Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand. You will guide me with Your counsel, And afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. For indeed, those who are far from You shall perish; You have destroyed all those who desert You for harlotry. But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.
WOW! Read this paragraph and reread it. Now do it again and again! Let “But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” pour into the very depths of your soul. You have arrived at the very center of our faith. This faith statement tops all other faith claims whether they be atheistic, agnostic, Hindu, Islam, Buddhist, Taoist, or... They all lack the totality, the focus, the call of the LORD, God, the Almighty.
Join me in a mutual oath to begin our day, each day, every day with a meditation on this passage. With this precious passage setting the tone for our day, we are off to a rip roaring start.
Another point to consider is that in this short, precious paragraph, the LORD, God, the Almighty, Yahweh, is very specifically defining how He wants to be worshiped. It is directed from me to Him. It is not a list of favors that I'm begging Him to depose on me or even thanksgivings for past answered importations. (These all have their place but not during a time dedicated to His worship. Thanking Him for healing Aunt Sally's hangnail is for another time and place.)
This is a declaration that the LORD, God, the Almighty is at the center of my being, and that I lift my voice continuously in acknowledging His Supremacy. [Big period]
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Morning Psalm 20, Noon Psalm 119:49-56, Evening Psalm 66.
Alternate Reading Plan based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures. My groupings are: Genesis-Joshua, Judges to Esther, Job to Song of Solomon, Psalms breaking 119 into convenient sets, Isaiah to Malachi, Matthew to Acts, Romans to Revelation.
Set your own up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits.
I suggest either setting aside a period of the day to read all, or break the readings up into morning, mid-day, and evening series. Both approaches have their advantages, and both will build an awareness of the Bible as a whole over time.