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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Wednesday, May 4th: 1 Kings 1:1-2:12, 2 Samuel 23:1-7, 1 Chronicles 29:26-30, Psalm 4-6 ~ Emma
Once again, I am taking over for my dad. And, once again, I will be doing a SOAP post:
S (Scripture) - In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe. ~ Psalm 4:8
O (Observation) - In my mom's Life Application Bible, the theme written for Psalm 4 says this: "Rejoicing in God's protection and peace. We can place our confidence in God because He will listen when we call on Him." One of the many many things that I am so glad to know about God is that He is always watching over me. He will never ever leave me. He is always by my side. If knowing the Almighty God of Heaven's armies is on your side and never leaves you doesn't reassure you in times of need, I don't know what does.
A (Application) - I used to have trouble falling asleep at night, and would often wake up my parents late at night in tears, or close to it, terrified. They would often pray with me, and then send me back to bed. I would often recite all the bible verses I had memorized, and prayed and prayed for peace, and sang the song with the line: "the God of Peace will soon crush Satan. Yes, God will crush him, where? Underneath your feet!" Eventually, I realized that God doesn't sleep. And He is constantly watching over me. Eventually, I laid down to sleep in peace, knowing God alone would keep me safe.
P (Prayer) - Father, thank you that you are always with us. Thank you that you never leave us or forsake us. Your love goes beyond anything we can ever imagine. I pray that we would all sense your presence with us today, and feel your peace. Keep us safe, Father. In your name we pray, amen.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Psalm 8, 9, 11-15