Journey with Jesus – Praying through Matthew’s Gospel

I love taking trips, especially to new and interesting places.  Last year (2013) I took many trips and got to see some amazing things.

One of the best of those trips was a slow reading through Matthew’s gospel.  In fact, I read just a few words each day, wrote some reflections on them in my journal, and then I prayed what was on my heart.

This is something I’ve done before over the years, so it wasn’t completely new.  I was in a new and unfamiliar place in my life, though.  We had just moved to Houston, Texas from Shanghai, China.  I didn’t have a job, we were trying to sell our house in another city, and lots of questions hung over our family.

Hebrew text of Immanuel
Immanuel in Hebrew – “God with us”

Matthew mentions one of Jesus’ names that came from the book of Isaiah:  Immanuel, which means “God with us” (Matthew 1:23).  God certainly was with us, and I’m amazed as I look back over the past year.

The journey I started at the end of July in Shanghai and finished one year ago today in Houston was remarkable.  I didn’t know at the time I would be writing a book about it, but one year later it’s now out so that others can take this journey with Jesus that Matthew guides us on.

Journey with Jesus:  Praying Your Way through Matthew's Gospel

Are you ready to join me on a journey?