Last week, I alluded to a different type of studying the Bible. Today I'm excited to share that I'm writing for She Reads Truth today!
About a month back or so, I got an email from Raechel asking me if I'd consider writing a devotional for She Reads Truth (SRT). It was the day after I'd shared some words on naptime diaries, my sweet friend Jessi's blog, and apparently those words were what some people needed to hear. I say apparently because it always amazes me that God uses me to share truth. I've said before (and I think it's in my about page) that I feel akin to Moses at the burning bush, fully questioning that what God has called me to is the correct thing, based on my very lacking abilities.
I read her email, and just closed it, and took some big breathes in and out. To say that I was honoured is correct, yet more so, I was overwhelmed.
I checked my phone and saw a text from Jessi that read DID YOU GET THE EMAIL FROM RAECHEL?!?!?!?!
After I stopped chuckling, I sent her something like aaaaaaaa yes aaaaaaaa!!!!! AAAAAAA!!!
See, I'm all about influence. I get it. I get that I influence whoever I encounter, and I want to live a life of very intentional influence. I even moderate the forums for the influence network. I'm all about influence.
My reach here on a Secondary Heartbeat isn't huge. I don't mind, because it's a great size. I love the amount I have.
I love that I have a beautiful community here on my blog. Sweet people who show up everyday, some who I'm starting to know by name, some who I really have GOT to get to know better.
Whereas SRT is a very big gigantic magnificent community. Women who show up everyday, who are trusting that the words they are reading are filled with Gospel truth.
I wrote Jessi another text: Jess, I'm so under qualified. I'm not a very good writer, and I've got so much sin in my heart. I don't think I'm right for this.
To which she reminded me that we're all under qualified sinners - that that's the point.
Jesus qualifies us.
So, I said yes, got my scripture reference for the story, and started reading and writing.
And let me tell you, I wanted to write about the epic love story, about the epic disappointment, about the epic entire story, but instead, I wrote what I did. I couldn't get away from the fact that I'm exactly like Rachel. I don't have the story she does, but I do have the sin.
I think today would be a great day to join SRT. Not simply because I'm writing (in fact, that should probably hinder you to wait until at least tomorrow), but because, as somebody who got a sneak peek into the rest of this series, I can tell ya: it's awesome.
If you're thinking what is She Reads Truth???, well, let me share a little bit from their site:
From your front porch, from your bed, from your couch, from the carpool line, or from the breakroom at work. Wherever you can, whenever you can – #SheReadsTruth is about taking as much time as you can to seek His face and be in His word.
And if you're wondering, though really, I don't know why, which SRT plan has been my favourite, that's easy!!! Galatians. I loved that plan the most.
AND if you're wondering why I put a "u" in "favourite"? Well, I'm a Canadian. Welcome.
I'm always looking for new ways to read more and better. I tend to keep three or more plans open on my bible app and get through them as I can, not trying to read everything everyday, but always making sure I have something to read if I've got some spare minutes.
How do you read the Bible?
Do you read along with SRT? Are you visiting my blog today for the first time? I'd love to know.
If you are new, I'm glad you're here. If you're a regular, I'm glad you're here. I'm thankful for everybody!