If I, Let It Be

If I speak, let it be in love.

If I listen, let it be in humility.

If I rejoice, let it be in gratitude.

If I suffer, let it be in faith.

*Rae

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20 Must Study Bible Study Topics

 

20 Must Study Bible Study Topics

Last year, I took Joyce Meyer’s #3030challenge. I studied the Bible daily for 30 minutes then posted what I learned. I’d like to go back and share some of the topics that were particularly eye-opening. I hope you find them helpful!

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Stay in Control

So last night I prayed for humility. I knew it was a prayer that needed to be said because I prayed each word with a little bite.

Like my ego was saying, “I don’t need to be more humble. I’m perfect as I am and humility is for p-” and my spirit was like, “Shut the hell up, ego! I’m tryna keep us out of the eternal pit! *Clears throat* As I was saying Lord, help me to tame my arrogant ways.”

And, yes, I recognized the possibility that I may suffer from schizophrenia. But that’s irrelevant.

The point is, I’ve started telling myself, “no.” Yesterday I got home after work, ready to chow down on some lit sushi. But then I realized I wanted it too much. So I decided to fridge the food, shower, and straighten up a bit. Then ate.

Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. (Proverbs 25:28)

It’s pretty empowering to feel in control of your own behaviors. Spirit leading the body and not the other way around.

Stay in control,

*Rae

And That’s Grace

After searching for the why in my terrible downfall, I noticed something. All the things that were given to me as blessings had become my idols.

My college eduction, my career, my apartment. Even my pet Holland Lop, if you can believe it.

Oh yes, I loved my baby bun.

Everything I had been given, I took distinct pride in and credit for. I was so arrogant. I didn’t mind placing myself on a high pedestal. Until I realized what a b*tch the drop was.

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30/30 Challenge: Day 10

women's devotional bible #3030challenge

In contrast to last night’s study on humility this evening I went over confidence. Interestingly enough, I didn’t intend on studying confidence.

I wasn’t sure what to study, having nailed my biggies: anger, forgiveness, and patience. So I prayed for God to direct me and show me what I need to brush up on and confidence seemed to stick out.

I always believed myself a confident woman. But after reading what the Bible had to say on the subject, I realized I wasn’t really confident. Just some unbalanced combination of narcissistic and proud.

Based on what I read, this is what I gathered…

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30/30 Challenge: Day 9

women's devotional bible #3030challenge

Humility, like patience, is another one of those topics that is prevalent throughout the Good Book, but not always so popular to discuss.

Which is a shame because could you imagine how much better the history of the world would have been if people adhered to the rules of humility? Not going to name names:

*Lucifer* *Babylon* *Pharaoh*

Just to not name a few. But I’m not here to point fingers, I do want to share what I learned about humility and how it enhances my relationship with the Lord.

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