Today I did my SOAP over 1 Timothy 2. This chapter really kind of sums up the discipleship challenge for me in 1 chapter of the bible because it focuses so heavily on praying in every way for everyone and if there is one thing that the 30 day challenge has done for me it’s been to challenge my prayer life and make it flourish. Never before have I prayed for my friends and family like I have during this challenge. It’s been the neatest thing to see God move after abundant prayer for and with friends and family.
It was also just a really good reminder of what my life as a girl after God’s own heart should look like…
Here are my favorite parts of today’s scripture… (Sorry I know it’s long, but it’s all so good!! (: )
The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.
1 Timothy 2:1-3 (MSG)
Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is for men to pray—not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God. And I want women to get in there with the men in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it. I don’t let women take over and tell the men what to do. They should study to be quiet and obedient along with everyone else.
1 Timothy 2:8-11 (MSG)
I shared these passages with my sisters and my mom today because I just really felt like they spoke beautifully to the role that us as daughters of the king are called to play.