you have have not seen and ask the Lord how you can encourage that person.
Review Hebrews 9:1-10 along with the questions and your answers, then read Hebrews 9:11-28. Write a brief summary of what this passage means to you personally.
Read Hebrews 9:13 along with Leviticus 16:6, 16 and Numbers 19:9, 17-18 ; listing the significant words in each of the passages and note how they compare with one another.
Read Exodus 24:6-8 and describe how the Mosaic Covenant was sealed and why it was necessary for the shedding of blood in both the old covenant and the new covenant.
Close by meditating on this passage and seeking the LORD and write down any new insight He gives you about this passage.