Join us this January as we read the Bible together as a community! Enjoy reading the brief devotional, reflect on each passage of Scripture, spend a few moments in prayer/journaling, and interact with us through the comments. We pray that this is a meaningful time of spiritual growth and community building for our Breathe sisters!
This will be your 4th day reading Psalm 1. Are you noticing that you are starting to have the psalm memorized? One of the benefits of spending longer amounts of time with one passage is that it starts to make a place in your mind.
Read the passage once, then go back and pray the passage. To pray the passage means to turn your thoughts about the passage into a conversation with God. Talk to God about what you want or are afraid of from the passage. Praise God for what he promises in the passage. Confess to God from the passage where you fall short. Thank God for his promises in the passage.
How does this passage call us to a new way of life?
“We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.”
1 Oh, the joys of those who do not
follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers.
2 But they delight in the law of the lord,
meditating on it day and night.
3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do.
4 But not the wicked!
They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind.
5 They will be condemned at the time of judgment.
Sinners will have no place among the godly.
6 For the Lord watches over the path of the godly,
but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.
What did you think about the experience of “praying” Psalm 1 today? Did turning the scripture into a prayer make anything different stand out to you? Can you think of any other Bible verses that you want to hold up as prayers to God?