"...Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him" Luke 3:4
January may motivate us to make resolutions, but we pray that we seek more revelations! Focusing our eyes on the Lord and His will and calling as women of faith is a path worth pursuing. As Isaiah and John the Baptist proclaimed and prophesied, we are to prepare the way for the Lord and to make straight paths for him!
How are we to prepare "the way" when we've either lost our way, don't know the way, or have found some crooked paths along the way? The Bible declares "Jesus is The Way", and we simply need to prepare our hearts to receive him.
"I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me". John 14:6 NLV
Hundreds of women at the WJOF "Alive" conference experienced profound revelations as God used our keynote speaker Joanna Weaver as she ministered. From the story of Lazarus, she called forth women to "remove their grave clothes that keep tripping them up", we could all relate to the stories she shared through both laughter and tears that powerful weekend. Joanna's unique teaching on "having a Mary heart in a Martha World" likewise reminded us of the many obstacles keeping us from being with Jesus.
How about you? Do you make it a priority to put first things first? One way to 'make straight paths' and to 'prepare the way' is simply to take the necessary precious time to read and pray through the Word of God. If you are up for the challenge, Joanna has a online study/blog to read through the Bible in a year! She writes in her blogpost "Becoming His":
Have you ever wanted to read through the Bible in a year?
WJOF is embarking on a thrilling adventure in 2013 with our theme "Wisdom". We'll explore this topic online, at events and through our recommended resources. Visit us online at www.wjof.com or engage with us on Facebook! There you will find the most up to date information for upcoming events, speaker links, suggested resources and even some fun "Cardboard testimonies" of ordinary but fabulous women like you on the journey!