I Love Proverbs 31 Ministries!

One of the things I love best about my job at Proverbs 31 Ministries is getting to see first hand the work God does in transforming lives through this ministry. It’s absolutely crazy amazing. And it happens everyday. Check out this video~

Join us on the front lines! from Proverbs 31 Ministries on Vimeo.

I love that video so much because I can relate. I was once, and really still am, a woman who receives much from Proverbs 31 Ministries.

It was eighteen years ago when I first learned about Proverbs 31. My 2nd child had just been born and even though I had a wonderful family and friends, I was lonely. I felt very inadequate as a wife and mom. Proverbs 31 Ministries became my mentor in walking with me daily, guiding and teaching me what a personal relationship with Jesus looked like. I learned how to bring my faith to life for myself and in the lives of my family. I can’t believe I get to be a part of that today. Not only do I work at Proverbs 31 Ministries, but I’m also a monthly partner. I don’t have to give money to this ministry, I GET TO give money to this ministry. And by doing so, I’ve become a small part of bringing God’s peace, purpose, and perspective to the lives of women all across the world. Proverbs 31 Ministries changed my life. My family and I will forever be grateful to God and P31.

Maybe you too have been blessed by Proverbs 31 Ministries.  If so, would you consider joining us? Below are ways you can be a part of all God is doing through P31.

1. Prayer. This is the best thing anyone can do for our ministry. Would you pray for Proverbs 31 Ministries?

  • Pray right now.
  • Pray once a week. (Hey, that’s 52 times a year!)
  • Pray daily.

2. Giving. We are able to do what we do at Proverbs 31 because of the financial gifts God has provided through people like you.  No amount is too small or too big. One dollar helps! When I look at what this community did through Dove’s Nest during our Yes to God study (you all gave over $28,000!!!) all through the combination of small and large gifts, I am still blown away! Never underestimate what God can do through our gifts. Online Bible Studies are possible for FREE to all of us because there are people out there giving to financially support this ministry!

3. Volunteer.

  • Do you live in the Charlotte, NC area?  We need regular volunteers we can count on. Email nicki@proverbs31.org if you can help!

4. Encourage. Ministry can be difficult at times. Our office is always grateful when we hear from our P31 community.

  • Send a card to the P31 office. 630 Team Rd. Suite 100, Charlotte, NC  28105
  • Email a prayer to the P31 office. prayer@proverbs31.org
  • Let us know how P31 has impacted your life. Click here to tell us your story.

 

Thank you so much for being a part of this OBS community. I love y’all dearly!

Here in the United States we are celebrating Thanksgiving this week. One of the things I’m most thankful for is you. That’s the truth.

Thank you so much for your support! We need you and we truly love our community of women from all over the world. You are a big blessing to me personally and to our entire team and staff.

 

Join the Conversation | 30 Responses

it is time to move forward

Chapter 11 gave us a great question to ponder as we wrap up the Let. It. Go. Online Bible Study:

LET IT GO saying

How we honestly answer this will tell us if we are ready to truly “let it go and walk in faith.”

Trying to be godly is good. Trying to be God is not.

Our reflection verse this week is a perfect reminder that we don’t have to be in control. We can actually rest and rely on God.

I will say of the LORD, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!  Psalm 91:2  (AMP)

Wednesday’s assignment presented the opportunity to really focus on God’s Word in our life. Our every day life. If you don’t do anything else this week, do this. I promise, by being engaged in God’s Word, you will be so blessed!

Thank you so much for the ladies who were willing to share their answers! All of us were so blessed by your insight and the way God’s Word spoke to you. We have 3 winners, randomly selected 3 winners from those who shared their Bible study answers. You have won a Bible to keep and a Bible to give away. Our winners are:

Raquel~email beginning raqueldailey1; Amy Smith~email beginning amysmail72; and Jennifer~email beginning jenniferroskamp.

Winners, send an email to the OBS Executive Assistant, Angie Combs. Include your mailing address and we will get your Bibles in the mail! Angie’s email is Angie@Proverbs31.org .

 

Ok y’all, now that we have “Let. It. Go.” it’s time to move on. Move forward to what God has in store for us next. We are walking in faith. Are you ready?

