Day 5

Waiting and Preparing

from the This Is the Church reading plan


John 14:1-3, Titus 2:11-13, Matthew 25:1-13, 2 Peter 3:8-13, James 5:7-8, Psalm 130:5-6

BY She Reads Truth

Since 2012, She Reads Truth has maintained a singular mission: to be women in the Word of God every day. Ten years later, our community includes “Shes” from across the globe, but our mission hasn’t changed.

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at She Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading This Is The Church, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your  own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read. Each day for this series, we’ll include a brief summary of the reading along with a prompt for conversation.


The Church exists in response to Jesus’s first coming and continues on in anticipation of His promised return. Through all circumstances we are called to live in such a way that our present faith and obedience reflect our future, glorious hope.

Discussion Question: Who can you encourage with what you’ve learned this week? 

Take time to reflect on your Scripture reading and share with others in the community in the comments.

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116 thoughts on "Waiting and Preparing"

  1. Maddie Jones says:

    I can tell friends of mine who are nonbelievers that God is not a mean, hateful God. He is waiting for others to be saved before Jesus comes!! There are people He loves and who He wants to follow Him. God is kind, loving, and graceful.

  2. Maddie Jones says:

    I’m so sorry!! Hopefully you can be there for others and show your comfort. Just like Jodina said, being there for people is a ministry.

  3. Desi Hill says:

    That if we wait upon the lord, better than our thoughts of best is to come. It may be hard now, but trust and wait on the lord and he will show you the way.

  4. Leslie Orozco says:

    Going through an unexpected 2nd divorce, right now I’m focusing on using God’s Word to get through each day. I can also encourage others in my DivorceCare group.

  5. Grace Leffew says:

    1. I am so sorry for your loss and your friends’ loss. Suicide is so hard for all involved. 2. To touch on how to comfort in this,as the above comment says, just being there and letting them see you quietly pray for them right then, right there is a ministry! If you want to start a conversation, I would use the lack of hope as my starting place. Don’t let the feeling of not being a “shining example” to your friends stop you. The first requirement for all Christians is to be and to know you are sinful and need saving. If anyone says anything against your actions just repent to them like you do to God. Show them how true Christianity works, we try, we fall short of God’s glory, we pray and invite God’s sanctification to work in us. The main difference being we know we aren’t enough to ever be perfect and there’s no amount of trying on our own that gets us there. Maybe one of your friends needs to know they weren’t created to be enough on their own either.

  6. KC Derond says:

    I can encourage a sick woman’s sister by sharing the gospel and showing love + kindness.

  7. Saicha Crawford says:

    Hello She’s! I have shared this week’s reading with my Mom and Sister. I am looking forward to week 2!

  8. Rebekah Picarelli says:

    Honestly the most encouragement would be to myself.. I’ve been struggling lately to see the fruit of my faith and wondering where I’m really putting my faith

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