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 decided....it's an obedience issue. They know what they are supposed to do and they are not doing it....it'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 do....be 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!!!