I've been thinking about death a lot in the last year. Definitely not trying to be morbid, but it has definitely been on my mind heavily, but not in a scary or fearful kind of way. I am grateful the Lord has delivered me from this fear of death, but perhaps more than death, I have been really also thinking about how I live and if...
Crisis has a way of affecting our vision. We need not look too far to see all the crisis that has affected our world on a global level just in the last year with COVID-19. And that's not even taking into account the personal crises you may have taking place right now in your own life. It’s so easy to focus on all we think we have lost, what we don't have or what we can’t do. We can easily miss what God may be trying to get us to see. Today, I want to challenge you to look again in the midst of the crisis you may be facing, and think about this question as we learn from a widow in 2 Kings 4:1-7.
What (or who God has called you to birth is special, beautiful and a part of God's plan. Do you know that? Knowing this truth, does that cause you to pause and consider how you are protecting what you are carrying? I certainly hope so. What lengths would you be willing to go to care for what God has allowed you to birth in this season? What about when He calls you to release it? How will you respond?
For the second year in a row, celebrating women in the Bible for Women's History month. Each week I will be featuring women from the Bible that, although they may not be well known or highlighted often, we can learn how they made an eternal impact in the Kingdom.
These were some of the words used to describe Hagar, whose name in Hebrew means “flight”, when she is first introduced to us in the beginning of Genesis 16. She is who I am highlighting this week for Biblical Women's History Month.