A Deeper Dive
Fall is approaching and your girl is super duper excited! It is my absolute favorite season of the year. Even when we think about the Fall season spiritually in our lives, there is goodness that overflows from it.
Seasons, often, can require different things from us when we take a look at the spiritual meanings of what they represent in our life. What season of your life are you in spiritually? What does the weather around you feel like?
Is it cold and brutal?
Is it warming, occasionally rainy, and sunny?
Is it hot and muggy?
Is it cool, cozy, and breezy?
No matter what season you are in today, I want to encourage you, your season will change.
No matter if it's a great season or a hard season, here is the truth for each of us.
It's a season. Seasons change.
Do you believe that spending time in God’s Word helps us navigate the seasons of our life? Do you ever feel extremely lost as you read His Word? I can tell you that for as much as I read God's Word and as long as I've put in the practice of reading His Word, there are still some times that I get up from His Word and wonder, "What just happened?"
In John 1:1 It is written, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
I’ve studied this verse a thousand times. I believe that as straightforward as this verse seems, there is so much depth to it, yet I am still swimming around the surface.
A Breakdown of John 1:1
What existed in the beginning? The Word
The beginning of what? Time as we know it.
Who was the Word with? God
Who was the Word? God
So not only did the Word exist before we ever did. The Word was with God, so God too existed before we or anything else ever did. Not only that, the Word was a living, breathing expression (as described in the TPT translation).
Questions to Ponder: How does God want to take you deeper in this specific verse? What is confusing? What stands out? What questions do you have to ask Him?
In this world, I’ve realized that it is a must that we dive deeper.
It is a must that we dive deeper into God’s Word and what He’s speaking specifically to us. God tells us that His Word is a living and active Word (Hebrews 4:12). That means just like Him, His Word is not dead, it is alive and it will fit the many things we face today in life.
For example, I was reading Isaiah and as I was reading, this verse caught my attention immediately:
“Do not call a conspiracy,
everything these people call a conspiracy;
do not fear what they fear,
and do not dread it.
When I read this verse, I paused... like wait, what?!
How does this verse just fit the things we are facing today?
Side Note: I am not here to comment on conspiracies or condemn them. If that’s the thing you believe in, it’s your life, Sis, I’m for you living that out based on what you truly believe within.
Yet, for me in a world where everyone has an opinion and a judgment for the decisions we make, this verse fits and that’s just what God means when He says His Word is living and active.
Can I be honest with you? This year as a new mom, I’ve had to become friends with the word grace. I have had to have extreme grace for myself in things that I previously could do easily.
For example, I am super behind on this Bible plan with a group that I’ve been apart of this entire year, but I refuse to stop. In the places I fall behind, I find grace and I keep going. I have accepted that I will continue well into the new year and I'm okay with that completely (*sometimes).
Yet, here is the thing, that made my blog about this topic more specifically today.
I do not believe that even as I give myself grace, I can continue with excuses that are meant to sabotage the very being that God is continuously creating.
It's something about this world, my purpose, the instructions I’m receiving that’s making me realize that this season I’m approaching will require me to get uncomfortable and make some necessary sacrifices to grow deeper in my relationship with God.
What does that mean?