Well, that’s the plan anyway…365 days to read the Bible.  I’ve never necessarily wanted to do this, because it frankly sounded really boring….but have been otherwise convinced that perhaps this is how God speaks to us;  through His word.  A friend and I discussed it during a long car ride home from women’s retreat this weekend and I pulled the Bible out and opened to the verse of the day (this Bible happens to feature a 365-day reading plan).  Well, coincidentally, that day’s verse related exactly to what we’d just learned over the weekend at the retreat! 

Acts 8:26-40 was the passage.   The very first explanation, in my study Bible, said “Follow God’s leading, even if it seems like a demotion.  At first you may not understand his plans, but the results will prove that God’s way is right.”  One of the things I remember most from the speaker this weekend was her showing a fist and explaining  how God sometimes has to pry our little fingers off of something we hold on to….. so that He can hand us something better.  Her illustration was so good, as she pryed each finger off individually. 

Today’s verse?  Acts 9:32-42….explained thusly:  Rather than wishing you had other gifts, make good use of the gifts God has given you.

Amen.

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