But I Don’t Want It to be Over!

“Finding I AM” Study Leader, Kendra Schwarz | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBSHey, ladies! Kendra here, one last time with you. Just like that, it’s our last day of study. Kind of sad, isn’t it? I don’t know about you, but I think this study is going to be one I re-visit, again and again.

In Day 4’s homework this week, we have the opportunity to write down a few things we learned from this study. Before we get to the last Lysa TerKeurst video teaching, I thought I’d share mine with you.

  • Week 1: There’s a difference in coming to Jesus for bread and because He is bread.
  • Week 2: Jesus asked Peter to love Him more than the life Peter knew.
  • Week 3: We need to obey what God told us last time before we can expect to hear from Him again.
  • Week 4: Without blanks, we would have no room for the Lord to write the answers.
  • Week 5: Might this longing be the very thing connecting you to the Vine?

Now, without further ado, here’s our final teaching by author Lysa TerKeurst! We hope you’ve enjoyed the closed captioning we have on our videos. Click here for instructions.

If you can’t view the video above, click here to watch on YouTube.

Thank you for being part of this study! We went on an excursion together to find “I AM,” and I think we did just that. In case you need some resources to help you once you’re done with Finding I AM we have some options listed below:

  1. First 5 app — download this Proverbs 31 app that’s geared toward helping us give our first five minutes to God every morning. It has biblical teaching and practical application.
  2. Proverbs 31 Daily Devotions — get daily encouragement in your inbox! Click here to sign up!
  3. Do it again — sounds crazy, but God is REALLY good at giving fresh revelations to old Scripture and teachings. Go back and read through the homework you’ve done and reflect.
  4. Social Media — keep up with us on social media for continued encouragement and friendship on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  5. Our next #P31OBS — join us April 3 for our next online Bible study, Listen, Love, Repeat by Karen Ehman! You can learn more and sign up here.

Hope to see you April 3. 

Kendra

Let’s Chat:

Above, I listed a few things this study has taught me. But I’d love to know what you’ve been learning. too! Share yours in the comments so we can all see the work that’s being done in your life. Time to celebrate!

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  1. I have been learung so much during rhis studyand yah i am going to have to go back through it as well. In fact I have been thinking of scrapbook journaling rhis Bible study to REALL cement it in.
    I have learned or these lessona have gone deeper in are: I am loved and can live like i am loved. Rhe hardest part of this os knowing now i have to share it with others…even when i dont feel like it genuinely. Thus buble study helped me see the prophecy old testament conpared to new testament. I learned deeper about our good shepherd and again livubg water.
    I am very sad it is over but i cant wait to get started in listen love repeat. Thank you dor all the hard work that was put into this great bible study.

    • Kendra Schwarz says:

      Evelyn, thank you so much for sharing what you’ve learned. It seems like you have learned a lot and I love that you’re going to continue with us in the next study! We can’t wait to see you April 3rd.

  2. JENNY WEAVER says:

    I have been so blessed by this study so far. I joined late, but it has been amazing since Day 1. Thanks for this study and I look forward to participating in more studies with you all.

    • Kendra Schwarz says:

      Jenny, I think you came in right on time 🙂 God can do a work at any time. Thank you so much for joining us during the Finding I AM study and I can’t wait to see you again!

  3. I cannot tell you how much this Bible study has meant to me. It has revived my relationship with God and Jesus. This weeks lessons have really hit my heart. They made me really think and focus on connecting on a deeper level with Jesus. I am so sad this study is over. I feel like I am just getting started. Thank you for this study.

    • Kendra Schwarz says:

      I feel the same way, Crystal! There was so much the Lord revealed to me and I don’t want it to end. The nice thing is, we can go back again and again to this study and many others. This is just the beginning for us! I hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Denise keller says:

    Loved the study

  5. Georgiana Ballenger says:

    Loved this study can’t wait to start the new one April 3rd.

  6. This study has been so pivotal in God restoring some deep things into my heart that I desperately needed to be affirmed again: I truly am loved and accepted, He is my gate- my true protector to trust and find rest, safety, and protection within. He is the Good Shepherd and will not fail. It has increased my faith and my confidence in Him, that He is solid in His love and I can bring every heart need to His feet and be embraced in return (that is a huge one for me!) And He is the Life- He has already spoken life into places that felt as ashes, and as I resolve to believe and respond as such, I am feeling His Life’s breath returning deep within, and my “driest” of bones becoming strong again. I now know exactly why He wanted me to do this, and where it was that He wanted to strengthen and reaffirm, and it has so touched me that He loves and cares so much as to not let the deepest places, or seemingly smallest areas, go without His concern and touch! He is just… amazing. Thank you so much for offering this study. It is one I will return to again and again.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hi Faith,
      We are so happy that you have found strength & that this study has touched you so. It is always amazing to hear how Gods word has impacted so many of us. We are grateful you completed the whole study along with us, and plan to return to it again and again. God Bless

  7. Kacy Tonkery says:

    Y’all this study has opened up all new means for me. I’m so thankful for all you lovely ladies with OBS for devoting your time and talents to help reach all of us out here. Lysa, your such an amazing mom, wife and teacher! Thank you thank you. I’m so glad God chose you years ago and you listened and obeyed. ??
    So tonight while out to dinner with my family I got a chance to use one of the pull-out scripture cards in the back of the book. I had no idea putting them in my purse earlier in the day I would give one out to a lost soul in need. But now I know exactly why I put them in my purse. It wasn’t for me…they were meant for me to pass out when told to by God. To The gentlemen who received the “I AM the Light of the world” card tonight, I pray that The Great I AM stirs something up in your heart over the next few days and you go searching and he leads you to where He wants you to be. That you find kindness and respect in your heart for others around you. And that The Holy Spirit works a miracle within you that’s undeniable. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  8. Nonie Cashman says:

    This study has been so amazing! I have learned so much. It has been a pleasure to share this time in the Word with all of you wonderful ladies. Thank you for your openness, your wisdom your laughter and encouragement. Blessings

  9. Jeanie Crouch says:

    Just absolutely loved this study 🙂 love and hugsssssssss to you all…. See ya in the next study 🙂

  10. Tracy Elphick says:

    Thank you for a great study. Looking forward to the next one in April!!!

  11. Lillie Phillips says:

    I enjoy each of these studies and books. I never liked to read until I began these studies with you all several months ago. Thank you.

  12. This was my first study. Thank you so much for showing me how much I mean to Jesus and how much he has done for me. He is worthy of the highest praise. X

  13. Mischael Webster says:

    This was my first online study. The reference materials are a true blessing. To refer back to and find comfort and stay the course. May all the blessings from God continue and give praise everyday for all he has done!

  14. Lori Graham says:

    Love the study. I have recommended it to so many!

  15. Absolutely love these studies. Thank you for promoting growth in the lives of so many people.

  16. I enjoyed this journey so much and hope I never forget the pictures of Jesus as my Good Shepherd and the True Vine. The scenes from the Holy Land were awe-inspiring and made the Scriptures come to life even more. Thank you Lysa and Proverbs 31 Ministries!!

  17. Marilyn Marie P31 O~Team says:

    I feel renewed, eager, focused, and grateful for why and how Jesus is each I Am statement… the Bread of Life, the Light of the World, the Gate and the Good Shepherd, the Resurrection and Life, the Way the Truth the Life, and the True Vine I feel very blessed…

  18. I have learned so much with this study! I’m going to go back and read through the book again! I’m sure there’s more I can learn!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      It definitely seems like the kind of book that will show us something new every time we return to it! Great idea! 🙂

  19. Thank you it is a great study; too bad had to miss so much due to mom’s passing 🙁 still difficult…to take.. but we know she is with Yeshua her soul rose !! we had to travel back home to Germany again. Limited internet here. Caught bad cold 🙁 being run down too
    Will join next study, OBS is a great blessing !!
    God bless you

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Oh Romy we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Lifting you up, friend! Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family, as well as renewed health for you!
      You can always return to blog posts for the “I Am” study using the “Past Studies” section as well.
      See you for ‘Listen Love Repeat’!

  20. Stephanie Klassen says:

    Thanks for another great bible study looking forward to the next one

  21. Thank you for this study. I have been so convicted and blessed with what God has shown me through it. And I have a wonderful spiritual accountability friend now because of it. We have already signed up for the next one.

  22. Thank you for this on time bible study. I have truly enjoyed finding I Am with you all and can’t wait for the next bible study!!!

  23. Vicki L Mowery says:

    I have learned a lot from this lesson. You and all others have also been a joy to read and listen to.

  24. This study has been so amazing. I love how passionate Lysa is it so stirs the Holy Spirit within and spurs me on to deeper intimacy with Christ. And God planned this study so perfectly because it lined up with what I am studying in BSF [Bible Study Fellowship]. I’m thankful for all the time and effort Proverbs31 put forth to get this study complete. It has been a blessing, and I feel refreshed and definitely closer to Christ. I understand these I Am statements better and can apply them personally to my own life. This will definitely be one of those studies I refer back to. Thanks again and God bless you.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      We are so excited and pleased to hear how this study has touched you so personally. May God continue to bless your study of His Word. Thank you!

  25. Diane Gustafson says:

    This study spoke to so many of the deep places in my heart. So thankful for Lysa and the team at Proverbs 31. We all have deep places of sorrow that no one knows about. But Jesus knows and He is I AM!!!

  26. Rosi Forlano says:

    This study was so amazing for me. As a new Christian it was wonderful to truly understand these 7 I AM statement. I so love all your studies and first5. God bless all of you.

  27. Loved the study and especially getting to see the full videos.

  28. Donna Morris says:

    Great study! I have a better understanding of O am statements. I like I am the true vine. We are the branches God wants us to hear much fruit.

  29. Dawn johnson says:

    Thank you Proverbs 31 for another amazing bible study. I’ve so many I’ve lost count and with each I learn so much more about Jesus and my relationship with him grows closer. I Am the Vine and you are the Branches will forever be etched in my mind and I picture the beautiful vineyards shown in Lysas videos. Thank you for sharing Jesus with so many through this ministry.

  30. What a beautiful reminder of what we have learned

  31. I have enjoyed this study and this online format.bi am looking forward to the next study

  32. Rachelle Craig says:

    This study has been so amazing! I knew it would be, but didn’t realize how much it would help me grow in my knowledge of the “I Am” statements! I am hoping to introduce this study to a group of friends from Church and work through it with them this Summer. Thank you Lysa, for writing this study, and for taking the time to make these beautiful videos! They have added so much clarity to the study! Thank you to all you amazing ladies at P31 who work so hard to make these studies possible!

    I had the honor of being on the launch team for Listen, Love, Repeat, and let me tell you, we are in for a treat with this study! I highly recommend everyone join this study! We so desperately need kindness in our world today, and Karen has some awesome ideas on random acts of kindness! I can’t wait for it to begin! ?❤

  33. Thank you so much for the opportunity! Such a blessing!

  34. Thank you for the Bible study Finding I AM. It’s opened my eyes about some challenges I’ve been presently facing in ministry. I am looking forward to the next study.

  35. Adrianne Huls says:

    I am so thankful for this study and how it made me truly look into the scriptures and read read truth.

  36. Karen Brazee says:

    I am…Now the beautiful simplicity of these words holds amazing depth and gentle reminders from Christ, Our Shepard.

  37. Heather Hudson says:

    I am truly grateful this study came when it did. I have had a lot of matters weighing heavy on my heart and this study has helped push my way through with better understanding that trusting in God is what gives me strength.

  38. Brenda Pisco says:

    To all the ladies, thank you for all the wonderful items, that made the bible study very special. the videos’ were wonderful, I am not sure if I will made to Israel, but I got to see a piece anyway.
    the reminder of Christ is the I AM was a lesson I will not forget. God bless you all for your time and love.
    Amen

  39. Sherri Lewis says:

    I loved this bible study. This was my first one I’ve done and I had no idea how much I would learn from this. God really spoke to me during this study. I’m super sad it’s ending.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      We are too! We hope you’ll consider joining us in April for “Listen Love Repeat”.
      Blessings to you, Sherri!

