Let’s Not Quit

"Me, Myself, and Lies" Study Leader, Angela Diemer | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSWOW! And just like that, we’ve come to the end of our Me, Myself, and Lies study. I know Trish and I are so thankful for getting to join you here on the blog each week. Thanks for hanging out with us!

Before I get all misty eyed, let’s do a quick “look back recap” on what we learned throughout the last 5 weeks of our #NoMoreLies journey.

 

Week 1

  • We got into, and began to sort through, our personal thought closets, starting to learn, recognize and replace the old wardrobe of lies with the new beautiful truth!

Week 2

  • We discovered that the words we think and say to ourselves have power, remembering we need to choose and speak wise truths to our hearts and mind.

Week 3

  • We learned to keep our eyes fixed on God, “tuning in” and “looking up” to Him at all times, placing our hope in Him.

Week 4

  • We realized we need to “calm down” our souls and “look up” to God, remembering what we have in Him. And that our past memories can be healed and redeemed through Him.

Week 5

  • We became aware of the importance to “chill out” and find true rest in God. Plus being able to recognize, when there are those times, where we need to “press on” in perseverance.

We’ve really come a long way since we started. But just because our 5 weeks together have come to a close doesn’t mean we now have to close the door on our thought closet progress. Let’s stay persistent in applying the new ways we’ve learned to think, talk and believe about who we are … who God says we are!

So let’s not quit, because like Jennifer Rothschild says in Me, Myself, and Lies:

“If you quit, the world will be lacking what you alone bring to it.”

"If you quit, the world will be lacking what you alone bring to it." - Jennifer Rothschild #NoMoreLies | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Week 5 #P31OBS

Well friends, we didn’t have a chance to dig into Chapter 11, Lift Up, but we want to encourage you to continue on reading through it. There’s an important message on the effects of encouraging one another, and how that builds us up in Christ. You don’t want to miss it! Plus, you’ll never look at pink flamingos the same again (wink, wink).

We hope this study has encouraged you, revealed truth to your heart and showed you how the words we speak to ourselves shape who we are. Remember:

The more truth we say to our souls, the more the lies die.

And just two quick things before we say good-bye.  First, we’d love to have you join us for our next study, Worthy — a study based on She’s Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst. You can sign up here. It’s going to be the perfect follow up study for Me, Myself, and Lies! And lastly, come join us in the comment section here one last time. Your voice is important to us and we’d love to hear from you!

Blessings,
Angela

Let’s Chat:

What was your biggest “aha” moment or takeaway during this study?

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What is Rest?

"Me, Myself, and Lies" Study Leader, Angela Diemer | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSHey there summer gals! Can you believe we’ve arrived at the final Bible Study section for Me, Myself, and Lies? Let’s come with an expectant heart today, to hear a specific word from God. Okay?

I love reading and studying the Word of God. It’s transformed my life! So, I guess you could say I get a “tad” excited when it comes to studying and sharing the truth found in Scripture.

It’s those quiet moments of spending daily time with God in Scripture that give my mind, heart and soul rest. And we all desire rest, right? Scripture (and our study) tells us what resting in God is like. I love how Jennifer Rothschild says it in Me, Myself, and Lies:

“Rest isn’t just what God did. Rest is who God is.”

"Rest isn't just what God did. Rest is who God is." - Jennifer Rothschild #NoMoreLies | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Week 5 #P31OBS

Rest IS who GOD IS — Love that! It makes me look at “rest” in an entirely new way:

I’m at rest, because God is rest, and God’s in me.

We have Sarah Travis helping us get into Scripture today for our Bible study time. And she openly shares with us about some past challenges she had to walk through, and how she found rest in God. Her story alone will encourage you! But that’s not all, she also weaves in the inspiring true stories of Deborah and Elijah, found in the Old Testament. Now don’t worry if you’re not familiar with who they are; she’ll fill you in and bring you up to speed. 

Also, a little side note, this week’s section in the Bible study may take you a bit longer to complete. But stay the course and take your time as you go through it, asking God to show you what He has for you. I know it’ll be worth it!

If you haven’t already, you can still download the full Bible study and get started today on the section labeled for Week 5 by clicking on the button below.

I’m believing God has a personal message for you today!

Blessings,
Angela

Let’s Chat:

How have you enjoyed the Bible Study portion of our Me, Myself, and Lies OBS? We’d love to hear which week’s section was your favorite, or impacted you the most, and why!

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Chilling Out & Pressing On {Week 5}

"Me, Myself, and Lies" Study Leader, Angela Diemer | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSHello everyone, Angela here! I’m so glad to be back with you for Week 5. Can you believe it’s our last week of study? It’s gone by SO fast! But don’t check out just yet. We still have an amazing final week of study planned for you, so stick around!

I hope you’ve begun some new habits when it comes to self-talk. I know it takes discipline to begin new habits, and it’s hard at times. That’s why I’m excited to share with you today’s video, where Jennifer Rothschild shares about discipline.

Now, don’t skip over the video because of the word discipline. I tend to cringe at the use of that word too. But Jennifer explains it in a fresh way that gives us peace and not grief.

If for any reason you need closed captioning, click here for instructions.

