Monday, February 11, 2008

Daily Bread

My girlfriend, Lori (@ Manna from Heaven) called me to let me know that she had received a ticket to the Women of Faith National Conference in Texas. I was so happy for her. We had attended Women of Faith conferences together and I knew how much she loved them.

Lori called me later that day while she was desperately looking for a hotel at a reasonable price and was giving me some highlights of the conference. I asked her what God was saying to her and she said: "Well, He is telling me to get back in His Word, which I already knew. I could hear Him telling me that in my living room. He didn't have to bring me to the Women of Faith Conference, so I know there is more!" We both laughed.

After Lori and I got off the phone, her words rang in my ear. I, too, have been struggling, once again, to read God's Word on a daily basis. He has been speaking loud and clear to me, too. I began to really think about it and wanted to share my thoughts with you.

I am really tired of telling my children to brush their teeth, hang up their clothes, put your shoes away, do the dishes, etc. It seems like every day of my life I am telling them the exact same things. I have's an obedience issue. They know what they are supposed to do and they are not doing's disobedience. You know where I am going....right?

I am tired of God having to tell me to be in His Word. He shouldn't have to. It's an obedience issue. It seems that He is always having to remind me. I will be attending the Women of Faith conference in March and I don't want Him to have to 'Spritiually spank' me about being in His Word. See....I know God has great plans for me, but sometimes I think those plans aren't being revealed because I am not being obedient to what He has already asked me to in His Word daily.

So, I am going to be obedient. I will be in His Word everyday. I have asked my small group to hold me accountable and now I am asking you, my blogging sisters, to hold me accountable. I will do the same for you....if you wish. It is the season of Lent and I will spend the next 40 day (and hopefully, the rest of my life) reading His Word daily.

I cannot wait to hear what God has to say to me!

Thanks Lori for sharing your 'spanking' with me. With prayer and obedience, I hope to avoid mine:) Love ya, sister!!!


Tanya said...

God will give you little and see what you do with it. If you do what he asked he will give you more. As you read His word, you will grow, your eyes will be opened to what he wants from you and you will grow. He loves you and he wants the best for his daughter. Take care of your self and I will be asking. You can keep me on track also. God bless you sis, love Tanya

Nana C said...

When you are obedient and a responsible child, God will give you an ongoing hunger for the Word and there will be time made and available for you to commune with Him through the Word. He already knows how much you love Him and He will be the Word for you and present Himself to you through the Word. We all as Christian sisters, are with you. Love Nana C

Lori said...

I'm glad He could use me. I understand what it is...the Lord is still telling me to get up early to be with Him and I keep reminding Him that He doesn't want to talk to me that early - I have terrible breath and I'm really grumpy. I think He loves me anyhow ;) By the way - you must revisit Susan's Mom's comments. I commented about your comment on her garden/gardener post. Love ya!

Susan said...

I have always been one who would be in the word and then not be in itfor a while and I hated that about myself. This year I said I want to take that next leap of faith and really get to know God. So I started reading my Bible everyday. It has changed my walk immensely and I know understand when people say the Word Of God is alive because it has become alive in me everyday.