About a year ago, I started reading through the Bible. I got through most of Genesis when a few devotional books came up by favorite authors and at my youth group. I slowly stopped reading the Bible in order and read whatever I was assigned with my group.
But this month, I decided - heck, I want to finish that! I remembered all those stories I have ahead of me, all the great power of God to read about and I just couldn't resist.
I'm just loving it. I finished Exodus the other day and started Leviticus yesterday. It's so neat to read all these stories in the actual order they happened. I feel like all the stories I heard and read as a child are coming to life in the Real Deal. It's amazing.
Favorite stories so far: Joseph and Moses. Also, I LOVE all the stories about the building of the Lord's Tabernacle and Altar, that He would fill with his glory.
What has blessed me most: my relationship with the Lord was really strengthened when I read Exodus 35. Everything about it made me think. All the people of Israel brought gifts to the Tabernacle, and each one brought what they were good at. If you lived back then and you could sew well, you would bring some rich material of purple, scarlet, and other beautiful colors. If you were a smith of some kind, you would bring something made of silver, gold, bronze, etc. I realized that I want to do it all for Him as well - this blog is an offering to Him because I use my gifts to write it.
And now...on to Leviticus!!