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

I love this reminder at the end of each of our videos this study:

“Know the Truth. Live the Truth. It changes everything!”

Where’s the truth? In God’s Word! So let’s start there with our verse of the week! I pray it encourages you to not give up this week.

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7 (NIV)

2 Chronicles 15:7 (NIV) | "But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded." | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | Week 5 Verse | #NoMoreLies #P31OBS

With this truth at our side, we can stop believing the lie “I can’t” and start declaring “I CAN” because of the power of God in us! It gives us the go ahead to chill out in trying to do it in our own strength, and instead press on in God’s strength. Like Jennifer said in the video, “We don’t need to feel strong to be strong.” So let’s remember:

God is strong. He’s in us. So we are strong in His strength!

Alright friends, we have one more Bible Study session scheduled for you this Wednesday that you don’t want to miss! And, as we’ve shared all throughout the study, our Study Companion friend is here to keep us on track too.

Blessings,
Angela

Let’s Chat:

In the video, Kendra shared a lie she recognized, how she counter attacked it with the Truth of God’s Word and the friends who were holding her accountable. Is there a lie you’ve discovered saying to yourself often? What truth are you replacing it with? Who’s helping you stay accountable?

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A Choice We Get to Make

 

"Me, Myself, and Lies" Study Leader, Angela Diemer | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSHey there! I’ve really enjoyed being here with you all this week. Thanks for hanging out with me. Today we’re wrapping up Week 3, and I can’t wait to dig into it. Let’s go!

Prior to Me, Myself, and Lies, had you ever thought of “hope” as being a choice we get to make? I know it’s kind of a complex question, but circumstances like to scream at us sometimes, don’t they? And it’s hard to see anything else when they do.

David speaks of this exact thing in his writings throughout the book of Psalms. Let’s look at what he specifically said and did in the midst of his circumstances …

Psalm 39:7, (NLT) says:

“And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.”

With all that was going on around him, David chose to put his hope in God!

Many years ago, I had a pretty negative outlook when it came to choosing circumstances over choosing hope. Especially when chaos was happening all around me. Even when something good would happen, I’d say, “Well, this won’t last long. Something is gonna hit me sooner or later.”  And guess what? IT DID!

Why? Because, I was focused on the fear of something bad happening, believing the lie,good things never stick around.” I was then feeding this fear and giving power to it by the thoughts I’d dwell on and said out loud. It was a destructive, hurtful, chain-locking cycle rooted in fear.

I love what Jennifer Rothschild points to on pg. 95 of Me, Myself, and Lies in regard to fear.

“We can’t ever side with fear, because fear is never on our side.”

"We can't ever side with fear because fear is never on our side." - Jennifer Rothschild #NoMoreLies | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Week 3 #P31OBS

She’s exactly right. Fear is not for us. It’s against us!

I’m thankful that since then, I’ve learned to look up and believe what God says. Not placing my focus on my circumstances, but placing my trust and hope in Him. And it’s a choice we all get to make, to either believe our circumstances or our God.

I wanted to share one of my go-to Scriptures with you. I hope it helps and inspires you, as it does me. It’s in Romans 8:31-32 (NASB):

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?”

Right there is the truth — “God is for us. He didn’t even spare His own Son, but delivered Him to freely give us ALL things!” So today, let’s choose to place our hope in Him.

Blessings,
Angela

Let’s Chat:

In the comments today, let’s declare together: “Today I choose hope, and I believe God has the best for me!” I’d also like to know, from this week’s chapters, what is helping you choose hope?

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Shine the Light! {Week 3 Bible Study}

"Me, Myself, and Lies" Study Leader, Angela Diemer | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSHey there, sweet summer study gals! It’s mid-week, mid-study and today is Bible Study day! This is something still pretty new to #P31OBS, so we’re elated to have you join us for it!

Getting into God’s Word is EXCITING! It’s in His Word where He speaks specifically to us. He knows exactly what we need, at the exact moment needed, so spending time with Him in the Word is vital!

Are you ready? It’s Bible Study time!

Join us on the blog for a FREE downloadable/printable Bible Study PDF to help you dig deeper into Week 3 of our "Me, Myself, and Lies" online Bible study. #NoMoreLies #P31OBS

In today’s study, Melissa Taylor has a special treat for us! We get to share in her personal experience from her time in Israel. Ladies, the girl climbed in a dark cave! I’m not sure if I would’ve been able to do that. Seriously! Dark … tight space … spider possibilities — yikes!

Even though we’re not physically in Israel, or a dark cave, I think we can relate to Melissa’s experience when it comes to our thoughts and the hiding places of our minds. Her experience inspired me, and I believe it’ll inspire you, too! I believe the Scripture she shares will shine light on the truths you may be seeking!

If you haven’t already, go ahead and download the Bible study below, then take some time to read and work through the Week 3 section of it, writing down your thoughts and seeing where God shines a light of truth to you.

And don’t forget to come join us in the Let’s Chat section below, too. We love hearing from you!

Blessings,
Angela

Let’s Chat:

Like David praises God in Psalm 57, what can you praise God for today? Let’s take a moment to “tune in” and “look up,” as we thank Him in the comments!

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