Women Wielding the Word: Rebekah Joy

women-wielding-the-word-rebekah-joy

Daily time in God’s Word doesn’t have to be complicated. This is a message I am continually trying to impress upon my readers because our tendency to complicate our spiritual lives is such a hindrance to growth in our relationship with Jesus Christ.

Sharing stories of how God has impacted our lives encourages us and builds our faith. It’s one of my favorite things to do! The Women Wielding The Word series is meant to be an encouragement to you. I’ve asked other bloggers to share what their time with God looks like and how the Bible has impacted their lives.  

The format of this post is a little different from the others. Rebekah Joy and I have taken more of an interview approach with this one.

What I love about Rebekah’s current devotional time is how simple she’s kept it. No need for a regimented plan. Be encouraged as you get a little glimpse into Rebekah’s life.

A Little Bit About Me

My name is Rebekah and I am the blogger behind www.moreradiance.com. I have been blogging for about 5 years and I love it! My blogging journey has taught me so much and I love all the people I’ve met through this little hobby/ministry of mine.

I grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior at the age of 5. At the age of 20, I married the man of my dreams and we’ve been married for about 2 years now. Marriage just keeps getting better and better! We are currently on deputation for Baptist church planting in the state of Pennsylvania (where we live and grew up!). Lord willing, we will plant a New Testament Baptist Church in Pennsylvania next year. It’s an exciting time in our lives!

I am passionate about my faith, modesty, health, homemaking, reading,and more. I love to share what I learn with others and my blog has been a wonderful tool to do just that!

What does your regular personal Bible study and prayer time look like?

This year, I have chosen to read through my Bible in a year. This has been a bit intimidating for me, as I have never successfully read straight through the entire Bible in a year. It has been a huge blessing though! Each day, I read anywhere from 2-5 (sometimes more!) chapters wherever I currently am in my Bible reading. I use colored pencils to highlight verses and phrases that stick out to me. I get behind sometimes, but I just pick up where I left off. Before or after my Bible reading I try to spend some time in prayer, talking to my Heavenly Father. I typically write out my prayers in my prayer journal. That’s what my personal Bible study looks like right now in a nutshell.

I also use and LOVE my KJV Creative Bible. ♥

How have regular/consistent daily devotions impacted your life? How has God’s living and active Word impacted your life?

God’s Word gives me strength when I feel as though I have none left. I am also reminded (too often!) that I cannot do “life” on my own and I desperately need my Heavenly Father’s grace and help – and that starts by being in HIS Word! ♥

"God's Word gives me strength when I feel as though I have none left." That's how Rebekah Joy is impacted by her Bible reading. How about you? How does God's Word affect your life? Click To Tweet

If you set aside time every year (or more often) to evaluate your spiritual walk or make plans with regard to growing in your relationship with Christ, what does that look like? Do you use specific tools, books, checklists, or passages of Scripture?  

Yes! I love the time of year around the end of December/early January for evaluating my year and planning ahead. Just this past year, I purchased a Powersheet’s Goal Setting Planner to help me with this. It has been a wonderful help. It has a section in the beginning to evaluate each area of life (including walk with God) and write down what needs improvement and your goals for the year. Powersheets has been a wonderful tool to use each month (not just at the beginning of the year) to help evaluate my walk with God.

I also love the book, My One Word which teaches the concept of choosing one word to focus on during the year. When I evaluate my goals and walk with God I pray about a particular word (or character trait) that God may want me to focus on. I also choose a Bible verse to accompany that word. This year’s theme has been COURAGE and my verse has been Joshua 1:9.

Places You Can Find Me:

rebekah-joy

My Blog: www.moreradiance.com

Instagram: @more_radiance

Pinterest: @bemoreradiant

FacebookMore Radiance


Read about other “Women Wielding the Word” in this series here.

Our next monthly email newsletter includes a 30-Day Bible Reading Challenge on Who We Are in Christ! A simple plan with a short passage to read each day, and options to take more time and go deeper. Don’t miss it! Subscribe today!

To visit some of the other places online where I might be sharing this post, click here.

Daily time in God's Word doesn't have to be complicated. Looking for some simple inspiration? Read about what Rebekah Joy's devotional life looks like in the latest Women Wielding the Word post. Click To Tweet

8 thoughts on “Women Wielding the Word: Rebekah Joy”

  1. Hi Rebekah! This is Patsy from InstaEncouragements. 🙂 Glad to have found you (not that you were lost or anything…). Anywho… I will be praying about your church plant. Followed you on FB, Insta, Pinterest, and Twitter.

    Tweeted.

    Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

  2. One Bible in a Year plan had a catch-up day each week – that was helpful. The next time I just pasted a plan into my Bible (so that I could check it off with the date) and did my best – reading ahead at the beginning of the year, and then during busiest times I slowed down to a chapter a day, and finished in under a year and a half. Bible reading definitely should not be about rules and failure! Just a chapter a day minimum, one foot in front of the other. Same with saying “an hour a day.” Too big. Start with a minute and you will only go up from there! We need the push to just get started, not a huge deadline of one year or one hour. Great interview!

    • I, too, have benefited from plans with a catch-up day. She Reads Truth calls it “Grace Day”, and that’s a good reminder for me that it’s NOT about rules! Thanks for joining the conversation, Janine.

  3. Thanks for sharing your story, Rebekah! I enjoyed reading. I have found having one word for the year a really helpful practice too. And all the best for your church plant – I have been part of one for the last three years and it has been a great experience.

  4. I have been reading through the bible since (I think) 2010. Like you, I sometimes get behind and I sometimes read more thoroughly than other times. But I keep going and it has been one of the biggest blessings in my life. I keep thinking I’ll do something different but keep coming back to it.

    • Your diligence in Bible reading shows, Donna. I’ve been blessed many times by your blog posts and I marvel at your faithfulness in writing and sharing what God is teaching you through His Word.

Leave a Comment