I had a couple of days this week that were tough to get all the reading in, but I’m enjoying the reading and the time set apart to sit quietly and focus on God’s word. I’ve learned that I must get my reading done first thing in the morning, if I put it off and start into the rest of the day it’s very difficult to get back to it. So for me it’s all or nothing first thing in the morning. So far, I’m up to date.
The children are doing a great job and are all caught up. They read in the morning with me and finish in the afternoon.
Mark is also up to date. He is reading the first half of the reading the night before it is due and then finishing up in the morning. He is alos currently up to date.
Even though I’ve read through the Bible a number of times, I came across a couple of verses that I never remember reading before. It’s Exodus 24:9-10
Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.
I had to read and re-read to make sure that I wasn’t misunderstanding it. Moses and 73 other men saw God? I don’t remember reading that before.
I was also struck again with how God loves beauty, Exodus 28:2
And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.
The priest’s garments and the tabernacle were beautiful because God commanded them to be so. I think this could be applied to how we choose to dress for church.
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How is your reading going? Are you up to date? What have you noticed as you’ve read through Exodus and Leviticus this week? Are you as nervous about Numbers as I am? Please feel free to link up your 90 Day Challenge update post or leave a comment below to let us know how you are doing, so that we will better know how to pray for you. Also you may link up your post at Mom’s Toolbox.
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|3. Tonia @ The Sunny Patch
|5. Meclarks @ My Daily Walk|
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