  40. Wilyakay Butler says:

    This study was amazing I learned a lot about the I am’s

  41. Debbie Claire says:

    I really enjoyed this study getting to know the great I Am! I really liked watching Lysa video series in Israel; someday I would love to go there and I love how Lysa applied the lessons to the area where these things happened.

  42. The study was wonderful and being able to see the Holy Land while studying was amazing.

  43. This Bible study has meant so much to me. I was standing on a ledge of going down or trying to get back up and this study gave me the strength and peace to stand up and face a lot of things. I think I’m going to be ok. I know I AM!! Thank you all so so much! God Bless!!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Jamie, our Lord is always with us and will give us the strength to keep on going. What a blessing to know that this study has helped you move forward in such a positive way. Thank YOU and God Bless!

  44. Carrie Sorensen says:

    This was my first bible study, my first real reaching out to God and to Jesus. The way the Lord has spoken to me is amazing and I just want more. Thank you for the amazing teachers, guidance, prayers and journey. I’ve open up my heart and finally said yes to Him.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Praise God for that, Carrie! We are so happy this study helped you to fully embrace Jesus. Celebrating with you!

  45. Ladeana Valenzuela says:

    Thank you for providing these opportunities

  46. I Am

    • This has been a blessing to be a part of. It allow me to really dig in Gods word and grow in a way that works for me. So very grateful for my P31 OBS family <3

  47. April Gammon says:

    This OBS has wrecked me and healed me! I have always known that all I needed was the “I am” but this BS reminded me that I don’t need all the answers to my questions I just need HIM!! Thank you so much for sharing so opening with us and walking out life so beautifully.

    Looking forward to the next OBS!

  48. This study has been good. I loved learning about the I am statements. Lysa’s videos were amazing. I think my favorite was when she was at the well. Being able to see it…WOW! Thank you for this gift. I love crosses. I have them at my home and at work (I work in a school). One of our adult students came in to make an appointment and he noticed my crosses. That opened up a great conversation between us. He is 20 years old, loves the Lord, and is trying to do something great in his life. I was so impressed by him and that moment gave us a connection. Remember Andrew in your prayers.

  49. I am so thankful for this study. It made me look deeper into the scriptures and read read truth. Loved the teaching videos!!

  50. This study was perfect, it came at the perfect time! It gave me such a perfect peace about where I am in this new season of my life. If we say He is all we need, He really truly needs to be all we need. I found myself in a different state due to my husbands job change, with no kids, grandkids, or family and was having a difficult time with it. I thank God for His grace, mercy and love in showing me how to be at peace with my situation. Once that happened, He orchestrated life so that I will be able to be with my husband in Texas while seeing my kids and grandkids in Wisconsin, Missouri and Maryland weekly! Not all at once of course, but I can take turns seeing them, praise God!

  51. Shirli Carson says:

    Amazing, Awesome OBS…. thanks to everyone involved in bringing the message. Lysa’s video’s were so uplifting and inspiring…..this one impressed so many things on my heart!!! Thanks to Lysa and all of you!!

  52. This has been an amazing adventure! I got a little behind, but can’t wait to finish up!

  53. I have loved studying this book with you all online as well as with my women’s group. Love Lysa’s teaching, thank you!

  54. Good morning everyone.
    This bible study has reassured me how blessed I am. That God is always with me no matter what. And there is a purpose for our trials for my branches to get pruned. So I can become a better Christian and a better witness. It has been a privilege to study with women from all over the world. Thank you for you fellowship and your insight. God bless all of you and keep you safe in His arms.
    Your sister in Christ Brenda Thurman FROG

  55. CINDY L DENNIS says:

    Hello,
    I just wanted to say that through my roughest times I sought and found that God in everything. I shouldn’t be alive but through the Grace and Mercy of God’s love I was spared.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Thank You, God, for our sister Cindy.
      Praise to Him that you are here and living out His plans for your life!

  56. Michele Pare says:

    Thank you for this wonderful Bible study. It has truly made me feel fully Alive!!!

  57. Ramelle Collins says:

    I admired Lis and the other Proverbs 31 gals. I have been remiss about not being as discipled as l should be but intend to watch and listen prayfully to all the Findimg I Am videos.

  58. Susan Kolb says:

    Where do I begin? This study has blessed me, made me uncomfortable, shown me new things, and encouraged me to stay connected to I AM. Looking back over the past few weeks, I think my favorite lesson was the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Gate. Seeing the wilderness the shepherd led the sheep through to get to the grazing land touched a chord in my heart as our family is walking through a wilderness experience right now. Some days it is hard to keep going but I know God has a plan and as we walk this way He is leading us to that place of refreshment. Thank you for sharing this study with us!
    Looking forward to Listen, Love, Repeat. Once again, thank you to everyone who brought us this study!
    Blessings!

  59. Thank you. This Bible study has been such a blessing for me. I have probably read John many times before, but this was great to dig in and study the I AM statements.

  60. Sandra Lockaby says:

    Thank you Lisa and Team for this Bible Lesson “Finding I Am”. You are a blessing to me and each day something new is revealed. I love that you spoke from Isreal and made it come alive to me. some of the things in the video’s were so profound to me. I know I have drawn closer to God through this study.
    Love you all. Sandra

  61. This has been another great study! I know I have learned so much. I can’t pull out which one was my favorite “I AM” statement as they all made me think but I did enjoy the sheep and gate. I learned about sheep and how I am a lot like them. I tend to wander at times and what a comfort that God searches me out and carries me back into His fold and that I am that important to Him. Looking forward to the next study.

  62. Beth Redwine says:

    Thank you for such an incredible study. So good be reminded of who Christ is to me and knowing I can choose Him daily.

  63. I have really enjoyed this study and cannot wait to do it again with the ladies at church. I’ve learned so much, yet I know I’ll learn even more the second time around. Thank you for this study!

    I LOVE the I Am cross!

  64. Kim Walters says:

    This study has been one of my favorites! One I’m going to need to chew on for a few days more. Thank you to everyone on the OBS team for everything u do and all of your hard work!!!! Lisa, thank you for laying your heart out and what God was teaching you in this study!!!! Your way of teaching truth and practical application really helps me to get deeper into the Word and I can easily connect with what you r saying. Looking forward to the next study too!!!

  65. Patricia Williams says:

    Yes LORD, that’s what I so desperately want, maybe even need, to fall in Love w You JESUS!

  66. Stephanie Batson says:

    I have so much to say about all that I’ve learned. But for time sake I’ll keep it short. I must inget & digest the word of truth daily. This was my biggest take away. Also, Cultivating my relationship with my Father. Honestly, my Love for God has grown through this study. My desire, is to, spend more time with the Lord. This will require intentionality on my part, and that’s ok. Because I want my relationship to be 150% in tuned with Lord. I need Him at the center, Nothing else will do.

  67. Kristy Bateman says:

    This study has been a such blessing to my life! Thank you! I enjoyed thoroughly

  68. I personally was not a fan of the format of this study…it was just difficult for me, but I did what I could. No offense because I love OBS. I have a lot going on with my Mom in Hospice so it may be possible that my brain just couldn’t connect to it with all the other stuff going on. What I could accomplish strgthened my faith and I did learn that I have got to accomplish the difficult task of quiet time with Jesus. I need it.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      We’re glad you still were able to connect with God through this study, even though it wasn’t as easy for you to follow. Thank you for your honesty, and thank you for sticking with us! We will lift you and your mom up in prayer. Blessings, Jeri!

  69. I love all the imagery!! It gives all of those statements so much more meaning! I loved the videos from the Holy Land and it makes me want to go sooooo bad!

  70. Angel Dorman says:

    Abiding, dwelling, resting in Him. Beautiful thoughts in this hectic, hurried life we live. I pray I can be more intentional in my relationship with him and abide in Him more fully everyday.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      We pray along with you Angel for that peace that comes with time spent with Jesus. Rest in Him. Blessings!

  71. I have been blessed by this study. Thank you

  72. Angelica Ravenell says:

    This Bible study as the rest of Lord’s grace on me came in the exact moment I was craving his word and to take the courage to make the changes needed in my life.

    I’m truly thankful for this and I look forward to join the next one/!

    God bless

  73. Thank you for a great study! I love using the study guide, it was most helpful and gave me a chance to dig deeper! God’s blessings on our teachers

  74. Connie Bowen says:

    No matter what I go through or how down I get, I always know he is in the sidelines, behind the scenes guiding me forward.

  75. I have loved this study. And I’m so sad it is coming to an end!!! But I will be going over my workbook notes a LOT!!! Thank you, Lysa, and the whole team for your commitment to God and to all of us. You are very appreciated. Lots of love to you all!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Thank Linda for your kind words. So happy that you have felt blessed by this study…..and that you are going to continue to study from your notes!! So much good information for us all! 🙂

  76. Sarah Schmidt says:

    I have truly loved this study. It has impacted my relationship with Jesus immensely in this season of my life.

  77. Brenda Kelley says:

    I have really enjoyed the I AM study. This study came a at a time I really needed the reminders of who Jesus is and that He is in control of my life. Thank you!

  78. I have been enjoying this study, and the time that it has encouraged me to spend in the Bible reading God’s word.

  79. Kristy Burke says:

    I’ve done a lot of P31 studies and this is definitely the best! I learned so much from this study. Thank you!!!!

  80. Kathy suggs says:

    Entered to win I AM cross

  81. Linda Jones:) says:

    Tis by far my favorite bible study class. I am so sad that it is over. I have learned so much!! Thanks everyone:)

  82. I’ve learned so much from this study. I can’t wait to go back through and study what I’ve missed in the hustle bustle of life. Thanks!

  83. Nanette Bragg says:

    Love knowing that God leads, feeds and tenderly cares for us!

  84. Donna J Young says:

    I have learned so very much through this study; yet, I yearn to learn more. I want to grow even closer to Jesus. My deepest desire and greatest longing is to serve God well and live out His perfect will for me. I am human. I know I will stumble and fall at times, but I also know that Jesus is there waiting for me, arms open wide ready to catch me. I will be joining the next OBS as well. I am excited to see everything that God wants to show me.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Matthew 28:20 reminds us that “I am with you always, even until the end of this age”. Wonderful scripture to remind us when we do slip up, He will always be there to welcome us. Stay in His Word, Donna, and we look forward to seeing you at our next study! Blessings.

  85. Thank you. This was an awesome study. It’s a do over.

  86. Thank you for your Bible Study. I have so looked forward to each week.
    I am excited about the next one in April!
    thank you!
    Viki

  87. Sandra Jones says:

    This has been a phenomenal study that has dealt with so many of the things I am currently dealing with. Thank you so much!

  88. Illness has prevented me from studying along but my goal is to complete this by March 10. God’s name I AM is very personal to me. The Cross is where I meet my Jesus. Combine them and this giveaway is a great gift!

  89. Lisa James says:

    I fell on this Bible Study by what I thought was chance but I realize it was not by accident. Everything was purposefully…I pray that these 7 statements are engraved in my heart for the rest of my life.

  90. Rebecca Roberts says:

    What an amazing blessing. Finding the message God wanted to give me during this study was a precious gem. Love this study! I loved finding I AM.

  91. Beth Thompson says:

    Enjoyed this bible study and just signed up for the next one kicking off in April. Can’t wait!

  92. I think its wonderful when people can articulate their thoughts so well and concisely. I don’t know it I can come up with something for each week, but I do know that through this study I’ve had a growing sense of His Presence with me. I’ve experienced deep sadness as I’ve revisited my unanswered prayers and a growing excitement as I’ve started to see God in the midst of all the mess of it. My favorite I Am statement is in John 14:6. I am the way, the truth and the life. I can trust Him to see me through no matter what the days ahead hold for me.

  93. I truly loved this bible study.. I felt every week God was speaking to me. “Be still and know I am your God.. the Good Shepherd.. Abide, remain in me.. ” I am the True Vine”.. He loves each one of us unconditionally… ❤

  94. I loved this study, thank you!
    Week 1 so powerful..That HE IS the bread not just the giver of the bread! I’ve been so blessed!

