Well. I’m going to tell you. + I’m going to tell you a story.
I’m also going to invite you to join.
A few days ago, maybe last week? my friend Maggie tweeted something about getting back into reading the Bible daily. Where should she start? I replied to her + told her to text me + we should read something together.
So we texted. + tried to figure out what to read. Should we go through a devotional together? Talk on the phone about it each day? Should we go through Paul’s letters? Should we just pick books of the Bible, journal each day + share our thoughts? Should we email? Text? Call?
So many options.
I looked at the plan.
I texted Maggie.
I said “let’s do this.”
+ she said “yes! Let’s.”
[sun goes down. sun goes up.]
The next morning, Maggie sends out a tweet.
+ because she’s awesome, people started wondering what we were reading. + people kept asking.
So we kept telling people: join! Find the Soul Detox reading plan on the YouVersion app. Read along with us!
But what’s the point of community if we can’t learn from one another?
I texted Maggie again. <– poor thing! ;o]
I told her we needed a hashtag. Something to use that we could click + find everyone else reading the SAME scripture that day. We could learn from one another. We should share what He’s teaching us. We could ask for prayer. We could see first hand the power of His word in our new community as we read His word daily. For many of us it was getting back into a habit we had somehow lost.
It was making our time with Him a priority.
So we had a lot of ideas. Most of them were okay. We’re big dorks, well, Maggie’s not…I am! So my ideas were sort of lame.
I’d show you our text conversation, but I don’t want to embarrass myself + my dumb ideas.
But as Harlow + I went for a walk, one came to me.
It’s what we’re doing. We are women reading His truth together. + truth is what we need to cling to.
I sent it to Maggie.
She agreed: #SheReadsTruth captured this small, growing community perfectly.
I emailed a few others. + we started sharing what we were learning using this tag.
+ others did too. Too many people to tag: but let me tell you…. You will be challenged. You will grow in His word: I promise.
Will you join us?
Today is Day 4. We’d love for you to read + grow along with us!
Then? Search Soul Detox under the plans.
Start reading! Start sharing. [using instagram and/or twitter]
Let God’s truth change you.