Archive for August, 2010

Project 66 – 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings

Well, I have my plywood purchased and 1/3 of the bible passages scribbled up on it. I don’t remember a piece of 4×8 plywood being so big, but it is taking up over half of my bedroom wall right now!

As far as memorizing the passages, the traffic to Dallas from Frisco has been a blessing! Yep, you heard right…I enjoy going through the various portions while driving, walking, waiting, dosing, etc.

The fourth installment is

2 Samuel – 2 Kings

The Samuels record David’s ups and downs, victories and failures. I chose

2 Samuel 22:2-4 which captures David’s heart that was after God’s own heart

And David said:
“The LORD is my Rock and
my Fortress and
my Deliverer;
The God of my strength,
in whom I will trust;
my Shield and
the Horn of my Salvation,
my Stronghold and
my Refuge;
my Savior,
You save me from violence.
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.”

Just how many things does He have to be before I finally surrender to Him and to His ways? I mean, who else in this whole world can be all that? And be good at it all? And all I have to do is Call upon the Lord!”

This is also Psalm 18:1-4 too. (Guess who wrote that Psalm? 🙂

1 Kings 17:14 demonstrates Jehovah Jireh — The Lord who Provides

I love this whole story, and selected this portion as a representative of it all.

“For thus says the LORD God of Israel:
‘The bin of flour shall not be used up,
nor shall the jar of oil run dry,
until the day the LORD sends rain on the earth.’”

This woman from Sidon woke up thinking she knew the future, bleak, gloom, brokenness and death.

But God!

But God brings word that she will not run out of food, so give it away….and that is what she does…in the middle of a famine. What wonderful faith!

But even more, what a wonderful Lord! Even the mundane was seen to be a miracle…just flour and oil!
O Lord, transform my mundane into such vistas of Your power.

The Jordan River

2 Kings 5:14 – Restoration

So Naaman went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

I love that! Let’s say that this commander of the Syrian army is 35 years old. His acquires leprosy and when he humbles himself before the Lord in desperation, gets further down than he already was, Jehovah Rapha cleanses him. Restores him not to the rough skin of a 35 year old, but to the smoothness of a little child’s skin.

Our God knows how to restore…beyond what we even lost!

Naaman need only dip seven times in the muddy Jordan for his restoration. I’m finding out that each time I dip in the Water of God’s Word, I am slowly being restored as well. And I am confident that it shall be beyond that which I lost to begin with!

Excuse me, while I go take another dip!

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Project 66 (part 4 of 22)

Well, I have my plywood purchased and 1/3 of the bible passages scribbled up on it. I don’t remember a piece of 4×8 plywood being so big, but it is taking up over half of my bedroom wall right now!

As far as memorizing the passages, the traffic to Dallas from Frisco has been a blessing! Yep, you heard right…I enjoy going through the various portions while driving, walking, waiting, dosing, etc.

The fourth installment is

2 Samuel – 2 Kings

The Samuels record David’s ups and downs, victories and failures. I chose

2 Samuel 22:2-4 which captures David’s heart that was after God’s own heart

And David said:
“The LORD is my Rock and
my Fortress and
my Deliverer;
The God of my strength,
in whom I will trust;
my Shield and
the Horn of my Salvation,
my Stronghold and
my Refuge;
my Savior,
You save me from violence.
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.”

Just how many things does He have to be before I finally surrender to Him and to His ways? I mean, who else in this whole world can be all that? And be good at it all? And all I have to do is Call upon the Lord!”

This is also Psalm 18:1-4 too. (Guess who wrote that Psalm? 🙂

1 Kings 17:14 demonstrates Jehovah Jireh — The Lord who Provides

I love this whole story, and selected this portion as a representative of it all.

“For thus says the LORD God of Israel:
‘The bin of flour shall not be used up,
nor shall the jar of oil run dry,
until the day the LORD sends rain on the earth.’”

This woman from Sidon woke up thinking she knew the future, bleak, gloom, brokenness and death.

But God!

But God brings word that she will not run out of food, so give it away….and that is what she does…in the middle of a famine. What wonderful faith!

But even more, what a wonderful Lord! Even the mundane was seen to be a miracle…just flour and oil!
O Lord, transform my mundane into such vistas of Your power.

The Jordan River

2 Kings 5:14 – Restoration

So Naaman went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

I love that! Let’s say that this commander of the Syrian army is 35 years old. His acquires leprosy and when he humbles himself before the Lord in desperation, gets further down than he already was, Jehovah Rapha cleanses him. Restores him not to the rough skin of a 35 year old, but to the smoothness of a little child’s skin.

Our God knows how to restore…beyond what we even lost!

Naaman need only dip seven times in the muddy Jordan for his restoration. I’m finding out that each time I dip in the Water of God’s Word, I am slowly being restored as well. And I am confident that it shall be beyond that which I lost to begin with!

Excuse me, while I go take another dip!

Genesis Design

Thanks to a month long trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, I have all 66 passages of the Bible tucked away in my heart (which has served as a soothing balm).

Project 66 has been an incredible benediction and I highly recommend it to anyone who has a tendency to have wondering thoughts and profitless contemplations.

Here is my first verse designed. I don’t know if it is a rough or if it is a final. Final sounds so final, so I’ll probably call it a rough draft! Can you guess what the verse out of Genesis it is?

Genesis

Genesis 1:1-3

Genesis Project 66