Hi ladies! Welcome to the Week 1 Photo Hop! And wow, what a week already!
When I first looked at our study, I thought I could very easily get overwhelmed (I bet you did, too), but when I took it day by day and focused on the suggested assignments (thanks, Melissa and Nicki!), it was not only doable, but also very easy to understand and follow. I’m a speed reader, so I normally rush through reading a book taking a few notes here and there or writing blog post with some thoughts on my favorite chapters. This Action Plan, however, is causing me to slow down, think more deeply, and connect thoughts, behaviors, habits, and root causes in a way that I probably never would have without it.
There is no doubt my journey will look different than yours, and yours different from the next person’s journey. In fact, if we could all compare our answers to the questions in our book (oh, wait . . . some of us are already doing that in the comment section), we would see a natural variance of reactions, responses, and feelings. Because we each have different past experiences, struggles, and personal circumstances that affect our daily interactions with the environment around us (including food), it is normal that we filter through the pages of this study with our own lens and perspective. My hope (and maybe it’s yours, too?) is that I can harness all my thoughts and reactions and coral them into the safety and truth of God’s Word where I can find healing and help and lots of grace. (I love that Lysa continually reminds us that this is a “grace place.”)
Part of my strategy in finding this “grace place” is focusing on scripture. Starting first with the Word of God positions our hearts to hear truth and equips us to take action based on that truth.
Today, we all get to share our favorite action verse (see description below). My action verse may not look like the typical call to #Action. In fact, it sometimes demands that I cease from action (activity, busyness), but it is the perfect starting place. It centers me on the truth that everything I need is found in God alone. It reminds me that He is in control and beckons me to surrender all.
Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. ~ Psalm 62:1
I’ll be joining all of you and linking my picture below so come see me! I can’t wait to see yours, too!
And remember, every Thursday during this study will be a journey Through the Lens (meaning we’ll share photos instead of words). Share your favorite photo based on our theme for the week or create an original using your favorite photo editor. Host your photo somewhere on the web and then paste the link here just like we did for our Blog Hop. (See steps 1-4 in the picture below)
Week 1 Photo Theme:
ACTION VERSE ~ Because this is a “spiritual adventure with physical benefits”, our starting place will always be the Word of God. What scripture is your favorite encouragement and motivation for taking action? Share a picture. (It can be as simple as taking a picture of the scripture in your Bible or creating a scripture pic in a photo editing software or website.) All of the instructions are included below:
Rev It Up~ 8pm EST on Facebook
Looking for a jumpstart on your healthy eating plan? Need to renew your walk with God? Spring into the Action Plan with Rev It Up! Join us for a fast moving hour of Bible study with practical application, encouragement and fellowship! When? Thursday, March 6 at 8 pm EST!
Things to bring:
*Action Plan Book
*Notecards (5, just in case)