Living in the Word
For over a year now, I’ve been praying for God’s leading and wisdom about this little dream of mine. See, I have these journals…nothing fancy, just spiral-bound notebooks filled with my own thoughts and reflections about the books I read from my favorite mom-authors. Many of my mentors are the writers of these books…moms who have already been where I am now and with perseverance and Hope have lived to tell about it. And there are some writer-moms who are penning their stories and wisdom right from the very season (and battlefield) of mothering I am walking through now.
These mamas have beautiful hearts for Jesus who have been called to minister to women just like you and me. And what draws me to these authors most is that they ARE. Moms. JUST. like. you. and. me…willing to live dangerously for God and be a real threat to our enemy. They aren’t perfect. None of us are. But they love Jesus and that’s all it takes!
So, if you’re like me, it’s not always easy to regularly meet up with a women’s bible study group or book club (in person). I would love to, and I know I will again. But, there are some seasons of motherhood that necessitate a more flexible meeting-with-God-and-others-in-His-Word-whenever-the-moment-is-right in a mama’s day, or night…kind of schedule.
In June, I’ll be joining a small online bible study group with the Good Morning Girls. I am so excited…I can hardly wait. Normally, I write what God shows me mingled with my own thoughts down on the pages of my journal as I press in to God’s Word. But this time He has created a passion in me to want to share those words with you right here. I don’t ever EVER want to get in God’s way, so I am already praying He will reveal Truth and just use me to actually share His own heart.
Will you pray with me in this?
I’ll be reading, Anything by Jennie Allen with my online group. Oh girls, this book sounds like it will be amazing!!! So excited!
We’re moms. There are a thousand different things that pull us in what feels like a million different directions every day. Even though it’s the biggest blessing…being mom, He knows it’s not always easy. Finding and making time for God can be challenging but it can be done, especially when we realize that God’s call on our lives to be moms, to serve others, it’s important and it matters. So even when we don’t feel like we’re enough or our efforts feel fruit-less, God says otherwise!We can do this because we have HIM!
I’ll be posting my first “Living in the Word – Wednesdays” post on June 5. I would love for you to join me here, EVEN IF you’re not reading the same book I am. Share with us what you’re reading and what God is showing you. You all bless me so much!
So lets not let our circumstances keep us from the Scriptures, but let the Scriptures change our circumstances.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. -Hebrews 10:23-25