God laid something on my heart a couple of weeks ago. I have been toying with the idea since, doubting myself, convincing myself that this wasn't for me.
Then it hit me. I have been praying that God would point my life where it needs to go. That He would open my heart to hear His voice, to hear His call and command on my life. A verse popped up in my head, that reminded me that if i don't do what I am called to do, that is not only not trusting in Him, that is a sin.
Here I am. Taking the next step (steps) forward in His call.
I want to share it all with you! Yes, friend, you!
I am beginning an online Bible study!
What? That's right!
Personal development is the big thing right now!
You know, bettering yourself, becoming a better wife, mom, leader.. the list goes on.
Basically, focusing on you and chasing your dreams for the overall health of not only your own life, your spouses, your children's, your coworkers', and so forth.
Two of my favorite PD (personal development) books I have read recently, is of course, "Girl, Wash Your Face" and "Girl, Stop Apologizing"! It is also, almost every other woman on my social medias' favorites, too.
*Note to reader*
In part one of this series, we talked about how the fruits work together, and how they can work to make us like God, which is his ultimate goal (Romans 8:29). When I am studying my Bible and devotions, I really like to dig into it, notes in a cute, fun notebook, highlighters, fun pens, and sometimes I even creative journal in my Bible. I currently am working out of this creative Bible, in NIV. (I will link everything all over again at the bottom of this blog!)
The Fruits of the Spirit message is a great message to dig into! I love a study that links to verses all over my Bible, like a web, connecting all the dots of truth, until it comes back to where I started! This message was just that, and just what I needed.
I have been asking and praying that God open my heart to hear His message to me, and to share with you all, and I love and feel so blessed when He answers that prayer- well, any prayer, but how special that He is giving me a message to share with my friends and readers!
Without further-a-do, lets learn about this fruit!
Sometimes, I am at a loss on what to write about. I want my posts to be genuine as sincere, and my Bible Study posts have to be from God. I pray everyday and thank Him for giving me the words to write, even when I don’t have any. They will come.
Yesterday, I started a new book (on day two of my stay action!). titled, ‘A Love Letter Life’, by Audrey and Jeremy Rolloff. Three chapters in and it is really good! But in the first chapter Jeremy writes about how he was enamooured by Audrey and how she seemed to have the characteristics of the Fruit of the Spirit. That paragraph caught my attention, but I didn’t think much of it, until this morning when I was doing my devotion in ‘31 Prayers for my Daughter’, and what was the prayer for today, FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT!!!
Y’all, I need you to know, that not only do I ask and thank God for the words he gives me to share with my readers, friends, coworkers, etc, I ask that he open my heart, eyes, ears and mind, to hear Him speak to me. Being that Fruit of the Spirit was put in my hands not once but twice, and spoke so profoundly to me, lead to me believe I needed to study more on this.
Fruits of the Spirit
The Fruits of the Spirit are listed below as they are found in. Galatians:
Hey Ya'll! My name is Amy, I am a girl mom (times two), married to one of my favorite guys, a daughter, a Jesus follower and so much more. I love preworkout and a great sweat, I collect books like trophies, I love to cook but hate a dirty kitchen. I love grungy country music, bell bottom pants, turquoise (the mineral) and converses. Our house is full of love and laughter as we navigate this busy life together, focusing on keeping the important parts of life the biggest parts, and building a healthy and safe place in our family of four!