The locusts were sent by God as a judgment on an unfaithful people. They had turned their backs on Him. They had forsaken the One who had brought them so far. Then, there are two of the sweetest words in Scripture…
After all that you’ve done – even now you can return to me.
After all the places you have been – even now there is a place for you here with me.
No matter how far we have fallen. No matter how many times it has happened. No matter what lies the enemy whispers. God says to us, “Even now, come back to me.”
And He calls us back, not to a place of shame, but of restoration. (Joel 2:25)
He promised to restore what the locusts had eaten. The locusts that were sent by Him in response to their sin. Think about that! He offers to restore to them the very things that their own unfaithfulness had cost them.
Here are a few excerpts from our first two weeks with the F260 Bible reading plan. As I read each day, I am looking for two things:
An Inhale – a meditation
An Exhale – an application
Here are a few examples.
Inhale: Grief changes people.
Exhale: Do I allow people who have suffered a great loss to find their new normal?
Inhale: We must know Scripture well so that we do not speak things of God that are not true.
Exhale: Do I use God’s Word to shame or condemn someone instead of to bring light and freedom?
Inhale: The GOspel is about going.
Exhale: Where (or to whom) is God calling me to go?
I would love to hear from y’all and know what God is revealing to you!
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You are loved. ❤
If you have not yet chosen a Bible reading plan for 2018, I would love for you to join me! I’m using the F260 plan which you can download here. It’s a little bit lighter than some other plans with only 5 days a week in the schedule. Also, something that makes it different is that it includes a weekly memory verse which I love.
I will be posting my journal entries from my daily reading on my Instagram account. That will be the best place to connect with me daily regarding the Bible reading. However, I will post occasional updates here on the blog.
I would love to hear what God reveals to you this year. So, feel free to leave a comment or email me with your thoughts as you make your way through God’s Word this year!
You are loved. ❤