Hello and welcome to all of you Confident Heart Online Bible Study Sisters!!! I’m Melissa, and I’ll be leading us through Week 1 of A Confident Heart Online Bible Study.
I’m so happy that today is finally here! I’ve been waiting to meet you and begin studying with you! This study is going to be great! Believe that, because it’s the truth!
If you have ever struggled at all with doubt, depression, insecurity, comparison, anxiety, failure, worry, not feeling special or good enough~ OR if you know anyone who does, you will benefit from this study. We are going to move from these negative feelings and issues that can consume us to a place of trusting God and His promises for us. Our circumstances might not change, but our attitudes and beliefs about ourselves will.
Are you ready? I hope so, because it is time…here we go!
If you are reading this message in your email,click here to view the video message from me to you!
Then you will know that I am the Lord. Those who hope in me will not be disappointed. Isaiah 49:23b NIV
I love this verse so much! Doesn’t it sound lovely to hope in God so, therefore, experience no disappointment? What will you do this week to bring this verse to life personally? Try to commit this verse to memory and claim it!
Phrase/Hashtag of the week~
There is only one place we can find a love that is perfect! That’s in the Lord. Let’s blow up social media this week with the #perfectlove hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Let’s share with the world where our #perfectlove resides.
This week, we will be reading Chapters 1 & 2. If you haven’t received your book yet, you can read Chapter 1 here. Chapter 2 will be provided on Wednesday.) Check the Proverbs 31 Study Blog daily (if you are signed up for this Online Bible Study then it already emailed to you every day.)
The assignments you receive during the week are all suggestions–you can decide what works for you and your schedule. Each day, you will receive an email (or you can visit the Online Bible Study Blog), which contains a message and your suggested assignment for that day. You will also be invited to leave a comment and share any thoughts or insights on the study and what you are learning. We LOVE it when you comment. This is our community in action!
Week 1 Optional Extras
SO EXCITED!!! This week, we will be chatting with author, musical artist, and Women of Faith speaker~ Sheila Walsh! If you don’t know Sheila, you will want to get to know Sheila! She’s so real and she is going to share honestly with us Tuesday evening, October 15th, 8 pm eastern time.
She’s a multi-talented author (with more than three-and-a-half million books sold!), speaker, singer, television personality, and dog-walker who does it all while wearing killer heels. Her transparency takes our breath away as she shares the real issues she—and many of us—deal with every day. Prior to joining Women of Faith, Sheila co-hosted television’s The 700 Club and her own talk show Heart to Heart with Sheila Walsh on the Family Channel. She is currently working on completing her Master’s degree in Divinity. She lives in Texas with her husband, Barry, son, Christian, and two little white dogs Belle and Tink. (Bio from Women of Faith website)
(Other calls in this series include interviews with award winning musical artists Natalie Grant and Laura Story, and the author of A Confident Heart, Renee Swope. As a part of this Real Life Connection Call Group, you will also be invited to gather once a week, via phone, with Bible study leader Melissa Taylor for a time of prayer and study talk.)
Prayer Call~ Wednesday, October 16th, 1:00 pm eastern time
If you are on Facebook, then you will not want to miss our very first Facebook party of the study! We will be hosting two identical parties this Tuesday, so you can pick the one that works best for you! Our FB parties are fun, informative, and we even have a few prizes to give away!
Join the party by clicking the link below of the party you wish to join:
Blog Hop Topics~
If you are unsure how the Blog Hop works, just check out last week’s practice blog hop. Everything is explained there. I can’t wait to read all of your fabulous messages about our topics for Week 1!
Have your blogs ready to post by Thursday, October 17th.
- #perfectlove~ Define #perfectlove and share a personal story/example of the #perfectlove in your life.
- Isaiah 49:23~ Unpack our Verse for the week.
- I Believe~ In order for change to take place, we have to first believe it is possible. Refute your own thoughts of doubt with declarations of faith.
- At the Well~ Reread Sam’s story in John 4, asking Jesus to meet your there and show you things in your heart that need His repair. Is there part of Renee’s story or Sam’s story that you can relate to most? (Ch. 2, Discussion #6)
I hope you are as excited and hopeful as I am about the impact this message of confidence can have on all of our lives! Commit to the next 9 weeks, and make this Bible study a priority in your life. You got this, and you deserve this! And your Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study leaders, team, and sisters are praying for you!
Leave a comment today with the following:
- your name
- where you are from
- your main goal is for this study
Check back tomorrow for a video message from Renee Swope and a message from Chapter 1.
Love & Blessings!