In my Encouragement for Today Devotion, “The Trouble with Touting Our Truths,” I shared about Mona, a mentor that I could always count on to share God’s reliable truth, not just her opinions.
How I long to be a woman like Mona! I want to be a woman who others turn to when they need more than flimsy advice.
I’ve learned that becoming that woman takes some concrete steps, though. It doesn’t happen over night. Becoming a woman who can dispense God’s reliable truth requires:
- Intention– We have to set time to study God’s Word so that we can know it and live it.
- Perseverance– Studying the Bible takes time, and understanding comes over years. We have to be in for the long haul, reading and studying the entire Bible over and over so that we can grasp God’s Word in context.
- Tenacity– Inevitably, Bible study is painful because God’s Spirit will use it to change us first!
I know it sounds daunting, but studying the Bible is always, always worth it. Thankfully, we have wonderful tools to help us. One of them is mentioned in today’s devotion. Proverbs 31 Ministries’ First 5 app was a tool that I used for five consecutive years to study all the way through my Bible. Make sure to check it out today.
But there’s no better tool than the Bible itself. It’s incomparable! That’s why I’m giving away a copy of the NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible (compact size), which includes devotions from the P31 writing team, along with my two books, Breaking Up with Perfect and Exhale.
To enter, simply leave a comment telling me about a woman in your life who has given you God’s reliable truth.
I can’t wait to read about all your “Monas”!