Today I took the girls to the library to sign up for the summer reading program. With the suggested summer reading list for 2nd graders in hand, we searched for 1 book off that list. The deal I made with Alex was she could pick as many books as she wanted but at least one has to be a Reader on her level to keep her reading up to par through the summer break. She chose 7 books! The only book on my summer reading list is the Bible. Okay, I actually started it in February but, it’s a long book, ya know. So, how far have I gotten, you ask? Well, I am skipping around; reading what may be speaking to me at the time.
I read Matthew, Mark and Luke in honor of Easter. Luke really spoke to me. Ecclesiastes is another favorite.
“We all come to the end of our lives naked and empty-handed as on the day we were born. We can’t take our riches with us.” Ecclesiastes 5:15 NLT
Ain’t that the truth.
So far, I have read 7 books of the Bible and even bought a study guide called “Contagious Joy” (Women of Faith Series). I am down-right inspired!
What have I learned thus far…We are not perfect. We will never live up to God’s standard. God delivers, if only you ask. Anyone can be in God’s grace, again, you must ask. I will never fully understand God’s plan. I can only trust that He does have a plan. Be in the Word, it will give you wisdom.
“The words of the wise are like cattle prods–painful but helpful.” Ecclesiastes 12:11NLT