So I did a thing yesterday. I deleted my FB and IG apps on my phone. I have this weird addiction to my phone and social media that’s quite annoying. If it weren’t for my blog and business and keeping up with family and friends in different states, I would delete my social media presence altogether. So after talking to my Wellness Consultant, Cheya Thousand, I decided to do a digital detox until April 1st. Why April 1st? Because that is when I will be launching my Financial Counseling, Planning, and Organization business.
Taking time away lets me focus on the last minute details and accomplish some plans and goals that I have set for my blog and business. One of those things is to get more consistent with blogging again. To do that, I decided to bring back my Rhenáe’s Randoms. If you are new around here, Rhenáe’s Randoms are just nuggets from my day that I want to share. Unscripted and unedited.
My first one is from my Bible reading this morning. For February, I decided to read Leviticus and Matthew since they have 27 and 28 chapters, respectfully. One chapter from each book a day. But about a week in, God shifted me to Nehemiah. Nehemiah is an excellent book on leadership, praying, and planning, so I wasn’t disappointed (outside of my type-A personality that insists I finish what I start). A few days later, He nudged me to add Daniel and Ezra to my reading. If I had to pick my favorite books of the Bible, Daniel and Ezra are it. Ezra helped the Israelites return to God, and the public reading of the Word, and Daniel was a dreamer. Y’all already know how I feel about the Word. And God often speaks to me in my dreams.
Today’s readings were Nehemiah 7, Ezra 2, and Daniel 2. Random chapters, right? Not to God. Nehemiah 7 and Ezra 2 contain the exact same genealogical record of the exiles that in Ezra, were returning and in Nehemiah, had returned. Mind blown! But get this…I made a note of Nehemiah 7:5, “Then my God put it into my mind to assemble the nobles, the officials, and the people to be registered by genealogy…”. I added it to my OneNote Bible study section on How God Speaks To Us. Then as I am reading Daniel 2, I come across verse 28-29, “But there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has let King Nebuchadnezzar know what will happen in the last days. Your dream and visions that came into your mind as you lay in bed were these: Your majesty, while you were in your bed, thoughts came to your mind about what will happen in the future…”
Now I don’t believe in coincidences, so I know that God has purposely guided me to these readings on these days. I don’t know what for just yet, but I know God will reveal all of that in His own, perfect timing. Until then, I will continue to share what I learn.
I hope you enjoyed today’s Rhenáe’s Randoms. While taking a break from social media, I still want you to follow me to know when I come back. Tanisha Rhenáe will still house my blog updates, book reviews, and personal life. Tanisha Rhenáe Consulting will have all things Financial Counseling, Planning, and Organization. Rendel and Rhenae Management will allow you to keep up with our business management company.