  95. Renee Jones says:

    I have really enjoyed this study and can’t wait to join in on the next one. I think the thing I am taking away from this is that God just wants our attention, our time. He is our protector our provider, our everything. I want more of God and less of me. I tend to screw things up on my own. Im just so blessed to have done this study and understand better who God is and what He wants to do in my life. I’m going to abide more, and I’m so excited about that!!!! Thank you all, it was amazing!!

  96. This has been awesome! Thank you.

  97. Prayers do get answered! This is my first OBS and NOT my last!…I have been struggling, this has opened my mind and heart to seek more of what this study has shown me! So Thankful!

  98. Deb Sanders says:

    But, I really, really don’t want it to be over!!! I have really enjoyed this study! Things that have been brought to life for me: First, how the enemy may have been trying to pull me away from my Bible study time in an odd way, I thought…I have a very deeply rewarding job working with mentally challenged adults, but it came to me that the enemy may have been using that in a way by my spending so much time working or thinking about my work that I wasn’t taking the time I needed with Jesus! Second, knowing that when I remember all that God has dome in the past for me, I can be re-assured that He will do it again! I don’t have to worry because I have a faithful, loving Shepherd taking care of me! Third, just as we take in our “daily bread” to sustain our bodies, we must take in Jesus daily to sustain our souls! Fourth, sometimes we need to step out in obedience to receive the true blessing that God has for us! He must be glorified and there are times the things we go through are a means for Him to be glorified and for us to be blessed! Five, since I believe in Jesus as my Savior, I know the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Six, I found the picture of the pruned vine (which looked like the cross) in the video today to be such an awesome picture of how that pruning makes us to become more and more like Jesus! I loved that!
    This whole study has been rewarding and I just loved that the videos were taped in the Holy Lands, right where my Jesus walked and lived! Thank you Proverbs 31 and Lysa for this!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Deb,
      We appreciate you taking the time to share your beautiful insights with us today. We are so very grateful that this study has blessed you in such a wonderful way. Thank you. God Bless You!

    • I agree with all u say. Deb. This has been an amazing study….the best one I’ve ever done. This study as been amazing…..such a blessing…to think Lysa walked here where Jesus had been.
      Don’t want it to end but sure I’ll go back to it many times.

  99. I have learned so much from this study! That I can share my faith by telling others what God has done for me! That the Good Shepherd constantly watches over me and guides me. That the fruit of the vine are the Fruits of the Spirit! I am already signed up for the next study and continuing with first five! Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!

  100. I Am Loved,Fed,Forgiven,Worthy,His Child,Cherished,Faithful,Growing w God,Qualified,God is always there for me with me,through all my struggles and joys,in God I Am truly happy and in Peace!
    Thank You PS31OBS,you are a Blessing ??????

  101. Thank you Lysa and the P31 staff. This was an awesome study. Loved walking right where Jesus was. It makes the Bible and Jesus’ teachings come to life. Thank you again!

  102. This book ministered to me in so many ways. Thank you Lisa.

  103. Danelle Drake says:

    I AM – I have been reflecting on this since last night’s group session. What empowerment those three little letters have given me. I AM – I know God was guiding me when I signed up for this study and am so thankful to him and all those involved in this wonderful experience.

  104. I really loved this study. Thank you Kendra for sharing your take-away from each week. I took each I Am statement and noted 3 or 4 statements from the book (it was hard to pick just 3–there were so many) that resonated with me. I added your insights to my list. One thing that I came across in my NRSV study Bible that I want to share, came from a comment made by an 8 year old girl. When asked why Jesus was referred to as the Word, she said that Jesus is everything God wanted to say to us. Out of the mouths of babes! This study certainly demonstrated that.

  105. What a wonderful reminder of all the things “HE IS”. The bread of life, the beginning the end and everything else in the middle. He is our shepherd who guides us thru the gates of Life. What a wonderful Savior he is who loves us despite all our failures! I fail him every day but he never fails me! Thank you for these lessons!

  106. I wasn’t able to keep up with this study, but hope to go back over it before the videos are taken down. I do have to mention that my yogaFaith classes have been focusing on who we are (I Am in Christ), that parallels the I Am of Christ. Thank you for your ministry!

  107. Dianne Bullock says:

    Love the cross!! I have soooooo loved this study of the I AM statements. I don’t think I ever realized what they truly meant to me until this study. I mean I knew them, I recognized them, but fully taking each one, breaking them down, and really digging into them really brings them into your heart and soul!!! This study was honestly ah-ma-zing!!!! Thank you, Lysa, and thank you OBS Team for bringing it to us!!! WONDERFUL!!!
    See you next study!! And cannot wait!! Much love & take care!!! 🙂 My prayers are with you.

  108. Janet Jackson says:

    This was one of my FAVORITE Bible studies. I learned so many new things: That God delights in us not only needing Him, but wanting Him. Thankfulness always opens the door to the blessings! Christ brings his light into our dark places–the scary places–and leads us back to the safe place–which is by his side. Always, always listen for the familiar voice of the Good Shepherd. God still speaks to us individually…we must be still to hear Him. and finally, God’s truth is meant to be protective not restrictive. Let Him lead the way! See you all at the next study!

  109. Jamie Benjamin says:

    I absolutely loved this OBS. I’m signed up for the next one and can’t wait. I’m going through a tough, but necessary season and this helped me through. Thank you.

  110. I have really loved this study so much for getting my mind off of my little world & my small worries, and helping me reset my focus again on “the author & finisher of our faith”: the Bread of Life, the Light of the World, the Gate & the Good Shepherd, the Resurrection & the Life, the Way & the Truth & the Life, and the True Vine!!!! He is ALL I need–not just that He wants to give me what I need. When I feel empty, I don’t need to turn to anyone or anything else but Him.

  111. Annette Foutz says:

    This study has changed my life. I have attained a new fresh perspective and grown close to God. I have been amazed at what I have learned. My greatest desire is to “Abide” in Jesus. Thank you for taking time to study and write this beautiful study!!

  112. Hope Treadway says:

    I am 90 days in to my sobriety and this study has been awesome! I am looking into studying with Proverbs 31 more in the future! I love your daily devotions! They get me through each day!

  113. Stephanie Acosta says:

    I really enjoyed this Bible Study. I had never done one like this before with a workbook and an online community to connect with. I’m kind of sad that it’s over. There were so many parts of this guide where I was like, “Whoa, Lysa, get out of my head!” lol But I know God was really talking to me and reaching into places that were tender and bitter. I’m actually going to go back and do the Uninvited book with the guide now, before joining the next one in April.

  114. What a great study! Many things were brought to light for me during the study. Thank you, Lysa, and the P31 team.

  115. Andrea Spruyt says:

    Honestly, for the first 4 weeks I really felt like I wasn’t “getting it” – like I was just missing the point. But week 5, the True Vine, and the teaching about pruning, abiding, remaining; that spoke directly to what’s going on in my life right now. I’m being pruned right now, and it’s challenging, and all *I* need to do is remain in Him. Thank you for this study!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Yes! Andrea, so glad that God’s Word has spoken to you. Review those previous notes and God will give you fresh new insight. We are happy that you joined in this study and hope to see you at the next study! <3

  116. Thank you so much for this amazing study!

  117. Gloria Galvan says:

    Love ❤️ doing this bible study! As I reflect as to what stuck to me the most….it was something Lisa said in video session 1. She was talking about the disciples. ” They were looking to Jesus for what he could give them. But they failed to see that they NEEDED him for who he IS.” I think this very much applies to many of us. But this really hit my heart. I am learning to abide in him, listen to his words and apply them every.single.day!!

  118. Lysa, I have been following your Finding I Am study, staying in the background, and honestly, only halfheartedly. Two days ago, I went ahead and bought the video bundle from Lifeway to download. After a few major heartaches this week, I needed to jump ahead and watch the last video ahead of the OBS. I started crying. The video was literally about what I was struggling with. I wanted to know Jesus in the amazing way you do. I wanted to be excited about Him and studying His Word. When the video was over, I literally broke down in tears, crying out to God to make Himself real to me.

    Now, my dad is a pastor and has been my entire 27 years of life. I became saved in middle school, but never took that next step to actually BE in a relationship with Jesus. I know ABOUT God; I know all the “good” Christian girl things to do. I know that there have been moments in the past ten years where I KNOW God was there and that He loves me. But, I’ve been afraid to come close to Him, to draw near and let Him see all my hurts, scars, and wounds that have never quite healed.

    After crying out to God to make it real, I happened to just check Facebook one more time before I closed the computer for the night. God made it real when a post from you was the first thing to pop onto my news feed… a post you had written 18 minutes beforehand – while I was watching the last session of Finding I AM.

    Your post began, “You’ve never gone too far that God can’t redeem you, restore you, forgive you, and give you a second chance. He’s waiting to embrace you, sweet friend. Believe it.” Then you offered a prayer. A simple prayer, but it changed my heart, perspective, everything.

    And then I read your devotional for today (2/23) “Pressing On Through the Pain… Everything lined up for me and I wanted to thank you for all that you do at Proverbs31. Thank you for such a great avenue for women. Thank you for allowing yourself and this ministry to be a vessel for God’s Word to reach even the most stubborn of hearts. God bless!

  119. So thankful for this study. We studied the “I am” statements when we studied the life of Christ at church, but they were scattered throughout different messages. This study was a great refresher, and pulled it together so that I have a deeper understanding of who Christ is to me. Thank you so much. Michele

  120. Joanne Thibodesu says:

    Thanks so much for bringing this study before us and sharing real life examples with us from your lives-Proverbs 31! It has been eye opening to say the least!

  121. Thank you so much for this beautiful study!! There is so much to take into my daily life and I can see myself reading my notes again and again!!

  122. Thank you for this wonderful study that has helped me to draw closer to God!!

  123. Thank you for this study. It has been a very arduous process of the Lord’s patient love and pruning for me to see myself beyond the brokenness in my childhood, and subsequently my own imperfect walk with the Lord. . Though I have believed that Jesus is my Savior since a child, I have viewed myself more as a handicapped child, missing something, rather than complete in Him. My story has many “woes”. Though I know the Bible teaches I am complete in Him, I had gotten my focus stuck on myself and my performance instead of Him. . I appreciate Lysa sharing her own challenge with the brokenness in her life, the loveliness of seeing the realities of the places Jesus walked, and inspiring again where my focus needs to remain: On our Lord Jesus! Lord, help me keep my eyes on You, and my heart yielded to You! Some things have gotten unstuck for me with this study.
    Again, thank you.

  124. I cannot express what a blessing this study has been for me! This study will always mark a turning point in my life because it truly helped me draw closer to God and feel a connection to Him that Ive never experienced before. I feel His presence more than ever and I now yearn to spend quiet time with Him each day. It doesnt feel like something to cross off my to do list, it feels like something I NEED and MUST HAVE. Thank you to all who made this study happen!!

  125. Love and prayers

  126. I have enjoyed this bible study. It’s the first one I’ve actually completed. I’m sad that it’s over, but I’m looking forward to looking back over what we’ve done. I may even look into doing the April online bible study!

  127. Cheryl Buckler says:

    Thank you for this timely Bible Study about the Great I AM and how I need each of them operating fully in my life. I NEED and I WANT the Bread of Life. I NEED His light to reflect and shine through me in this dark world. I NEED the Shepherd to guide me. I NEED to stay connected to the Vine. I NEED/WANT to be pruned to be bear good fruit.

  128. This Study has been such a blessing and God-send in my life! Thank You, Proverbs31 and thank You Jesus!!!

  129. Beytza Gillard says:

    Great ending! I will said it again, she’s a great teacher (God keep blessing her) I had heard this statement in church but today came to me, I understood better that the pruning and cutting off is . Thanks it was a great study.

