Happy Thursday, friends!
I can’t believe this time next week we’ll be back together for our new study! Moving right along!
If you haven’t signed up yet for Living So That by Wendy Blight, you can do that HERE.
And did you hear the exciting news about our first ever, face-to-face, IN PERSON Online Bible Study Retreat?! Words cannot describe the emotion I feel at the possibility of gathering with YOU in the mountains of North Carolina. You can make your reservation HERE. (Remember, spaces are limited)
This is our last week of the MTC Action Plan. Keep in mind, however, that even though you may have set some measurable, reachable goals, ultimately we are not in pursuit of a stopping point but in preparation for a changed lifestyle.
Nicki has been reminding us this week that God is patient. That means He never gives up on us.
And no matter how many times you stumble (or go two weeks without exercising . . . ahem), don’t give up on yourself. Get back up. Again and again and again.
Don’t count yourself out.
Don’t disqualify yourself.
Hang in there.
Because this time is different, remember?
I’m so proud of you for the changes you’ve already made. And I know this really is just the beginning for all of us.
A wonderful, hope-filled beginning to a changed, healthy lifestyle and a heart filled with peace.
I leave you with this challenge from Lysa:
Make your next choice a courageous, persevering choice!
Now, tell us in the comment section, what has been one of your courageous choices during our study? What is your next courageous choice?
I’ll go first.
One courageous choice I have made during our study is to really, REALLY look at my eating habits – what I’m putting in my mouth and how much I’m eating – and make the changes necessary for my health and not just satisfy my taste buds. Every day it is a choice I have to make. It has not become natural yet for me to choose a nutrition-rich smoothie for breakfast over chocolate chip pancakes, but it is getting easier. The change for me (this time) is seeing God’s plan and desire for me to live healthy not only spiritually but physically, too. By doing so I can be more productive and effective with the tools He has placed in my hands to share Him with the world. It feels great to honor God with my body and my choices in this area, too.
Can’t wait to hear your answers and see your photos!
Peace, love, and OBS,
REMINDER: Tonight is Rev It Up LIVE on Facebook! Here’s the scoop:
Ready to spring into God’s word with a healthy dose of courage and perseverance? Then it’s time for you to join Rev It Up for a fast moving hour of online Bible study with practical application, encouragement and fellowship! When? Thursday, April 3rd at 8pm EST.
Things to bring:
- your Bible
- your Action Plan book
- note cards (5, just in case)
Click HERE to join the event
or paste this link in your browser —> https://www.facebook.com/events/600566443351216/
Now, let’s get to hopping!
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)
Choose one of the following photo themes:
- Bridging the Gap ~“Perseverance bridges the gap between the trial and the blessing of becoming mature and complete, not lacking anything” (page 126). For fun, share a picture of your favorite bridge (from your home town or from some of your travels) as a reminder that we are becoming mature and complete.
- Joy Marker ~ In Session Five, Lysa says, “We need to stake signposts of joy — joy markers – along our pathway of perseverance.” Share an image or create a word picture that serves as a Joy Marker for you.
- God Is Love ~ God has a way of reminding us of His love in fun, creative ways if we will take time to see and listen. Look for a heart this week somewhere in your surroundings. Take a picture and share with us! (For example: a heart-shaped leaf, heart-shaped foam in your cappuccino or latte, heart-shaped cloud, etc)
Missed a week? View each week’s Photo Hop below: