This Week’s Readings

Happy Sunday, friends!

I can’t hardly believe that we’ve already passed the 100 day mark in our readings. Praise God! For some of you, this may be the farthest you’ve read in the Old Testament, so what are your thoughts thus far?

This week we’ll continue in 1 Samuel and Luke:

  • MONDAY: 1 Samuel 4-6; Luke 12:35-59
  • TUESDAY: 1 Sam. 7-9; Luke 13:1-21
  • WEDNESDAY: 1 Sam. 10-12; Luke 13:22-35
  • THURSDAY: 1 Sam. 15-16; Luke 14:25-35
  • FRIDAY: 1 Sam. 17-18; Luke 15:1-10
  • SATURDAY: 1 Sam. 19-21; Luke 15:11-32
  • SUNDAY: 1 Sam. 22-24; Luke 16:1-18

Now, to hold yourself accountable, go write this down in your planner or on a sticky  note next to your reading nook. Whatever works for you, do something today that will encourage you tomorrow to spend some time in the word of God.

With all my love,

Yelena

PS. Remember when we read about Deborah a few weeks ago in Judges 4-6? We love the lessons one of our writers learned from the story and wanted to share them with you.

Tag us on Instagram with #TirzahintheWord to share what God is teaching you with other Tirzah girls! 

 

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2 thoughts on “This Week’s Readings

  1. Hi Yelena I had signed up in the beginning of the year to start these devotionals, I had did good the first week but fell off. I unfortunately allowed discouragement to keep me from continuing on I just downloaded the schedule reading plan on my phone today. I wanted to reach out to you because I am tired of being a Christian that doesn’t read the word like I know I need to. A week can go by and I don’t open it up. I have beat myself up for so long and allowed my self to live in condemnation. I want to live different I want to experience What it’s like to hear from God daily and to mediate on his word day and night to be like a tree planted by rivers of flowing water. I want to devour the word of God and have such a love and passion for his word. I don’t understand why I’m struggling so much in this is their any advice you can give me a place to start reading or to follow the daily plan. I know your busy with so many things but I would so appreciate a response in how you may have dealt with this or how you went about doing it. Other resources that may have helped you. Thank you so much for your time and all you are doing at Tirzahintheword God Bless You!

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    1. Hi Julia! First, I apologize for the late reply – I was trying to finish law school well and graduate so Tirzah work was temporarily on hold.

      It sounds like you’re in the right place – the desire to study the Word and grow closer to Christ is the best starting place. But like with anything – the desire is not enough, there has to be action and in this case, it’s daily action.

      First, ask yourself why you fell off after the first week. Be honest. Is it because you were bored? Busy? Lazy? Didn’t care enough?

      Then work from that to figure out how to make Bible study a daily habit. If it’s because you’re bored, pray that God will renew your interest in His word. Look into something like illustrated bible journaling, invest in a pretty journal to take notes on your Bibles study in (checked out Life Lived Beautifully journals), or create a space that inspires you and relaxes you to focus on Bible study.

      If you’re busy, then find time in your day to dedicate to Bible study. Sit down with your planner and work schedule and carve out time like any other important appointment and then keep it. The King of Kings is awaiting you to comfort, encourage, and teach you. Don’t miss out on it!

      Finally, don’t beat yourself up about it. We all miss a day or two. Sometimes, we miss a few weeks at a time. But it can’t derail you from moving forward. You missed a day? messed up? Well as long as there is breath in your life, there is a chance for you to start again. So, open your Bible, and pray to God that you won’t leave and you won’t give up until He speaks to you through His word and teaches you which way to go. Because what we can’t do, He can. That’s why we always pray before Bible study!

      I hope this helps! Don’t give up. Your past doesn’t define your future.

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