Today I'm excited to finally take the leap, open up, and participate in She Shares Truth through She Reads Truth (which is one amazing place, ladies!).
Let me share something with you. Finding out what your weaknesses are can be tough. We don't always want to accept them or finally open up the blinds to see the truth. I feel like sometimes I try to cover up that weakness of mine by placing more things on top of it that I feel I'm good at. I'll throw myself into volunteering, baking for an event, making plans with friends, cleaning, just so that I don't have to remind myself of my faults.
After reading the scripture for today I started doing just that because I knew this was my weakness and I wasn't prepared to face the hard battle of accepting it and receiving some mighty grace. Meditating on God's word. It is something that seems so simple, but yet is an area that I constantly fall in.
As I new mom I quickly threw myself into reading any and every book to figure out what to do with this new baby of mine. From What to Expect When You're Expecting to the Happiest Baby on the Block…I'd pour over them, eager to find the answers I was looking for. How do I soothe my wailing baby? Do they need to be swaddled? Is it too early for him to be rolling over? There are so many questions that roll around in your head as you venture into this brand new chapter of your life. And these books hold all of the answers, so I dive on in.
But can I say the same about God's Word. When I'm hurt in a relationship, do I seek God's Word or do I go and seek advice from a friend? When I'm faced with a hard decision, what do I look out to for help? The bible is the answer. It holds all of my answers. And it is God's Word to me, His advice for me, and how he speaks to me.
I love how God speaks to Joshua in this chapter, commanding him and giving him the land. Commanding him to be strong and courageous. He was commanded to believe, have faith, and press on knowing that God's providing him with everything he needs. Do we believe that? Do we have faith that God is going to meet our needs? That He will give us the strength and courage that we need? I can easily say that my faith wavers in these hard circumstances, and I try to take the reigns away from God and control my path. But, oh, doesn't that just hurt us so much more? It is a daily reminder that I am worthy of this gracious love that takes away all fears and provides.
So today I'm opening myself up to two promises:
God's Word is my answer, what I need to consume myself with
God will provide me with the strength and courage in the big and small, in the hard and easy bits of life