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Gain Strength by Leaning into Jesus and Pushing Back the Insecurities of Your Past
As a woman who is growing in her walk to live an authentic, faith-filled life (just like me), you have decided to live with purpose, gain worth, and find value based on God’s Word instead of in what others have said to you or about you.
This is not a simple one-and-done step of faith, but a lifetime journey that’s accomplished as you walk with Jesus and with others. Jesus did not ask us to walk this journey alone. You are not created to take this road all by yourself. We all need a place where we can be encouraged and empowered to rise above our circumstances and become all that God created us to be. You need a tribe of women surrounding you daily with the same goal in mind: letting go of the past to live the truth and making a difference.
Community, Connection, and Christ
The gospel of Luke records a community of women who traveled with Jesus to take care of His needs as He ministered to others (Luke 8:1-3). As they traveled with Him, the words He shared would impact their lives and redefine their future. Every day, as they walked with Him and in fellowship with one another, they steadfastly stood to live for Him. As a result, the life-changing gospel message was given to others.
What a difference it made in the way these women lived to be surrounded by His truth every day. What a difference it makes in all of our lives today. That difference ripples to the lives around us. This is the vision for the Treasured Tribe, the online community of Treasured Ministries.
Every day you make a courageous choice to gain strength by leaning into Jesus and pushing back the insecurities of your past.
- It takes transforming truth to renew your soul.
- It takes understanding your inheritance to live abundantly.
- It takes trading in the shield of doubt to obtain a shield of faith.
Just like how daily nourishment is needed for our bodies to grow healthy and strong, daily spiritual nourishment is essential to the health of our souls to yield a harvest that gives to others the way God intended.
Have you ever stopped to meditate on these heartfelt words?
"Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning" - Lamentations 3:21-23
Each morning his mercies are the perfect refreshment for your soul. Why do you suppose the prophet Jeremiah was inspired by the Spirit to write these words? The Lord placed them on his heart to nourish him, and then Jeremiah shared God's encouragement with others. This verse tells us that God gives us daily mercies so we can, in turn, receive the necessary spiritual nourishment to thrive in a broken world, yielding a harvest that nourishes others.
If you are like me, you've heard words spoken into your soul that said you needed to try harder or you won't measure up. These words have created wounds in our lives that produce insecurities and doubt.DISCOVER THE KEY TO DAILY DEVOTIONS
Finding Strength During Struggles
When I first gave my heart to Jesus, I mistakenly thought, "Okay, that's it! I'm all secure and good to go now."
So, when I hit struggles and trials, I thought to myself, "There must be something wrong with me that needs fixed." I wasn't even aware at the time how my past was still steering my future.
I later discovered that the lies were far from truth and I was unknowingly agreeing with them. The lie that I could fix myself. The lie that once I gave my life to Jesus, I was done growing. These lies made the soul hurts from my past resurface. I felt far from satisfied.
But God wanted to take me higher by changing my perspective through a daily walk with him. And he wants you to take you higher. He gives us each a rich and abundant life!
"My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life." - John 10:10
Perhaps you've read these words through tear-filled eyes. Maybe you've been unable to experience the richness because the wounding words from you past are holding you back.
Those hurtful words have formed a complex maze in your life that seems impossible to escape. You've climbed over every wall, not sure of where you're headed, but simply trying to continue moving. You're exhausted, and the burden is becoming too heavy for you to carry.
The good news is the Good Shepard is calling your name. He left the 99 to bring you back (Matthew 18:12).
Take a moment to pause on John 10:10. Let Jesus' words wash over you. You are meant for more. You have a purpose, and that purpose in Christ nourishes and satisfies your soul and ultimately yields a harvest for others.
If you feel as though you are on sinking sand, let me share with you something that will place you on solid ground in Jesus. God is attracted to our humility, vulnerability, and authenticity and not our self-reliance, self-righteousness, and pride. He doesn't want all of your good works. He wants you just as you are - in need of Him!
"So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and in the right time he will lift you up in honor." -1 Peter 5:6
When we come to Him with authenticity, He heals. We begin to walk with a confidence that rests securely in His strength and live with purpose instead of aimlessness.
When we start leaning into Jesus and rest in His strength, He will lead us into a "new land." And this is where we find ourselves needing Him even more to push back the insecurities of our past. The more we walk with Jesus, the more we need him. With a "new land" comes new opportunities to seek God's voice.DISCOVER THE KEY TO DAILY DEVOTIONS
How Do I Know God's Purpose for My Life?
