This week my B90X kids and I will be hitting the halfway mark in our reading: Day 44. On Thursday, in fact. It is hard to believe that we’re nearly halfway done, and it is hard to believe that we haven’t been reading for very long, either! (If you’re from Amy’s B90Days groups—I am not behind—we started two days after you did, so we’re on track too, but our track is 2 days behind yours.)
This past week we read through Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, and now we’re in Psalms. WOW. Today as I was reading, I came across this passage:
It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them. Ps. 44:3
It is not by my selfish desire that I am reading. I didn’t even want to do this last year! God had other plans though. It is not to my credit that I am doing it again. Leading a group was the last thing I wanted to do. God reached down and almost audibly told me “This is why you read it last time.” God is funny that way, isn’t he?
It is not by my own merits that I have made it halfway. Neither is it my life that is glorified through it… but only that Christ is glorified. God is the one who makes this possible. Without Him I would never be able to keep up with this reading schedule, and neither would the students who are reading with me. God saved D1, he saved the Israelites (time and time again!) and he helps us, because he loves us. How awesome is that!?
And again I find myself praying…
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Ps.19:14