  130. Barbara Nelson says:

    I have learned so much through this study! I have learned I am loved and that as long as I stay close to Jesus I will feel and see the real meaning of life. We must love one another, guide one another, and encourage one another. Thank you so much for this study. It has opened my eyes to true love! I can’t wait for the next one!

  131. Sandy Stoltzfus says:

    Thank you for giving me the push I needed to connect with the True Bread every day! This study has brought discipline in my lift to connect with Jesus, and a new sense of His presence as I’m sitting quietly and reflecting on I Am. Blessings to you all.

  132. Megan Lucas says:

    First of all, Thank you Lisa for obeying God and writing this study that gets to the deepest part of understanding who God is and who we are through Him. I feel more in tune with God and with myself since starting this study. This has blessed my heart and soul. My “sweet sorrow” is not as pertinent to my heart and mind as it once was because I have a better understanding of God and a strengthened faith in Him.

  133. Pat Butler says:

    Very good study. Being in the Holy Land really touched me and brought the lessons home. Great job, Thanks so much!

  134. Virginia Dewey says:

    This was my first bible study with Lysa and I have enjoyed it so much. Thank you for giving me the re-start I needed to connect with God every day. I have been blessed.

  135. Margaret WB says:

    Thank you for this wonderful study to learn more about the Great I Am. There was so much fresh revelation and many nuggets of truth. God Bless you at P31 Ministries.

  136. Karen Harding says:

    Pruning is not a bad thing, it will make us stronger. I love that Lysa pointed out the the gardener the must handle-touch each branch that he prunes. Good to know that we get personal – hands on- care during this cutting back time. Thanks OBS team for an awesome study. See you for the next one!!!

  137. I just loved this study! I’m finishing it up and I believe I will go back through it for the high points and keep those in my memory and in my ❤️ to be closer to Jesus!

  138. Tonia R. Maher says:

    Christ, through this ministry, has illuminated particular aspects, thinking, and behaviors within myself that are truly lethargic for real, true, pure living water and living bread! Once we are able to perceive with the right open eyes and ears, there comes this wise strong peace.

  139. Aggie barabin says:

    Coming to Jesus as Bread and not for Bread has given me a new focus on how I pray. He’s not a Burger King Savior.He wants us to have it His way.

  140. Mariah Goody says:

    I loved this study! I learned a lot and saw things from a new perspective. This cross is so cute and would be a great reminder:)

  141. This has been a wonderful personal Bible study for me. It was exactly what I needed when I needed it. I left the optional days blank, because I plan on going back and redoing this whole Bible study next week. Yeah, it was that good! Thank you for writing this study, Lysa. This has been such a blessing. God is so good!

  142. Tami Pelham says:

    Hi Everyone,

    I really do not have words to express what this study has meant to me. First, I would like to explain why I signed up for this study. I am currently attending a church bible study of Lysa’s Best Yes. That would seem enough for the average person that also works a full time job, and is starting a small business. An extraordinary event happened on January 13th, the winners were notified of the give away promoting Finding I Am. I do not share this to brag, only to let you see my growth. I won the trip to Israel. At first I didn’t believe the Instagram message, I sent a response to that effect. I even called the Proverbs 31 office, to ask for confirmation, I prayed it was true…but I doubted. Then, for the first time I can recall I felt the quiver, I heard…It’s true, go learn…grow. The next Instagram message, said we heard you called the office it’s true, you are going to Israel. Now, at this point I was not looking for a second Bible study in the middle of trying to give my Best Yes. I signed up anyway and prayed that I would at least be able to follow along. I have not only followed, I have kept up on my work in both studies and participated. I have been able to keep up on my job, and successfully navigate our first holiday (valentine) as a small business. This has only come about through much prayer and God’s will. I would have never dared all this without the quiver…the feeling that said do this, you need this journey! Praise to our Father for all things and thank you Proverbs 31, all OBSers for all everyone has done. My life is forever changed for the better.

  143. Kayla Mahmoud says:

    I absolutely loved this study. Its a good way to start out the year with a really good bible study. God has showed out in my life over these past weeks. My husband and I just moved to Georgia in August of last year, and it was very hard trying to get a job. Doing this study God has provided us with jobs. We just recently started, but God is so good. He is definitely with me and hasn’t forsake me. He is definitely showing his “I AM” in my life.

  144. Debbie Thomas says:

    I sure wish I had found you guys in time to participate each week, but my book is on the way and hopefully I will still find the encouragement and blessings all of you did. I would love to have the I Am cross too!

  145. I have learned so much! Thank you for doing the online studies. They are a blessing!

  146. I think in the interim I will be going back through this study again before the next one begins. I did not finish all my homework but I can say I have learned that I Am loves me even though….!!! I want to thank you again for all the hard work that goes into these studies, they truly are life changing!

  147. I have been traveling through a pain that has brought me to my knees and almost destroyed my hope with doubt and fear. This study has given me Truth and the Truth has given me Bread, Living Water, Vine, holding me in the arms of the Good Shepherd. I am holding unto the Truth that He will complete my story and my pain and circumstances cannot write the end of my story. Thank you seems feeble in expressing the gifts from this study.

  148. MANDY Arthur says:

    Thank you so much for this Bible study! I have learned so much and been shown things in a whole new way. I love Lysa TerKeurst and Proverbs31! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know all of the different study leaders. Thank you for everything!

  149. First, thank you. This was a great bible study. God revealed additional truths. His Word is always relevant.
    Second, thankful because this was the first bible study my husband and I who have been married 40 years have done outside of church or group sitting.
    Third, Lysa, we would love to hear of future Holy Land trips that you would be leading and teaching. It’s been 25 years since we have been there and would love to go back with you.

  150. Megan Draper says:

    Proverbs 31 and their online team have been doing amazing things!!

  151. I loved this study! It was just what I needed at this season in my life. Thank you Lysa and P31!

  152. I love seeing the greenery in your video in the midst of this winter 🙂
    I loved how you pointed out that during pruning, God actually gets closer to us, not distances as we may feel.
    I was just discussing last week with my friends that i do not think any of us would volunteer for extra season of pruning. I dont think any of us enjoy it in the midst, although it is for our best and so we can bear more fruit. I also found it interesting that God choosing to prune those who ALREADY bear fruit. While to us it may seen unnecessary, I guess God never stops to improve us and what we may be capable of.
    Love the I Am cross. Such a straight forward reminder!

  153. Thank you OBS team for all your work you put into the studies! This has been another great one! Lysa thank you too for your great teaching. I have learned so much and have been reminded of what amazing Heavenly Father we have! Looking forward to the next study! ?

  154. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing Bible study online. I travel quite a bit, and having an online option totally kept me in touch and on track. I loved the videos and seeing the Holy Lands! I always wanted to go there, but have felt connected by watching where the filming was taking place. Thanks again for all the love and support given to all the participants. Blessings, Sharon

  155. Seanesta Ronan says:

    Thank you P31 team! I’m so grateful that God uses you to speak out His truths. This has been my first devotion with your team and I can’t get enough! Already signed up for the next one 🙂

  156. kim workman says:

    Thank you and your team for all their time they give for all of us ladies to enjoy.

  157. I loved this study!!! I recently moved to a new area and I also had retired from teaching 34 years. I didn’t know anyone in the area. I had so excited to finally do a morning Bible study but I just couldn’t find one. I can’t remember how I came upon Proverbs 31 ministry but I am positive God did it. The whole group became my virtual friends that I so needed. Thanks!!!

  158. I loved this study. It really impacted me how I have to work at staying connected to Jesus, and that it is more than just going through the motions. It helped me understand each statement, and I’m really working on the He is the bread of Life, and not just expecting things. This week’s I am the vine it moved me to see how I can be a branch. What do I need to do to bear much fruit? I really want to understand the Bible better. Thank you for these studies.

  159. Jessica Martin says:

    I loved this study! Thank you to everyone who made it possible. 🙂

  160. Anita Holstein says:

    I alwoys love the studies through P31 and find them encouraging at just the right moments.

  161. Anna Lachkaya says:

    It has been a journey learning to place the I am first in my life. Thank You.

  162. Ann Canfield says:

    I am so grateful for this study. It was exactly what I needed during a time I needed to hear it most! God is good!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hey Ann, We are so glad you enjoyed this study and it ministered to you. We hope you have signed up for our next Bible study that start in April! So excited about it! You wont want to miss it!

  163. The I Am study has been awesome! I love how God continues to reveal His truth to me everyday!

  164. Lisa Rudolph says:

    Thank you so much for this Bible Study. What a blessing!

  165. Bethany Swartz says:

    This study was a God send. He spoke to me words my soul longed to hear. God is so good.❤❤❤

  166. Lisa Rudolph says:

    Thank you so much for this Bible Study. What a blessing!

  167. Bread of Life – Jesus is my satisfaction, not a more tidy life
    Light of the World – We can have Jesus near but still have a heart of a pharisee
    Good Shepherd and Sheep Gate – Shepherd puts himself in danger to protect the flock and will lay in front of the gate (our heart) to protect us
    Resurrection and the Life and the Way, the Truth, and the Life – without blanks in our life, He would have no room to enter with His answers
    True Vine – Even if we bear good fruit, God still prunes us to make us even better

  168. Judy Kaufman says:

    This study has been so life giving to me. I am just coming out of a year and a half of grieving for the unexpected loss of my sister. It has been a difficult time for me. Fighting off guilt and depression and just being tired all the time. God has slowly one day at a time brought healing upon healing and hope for a future filled with life and joy again. This study really helped me in this journey. Just reminding me that Jesus is all I need in every part of my life. He is my bread and light and He can resurrect my soul. Thank you so much Lisa for obeying the voice of your master and writing this book. God continue to use her for Your glory. Amen.

  169. Carla Terry says:

    I have so enjoyed this study. I had started one in Ephesians and at one point it was going to John and working together with this one. It has blessed me and I pray it has blessed everyone else. Thank you and God bless all of you.

  170. Cathy Grahame says:

    Thank you so much for this amazing eye opening, down to the core of my heart and soul Bible Study.
    The visual of Lysa in the Holy Land, her passionate words and insights and thought provoking, deep questions that rocked my understanding and broke my messed up perceptions have caused me to grow, grow, grow!
    Thank you! God Bless!

  171. Lynda S Collins says:

    I have enjoyed, learned from, and again been challenged by this study. Lysa is a gifted and anointed teacher. I look forward to doing other studies with her as my daughter and I do them together, in two different states. I am a great grandmother with a D.Min in Theology and Criminal Justice; a MA in Counseling and a Licensed Clinical Counselor; and, have been endorsed by the United Methodist Church as a Pastoral Counselor and Volunteer Chaplain with EMS and my churches; and, as always when I or we seek God with our whole heart He reveals Himself with new and different concepts to bring Light into our souls and spirits to be reinvigorated by Holy Spirit.

  172. Pam Vandermey says:

    Wow – best week yet! Loved the visual of the roots of the vine going deep down to the source for the Living Water; so that water can come up and out to “us” the branches. Also, the visual of the pruning or winter season where God is intimately touching, pruning and examining us, the branches! Such confirmation on where I am right now, feeling like I am in the desert without water and without fruit. Brings tears to my eyes to feel so tenderly loved and nourished and cared for. I know I can’t stop saying Wow, but it has been such a revelation! Thank you so much for your energy, your talents, your God given blessings to bring this study to all of us out here in cyber world. I am hopping on the next study after the April study due to time constraints and I want to give my full attention to my BSF study until May. Blessing to you lovely ladies who share your hearts. May you be blessed fully with the JOY that is complete only in Jesus Christ. Hugs Y’all!

  173. Have greatly enjoyed this study!

  174. Jan Stiggins says:

    Thank you so much for this study. It coincides with another bible study I am doing on John and so got double the richness of God’s Word – The “I AM” statements and meanings. I love Jesus!
    Thank you so much!

  175. I have learned a lot from our study and have really enjoyed the beautiful imagery that Lysa has provided for each I AM statement . I would like to print out a copy of the I Am declaration and post it on my bathroom mirror so I can read it daily. Where can we find the download mentioned in the book?

