“If you need a guide for your ongoing relationship with God, read Psalms.”
― Jim George
“The more deeply we grow into the psalms and the more often we pray them as our own, the more simple and rich will our prayers become.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Oh, how my heart keeps coming back to the Psalms. If you know my story, you know that at a very dark time in my life it was recommended to me that I read one Psalm per day. Reading those Psalms and hearing from the Lord, crying through the pages of those holy & human words…it was transformative for me. And I wanted to go back to the Psalms in 2019, too.
The Psalms have been my prayer book, my hymn book, my conversation with God book for so long. Any time I feel the nudge to slip away and spend time with the Lord, the Psalms is my go-to. If I feel a need to re-focus and get back to my first love, I head to the Psalms. We see the humanity of David. We see the battles fought, the confession and repentance, the worship, the HOPE. We see David crying out to God in the depths of his despair and we see him preaching the gospel to his heart as he reminds himself of where his true hope lies.
Spend a few moments each morning starting January 1st reading & praying through a Psalm. You can take this deeper and WRITE the Psalms. Pray them. Journal them. Speak them. Choose one verse to meditate on for the day. Make this reading plan your own.
I’m only sharing the idea…you can choose how much you want to do with it!
If you follow my blog page on Facebook, we will be posting daily verses there. I will periodically share on Instastories, but not daily. Join me on Instagram or Facebook. If you decide to share posts as we go along, I would love for you to use the hashtag #psalmaday
I would love for you to join me!
Extra: If you’d like a devotional to use as we read through the Psalms (totally optional!) I love this one by Timothy Keller! The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms. Or I also have this simple guide to Praying the Psalms in my shop.