If you’ve read my first post, we are discussing specifically the use of the battle plan that was clenched tightly in the woman’s fist, of our vision. And if you haven’t read it, don’t miss it, check it out here.
Currently I’ve been reading in 2 Corinthians, and I have a terrible memory…just ask my husband and he will roll his eyes so far back you’ll be concerned if they’ll ever center again! Which means, I have read the first few chapters of 2 Corinthians quite a few times, but don’t ask me what I read. I was sharing my frustration with the Lord and felt a brilliant idea come through, super simple but none the less effective.
Today I went back and read the first chapter for at least the third time 😳, and after each section or paragraph I took notes. Anytime something struck me, inspired me or said something that comforted me, I wrote it down. I paraphrased it and commented on where it lead my thoughts. My favorite is when the word puts truth to what I already instinctively felt. (Maybe it could have perplexed me, questions are great too and can become an exciting treasure hunt!)
Guess what! I could summarize for you the theme of 2 Corinthian 1:1-11! I even remembered the verse numbers without having to go back and look at my notebook.🙌🏼 🙌🏼 🙌🏼 🙌🏼 💃🏻
I don’t know about you, but I have really been wanting to just dig in the word and let it speak to me, and not be reliant on an author spoon feeding me. My 10 month old is begging for our table food, crying and demanding I share with her, she can’t resist! That’s me and God’s word, wanting to get it in my heart and mind.
It gets better, it totally has a message directly for moms seeking confidence! I’ll save that for the next post!
Also moms, let’s pace ourselves and give grace. I was on a call with a family member, who was sharing with me their goal for reading through the Bible in a year. I had done that reading program previously, but instead of a year it took me a year and a half, but I did it! And I loved it! Would absolutely do it again and highly recommend it. I told her, I thought I’d be so much further in knowledge than I actually became. After completing it, I learned that studying and knowing Gods word take so much endurance, more endurance than needed to run a marathon or keep up with an exercise program… it’s a lifetime of learning. You’ll never be able to master it in a year, or EVEN a lifetime.
So moms, it’s time to pick up your battle plan, trust and believe that when you do, God will speak to you. I pray every night over my kids that when they open up the word, it would speak to them and come alive, fulfilling their souls. I pray this over you too.
Father in heaven, just as you call your word the living word, I pray that as moms open it up, it would light up off the page, speaking words of life and encouragement. Revealing solutions they need in raising their kids well and completing the task faithfully. -Amen
I would be so privileged if you’d share with me what God shows you! Especially, a word for confident moms!