I am currently on a journey of spending some good time in the Psalms and Proverbs. I am using a plan from the You Version app on my phone to help me stay on track. You read through the psalms twice, and proverbs 12 times over the course of the next year.
I’m currently on Proverbs & Psalms 13. Since starting just 13 days ago I have found myself in deeper worship, which is usually in my car to and from work, because it is my time by myself, and what better way to make use of an otherwise hour plus lousy commute.
One song I have been listening to on repeat is Holy (Wedding Day) by City Harmonic. This song makes me want to lay down in green pastures, stare up at a blue sky and sing praise to God, and thank Him for all he has done for me. How I have so much to be joyful about, and thankful for. I hope you too have a special and Holy moment as you listen too.
Another song I listen to on repeat is called Wake by Hillsong Young & Free. When I listen to this song I basically have a rave going on in my car. Shouts of praise can probably be heard by the cars next to me. (perhaps that’s the point?) Who knew there was such thing as a Christian rave – live with glowsticks & beach balls! Who else wants to go to a Y&F concert?
Lastly, I will like to close with my favorite verses so far of Psalms & Proverbs 1-13.
Oh what can I say about the Psalms, but that it may just be the most uplifting book in all of the bible. I want to touch on so many points, but for the sake of brevity I will leave you with this, my favorite verses so far, “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.” Psalms 9:1-2 (ESV)
I started listing out every single Proverb verse I had highlighted, but pretty soon this blog post was hundreds and hundreds of words, and I realized i would have had to copy down nearly all of Proverbs 1-13. To make it succinct Proverbs 4:20-22 sums up what I’ve gotten so far out of it, “My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.” (NLT)