Reading cover to cover through the Old and New Testament in one year 2013. A Biographical Reading Plan. Over 150 stories of men & women in the Bible from Adam to John---about 1 chapter per day or read whole context. Listening to the God we adore and what HE is stirring inside of us. "The Glory of God is man fully alive." May we become a little more alive in 2013 than we were yesterday. May His Word melt our hearts.
Listening to 66 Love Letters Cover to Cover ~ 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
September 19 "Come Like the Rain" Hosea 6:3
Come, O God, Like the Rains.
Hosea 1:13 - She followed her lovers and forgot God, even when she was married---still an adulteress. Consulting wooden idols. Hosea 3:12. Asking diviner's wands to inform them. "Playing the harlot, departing from God."
God says: He will go away until you acknowledge your guilt and seek His Face. He does not say when you learn to be grateful or once you are doing well or when you do the right things. No, it's when we acknowledge our guilt and seek His Face not seek changed lives/changed behavior. He will come back when we repent not when we just recall good things, count our blessings.
Hosea 6:1 - “Come, let us return to the Lord.
For He has torn us, but He will heal us...
Let us press on to know the Lord.
And He will come to us like the rain,
Like the spring rain watering the earth."
PRAYER FROM PSALMS
Psalm 95:6 - "Come, Let us Bow Down in worship,
Let us kneel before the Lord, Our Maker,
for You are our God and not any wooden modern-day images.
Today, let us hear Your Voice amidst all this noise.