“Here is something I am still sure of. I will see the Lord’s goodness while I’m still alive. Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord.”
–Psalm 27:13-14 (NIRV)
Last month when I was writing the column for the January issue of the Young Salvationist, I stumbled across a section on Bible.com that I had never seen before. The theme for the issue was Everyday Saint, and as I was brainstorming ideas to help the young adult readers be “everyday saints.” So as part of one of my sections, I started looking up Bible reading plans. That’s when I found the entire section on plans here.
I’ll admit, I was a little giddy–reading plans by topic (love, anxiety, healing, doubt), well-known authors, life-events (marriage, divorce, work), season, age, and spiritual discipline (prayer, faith, forgiveness, fasting). I was blown away.
Then yesterday, I received some news at work that has made me excited, yet uneasy. I am excited for what it could mean, but uneasy because I don’t know if it is God’s will (I promise I will expand on that in the future, I just don’t feel it appropriate to put on the internet where anyone can read it at such an early stage). After explaining the situation to a trusted friend, we agreed to pray about it together, and I decided I wanted to find a reading plan to help me pray as I wait for the Lord’s guidance.
Which started the beginning of my reading plan: Wait and See by Wendy Pope.
I completed day 1 of the plan yesterday and spent time in prayer and journaling after I read the verses and devotional.
And when I sat and listened to God in my prayer time, I overwhelmingly heard his voice talking to me, telling me He is going to honor this period of waiting. I felt Him saying to trust His timing. He even pointed out a time in my life nearly a year ago when I started praying about my future, and I felt Him say that that was the time I began this journey, without even realizing it. And I felt the Lord’s happiness that we were together in fellowship.
So, 6 more days to this specific period of waiting. I’d encourage you, if you have a topic that is on your mind, follow a plan from http://www.Bible.com. Also, be my friend! I’ll like your “activity” on the site and we can encourage one another to in our journeys forward.
As always, I hope this in some way encouraged you.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding. In all your ways remember him. Then he will make your paths smooth and straight.”
–Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIRV)