July 1, 2014

Time: 2:05 PM

Weather: Hot and Beautiful!

Readings: Joshua, chapters 1-5

Noteworthy Verse:

“Now promise me by God.  I showed you mercy; now show my family mercy.  And give me some tangible proof, a guarantee of life for my father and mother, my brothers and sisters – everyone connected with my family.  Save our souls from death!”

Joshua 2:12-13

Significance:

  • Rahab’s act of bravery gets a brief mention in the bible, so it’s easy to skim over it.  But if we stop and think about how much mercy she showed the Israelites, even though they were foreigners, how much faith she had in a God she didn’t know, and how much bravery she had to go through with it… it’s really incredible.  If we as believers started to exhibit even half the bravery that Rahab showed it would change the world.

Feelings:
I’m feeling a little socially exhausted.  The past few weeks have been filled with many fun activities and lots of time with friends, but it has worn me out.  I haven’t gotten a chance to spend much alone time with myself, let alone my Creator.  Even though I’m meeting up with a friend again tonight to race go-karts (which will be awesome), I am thankful that I’ve had the entire day to just take it easy and re-connect with God on a personal level.

Today is also the first day of my Pray 30 Challenge.  This morning I spent 10 minutes praying for all my ex-boyfriends while I drank my coffee; than I spent 10 minutes praying for all my missionary friends while I showered.  And I’m hoping to pray for another 10 minutes tonight before I go to bed.  I think breaking the 30 minutes into segments will be the key to completing this challenge!

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