After looking forward to this day for so long, it’s finally here! It’s time to start the What Happens When Women Say Yes to God Online Bible Study! Whooo-Hoooo! I hope you are as excited as I am!
If you have questions about how this study works, we answered a lot of them over the past two days. Check out this blog post.
Are you ready to say Yes to God? Because it’s time! Yes Girls here we go! Prepare yourself for six weeks of experiencing life in extraordinary ways! Check out this video from me and Nicki giving you an introduction to Week 1 of our study.
Check the P31 OBS Blog each day (you should be receiving it in your email each day) so you can receive daily encouragement as we go through Yes to God together.
Yes to God Study~ Week 1
- Chapter 1 A Soul That Longs for More
- Phrase of the Week~ Palms Up #PalmsUp (Palms have to be up and open in order to receive what God is giving us)
- Verse~ Deuteronomy 6:5, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
Special Events (optional)
1. Real Life Connection Calls for Week 1 (must sign up to participate)
Check your email the morning of the call. Your call in and download information will be emailed to you.
- Monday 2 pm EST ~ Encouragement and prayer live with Melissa Taylor
- Monday 8 pm EST~ Message ~ How to Hear God’s Voice, Guest ~ Samantha Evilsizer, Yes Girl & Editor of Proverbs 31 Devotions
- Thursday 2 pm EST~ Encouragement and prayer live with Melissa Taylor and Nicki Koziarz
2. Facebook Party
Join us on the P31 OBS Facebook Page for an hour of encouragement and fun! This week’s Facebook party will be Tuesday at 4 pm EST. Not sure what a FB party is? Join us and find out. (We have prizes!) https://www.facebook.com/P31OBS
3. Live Twitter Chat
This is a new weekly event. Join us each Thursday night from 8-9 pm EST for live Twitter Chat. Use hashtag #YesToGod. @P31OBS, @MelissaRTaylor, @NickiKoziarz and many of our P31 ladies will be tweeting it up about our #YesToGod study and our #PalmsUp stories this week. https://twitter.com/P31OBS
4. Blog Hop Thursday ~ All day and night!
What would OBS be without our beloved Blog Hop? We don’t want to know do we?
Please choose one of the following topics for this week’s discussion. (The names in BOLD are suggested titles)
1. With All My Heart.
We’ve been studying and meditating on our memory verse all week. Share what loving God with all your heart, soul, and strength means to you or what God has spoken to you through this verse. Deuteronomy 6:5, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
2. A Soul Longing For More.
On page 14 Lysa talks about how we’ve become “so familiar with God yet so unaware.” Our soul truly does long for a richer experience. What are some actions steps you can take each day to become more aware of God’s presence? How can you intentionally pursue God even in the middle of “life’s mundane activities?”
3. Palms Up.
In the Bible Study section at the end of the chapter Lysa asks, “What is holding you back from going deeper in your relationship with God?” List one or more things you sense holding you back (fear, intimidation, lack of confidence, etc). Use your Bible study tools to find scriptures that will help you apply God’s truth in this area. Determine to release, surrender and move forward with #PALMSUP receiving all God has for you.
Share a time you caught a “glimpse of eternity” as you said yes to what God was asking you to do.
***If you are unsure about the Blog Hop, no worries. It’s an optional activity, and we will help out anyone who wishes to participate. Details will be emailed to you.
Here we go ladies! Don’t let today’s email overwhelm you. It’s an overview, that’s all. This is your study and you do it your way. Do what works for you! We provide a lot of opportunities for participation so that everyone has choices for what works for them.
Get those #PalmsUp and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow for our first assignment. (Read Chapter 1)
Hugs to all My Yes Girls!