The new mercies of God given to me every morning help me overcome the obstacles that pop up in my path every day. You see, the enemy of our souls knows that the more we press into Jesus for strength, the more healing we will experience. So, he places doubt before us every day, blocking us from our breakthroughs by using the insecurities from our past. And he also understands that biblical truths heal soul hurts, and he wants to keep you stuck in your past instead of moving forward.
I don't know about you, but the enemy's attacks seem to always follow those crystal-clear experiences I have had in the presence of God.
It's as if Satan knows God has created something amazing for me on my journey ahead, and he's compelled to bring up my past to throw me off.
Treasured one, I am here to tell you that this is when we need to hit the pause button and position ourselves to find the truth.
This is the purpose of our Treasured Tribe. The devotions, weekly messages, and online community all provide daily accountability in your journey and a way to enter into a place of confidence and security to be authentic, which allows us to make wise decisions that equip us to be the women God created us to be.
When the Good Shepherd is asking you to follow Him by taking a brave step of faith, and you aren't sure which path He is pointing to, you can find confirmation and direction by asking these questions...
- Does this step reflect God's character?
- Does this direction reflect the Council of God, which is the Bible?
- Does this direction produce the fruit of the Spirit?
- Is the voice I am hearing a still, calm voice, not a condemning one?
- Is the Holy Spirit highlighting scripture for me?
In short, any word you receive from the Lord as to a direction He wants to move in your life will never disagree with the Bible or character of God.
God is never the author of confusion. If confusion rears its head as you are in the midst of a decision, then press pause, pray, and spend time in the Word until you get a clear answer. When He has made it clear, there will be a calmness within you, and then it is time to act.
Surround yourself with voices that keep you grounded in truth and confidence.
And finally, whatever God is asking you to do, He will not let it pass until He has securely brought you into the "new land." For me, this is an echo that seems to resound in various areas of my life that speak to the passage the Holy Spirit is highlighting for me.
These are the types of topics we dive into through Treasured Tribe Devotions. We begin to connect to Jesus to find our purpose and path in life. We unlock timeless truths throughout scripture that reveal the steps we can take today to make a difference for our tomorrows.DISCOVER THE KEY TO DAILY DEVOTIONS
Daily Devotions for a Woman's Purpose
I used daily devotionals as a tool to jump-start my days, yet I was still left feeling empty by the time the sun went down. I didn't need more words to read; I needed God's Word to reach my soul. I needed it to come to life within me.
He is the Potter, and I am the clay. I wanted him to shape me into a new creation in Christ and speak to my heart in a way that would reveal my purpose for His kingdom.
Are you missing Jesus in the midst of the daily devotions like I was?
I went through many trials as I tried to fit outside sources into a God-shaped hole in my life. This is why I began Nourish Bible Study Method. And as a result, I discovered enormous treasures in even the smallest passages of His Word.
Suddenly, I wasn't compelled to read more for the sake of knowledge, but to reap more from the seeds Jesus planted in my heart.
"You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!" - John 5:39
What Can I Expect from Treasured Tribe?
Here is what you can expect with Treasured Tribe:
- A Treasured Tribe Devotion email will be sent to your inbox on Sunday mornings following the devotion schedule found here.
- A weekly scripture, to which you can apply the Nourish Bible Study Method, will be featured at the bottom of the devotion.
- You will have access to a Treasured Tribe Facebook community where you can connect with others as we come together to unpack even more truth from the Treasured Tribe Devotions through our Treasured Tribe Talks.
- We will walk through the steps of the Nourish Bible Study Method together and give you an opportunity to share how God is working your life on a daily basis.
- A daily plan to spend time in God's Word and the accountability you need to cultivate a life-changing habit that leads you to your purpose to nourish others.
- Treasured Tribe Talk will be live on Facebook on Thursdays following our weeks of study, or you can catch it at a later time on the Treasured Tribe Facebook page.
- You will receive weekly questions during our weeks of study that you can use for extra study or within a small group setting to take your time in God's Word to the next level.
Let’s seek Jesus together with open hearts that dare to believe He is all we’ll ever need. God values your voice, and He wants you to do the same. Because without it, the sound of His orchestra simply isn’t complete.
Own this truth and gain confidence: Your true value and purpose for which you were created can only come from Jesus himself.
Join the Treasured Tribe now to participate in these upcoming Treasured Devotions Series:
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living water to quench our souls’ thirst.
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