I want to talk about transformation. I feel like I could go about this the lazy way and just say, "READ YOUR BIBLE." Then end the blog right there and go along my merry way. But as much truth is in that one statement, I feel as though I need to tell you about how I have been transformed by taking time daily to read God's word.
My New Year's resolution this year was to read through the entire Bible in a year. I signed up for daily emails that send me the Bible passages from the Old and New Testaments, and from Psalms and Proverbs. I just click it open and read the passage for the day. I love it because I actually stuck with it more than I would in an actual Bible. I don't know why, I just do, ok? Don't judge me!!
I can't say that I started out perfect. There were many days I neglected my reading at first. I mean, it was a New Year's resolution. Who really sticks to it like they think they are?!? But one day I realized that i just need to make that a priority. If I can't just read one email every day how can I expect a relationship with God? So I decided that no matter what, I would wake up a little early and no matter how I feel I will read my Bible passage for that day.
I wish I could say that it has turned me into this Wonder Woman Christian who has figured out how to solve world hunger and end all trouble for all time, but that's not what happened. What did happen was that I became humbled. Which is exactly what I needed. I realized how desperately I need God and His Grace. I realized how God fights battles for those who make him a priority and serve him. I can't brag on myself, but on how God has changed me from the inside out.
God has walked me through the past seven months of being a single mom. He has given me wisdom to forgive the people who have hurt me (I am still working on mastering this forgiveness thing, but its a start). He has been my soul mate, my comforter, my best friend, my provider, my safe place. I am so excited to see what He will do for the next five months of this year!
So I encourage you, "READ YOUR BIBLE!!"
I can't wait to see what God does in your life!!!