ICYMI

In case you missed last week’s post, I confessed my tendency to be easily distracted.
Without a structured Bible or book study to tell me what to do and when to do it, I’m literally a lost ball in tall weeds.
I’ve never been the type to be able to sit down and inductively study the Bible and get anything out of it.
It may look a little like this…
Sits down with great intentions, journal, highlighters, cup of coffee, Bible in three translations.
Opens the Bible to study wherever it randomly falls.
‘Ah, 1 John 2:1…that’ll be a good one…
“My dear children…”—oh crap…children…I forgot Reagan has a baseball game tonight.  I need to text Jay to see if his uniform is clean.
Picks up phone to text Jason.
He asks what’s for dinner.
That leads me to check my calendar to see what’s on the menu…I see I have to pay the electric bill…I log on to mycheckfree.com to pay the electric bill.
I realize I need to use the bathroom, so I take my phone to my heated toilet seat to where I spend 25 minutes thumbing Facebook.
My feet fall asleep from sitting so long, I then decide to go start dinner so we won’t have to eat nachos at the ballpark.
Walking right past my Bibles in three translations, highlighters and journal a wave of sadness hits me.
But not hard enough to make me sit back down with Jesus.

That’s what I look like when I am left up to my own devices.
I heard a lot of you say #metoo.
And can I tell you…I am so humbled 1) that you all read my little corner of the internet.
Honest to God.
I’m so thankful for you.
2) that you share your heart with me.  There is serious courage in sharing with others
As I get older, I am CONFIDENT that it is a tactic of the enemy to get us to believe that “I am the only one.”
And I have found that my fear melts when I’m transparent.
The devil hates it.
He hates honesty, transparency, freedom.
Because the opposite is dishonesty,  darkness, and bondage.
We are all trapped in our little pockets of misery.
We are all going through the same things.  But nobody knows it.
So.  Here we are.
And you all have entrusted me with some of the very things you are going through.
Which guess what?
#metoo!
This summer, starting next week and running through the end of July, we will take a topic each week.
The blog post will be about the topic (things like patience, priorities, anger, forgiveness, peace and contentment) with “Jump In Questions” and scripture to last you every day until the next blog post and topic.
It doesn’t matter if you cut your teeth on the hymn book or if you’ve never darkened the door of a church.
Christ is crazy about you.
Wanna join us?  

Let me know because I’ll be creating a private group on Facebook for us to come together and share our hearts and offer prayer for each other.
I’m so excited.
The summer, with its slower pace, is the perfect time to step back and jump head long into what God has for us.
Spend this next week doing one thing: asking God to prepare your heart.
Every single one of you ladies who responded are so wonderfully unique and vital to the Kingdom.
I can’t WAIT to see what He has in store.

Why do't we step outside_

 

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