  176. This is the first time I did a Bible Study in my home in the evenings and I loved it!!! I will certainly do more of these. Thank you so much for all of the insights into the I AM statements.

  177. WEEK ONE: True desperation for God leads to great revelation! Is God my last resort or my first response?

    WEEK TWO: If we spend all of our time focusing on the darkness around us, we don’t ever address the darkness in us.

    WEEK THREE: I know the will of God when I read and pray the Word of God. We need to actively keep the enemies lies out!

    WEEK FOUR: Without blanks, God has no room to enter. We are not meant to figure out life alone. If we had it all figured out without the blanks, where would God be? Would we need Him any longer?

    WEEK FIVE: Make connections of Gods hand at work in our life. When we can trace the hands of God, we can understand Him more, love Him more, grow in Him more.

    There was so much richness in this study, I could barely fit everything I wanted to write down in my book about each chapter! I can’t begin to thank everyone enough for this study, God for His revelation and closeness, and each person that walked along-side of one another as encouragement in the process. I am so blessed to know the I AM.

  178. Marcee Rodgers says:

    This Bible Study has been life changing for me! I have believed in God since I was young, but did I truly believe Him? This study showed me that while I knew what he promised, I had not accepted those promises as real hard truth that apply to ME. I knew who Christ said he was, but I saw his words as a story. I have felt such movement in my life since doing this study and I am not the same!

  179. Wendy Marple says:

    This study was so good. I can’t explain. I will be going over this book again and again.

  180. This is my second study, and the first one I fizzled out of, inspite of how God it was and how the days I did blessed me. With this one I did so much better and engaged more. I very much appreciate the encouragement to keep going. I’m looking forward to the next one. This has been a reviving study. Thank you!

  181. This was one of my favorite studies ( do I say that after each study?? All 22 of them)
    Thank you all at P31 for bringing me closer to Jesus…even during radiation I wanted to read more in this study. And Lysa….oh love that girl and this study with videos I could listen to her for days. ?

  182. Connie Huddleson says:

    This has lifted my heart! Given me hope! I love you Jesus with my whole being!
    Thank you Lisa and team!

  183. This study made it so easy for me to remember the statements and that they’re found in the book of John. I have a little trouble memorizing things but this memory kit was super. Thank you, for another bible study to further my walk with the Lord. Praise God.

  184. I loved learning how the vine doesn’t get watered from above. But it’s roots go deep, finding water from the source.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hey Crystal, We are so glad you enjoyed this study and it ministered to you. Yes isn’t that a great example of how we should be using God’s word and building that relationship with Him to help us grow into what He has called us to be. We hope you have signed up for our next Bible study that start in April! So excited about it! You wont want to miss it!

  185. Thank you for this study. I have learned so much on this journey of IAM. I dedicated a specific time every single day to do this study, dive into the Word of God and learn so much about the character of God. Even on days when I didn’t feel like it, I kept pressing on. Jesus did hear the cries of my heart and always showed up. He truly is I AM. This is one study which is not over for me. I would be referring back to the mails and the Study Book as often as possible as gentle reminders to me that He is I AM. I would love to have this beautiful cross as a reminder of this Study. God bless you all.

  186. Final day but fully knowing I AM HIS……

    Amazing study! Thank you for all y’all do..

  187. Thank you ladies for this wonderful study! God has blessed my life and really pointed me on the path to his freedom. God bless ❤

  188. Wow, all I can say is that this Bible study has open my eyes to become even more closer to Jesus than ever, I have been able to let go of hate that I had and given it all to my Savios for me being I Am in Him is Him being everything that I need. Thank You Lord for sending Your Son Jesus to die in the cross for my sins, to You be all the Honor,Glory and the Praise for ever and ever, AMEN ???????

  189. Thank you! This study was just what I needed!

  190. I love Proverbs 31 Bible studies. Such a wonderful way to focus on and draw closer to the Lord. I feel so blessed by them, thank you so very much!

  191. Paula Kaye says:

    What a wonderful study this has been for me! I surely don’t want it to end! Thank you for sharing your insights and wisdom! Looking forward to the next study!
    Peace & Prayers
    PK

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hey Paula, We are so glad you enjoyed this study and it ministered to you. We hope you have signed up for our next Bible study that start in April! So excited about it! You wont want to miss it!

  192. Sandy Flynn says:

    While I have done many studies, this was my first to do online. It has filled my soul and kept me focused on daily time in the Word. Jesus does fully satisfy the cry of our hearts when we turn our hearts to Him ! Thanks for all you do to provide these studies !

  193. One of the things that stands out the most is how active Jesus is in my daily life. I just need to ‘see’ it, to be looking for Him. He want me to abide in Him, He is never far.

  194. Rachel Pekras says:

    Thank you so much for this study! I have loved diving deeper into God’s Word and in the truths of who Jesus is, for me personally. It has really met me where I needed a fresh word from the Lord and an answer to dealing with my longings and waiting season. Thank you Lysa for your words of honesty and encouragement and for the awesome video teachings from the Holy Land!! It helps me to know I am not alone; that there are other women who have the same thoughts, feelings, frustrations, etc as I do and who earnestly love Jesus and want to follow and obey Him.

  195. Teresa Carstens says:

    Thank you for another wonderful Bible study!

  196. This Bible study is THE best study I’ve ever done! I see things in a whole new light with these I am statements. Thank you for all you do!!!!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Hey Kimberly, We are so glad you enjoyed this study and it ministered to you. We hope you have signed up for our next Bible study that start in April! So excited about it! You wont want to miss it!

  197. Scarlett Martin says:

    Thank you for the study, Finding I Am! I have been struggling with so much- from my mom being extremely sick, my sister cutting me out of her life, trying to be a good wife and raising twin 23 month old boys. I have enjoyed the study, and I really learned so much more about My Savior!!

  198. Thank you so much for this amazing spiritual journey through the I am statements. I so enjoyed seeing the Holy Land and being able to visualize the places Jesus visited during his ministry – it made the scriptures come to life!

  199. Thank you for this online bible study to find IAM. This was my first online study with Proverbs 31 but will not be my last. I was truly blessed, and I know my other two friends who I recommended to take this class with me would say the same thing! 🙂
    God bless you all!

  200. Loved this study so much! I’ve recommended it to others and let them know how amazing it is. Although I’m sad to see it end, I’m looking forward to putting it into action and loving others in the next study. Enjoy this beautiful day! God bless!

  201. Thank you so much for this study!!! I really feel like I connected with the I am statements. That God is always there for us and loving us in so many ways. He wants what is best for us. That we are always good enough!! Thanks again.

  202. Barbara Prince says:

    WOW! I always love the OBS but this one has changed me. I have been being more intentional about spending time getting to know Jesus better. I don’t just need Him; I want HIM!
    Looking forward to the next study, but until then, I am going to feast on Finding I AM.

  203. Thank you all so, so much for this incredible study. It was my first online bible study and it was an amazing experience for me. I know I will be reflecting on it for a long time to come!

  204. Thank you for this study! It came at a time when i was going through a difficult thing in my life. I was hungry to know God more and to feel his love. Everything that was said hit right on the mark for me. He was with me in this hard time that turned in to something so beautiful.

  205. This study was perfectly timed for me! Amazing how God can do that! It helped me refocus, see some branches that God is breaking off and ones that He’s pruning, and taught me about some scriptures I hadn’t studied in depth before. Thank you for this fantastic study! 🙂

  206. Wow, there is so much that I have learned over the past weeks. I highlighted so much and took notes all over my pages. But I think what stands out the most for me is:
    * It is possible for Jesus to be in my midst, but for me to be blind to him and have a Pharisee heart. I so often wonder away like sheep even while Jesus is my shepherd. But He never leaves me, He is always pursuing me to bring me back to Him.
    * Jesus is the only way, not an alternate or better way, The. Only. Way. And He provides all I need, like the vine of a grapevine, He provides nourishment so I can grow, produce fruit, have joy, and find the satisfaction I’ve been seeking. As long as I remain connected to Him. Daily.

    Thank your for this study. I am anxiously awaiting the next study!

  207. Bread of Life – I found the explanation of Bios (breath in your lungs or physical life) and Zoe (possessed with vitality looking to the fullness of life) to be very interesting. This was new to me. I made a note that bios is the foundation. God wants to build on that foundation and give us fullness of life.
    Light of the World – I found the explanation of the Feast of the Tabernacles with the use of water and light to be very interesting. It seemed so meaningful to me that Jesus made this I Am statement within the context of the Feast of the Tabernacles. I like the following highlighted sentence: “Jesus in every way fulfills and surpasses every image and symbol of light that came before Him”.
    Gate/Shepherd – I liked the description of the sheep and how they recognize the voice of their shepherd. I also liked the keys to hearing God’s voice – “Scripture, peace of God, godly counsel, listen, obey”.
    Resurrection and Life/ Way, Truth and Life – Great quotes – “God doesn’t want to be explained away. He wants to be invited in”. “You may be living under a promise of God but not yet see the fruit of that promise.”
    True Vine – We cannot do what God has called us to do without Him. So true.

  208. Janet Little says:

    There have been a number things that God has brought me to and brought me through in these last 3 years of which I tended to shrug and thought I had dealt with, but still was missing the full capacity of joy that I had prior. One of my “few things” I wanted to get from the study was – Get my joy back.
    The whole study spoke to me about that!!!!
    And then the last verse John 15:11 …so that your joy may be complete!!
    There is no way besides HIS perfect timing that this study came to me! And He did promise me earlier on in the study “I will restore your joy”! It was during the study of Mary and Martha where Jesus says “Do you believe”? And He told me then. It’s been amazing and a great time of healing for me after going through this past 3 year period with all that He held me through, He has great plans for me I know!! And I am restored yet again and my joy grows by the moment. I’ve no doubt. He has done it so many times before…and He promises yet again!! Thank you Jesus. Thank you Lysa and Team for sharing.

  209. Beverly Wright says:

    God has taught me to see him in such a different light through this study. Wk1 – God is absolutely all I need, but also desires to be everything I want. Wk2-God brings the Light of Himself into our dark places. Wk3- The sheep know the voice of the Shepherd and Jesus laid His life down for the sheep (me!). Wk4 – Jesus is intentional. Thinking, talking and worrying about my problems are not the same as praying for them. Wk5- Pruning is painful but necessary to bring forth more fruit.
    I am so thankful for all that the Lord has taught me through this study and I pray that I remember all that I have learned.

  210. Mary L. Palm says:

    This was an excellent Bible study on Finding I Am. I wish it wasn’t over; but I will say that, my spiritual life is enriched having learned in more detail this study on Jesus’ I Am statements from the book of John. One thing, and there are so many, that stood out to me was the fact that Jesus stood in the midst of the people as the Light of the world and the people didn’t recognize His Presence and who He really was to them. Dear God, may I always be aware of Your Presence in my life and who You are to me. Let me see You in every step I take and in everything I do. Cause my ear to hear You daily over daily things in my life. Thank You, that You never leave me or forsake me!

  211. Laurie Holcomb says:

    Thank you so much for this study. I have done a number of Lysa’s studies and this one did not disappoint! Thank you, Lysa for this study. I needed to re-commit and let go of some things. God bless you for your ministry.

  212. Tiffany Henckel says:

    I love doing these Bible studies I can’t wait to do your next one. I love lysa books as well I own everyone of her books

  213. Monica Archer says:

    I really enjoyed this study and I’m sad that it’s over. I got to go to Israel in 2010 and I loved seeing some familiar places in the videos.

