Sunday, May 30, 2010

Reading the Familiar...

As you know, I will be participating in the study of Ruth with The LPM Blog in June, and I'm so excited for it that I've invited you along. It is not too late to join us, just leave me a comment in this post or any other for that matter, to let me know you'll be joining us, and I'll send you an e-mail out to let you know the particulars. (And to those of you who will already be joining me, I'll be getting an e-mail out to you in the next day)..... I'm really looking forward to it.

I went and bought my book a few days ago and have been enjoying going through it. I wanted to give you a sampling of what we will be enjoying from Miss Kelly Minter in this study.

"I think the point is for us not to let familiarity with something make us think we don't have to give it our all. Seeking God with our whole hearts through the age-old avenues of Scripture, prayer, and fellowship will always prove valuable, no matter how many times we've heard it."

I loved that, and it was a great word for me to hear. Lately, I have been reading Scripture and seeing things in such a different light. It is like I am reading it for the first time, and some of the Scriptures I am reading are very familiar to me.


Deuteronomy 8:3 (New International Version)
"3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD."

What stood out to me from this verse is the role of God here. He humbled them, He caused them to hunger, so He could feed them. I was so moved by this picture of God. We somehow think that we are doing things on our own sometimes, like it is us that has made us successful, or us that has caused us to prosper, but then when things go wrong, why did God allow this to happen?... it is really crazy how at least, I think sometimes. But lately, God is really making it plain to me, His role in my life, and it is everything!!! He is causing the sun to rise and set, He is giving life to our beautiful garden, He is also showing His might in us through the trials we are currently in, and it is a beautiful thing.

So as you read Ruth or any other familiar Scripture, take a moment and really let what your reading set it. God has something to say to you for sure.

Have a Beautiful Lord's day ~~ love to you,


  1. Dawn,

    I love this, today we studied Joshua 24:15, As for me and my house, We will serve the Lord!

    What a stance taken by a man who was telling everyone present where he stood with God as well as his entire family.

    We need more men to do that and stand up for God.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2. Hi there, new reader here. Love your blog, will be coming back soon.