Please join us during the month of November as we begin a Season of Thanks at Millbrook Baptist Church. I believe The Lord desires that we as a church family commit to reading 5 Psalms per day for each day in November. In doing so, we will complete the entire book. Each Sunday, the message will coincide with a chapter we have read during the previous week. Click the button to view our downloadable Reading Guide to assist in our personal study of Psalms during the upcoming month. Copies are also available to pick up in our Connection Center. My prayer is that November will be a time of tremendous spiritual growth in our lives individually and for our church! – Pastor Stephen
Nov. 1 – Psalms 1-5
Nov. 2 – Psalms 6 – 10
Nov. 3 – Psalms 11 – 15
Nov. 4 – Psalms 16 – 20
Nov. 5 – Psalms 21 – 25
Nov. 6 – Psalms 26 – 30
Nov. 7 – Psalms 31 – 35
Nov. 8 – Psalms 36 – 40
Nov. 9 – Psalms 41 – 45
Nov. 10 – Psalms 46 – 50
Nov. 11 – Psalms 51 – 55
Nov. 12 – Psalms 56 – 60
Nov. 13 – Psalms 61 – 65
Nov. 14 – Psalms 66 – 70
Nov. 15 – Psalms 71 – 75
Nov. 16 – Psalms 76 – 80
Nov. 17 – Psalms 81 – 85
Nov. 18 – Psalms 86 – 90
Nov. 19 – Psalms 91 – 95
Nov. 20 – Psalms 96 – 100
Nov. 21 – Psalms 101 – 105
Nov. 22 – Psalms 106 – 110
Nov. 23 – Psalms 111 – 115
Nov. 24 – Psalms 116 – 120
Nov. 25 – Psalms 121 – 125
Nov. 26 – Psalms 126 – 130
Nov. 27 – Psalms 131 – 135
Nov. 28 – Psalms 136 – 140
Nov. 29 – Psalms 141 – 145
Nov. 30 – Psalms 146 – 150
HOW THE PSALMS CAN IMPACT MY SPIRITUAL LIFE
MEMORIZE THE PSALMS: Many whole psalms as well as individual verses are worth the effort of memorizing. If you struggle with depression, memorize verses on joy and praise. If you struggle with anxiety, memorize verses on peace, freedom from fear, and trusting God. Jot them on 3 x 5 cards and read them often until you know them.
SING THE PSALMS: You will hear the psalms used often in worship music from all eras. Singing them and listening to them often is also a good way to memorize them. If you have a musical bent, work at putting some of the psalms to music..
PRAY THE PSALMS: As you are reading through the Psalms take time to PRAISE Him using the names and character of God found in the chapters. For example, as you read Psalm 18, praise Him for being your rock, your fortress, your deliverer, and your refuge! Likewise, you will experience times of repentance and times of seeking God’s direction. The Psalms can become very personal as you take a verse and insert your name and situation into it and then pray it back to The Lord.
REFLECT THE PSALMS: Do you need to stop and praise The Lord for who He is or what He has done based on your reading? Is the Lord calling you to memorize any verse(s) from the day? Is there any verse that you need to personalize and use as a prayer back to the Lord? As you read through 5 Psalms per day, take time to reflect on God’s Word and personalizing it to your spiritual walk with the Lord.
Each Tuesday in November, we will be posting a video on our Facebook Page: Millbrook Baptist – Aiken with a thought from the Psalms. Join us and celebrate what you are grateful for by commenting on our post! If you’d like to take a step further, update your status, snap a photo, or even post a live video on your personal page about your gratitude and how the Lord is working in your life through the reading of the Psalms. Share on Facebook at #mbcthankfultuesday.
14 DAYS OF GRATITUDE CHALLENGE
Celebrate God’s blessings to you, your family, and those around you! In no particular order from the list below, take time in November and challenge yourself to accomplish each one. If you’d like to take a step further, create your own challenge for each day in November.
1. Spend quality time together as a family.
2. Make a list of 5 things you love about your life.
3. Treat a friend to coffee.
4. Do a random act of kindness for someone.
5. Write a special note or card and give to someone.
6. Call/text a friend to let them know how much they mean to you.
7. Help someone in need today whether it’s a friend or a stranger.
8. Take a special treat to a neighbor or friend.
9. Offer to do something for someone else.
10. Talk to someone you haven’t talked to in a while.
11. Appreciate the little things.
12. Refrain from gossip or speaking negatively about others.
13. Go outside and appreciate the beauty of nature.
14. Think about a tough situation in your life that helped you grow.