  214. Loved this bible study. Liked getting into the word and Lysa’s insights.

  215. Mary L. Palm says:

    Here’s 2 of my Finding I Am highlights that are special to me:
    1. BREAD: The importance of giving thanks…The feeding of the 5,000 men plus women n children…when Jesus gave thanks and prayed, God, Provider of His children, multiplied the food. God wants us to have a thankful heart!
    Manna was provision in the O.T….the people had to look up to God daily for that. I need to look, keep focused, on God daily, not only for my physical needs but spiritual, too.
    Bethlehem…House of Bread…Jesus, the Bread of Life, was born in the House of Bread city! How awesome!
    2. LIGHT: Man born blind. We are born spiritually blind because of Adam’s sin…Just as the blind man needed the dirt washed from his physical eyes to see in the natural…We need the dirt of sin washed off of our spiritual eyes to see in the spiritual to know Jesus. The now seeing blind man saw Jesus, The Light of the World.
    Jesus was in the midst of the people during the feast and they didn’t recognize Him. They continued with the ritual waiting for Him to come, and He was there as their Light. May I always be aware of God’s Presence with me.

  216. Beckie Hilderbrand says:

    This study has been such a blessing to me. I can’t wait to purchase the dvds to share with my church. Beckie

  217. Kristy Erdahl says:

    I have loved this study and will be going back over and over again. Thank you all for what you do so that even though my life is crazy my Bible Study doesn’t have to be. Love to you all!

  218. Cheryl Berkey says:

    I have absolutely loved all of Lysa’s videos. I would love one day to travel to the Holy Land!

  219. Mare Hindall says:

    I have learned so much during this study. Week 1: Bread of Life; I really liked learning about 3 words, Bios: breathe in your lungs or physical life. Zoe: possessed with vitality, looking to the fullness of life, Zeto: to crave. T crave is my favorite because I want to crave more of God. Week 2: Light of the World; The living water Jesus spoke of is the gift of salvation and fullness of life. A free gift to us but a gift that cost Jesus His life. Week 3: Keys to hearing God’s voice. 1. Scripture 2. Peace of God 3. Godly counsel 4. Listen 5. Obey week 4: Resurrection and the life and the way, the Truth, and the Life; A Resurrected life- learn, invite, find and experience. When we’re in the word of God, we’re in the will of God. My favorite this week was realizing that Martha was the chosen one to hear first Jesus say, I Am the Resurrection and the Life. Week 5: It’s to God’s glory that we produce much fruit and the more fruit we produce the more we will experience life over-flowing.

  220. Kasia Christy says:

    This was great study,I learned a lot and felt my relationship with Jesus got closer. Thank you so much!

  221. Elissa Miller says:

    Really enjoyed this bible study!

  222. Michele McNeely says:

    WOW! I thought “Uninvited” was the best study I had done and then “I AM” study started right after finishing “Wait and See” which I definitely needed at that time and now I cannot decide which one is the best….maybe they ALL are the best as I learned a lot from each of them!! I do go back to previous Proverbs 31 OBS that I have done and am very thankful for each and every one of them because I have learned a lot more about God and the things He has planned for my life. I am mostly thankful for the closer relationship I now have with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. A big Thank you to Proverbs 31, all the leaders, fellow OBSers and Lysa T.! ❣

    GOD SURE IS GOOD AT BEING GOD!! ???????✝‼️

  223. What was special to me was the well, when Jesus was talking to the woman at the well. Lysa was there in the video. That was awesome! Thank you for the study.

  224. Really enjoyed this study. It opened my eyes and gave me such amazing insight on how Precious Jesus truly is. I did find I Am and crave more of Him. Thank You Jesus for who you are, for giving your sinless life for my sinful ways so that I may have life. Thank you God.

  225. Paige Sprayberry says:

    I have enjoyed this bible study. I am very sad it’s over. I will be going back and rereading the home work. Thank you so much for doing this study

  226. Michele Kaeo says:

    I so love this online bible study “Finding I Am”. I definitely will do it again on my own. Every session had an impact on me and the videos was amazing. Lysa I love your spirit. Thank you ladies! Love you all?

  227. I loved this study for so many reasons, but the one thing that has impacted me, in my current season, is “We cannot do what God called us to do without Him.” Amen!

  228. The I AM statements mean so much more to me after doing this study. I always knew he was the “bread of life” in scripture, but It didn’t help me know my needs would be met. And with abandonment issues this was huge!
    I now get it, and see it so much more clear.
    Thank you!

  229. Berneeta Allison says:

    This was an awesome study. I got so much out of it. I’m going to miss working on this everyday. Thanks Lysa!!

  230. Roxanne Ingvertsen says:

    This has been one of my favorite studies. Kendra I love your energy! Thank you Melissa and all the staff at Proverbs 31 for making this possible for those of us who could not be part of a small group! The large group was a perfect solution. Lysa taking us on this journey with her has been so revealing to me. Last night I was asked twice by Facebook friends how they could be part of this!

  231. Lana Archer says:

    This study has set my heart and soul singing.. and lit up…. don’t want it to end.. Will visit this book and these verses again and again.. Thank you Lysa Terkeurst and P31 for doing this study.. 🙂 I have done many and this one hits the all time best in my book which changed my life, “When Women say Yes to God”, now this one has continued to help me grow and brighten my light for Jesus!!!

  232. Dana McKinney says:

    This study has been a good time for me to get to know who Jesus is. I learned that Jesus wants to be invited in and that I don’t have to be perfect. I also learned that Jesus is the light, and he wants to shine through me. Something I already knew but needed to be reminded was that he knows me and knows my heart.

  233. Susan Best says:

    Thank you for another wonderful bible study <3

  234. Susan Richerson says:

    I hate that the study is over but I must say I read the whole book and I am reading the chapters in John to finish strong. Just loved this study.

  235. I will definitely be going back over the previous weeks content to re-visit the I AM statements!

  236. Denise Moyer says:

    I’m sad our OBS is over, but so thankful I was able to participate. I’ve enjoyed all the teaching videos with Lysa, from Israel, how cool was that! and the interactions we’ve had with the weekly leaders & each other on the Live Chats. It has definitely helped me have a deeper understanding of the I AM statements & who He is, as the source of everything. He is the Good, Good Shepherd!
    Kendra, thank you for being our leader this week. I love your energy & passion for the Lord. You did an awesome job! Hope it was fun for you as well.
    Praying about the next study, as I will probably be at my daughter’s house, helping with my grandchildren, as she will be bringing home # 7, a brand new granddaughter to join our family. <3
    God bless you Lysa & your team!

  237. Kelly Anderson says:

    This study has brought me and my group members closer to God and helped me see how I can minister to the women in my group and church. Thank you! Here are my key ahahas.

    Week 1: Jesus is not only our provider. He is the Bread of Lofe who never runs out and gives you exceedingly, abundantly more than you can imagine.
    Week 2: Christ not only brings light but also deliverance from darkness. My black hole is not a black whole. Invest time to make imperfect progress right in the dark place.
    Week 3: In the midst of our wilderness, the Good Shepherd is perusing us, calling us, bringing us back to the fold and willing to take back the lead in the journey. If we want to hear God’s voice, we have to know him, trust him and recognize what is not his voice and turn away from it.
    Week4: I love that Jesus chose busy, distracted Martha to reveal his Resurrection Life statement to. That he is intentional in speaking to me too.
    Week5: Jesus doesn’t participate in the rat race. He is into the slower rhythms of life: abiding, delighting, dwelling, which all require us to trust him with our pace, place and our space.

  238. Suzanne Mensch says:

    I love this!❤

  239. Renee Stough says:

    I love this Bible study! Would love to win the cross!

  240. Adrien Nuechterlein says:

    What a neat giveaway to commemorate this bible study. Thank you 🙂

  241. This was my first ever Bible Study like this!! It touched my soul so deeply. I feel closer to God than I have ever felt in my life. He spoke directly to me through so much of this study. Not only did I dig deeper into I AM but into myself as well! I am moved to keep digging, learning and growing God’s kingdom! Praising God for his mercies and grace daily. I am loved no matter what!!! Thank you Lysa and P31 for being obedient to Him!!

  242. Wonderful study! I learned so much, I am amazed that I can have such a close relationship with Him. I only have to ask!

    I cannot wait for the next study.

  243. This Bible study changed me in a profound way. I’ve never studied the Bible like this before. I’ve learned so much about myself and the type of person I want to be. I’ve learned so much about Jesus that I never knew before and the type of person He says I am. The first week of the book Lissa talks about spiritual hunger. I’ve been having major spiritual hunger I can’t get enough of reading God’s word and how it applies to my life. In day two, one of the fill in the blanks statements; I feel too _______ to be thankful. I thought in the blank with BROKEN because I have chronic pain issues physical weakness and a broken heart over the loss of my son. I understand now why I have a love for bread, because Jesus is my bread of LIFE. Thank You Jesus, for being that brilliant LIGHT that pierces the black holes of darkness. Amen i’m very thankful that Jesus is there to pen me in and be my sheep GATE. I may not always hear it but I know the voice of my Good Shepherd. I’m OK with blanks in my story because I know God will fill them. Being a gardener I know the importance of pruning. Pruning by God maybe painful in my life, but I know in the end I will bear more beautiful fruit. Thank you Proverbs 31 and Lysa TerKeurst for such an amazing Bible study.

  244. Loved this Bible study!!!

  245. I have loved this study!! Learned so much. I truly enjoyed the videos being filmed in Israel.

  246. Linda Mae Green says:

    This study has gone too fast! So, so full of wonderful insights and advice. I will be going over it all again….so glad we did this!

  247. This study reinforced the message I’ve been getting that God is still pruning me and will continue to do so until I’m ready to know his purpose for my life

  248. Brenda Ronan says:

    This is by far the best bible study I have participated in. I am enlightened, and uplifted! The message was clear and presented in an interesting format. I couldn’t wait for the next video,the homework was useful, made me apply it to myself. I thank you for your efforts and have grown because of it. He is all we need, we can sit back and let Him be the vine, the shepherd,we are along for the obedient ride.

  249. Brenda Ronan says:

    This is great. I would love to win this as a reminder of my favorite bible study so far!

  250. Brenda Lopez says:

    Loved this! Exactly what I needed when I needed, God is just so good ? thank you Jesus ❤️ for all that you are ❤❤?

  251. Helen Metcalfe says:

    I have found this OBS so beneficial, and have found God really spoke to me through pretty much all of it! I loved how we saw that Martha, who is often considered “the one who got it a bit wrong” when she complains that Mary isn’t helping her with the preparations, is the one who is chosen by Jesus to receive His I Am statement. This spoke to me of my own need to daily revisit my priorities and to get less stressed with all the mundane jobs and tasks at hand, and to focus more on my Lord. I am going through a difficult time with my beloved grandmother in her last weeks or even days, and I have really benefitted from the reminder to stay closely connected to Jesus, to lean into Him for my strength and for all my needs. It has been a huge blessing to chat and interact with you wonderful godly ladies also, many blessings and love to you all! ? xx

  252. Great study . It is the first one I have done with p31 . I hope to do many more with you . I have signed up for the next one.

  253. Sarah Liddy says:

    I really enjoyed this study and look forward to many more.
    Love you ladies.

  254. I look forward everyday to read or listen to the encouraging words from you ladies.
    it would be amazing to be a part of your team. love love love you guys

  255. Absolutely loved Finding I Am!

  256. Rachel Cole says:

    I have enjoyed doing this study so much! Thank you to everyone at P31 who helped put this together. I did this study with my church small group and we all really enjoyed it.

  257. This study was so full of meaty truths!! Thank you so much for all of your efforts in doing it for us, Lysa and all of the others! You are a blessing!

  258. I have been blessed to study with all of you! The Good Shepherd has taken care of me through my life! I am amazed when I look back at the times when I strayed from Him and how he gently lead me back to Him. This study has helped me to see He is all I need.

  259. This came at the absolutely, perfect time for me. I needed to get these I AM statements in by heart and head. Sad that it’s over. I really enjoyed the videos also. I liked how this study was deep at times but in a way that didn’t frustrate me when I couldn’t find the answer Lysa was looking for.

