December 29, 2023

December 29, 2023

Daily Bible Reading

To prevent the frustration of falling behind, which most of us tend to do when following a Bible reading plan, each month of this plan gives you only twenty-five readings. Today we start a few “free days” . We encourage you to catch up on any readings you may have missed this month.

If you have finished the month’s readings, you can use these final days of the month to study the passages that challenged or intrigued you.

Daily Devotion

Refreshment, Renewal, and Restoration for the New Year

In the midst of life’s challenges this year, I’ve come to realize the importance of humility and personal growth. Building a strong relationship with God is crucial for thriving in life, requiring frequent communication with Him. As the new year approaches, my heart longs for refreshment, renewal, and restoration to embrace the opportunities it holds.

Refreshment: Trusting in God grants us the promise of refreshment. His Word, as revealed in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, is our source of guidance, correction, and training. Meditating on it day and night, according to Joshua 1:8, leads to prosperity and success. Psalms 119:105 beautifully portrays His Word as a lamp for our path. Each morning, I’ll rise, trusting His unfailing love and placing my faith in His hands.

Renewal: Psalms 143:8 encourages seeking God’s Word in the morning for renewed hope. Lamentation 3:22-23 assures us of God’s fresh mercies each day, reinforcing the promise in Psalms 30:5 that joy follows the night of weeping. Embracing God’s Word in the morning brings a sense of renewal, infusing hope into our daily lives.

Restoration: In the face of uncertainty and pain, the assurance of restoration comes through faith. I Peter 5:10 promises that after a period of suffering, God Himself will restore, strengthen, and establish us. Despite the challenges in our world, we can live with the hope that God is working to restore all things to those who believe.

As we enter the new year, may it be a season of embracing God’s Word, finding daily refreshment, renewal, and restoration in His promises.

~Niezel Carganilla-Gaoaen