In Joshua 2 we’re introduced to Rahab, a woman used by God , He had a plan reguard of her background , she was a harlot ,
a prostitute . But God saw her heart , He saw her faithfulness . God changed her destiny .
We don’t know how she came to her level of faith vs12 –
But we see her faithfulness come into play as she asked for a token of mercy for her family to be spared , then here is where her faithfulness showed , she hid the spy’s , she didn’t tell her people where the spy were they belived her due to her reputation.
Rehab is a Canaanite woman she is celebrated in Christian scripture for her faith Hebrews 1131, James 225
She was a woman of faith,
She even gave birth to Boaz as which makes her the great great grandmother of king David an ancestor to Jesus
Greatness flowed from rehab.
Rehab was redeemed chosen for greatness not only was she brave with courage she also was faithful regardless of her background she served the one true God.
And He had a plan for her in her obedience and faithfulness as she hid the spies .
As rehab here despise she knew this kind of offense would surely land her in prison for rehab wait for it anyway why? Because it was clear to her that the God of Israel was real.
God‘s parting of the Red Sea among other things had made her believe (Joshua 2:10 )
because of her courage she and her family were spared.
She a woman who was brave , a woman who was used in part of Gods plan .
Verse 18 the scarlet cord, this is my favorite
The scarlet cord would enable isreals army to identify Rahabs house and spare all who was inside . See the connection !!!
The scarlet cord symbolizes the redemptive with of Christ that saves us all .
The blood of Jesus Christ , By His blood we are redeemed we are saved! Protected
As we seen in exodus the blood upon the door post it’s , Gods protection for all destruction to pass over us , we’re covered with that scarlet cord to this day!
Verse 21 rahab bound the scarlet cord in the window .
She was a woman of Faith , she was obedient to the only true GOD.
Not only faithful but bravery as well.
Rehab teaches us the value of staying socially conscious of the world around us.
That knowledge made her alert and aware of what was happening when the spies showed up, she knew why they were there not for self pleasure ( remember she was a Harlot)
but for much more important task .
She trusted her intuition and acted to protect them. She bit on the winning team and it paid off .
So let’s ask ourselves a question. Are you paying attention are you called to be much more than churchgoers and worshipers. Are you called to be wise courageous and ready to act for good when you can?.
Maybe you aren’t called to save your family , but rather another group of vulnerable people who need your help each season comes with different callings!
What about Rahabs story inspires you to stay informed and courageous and ready to say yes to God when he calls?
Hello there !
Wise words are like deep waters ; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook
Our words flow from our character just like water bubbles
so do our words bubble out of us
as God calls us to the deep how will we Stewart our words and actions will we be foolish and not Stewart his invitation well will we sink or will we be wise Stewart’s and walk with him
In the deep were changed cultivated more in His image
Is God calling you into the deep with Him ?
Are you saying yes to Jesus ? Accept His invitation . HE will be there with you every step you take .
Being a mom I think it one of the most hardest seasons in life , through each season we face as they grow . Speaking and living as the right examples and, pouring in the right things to them , being careful no to pour toxic into them . when I’m having a hard time or day , or even responding to how someone treats them . (Ouch)
As the girls have grown so many season have just showed up and said I’m here ! Not a warm welcome but as an uninvited guess haha . Each season comes with laughter , tears, hurts, live and learn lessons but most of all they all come with teachable moments and produce growth .
As a mama of these 2 young ladies and one 1 son (not in photo) I want to protect them for each heartache, from hurtful ways , for being mistreated by friends and all the things us as mamas know comes with life . But let’s be real we can’t ! But what we can do is teach them Jesus , teach them love , teach them respect and to be loyal good hearted humans and sometimes that might not come back to you from others . But to continue being the light shining for Jesus in every season of life .
And then another hard truth for us mamas , *when teaching all this we must walk it also *
This morning as I was talking to Jesus telling Him my heart asking Him Lord help me how do I do this
how do I not let all the things shake me , and how do I speak and be a example of you through these seasons.
To blind my eyes to the hurts , and keep them open on you Lord and your Love.
How is this obtainable ?
Being a praying woman ,
a praying wife , a praying mama!
• so mamas out their I ask y’all , what’s your current season of motherhood and how are you stewarding that well?
GATHER , good things happen over coffee and conservations
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Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
•Jesus is our salvation
•must be born again
• can’t enter heaven without accepting Jesus in your heart
Have you asked Jesus into your heart as your personal Lord and savior? If you haven’t say this prayer
Lord jesus come into my heart , Jesus I need you I’m a sinner wash me clean Lord forgive me of my sins lead me teach me I accept you as my Lord and savior I believe you sent your son God to die for me upon the cross , I believe Jesus you died and rose again on the 3rd day for me thank you for your love and saving me I welcome you in my life I welcome you Holy Spirit to teach me the love and heart of Jesus i praise you I thank you Jesus I ask this by faith and believe in Jesus name amen!
Wooo hooo!!! The angels are celebrating and all of heaven for you friend !! Welcome into the kingdom of God , a child of God
All what’s yours through Jesus Christ read Ephesians in the Bible as a beloved beliver in Christ we have an inheritance pray and learn Jesus and all the blessings that belong to you✨
Being the wife . Mom God called me to be starts with my yes to Jesus . It’s only in Him I can become her . Amen
Come on join the conversation as we gather and talk about we’re we belittling what Gods given us ?
Pull up a chair let’s talk about it good things when we gather
As a wife, you have been uniquely positioned to influence not only your marriage, your family, your home but also the legacies your family members leave behind. It is easy to get distracted from this overarching purpose, especially when the issues of daily life present themselves. After all, life comes packaged with struggles, failures, sins, betrayals, hurts, wounds, disappointments, and crushing defeats.
Yet your marriage provides the opportunity to discover the grace of endurance but also to model that grace to all of those around you, leading your home into a season of joy.
When you model the grace of overcoming, you demonstrate that hope to all those around you. You leave a lasting imprint on the lives within your circle of impact. As a wife, you are empowered to lift the hearts and minds of all those with whom you come into contact. And the starting point is always prayer.
All of us struggle with our selfish sin-nature that must be brought into submission to the Holy Spirit, the Scriptures, and our spouse.
1 Timothy 6:12
“Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
1 Timothy 6:12
“But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.”
In Jesus we have strength over our struggles in Jesus we can overcome our flesh by the word of GOD . And choosing to submit our sinful nature to the Holy Spirit as He teaches our hearts to surrender.
With Jesus all things are possible