she reads truth

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Many of you have probably heard about She Reads Truth, but whether you have or have not, whether you use it or you don't, I would encourage you to look into it. It is such a practical, simple, lovely resource to encourage women to be faithful stewards of the Word of God. Whatever stage of life we are in, however "busy" our days are, we cannot neglect the Word of Life, the living and active truth that sustains us and helps us to fight sin, live righteously, and pursue Christ in our everyday. I am grateful for the many resources out there now to help us study well. 

Absolutely no resource can or should take the place of just reading the Word, filling our minds and hearts with truth and meditating on it. A fact that I often need to remind my organized, study-plan, quote-loving heart of. The greatest thing I can feed my heart and mind are the words that lay on the pages of Scripture, and there are no words that are better to quote than the ones that God Himself inspired. 

I am grateful for the way the folks behind She Reads Truth so obviously hold up the Word of God as the treasure that it is and they frame their written devotionals or study plans in such a way as to honor the Scriptures and make it our central focus. The studies and devotionals are helpful tools and they offer them as such, but they never overshadow our God's words. 

They now have an app and it is excellent! They have a section with several different plans available, some cost $1.99 and many are free. I'm going through the Psalms of Gratitude plan right now and it has been sweet. The application is simple and thoughtful, asking you to write your own thoughts in correspondence with that passage of Scripture. The timing of this particular study for me was needed and has been sweet and refreshing for my soul. I have grown to treasure the Psalms in an even deeper way over the past year and I also love the timing of this study as it prefaces Thanksgiving next week. It's spurred my thinking to meditate on how I ought to always be growing in a posture of thanksgiving to the Lord, not just when the days are easy and not just when it's November. I desire for words of gratitude and thanksgiving to be overflowing from my lips and meditating on the Lord and who He is the greatest way I can spur myself on to do that.

I'm a day behind in the study so yesterday I read through Day 2 which was focused on Psalm 19. Psalm 19 holds one of the clearest passages in Scripture about the beauty of God's Word and what it does for every ounce of our being and our living.

"The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul;

the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;

the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;

the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;

the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;

the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold;

sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward."

Psalm 19:7-11