Friday, July 13, 2012

Reading God's Word...Daily

As you can tell from my recent 'about me' page update (I added my testimony of coming to Christ), God has been doing a lot in my life recently, and as a result a lot will be changing here at The Modern Housewife. I truly believe it will be for the better, and I hope you will think so too. 


Don't worry, there will still be plenty of posts about my family, our happenings, and my sweet little man; but God has placed on my heart a very real need to write about Him. What He's doing in my life, things He's dropped in my heart, etc. 


 So every Friday I will be sharing a bit of my heart with you all. I'm calling it Faith Friday.
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Today I would like to share about #shereadstruth. Yes, I've written about this amazing community of women before, but then I was just telling you of them... Now I'd want to share how this has impacted my life.

It all started out with twitter when I discovered this cute little hash tag: #shereadstruth. I looked into it, and it turned out to be a couple bloggers who were reading a YouVersion Bible plan together... It was the plan Soul Detox. It intrigued me to be held accountable to reading my Bible daily by a bunch of other women. So I joined up thinking it would just be fun. It was fun, but it turned into so much more.

A couple days after I joined they launched a website shereadstruth.com and my experience became so much more than just being held accountable. I was able to ask for prayer, I could ask questions about God's Word, I could share things God was showing me; And I could reply to others doing the same thing. The deeper I dove into the Word, the more my relationship with God became deeper as well... And it still is. I've done Bible studies before, heck, I've read the whole Bible in a year before, so I know all about reading it daily. But there is a difference between reading daily and READING DAILY.

Photo from shereadstruth.com
Soon they challenged us to memorize scripture (If you know me, you know memorization is NOT a strong gifting of mine.). I figured I could try... What's the worst that could happen? But a funny thing happened... I put the scripture on my iPhone lock screen, and every time I saw the pretty background I would take a second to read it. Inadvertently I memorized my first verse in years... Deuteronomy 7:6.


That alone I would consider a miracle... But something even more amazing happened... Jonah Bear would hear me muttering the verse to myself, and would laugh at me, so I would do it again, and again (anything to make your baby giggle, right?). Now Jo and I have turned memorizing scripture into a game! I pray that even though he is so young it will be buried into his heart as it is mine. 

 I have now memorized three Bible verses (Deut 7:6, Eph. 4:29, and Romans 4:20-21), and I just started my 3rd Bible reading plan with #shereadstruth.

 I am amazed at the things God has been doing in my life from these two things being added to my day. I have more patience with my son and husband, I have an unexplainable peace when things dont go well, and I have thing new, strong desire to be more like Christ... Just to name a few. I can't wait to see what else my Savior has in store for me next!

 I challenge you to start reading His word daily... Really digging deep into the Bible, and maybe memorize a scripture or two, and see what God will do in your life. I'd love to hear about it when you do!

***Post Edit: This morning when I woke up I saw on the #shereadstruth website that they are adding something neat! #sheshares Every Friday people can link up with their site and share what God has been doing in their lives... So, I did. You can check out other peoples stories here.

5 comments:

  1. I got chills reading about you memorizing scripture and challenging Jonah!!!

    LOVE. and I know HE does too!

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I'm almost scared to take the challenge of memorizing scripture as well....especially with currently being in school, I feel like I have "enough" to memorize & learn! But I'm going to try out your home screen trick & can't wait to see what I can do! =)

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  3. Thank you for sharing your journey! I'm loving the She Reads Truth community and having the tag to look up on Instagram is a motivation that surpasses all others! I love that the images have helped you memorize scripture, I need to be more diligent in putting in effort to memorize!

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  4. I never knew how important scripture memorization was until I entered my trail 18 months ago. It's amazing how God spoke to me with His Words at the exact time I needed to hear them. I also "fought" back when Satan would try to feed me lies. Just like Jesus did when we was tempted by Satan :)

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