Daily Vaccinations Recommended
One of my most favorite places to hang out is my Ladies’ Bible Study Group. If that conjures up a vision of little old ladies with highlighters and lecture notes, you couldn’t be farther from the truth. This group of ladies are much more like group therapy. It wasn’t long before we figured out that we’re all pretty messed up and jumped at the opportunity that maybe our “madness” could actually help out someone else. I love to sit back and watch these women (of all ages) share their hurts and frustrations only to be met with love, acceptance and encouragement. Since we’ve committed to a vow of confidentiality I can’t share the stories but I did get permission to share an encouraging word that was shared with a hurting heart.
We were talking about strengthening our spirits to take on the challenges that life throws at us when the conversation turned to vaccines. Now there’s a popular word in our culture today. We truly understand the need to protect ourselves from Covid and most of us are willing to get the shot that could save our lives as well as others’. One of the women in our group shared how the Word of God - reading and studying your Bible, is like a spiritual vaccine that prepares you for the day. Knowing the TRUTH can protect you and give you a different perspective when the challenges come. Hiding God’s word in your heart makes you stronger, more confident and able to withstand the craziness of this world.
I had a great shot of John 14 this morning. Maybe you’re like me and you occasionally struggle with worry, doubt and fear. Here’s the perfect vaccination for both of us:
“I leave the gift of peace with you - my peace, not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts - instead, be courageous.” John 14:26-27
…and just in case you need another dose:
“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.” Philippians 4:6
I choose to accept God’s peace this very day. I choose to be brave and when the frustrations of the day begin to overwhelm me, I choose to pray instead of freaking out.
I can’t wait to see what’s in my vaccine tomorrow!