  260. Helen Metcalfe says:

    Just wanted to add, after just studying Jesus as the True Vine, I felt God leading me to read Romans 11 today – and discovered that it talks about the branches and the root of God’s special olive tree, where Jesus is the root, and we are the branches. Again it emphasises that we need the nourishment of the root; the branches cannot survive on their own. I was struck by verse 23, which says that if the unbelieving people “turn back from their unbelief, they will be grafted in again, for God has the power to graft them back into the tree.” Sometimes we can wander or turn away to such an extent that we fear we are cut-off branches, no longer attached to the vine or the root. Yet God’s mercy is so great, and His kindness so much, that He grafts us lovingly back into the tree to again receive our rich nourishment from the root and close connection to Him. It is a picture that goes with Lysa’s description of the Gardener lovingly pruning the branches; where He also uses His hands to lovingly re-graft us back into the tree. Just wanted to share, as my reading today seemed so significant to our study! xx

    • Fantastic!! I love the being grafted back into the tree…..that’s exactly what I feel….fell away, and now lovingly grafted back on.

      • Helen Metcalfe says:

        Amen!! Yes that resonates with me too. I got into a big mess a number of years ago and tried to walk away from God, but He not only searched for me and brought me back to Him, as the Good Shepherd, but He also lovingly grafted me back onto the tree when it was all that I wanted but the last thing I deserved. Halleluyah that we have such a merciful Father who loves us! x

  261. I believe I read the answer above, but as I was listening to this last video, I deeply understood what a value the video adds. The study from a book is just that….a study. I’m sure it can be more for some. But the passion and emotion Lysa shares in her videos, makes it all come alive. It made me sad to think that the videos would no longer be available and how would I share this with others? I then read that the DVD’s would be available for order. I am so glad to see that! These last two weeks have really hit home! The pruning that is occurring. I thank you SO MUCH for this incredible study. Lysa, I thank you for being the vessel you were designed and created to be. Gigantic virtual hug from me to you (and the entire team) for what you’ve brought back into my life!

  262. Sharon Fleming says:

    I thank My God for Lysa’s gift of bringing His word to life, to the depths of my soul during this study. Her serene presentation, vivid pictures, enthusiasm for her Lord are awesome. This study has fertilized my soul and met many needs. I pray for strength to allow God to “grow me” into His purpose for my life. Thanks to all who shared their gifts during this amazing OBS!! May God bless you all richly?.

  263. Dawn Marie Sloboda says:

    This has been a wonderful bible study! I have learned a lot and am already looking for ways to keep what I learned ever present. Thank you for blessing us with all your hard work.

  264. Anita kuhlman says:

    Thank you for this study. such a needed reminder of how God loves me!

  265. What a beautiful picture!!! Touches me.

  266. Jessica Shook says:

    God never ceases to amaze me … some of the ladies in our church are going through Beth Moore’s Entrusted study… I have done this one along side it and both studies even though completely different have paralleled each other in a way. The Bible is living and active just as God is. Thank y’all for all Prov 31 ministries has done. It has strengthened and deepened my walk with Christ!

  267. Deborah Robnett says:

    I don’t want it to be over either !!!

  268. Grace Norcott says:

    Thank you for this wonderful study. It has really been a blessing.

  269. Jenn Wolfenbarger says:

    THANK YOU so much for this Bible Study opportunity! I have learned so much! About me…about Jesus…about prayer…I can’t thank you enough!

  270. Thanks you for sharing with us!

  271. Absolutely loved this Bible study! It was my first one and exactly what I needed – I now have a bigger desire than ever before to know my savior more!

  272. Can’t wait to start the next one!

  273. Elaine Ledlow says:

    This study has reminded me theGreat I Am is my only light, shepherd, true vine, every thing I need. Each study we have done takes me deeper onto my relationship with God, Christ and the holy spirit. I started studies when Melissa and crew were doing them from her web page and it is a joy to see how each of you have grown as you helped me to grow. Thanks to all the leadership team. See you in March for group sign up.

  274. I have really enjoyed this bible study. Never have I enjoyed one so much. I going to go back and do all of the day 5’s for a deeper study. God Bless all the ladies who did the teachings and BS Live and of course all the ladies who studied God’s word.

  275. I Am so thankful for this Bible study. I Am a child of the King. I Am perfectly and wonderfully made. I Am forever changed, for the better, because of this study. I Am looking forward to the next study.

  276. Marie Renwick says:

    Thank you for this incredible gift of nourishment! This was beautiful. ❤

  277. Keri Rakoce says:

    I loved this study & was just what my hearts& soul needed.

  278. Proverbs 31 has truly been a blessing these past 3 years, since I decided to take my walk with Jesus seriously. Through the first5 app, daily devotions, encouragement for today and online Bible studies. I’ve seen God do amazing things in my life in my season of waiting, in financial difficulties, through medical school rejections. He’s shown me how amazing He can be when I draw near to him and make Him a priority even when things in my life suck. I’d like to use this opportunity to thank Lysa, the P31 team especially those who work behind the scenes, for another awesome Bible study. May The LORD guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame especially through worry, fear, anxiety, stress and in weakness. You will all be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail causing others who haven’t experienced the love of Christ to experience it in a new way. May this ministry continue to reach the lost. May the Lord continue to provide for the P31 ministry to reach souls for Christ in places that the gospel has not reached. I’m grateful and thankful for every one of you P31 team. ❤

  279. Sandy sawyer says:

    I finally hear Him daily!

  280. Annelisa W. says:

    This is the first OBS I’ve done, and it was such a blessing. What I appreciated most was the focus on exegetically going through the Word. A particularly meaningful part of the study was the reminder of what it truly means that Christ is both the Good Shepherd and the very Lamb of God. That He would love me enough to die in my place overwhelmed me once again, and it fanned the flame of desire in my soul to know Him more intimately and follow Him more closely.

    Before I began the study, the Lord had already begun working in my heart regarding a particular situation I was praying about and had been processing. The invitation for the study came through my email, and I, yearning for more fellowship and deeper conversations with friends, decided to join the study. It was my first time doing one, but I invited a friend, and then my mom joined in, too. It was special to do it together, and at different times, we would share with each other what we were learning. I never could have expected how God would use the study to grow me and challenge me in some of the deepest areas of my heart; but that’s exactly what He did.

    On a more logistical note, the OBS format allowed for so much flexibility. If I got behind or wanted to spend more time in a passage or on a certain section, I was able to without feeling lost or like I was left behind. I actually have one week left, since I slowed down in my study time about Christ as our Good Shepherd. The study was focused on the Word, and the historical background that was provided was so helpful and brought such richness to the passages. Thank you so much for hosting and leading this study. I’m so grateful, because God used it such a meaningful way during such an important time of my life. Many thanks, and may God continue to bless this ministry and all who serve in it.

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Thank you, Annelisa, for your thoughtful comment! We are so happy to hear what a blessing this study has been for you. It is always a blessing for us to see God moving in big ways in women’s lives around the world! Blessings!

  281. Yes, Jesus is the True Vine but you all need to know that everyone at Proverbs 31 OBS along with every precious person who participated are also vines! You all keep us watered with encouragement, hope and love ❤️. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me seek Jesus everyday. Thank you all for your warmth and beautiful smiles and making me feel blessed by all your friendships. I can’t wait to see what Jesus has for all of us in the next Study ?

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Looking forward to seeing you there, Kim! We are so happy these studies are blessings to you.

  282. Keyla garcia says:

    I like it very much the studies. I enjoy it!

  283. This study was full of Scripture and wisdom that were exactly what I needed to hear from the Lord in this season of my life. I also just discovered the online study format, and loved it because I’m unable to attend my church Bible study times due to work schedules. I will be trying out the First 5 app now! Thank you so much!

  284. Michele O'Leary says:

    Love, love the vision of the deep roots of the vine digging deep to find the living source: water. God beautifully wraps His love story in and around us. Wooing us, taking care of us. He desires our daily yes. Thank you, Lysa for pouring His truths over us. Thank you to the OBS group for your faithfulness to Him and to us.

  285. teresa broderick says:

    Exquisite!

  286. I have forwarded the last email with video link to about 10 people. I’ve been exhorted to shepherd the people God has put right in front of me through this study! Sharing Lysa’s study with friends and family is an easy way to encourage them to buy the book.
    I’m loving being in John. The “I Am” study reaches both my head and my heart! I’m excited to rise early in the morning and crack open my beautiful bible study book. It engages the artist in me and the learner.
    Thank you everyone for all the time. Energy, love and sacrifice you put into this from top to bottom! Well done good and faithful servants! ?

  287. I’m really enjoying this study!

  288. Week 1 – God allows me to experience spiritual hunger for Him.
    Week 2 – God never said that He would take darkness away, but light defeats darkness every time.
    Week 3 – The enemy wants we to wander off and feel alone, but if I listen for the voice on my Good Shepherd and follow Him, He will take care of me.
    Week 4 – God is working, even in the silence. The peace of God transcends all understanding.
    Week 5 – I made a list of verbs using page 140: remain, abide, delight, dwell, free, trust, receive, connect, rest. These words are not usually part of my vocabulary! But hey sound so comforting and doing this things will help me to bear much fruit. Apart from Him I can do nothing.

    I am thankful that I spent time completing this Bible study. I feel very blessed.

  289. Mary Beth Powers says:

    I would love to have this coming off this awesome study. God has truly moved!!

  290. This cross is so beautiful. It would remind me everyday of Jesus and his love for us.

  291. Rebecca Kurzen Helmkamp says:

    Thank you so much for all you do, the cross is beautiful, serves as a great reminder of what we are and how great our God is.

  292. SarahFowler says:

    I Love proverbs 31 ministry. It has helped me alot.Thank you. Sarah. I would love the free gift .

  293. Donna Dietsch says:

    I have learned so much and look forward to possibly doing a bible study with some friends and repeating this. I am so blessed!

  294. Lisa White says:

    I have enjoyed this bible study. I really learned a lot. I also am doing a bible study through my church and the two studies often coincided with each other even though the one at church is in the book of Leviticus.

    Keep up the great work!

  295. Ashlei Vining says:

    I love this cross ! What a great reminder of our Great I Am.!

  296. I am so thankful I met The Great I Am. Without Him it would be even harder to deal with all of these problems
    with my Dad’s illnesses. At The Cross, at The Cross where I first saw The Light and the burden of my heart rolled away. It was there by faith I received my sight, and now I am happy all the day (still working on that last part.)

  297. Michelle Leo says:

    I really enjoyed this Bible Study. I wouldn’t have understood so deeply about the importance of the “I AM” statements and how it very much affects each and every one of us. Thank you for showing us how to really study His word and remain in His truth!

  298. Lisa Herbstreit says:

    Having been studying with P31 OBS for past four years, what I was surprised to find most interesting about Finding IAM was the biblical history lessons on bread making, maps of how Jesus would travel (going through Samaria), shepherds and their daily activity, and really digging into who Jesus stated each of the I AM statements. Enjoyed getting to see parts of the Holy Land that I’ve never seen in person. Especially appreciate Lysa’s transparency in related her life stories to the lessons being taught even admitting she thought I AM the Living Water was a statement, but it fed well into another statements.

  299. Thank You Lysa and the P31 team for all you put into this bible study. The I am statements are powerful, beautiful, and enlightening! It was inspiring to see the places and visuals as you discussed key verses in the very places Jesus spoken them bringing new life to words I thought I knew well. It’s amazing how God can do that with His living word! Thank you for you hard work, your faithfulness, and sharing your hearts and love for God, for Jesus and extending it out to us. Beautiful! Appreciated!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Sascha! We are so glad this study has grown you and been a blessing.

  300. Suzanna Rutledge Smith says:

    It is a comfort to know that, during the pruning process, it may hurt. It may be hard. It will appear bleak. But if we stay connected to our life source the Vine, we lest from it, trust Him, give our troubles over to Him, we go on the bear the fruit.
    These pruning times are the blank spaces that He will fill in. We need Him for that. And by staying connected, our desires become what His Will is.

  301. Suzanna Rutledge Smith says:

    It is a comfort to know that, during the pruning process, it may hurt. It may be hard. It will appear bleak. But if we stay connected to our life source the Vine, we learn from it, trust Him, give our troubles over to Him, we go on to bear the fruit.
    These pruning times are the blank spaces that He will fill in. We need Him for that. And by staying connected, our desires become what His Will is.

