Jul 30

Sun’s out, the lawn needs mowing and the garden produce is kicking in. It must be mid-Summer!

Are you enjoying every waking moment of the longer days?

While these summertide days seem to be slipping away with off-kilter schedules, I’m finding that I thrive best when I maintain my morning prayer time routine. Coffee in hand, I sit down at my laptop ready to check in with the daily readings and devotions from Blessed Is She. Another addition that has blessed my prayer time over this past month has been the Summer of Psalms study from Take Up & Read. For me, having a guide and chosen bible passage to read already decided for me is beneficial. Keeping with simplicity during my prayer time allows me not to feel like it’s just another task to be checked off when completed. It leaves room for the Holy Spirit to settle in and nudge me, maybe only to a word or short verse on which to reflect.

I didn’t realize how refreshing the Psalms would be to these balmy days. What a resonating beauty those repetitions of O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever’ have had in reminding me of all the goodness God has bestowed on my life.

A few others that leaped off the page and gave me reflection:

Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.  Psalm 31: 24

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust in him, and he will act.  Psalm 27: 4-5

Be still, and know that I am God!  Psalm 46: 10

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy.  Psalm 126: 2

I’ve mentioned before how lovely the Take Up & Read studies are and the ladies who write them are spirit filled in their words. There’s a new study, True Friend, that begins the end of July (but you can start any time really) and lasts for four weeks. Care to join me?

If you’d like to follow the Summer of Psalms reading list that I did, you can find 28 days easily planned out for you on their website by clicking this link.

May the scriptures find a way into your heart this summer and reside there giving you peace, companionship and strength for the daily journey.

Sarah Heidelberger is a wife and homeschooling mom of five who keeps her days steady with her planning and organizing skills.

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