I don’t know how she does it. The ultimate “SHE” that seems to be able to do everything. She takes care of her family, works, has a social life, goes to the gym, hosts parties, does bible studies…I am already tired! The “SHE” that seems to have it all together.
There are many ways to read God’s word. One method of reading is certainly not better than another…but perhaps this method will help someone else realize that reading the Bible doesn’t have to be slow or disjointed. The Bible is one long story of God’s love, and we can use these different ways of understanding to shed new light on an old story.
Are you a parent just waiting on nap-time and the perfect amount of quiet before you dive into the word? Are you a college student waiting until no one might interrupt your perfected routine? We’ve all been there. And like Jesus tells us, there’s time to go away and pray alone. But He also tells us to go and tell.
Many Christians were stunned by the recent news that former Christian pastor and author of “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” Joshua Harris, had kissed both his faith and marriage goodbye. Ten years ago, I would have been in the same place.
When I mess up or get stuck – whether it’s a poorly handled argument with my husband, a dry season in my faith, an overwhelming financial decision – I just want to shout for help in hopes that someone further along the trail will come back, grab my arm and guide me on. Except when help doesn’t come, I start to believe I must do it all, be it all and figure it all out myself.
Build awesome, give-and-take friendships that fit within the realities of your life, your budget, you schedule, your family and your priorities. You will love and enjoy your friendships so much more this way!
We need to trust God, to keep praying, to fight for hope, to cry and be disappointed when we need to, and to have our fellow sister’s backs. I want to learn to love my sisters well so that when I pray for myself, I pray for them too.