  302. Louise Norman says:

    I have loved every minute of this study. I am going to go over it again as well. It has given me a deeper understanding as well.

    Thank you for this.

    From the UK

  303. Louise Norman says:

    Thank you for this bible study.

  304. Thank you so much for making this incredible study available! The I AM statements are life-changing and have been brought to life more than ever as your study has coincided with my Bible Study Fellowship Study of John where we begin every week reciting the statements and have focused quite a bit on them throughout the year. God is so good like that. And nothing like hearing teaching straight from where Jesus walked! Blessings on all of you at P31!

  305. APRIL YEAGER says:

    I am so thankful to have learned about OBS. Can’t wait for the next one!

  306. Kristin Bouchard says:

    Thank you, thank you for this Bible Study! It has blessed me and my circle beyond measure.

  307. June Spikes says:

    Thank you! It has been a great study and one i am sure i will revisit.

  308. Thank you all so very much for such an amazing study. I have always heard “I AM” and the statements, but never realized what they truly mean. I’ve never gone that deep into what they truly mean. I am keeping this study book, and I’ll be going back over it again and again. I love all of the videos, and all of the interaction with you beautiful ladies. You made it fun, and exciting. I looked forward to your e-mail and insights each week. You all did such an amazing job for us. Thank you and God bless you all!

  309. Darla Lawson says:

    This was a wonderful bible study of Jesus. Our church is now doing it as a small group and I am doing it again. Thank you so much.

  310. Thank you for this bible study. I have fallen in love with Lysa’s way of teaching! It’s easy to understand and it really feels like she understands my life situation. How does she do that?!

  311. Stephanie Metzger says:

    Excited to start my first Bible study with you in April!

  312. Missy Gray says:

    This was my first bible study, and I enjoyed how it was put together. Kept me engaged. Thank You!

  313. Debbie Shelton says:

    This has been a great bible study. I began the year with the First 5 app. studying Judges and Joshua and then added in the book of John along with Finding I Am. The Lord laid it on my heart to get a Women’s Bible Study going in our little country church. With full support of the Pastor, I will be leading the study of Finding I Am beginning next Tuesday and I am blown away by the number of registrations I have had come in – I just ordered 5 more books which will put us 30 women. Our women are hungry to learn and dig deeper into Gods word and I am excited to be able to share Finding I Am Bible Study with them. Thank you Lysa Terkeurst for being such an inspiring servant of the Lord

  314. Best Bible Study yet! Thanks Lysa!

  315. Debbie Loyd says:

    My first OBS. I found out my sister was doing it, too, so we watched the videos together. It’s been a real blessing in many ways. I look forward to the next OBS!

  316. Dear Lysa, this was my first study with you. The I am statements have come alive to me and I am especially seeing how I will never be fulfilled in the Lord if I don’t consciously make an effort to daily abide/ remain in Him.
    the study has been so encouraging and is something I will chew on for quite sometime. Love how Jesus combined what was going on, the feasts, miracles, the shepherd background, His death and resurrection as the times to share the I Am statements that would especially be fitting.
    Love how you stressed Him being our shepherd and us, His sheep, hearing His voice.
    Thanks for your ministry,
    Joan

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      We are so glad that your first study with us was so encouraging! Thank you for being here, Joan!

  317. Traci Lacayo says:

    I am behind, but have enjoyed every minute of this study, God has laid on my heart that I need to go over the lessons 1 by 1 and meditate on them and watch the videos again so thats what I am going to do. So much going on in my life, I need to see I AM at work

  318. This bible study has been such a blessing to me and it came at the most crucial part in my life so far. In the next few days I will be reviewing this study over again as I watch these videos. I have been overwhelmed by the blessing in seeing I Am move in my life. Loved this bible study so much, thank you!

  319. AMAZING! This study has been exactly what I needed. I feel like you did it just for me! I grew up in a christian home and have had a relationship with Christ since I was 9. I am in my 50’s now. I have heard these I Am statements for a long time. Your study made them come alive to me that I know that I will never be the same. You speak so simple and explain things that make it so easy to understand. The history that you gave with these statements are facts that will stick with me for a long time.
    I read you book Uninvited over the summer. I loved that book! I just ordered the Bible study for it and will do it in March. I have recommended you to so many women especially my sisters and my daughter.
    I am so grateful that you are allowing God to use you. Thank you for being a willing vessel.
    I am looking forward to seeing you speak at my sisters church on Long Island end of April!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Thank you so much for your encouragement Renee, and we are so happy that these studies are growing you in your faith. Blessings!

  320. Thank you Lysa and girls:) for helping us to dig into scripture and understand better “Finding I Am” yes IF we give Jesus everything, He will satisfy the cries of our Heart!!!

  321. Thank you for this study. It has been so relevant to where I am right now in my life. Along with Christ’s I Am statements we should also remember that we have I am statements in Him. I am His beloved. I am His child. I am His craftsmanship. He gives us those as our identity in Him.

  322. Terri Septer says:

    I am very thankful for this Bible study to get to know the Great I Am! Love all you Proverbs 31 ministries leaders and teachers that help me figure out what some of these verses mean! But mostly thankful to Jesus my Savior for dying for my sins and forgiving me as I fall short every day still!

  323. This was the first time I have done an online Bible study with you and I loved it! Thank you so much for bringing the scripture alive and helping me understand Jesus’ I Am statements more clearly!

  324. I AM a better person because of the I AM Study. Thank you ?

  325. Stefanie Ferry says:

    This was my first OBS, and I can’t wait to do my next. I have really learned so much from drawing nearer to God. Thank you so much P31!

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      We are so glad you enjoyed it, Stefanie! Looking forward to seeing you in April!

  326. Jennifer York says:

    This study helped me connect with Jesus on a much deeper level than ever before. Thank you Lisa for helping show us the way through Christ and thank you to all the study leaders for making this a more personal study. God Bless you all.

  327. MARIE VIDGER says:

    This study was a much needed tool to lead me into times of deep connection with the Father. He truly is the great I AM that nourishes and guides – if we seek Him with all our heart.

  328. Thank you so much for this awesome study!!!

  329. Melanie Montiel says:

    I can’t stop reading the prayers and scriptures from this Bible study. Very mind blowing ?

    • Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team says:

      Our God is an awesome God! So glad you are enjoying the study so much 🙂
      Blessings!

  330. Diane M Klopfenstein says:

    I loved the simplicity of this study, which was anything but simple. I’m going through it again.

    Thank you!

  331. Elisabeth Beswick says:

    This study has been good for me, keeping me on track over our holiday break (here in Australia) before my weekly Bible study recommences for the year! I have learnt heaps, thank you.

  332. Helen Anderson says:

    Can anyone give me a link to the Finding I Am declaration that was referred to, I really want to down load it and print. Thanks,
    Helen

  333. Canaan Stevens says:

    My identity has been so wrapped up in my husband that I’ve become lost. He has become my god and I’m so disappointed and lonely because of my false worship. I’ve learned through this study that Jesus alone can satisfy my deepest longings and to run to him when I’m feeling like my “cup is empty.” Thank you!

  334. Learned so many new things I never realized about these statements. I feel like I know Him even more, and as always I realized I have so much more to learn.

  335. Karen Gray says:

    Thanks so much for this bible study, “Finding I Am”. I have really enjoyed all that I have learned, it’s the first study I have done on with Proverbs 3! I can’t wait to do others in the future! God Bless

  336. Danya Brittingham says:

    Thank you God for this OBS. This has satisfied my craving for God’s word. I absolutely enjoyed this study so much! I can’t wait for the next! This OBS has enriched my prayer life and has brought me so much closer to the Lord in ways I couldn’t have imagined. I trust Him more, I love Him more I am just a complete loss of words right now. Praise God! Thank you Lord for giving Lysa the gift of teaching and speaking! Thank you Lord for your peace!

  337. Charlotte Regan says:

    This was my second study and once again just a great experience and the timing was perfect. Studying the I Am statements gave me a deeper understanding and a need to stay connected and abide in a relationship with Christ. It gives such purpose and direction and is an incredible feeling to have that satisfaction in him alone.
    Already signed up and have book for next one.. Thank you Proverbs 31 Ministries for these great studies.

  338. Tara Beatty says:

    I began this study the day the group version ended. And today I finished it. Just in time, right! I want to say what a blessing it has been! I have learned so much about God through this. There was a day where I was very discouraged, but through my husband and a wise woman of my church, was told to keep going. And I am so glad I did. The next few days in the study were just eye opening to me. God spoke! And Lysa was such a treat to watch and hear from as well. Her words in the videos said so much about me like it did her. I think she and I would be great friends ☺. Thank you for your ministry. I look forward to the next study.

  339. Karen OHaver says:

    THANK YOU LYSA!! What a joy this study has been to my heart. I’ve learned so much and had some prayers answered from long ago. Looking forward to seeing you in Sacramento in October! To God be the glory!!!

    • This study was phenomenal. Perfect timing, God used it to speak directly to my heart. I did it with a friend and we both LOVED it.
      I finished last night and clicked to watch the final video today, thinking today was the last day and they’re already gone. I’m so sad, it feels a little incomplete to miss this last one.

  340. to my understanding today is the last day to play any video you might have missed. but actually it was yesterday March 9th. Sad. I wanted to hear a video March 10th. confused

    • Sarah Shevlin says:

      Yes me too!!! I was planning to finish up today – have been trying and trying to catch up – and was SO disappointed to not be able to watch the final videos I haven’t yet finished. I wish it had been more clear saying “until midnight March 9” – all the posts that listed March 10 made it sound like they would still be available today. 🙁

  341. Sarah Shevlin says:

    Can I make a request that the video availability dates are a little more clear next time?? I was hoping to finish watching today, but the videos are no longer available. Saying the videos will be “available to watch until March 10” makes it sound like they will still be available ON March 10. I have been working so hard to catch up and trying to make time for the final videos before they were gone. Had some time carved out today – so very disappointing. Please just make it more clear next time like “through midnight March 9” or something so we know what the actual deadline is. Thank you for your help for next time around!!

  342. Michelle Reaggs says:

    I am also so disappointed to miss the last video. I was all set to watch it this evening only to find the video no longer accessible. I, too, thought I had until the end of the day today! 🙁 I was on vacation for a good part of the study, and missed keeping up. Hopefully next time I am able to finish it all! With that being said….it was a wonderful bible study!

  343. The study has been amazing but I’m sad. It’s March 10th and i was plannning on watching the last video because today was the last day to watch it but it’s not available! 🙁 I’ve been in and out of the hospital for the past month and was behind because of it and I knew today was the last day and this was the first time I was able to access it and it’s listed as private now. Is there anything I can do? Thanks for reading this! I appreciate any help either way.

  344. Roxanne Moore says:

    A few friends and myself committed to meeting each week for the P31 Study “Finding I AM” We were so blessed by Lysa’s heart and love for the Lord. We learned so much about who JESUS IS, and so much more. We are now trying to decide our next P31 Study! Thank you for this opportunity.

  345. I have been doing I Am Bible study – in between my daughter having her first baby and my first grandson. I have been doing it at a slower pace. I went to watch session 6 video and it keeps telling me this is a private video. I am confused and need help to be able to watch this last video.

  346. Melissa Kilton says:

    I’d LOVE to win that cross! PS: I can’t watch the videos either. The links do not work. 🙁

  347. Linda Glandorf says:

    I would love to win this because the studtywas so meaningful to me

  348. Roni Simpkin says:

    My husband broke his hip. Between hospital stay, dr visits and life at home with walkers etc, I did not get to see video 4 & 5. Is there any way I can still access them so I can finish this study?

  349. Kimberley Trayner says:

    Thank you Lysa so much for this Study.
    I’m so glad the Lord placed this on your HEART and you obeyed. Being in the Holy Land was key of adding to the intensity of learning and realizing that you were at the very place where our wonderful Lord and Savior was.

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