I’ve enjoyed our devotional reads this year. And while I’m not saying my method has been the only valid way of reading through our devo calendar, I’ve mostly limited myself to reading the chapter of the day and haven’t been reading ahead – sometimes the reading is so compelling that it’s been a tough decision to just put the book down and wait for a day to move on! 
 
This month I’m launching into the little books that changed my life 45 years ago.  Sometimes I’m dumbfounded that I hadn’t seen what the Holy Spirit was opening my heart up to in the spring of ’76, but that opening up and renewing process has not slacked off in these past years – what that means is that my continued study and meditation time in the Word has not caused me to revert into what my former faith structure looked like, and has only strengthened my journey into the truth of the gospel in Christ Jesus, by the empowerment and teaching of the Holy Spirit.  I’ve been watching people and listening to their faith structure over the years, and no conversation I’ve had, with anyone, has served to convince me that I’ve found a compromising path to follow – I’m onto truth in God’s Word, and I’m sticking with it!
 
Our Sunday morning teaching time has us in Colossians right now, which is the fourth of the little books that so radically impacted me in my walk with God so long ago, and I’m really looking forward to journeying through these books again in our devotional reading calendar.  I’m pleased you’re joining me in this!  I love having traveling companions as I walk these devotional paths!  And it’s my hope that we listen for the voice of God as we move along, because I believe He still wants to speak and interact with us today.  I’m refreshed and strengthened in my faith as we meander along in our devotional readings, and I hope you are too.  Here we go again! 
Shalom,
D.P. 

 

Devotional Reading Calendar – July 2021

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
        1
Gal. 1
 
2
Gal. 2
 
3
Gal. 3
 
4
Gal. 4
 
5
Gal. 5
 
6
Gal. 6
 
7
Eph. 1
 
8
Eph. 2
 
9
Eph. 3
 
10
Eph. 4
 
11
Eph. 5
 
12
Eph. 6
 
13
Phil. 1
 
14
Phil. 2
 
15
Phil. 3
 
16
Phil. 4
 
17
Col. 1
 
18
Col. 2
 
19
Col. 3
 
20
Col. 4
 
21
1 Thes. 1
 
22
1 Thes. 2
 
23
1 Thes. 3
 
24
1 Thes. 4
 
25
1 Thes. 5
 
26
2 Thes. 1
 
27
2 Thes. 2
 
28
2 Thes. 3
 
29
Titus 1
 
30
Titus 2
 
31
Titus 3