This morning greeted me with a much needed rain. Not only for our soil but also for my soul. Doesn't it feel amazing when God gives our souls a much needed refreshing rain.
So today is February 1, which means in my world (and hopefully yours) it is time to start learning a new Bible verse. For those of you who recall, I decided in 2015, I would write a new scripture on my heart each month. I was only going to do one each month, but this morning God has been speaking clearly to me: "baby girl, you are going to want both of these this month."
So today I am going to share with you the first one and a bit of the heart behind it.
Last month I decided to learn the verse Proverbs 16:3: "Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans." I worked hard on learning this, trying to start each day with this attitude, committing whatever was to come to God and letting Him direct where life would lead.
What I often forget is that when we let God lead, it doesn't always mean it is an easy road, and a lot of the time it means we walk a road that we can't even see. It can be scary. It is often difficult. It usually isn't a road that everyone else would pick. It probably doesn't make sense. But when we have our heart set on "God is directing this journey," then we need to be willing to walk that journey.
And then this little verse came into my life.
It is simple. It is short, but man does it propose a challenge and can change your life.
We walk by faith, not by sight. This is what follows after we say, "yes God I am committing each day to you," a step of faith. A step into the unknown.
But at the same time, it is a step into adventure. It is a step into seeing God's hand move and work. It is a step into the big beautiful tapestry He has woven into our lives. A step in the right direction. A step into the goodness God has for us.
So many of you have been sharing bits of your life with me, and it seems like God has a lot of us on this journey of needing great faith. From seeking jobs, tough relationships, career changes, friendships, moving, illness.
As for me, there are a lot of situations in my life right now, that are causing me to take steps of faith. Sometimes they don't even feel like steps, sometimes the feel like gigantic jumps. But I am willing to jump. I am willing to trust. So bring it on February!
You can get your own 2015 memory verse cards here. Simply download, print, cut, and tape around your home, office, car, barn, etc. But I also encourage readers to examine their own lives, see what God is writing on their hearts, and feel free to create your own scripture memory cards. Thanks for dong this journey with me.