Daily Archives: June 10, 2019
For the summer months, we are reading the minor prophets, starting with Hosea. Our 3-week Hosea reading plan reveals the character of God and comes from the She Reads Truth blog. Click HERE to go to the website for the reading plan and a devotion to go with each reading. You can join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
Not My People – Hosea 2:1-13
“Say of your brothers, ‘My people,’ and of your sisters, ‘My loved one.’
Israel Punished and Restored
2 “Rebuke your mother, rebuke her,
Acknowledgement | Becky Newman
Today’s reading is about how each choice we make to sin drives our thoughts further from You, to the point that we forget to acknowledge You as Creator, Sustainer, and Provider. When we forget, You try to make us remember — You are God, not these things we have put in Your place.
The last couple of weeks, busyness at work, remodeling work, kids home from school, and personal yuck to deal with have disrupted my spiritual routine. I’ve probably prayed more, but I’ve definitely been in Your Word less. The less time I spend with You in Your Word, the less in tune I am with Your will. I can ask and ask and ask some more until I’ve exhausted every petition, but when am I listening? To acknowledge You in everything, I need to take time to listen. And with more disruption starting due to our vacation, this reminder from You is timely, as always, every time I take the time to listen.
Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness and grace, as You remind us of in Hosea 1:10-11. Thank You for this reminder to make sure I’m listening too. May I never forget You, in anything. You are my Creator, Sustainer, and Provider; all that I have is from You. Thank You for Your provision and protection. Open my eyes and my family’s eyes to all that You have created, sustained, and provided as we take a break from the norm and head out on vacation to the beautiful state of Washington. Keep me listening. And thank You for this interruption.
The Discover One Thing main website follows a reading plan that goes through the entire Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.