I want to invite you to join me, Proverbs 31 Ministries, and many of your OBS sisters to do our next Online Bible Study, Stressed-Less Living by Tracie Miles.  You can get information and sign up here. 

So are you ready?  We’ve let it go and now let’s take the next step. Let’s move forward and learn how to live with less stress. I know I need this study! How about you? Will you join and continue with us?  I hope so!

Thank you for joining me in this study to Let. It. Go. It’s been great! I have loved spending this time with you. May God bless you and I would love to do Bible study and life with you again.

it is time to move forward graphic

Join the Conversation | 78 Responses

Let.It.Go. Blog Hop Week Six

Y’all I can’t believe we’re already wrapping up this study and this is our last Blog Hop! It really has been a joy to read your posts and how this study is impacting your life. A huge thank you to the awesome OBS Facebook Leaders and other volunteers who made sure every single blog post shared was read! What you share is important and we want you to know that!

Without any further ado…we want to hear from you!

Topics for our LAST Let.It.Go. Blog Hop…

1. Lean on Him. I will say of the LORD, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust! Psalm 91:2 AMP. How does this verse speak into your life right now?

2. Stunning or Lopsided. He is the Potter, we are the clay. Of all the chapters and areas of control in your life, which is the one you believe God is calling you to relinquish? Is there an area you feel you have already grown in? We would love to hear how your life is already making changes, bog or small!

3. With That Read. Now that you have finished Let.It.Go., what is the most unexpected thing you’ve learned? What would you share with the next person who picks up Karen’s book?

4. BONUS TOPIC. Did you have a post from a previous week you didn’t get to share? Now is your chance! Be sure to tell us in your post what chapter you are reflecting on so we know, then link it up!

Read our previous Let.It.Go. Blog Hops:

Week One

Week Two

Week Three

Week Four

Week Five

Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Our next study begins April 7th, we hope you’ll join us again! You can sign up at the top right of this blog.

Yours in Christ,

Heather Bleier

OBS Executive Team

Join the Conversation | 21 Responses

Relinquished Life & Psalm 91:2

Chapter 11~ Book and Bible Study

Hopefully by now you have read Chapter 11 of Let. It. Go.Living the Relinquished Life.  If not, read it first, then complete the Bible study assignments below. We have a very cool give away today, so make sure you read over everything carefully!

Today’s Assignments

1.  What does it mean to live a relinquished life?

2.  How can our reflection verse help you live the relinquished life?

I will say of the LORD, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!  Psalm 91:2  (AMP)

3.  Write a sentence about you and God using each of the words below. (our reflection verse CANNOT be one of your sentences)

refuge-

fortress-

lean-

rely-

trust-

4. Use your Bible. Search the Scriptures and find other verses that confirm that:

God is your refuge and fortress-

You can lean on the Lord-

You can rely on the Lord-

You can trust the Lord-

 

Answer all of these questions in the comment section of my blog and you will be entered to win 2 Bibles. One to keep and one to give away. There will be 3 winners.

 

Join the Conversation | 92 Responses

Chapter 11, Living the Relinquished Life

Psalm 91.2 Graphic

 

1. Read Psalm 91:1-6

Look up this passage of Scripture in your Bible.

Psalm 91.1 pic from my Bible

Psalm 91.2-6 pic from my Bible
If you cannot see the pictures above, click here to go directly to the OBS blog.

“God is a shelter, a refuge when we are afraid. The writer’s faith in the Almighty God as Protector would carry him through all the dangers and fears of life. This should be a picture of our trust—trading all our fears for faith in Him, no matter how intense our fears. To do this, we must “dwell” and “rest” with Him (91:1). By entrusting ourselves to His protection and pledging our daily devotion to Him, we will be kept safe.” ~ Life Application Study Bible

 

2. Reflection Verse

I will say of the LORD, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust! Psalm 91:2  (AMP)

 

3. Watch Session 6 Video

If you can’t see the video above, click here to view on You Tube.

“We too have a chart and compass. The chart is God’s Word. The compass is the Holy Spirit.” ~ Karen Ehman

 

4. Read Chapter 11, Living the Relinquished Life.

We will discuss this chapter on Wednesday.

 

In the comment section of my blog, share your take away from Psalm 91:1-6. Let’s study God’s Word together. After reading this passage, what words did God speak to your heart?

Join the Conversation | 101 Responses