Get Excited for Your Uninvited OBS, Week 4

"When Trust Isn't Tangible"by Angela Diemer| Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #UninvitedBook #P31OBSHi Everyone! Welcome to Week 4!

I’m excited to be back with you for more girl time. Let’s keep going together and not give up, OK?

Our #UninvitedBook reading for this week includes Chapters 9 through 11, and I think I highlighted something on every page. For real! There are so many great golden nuggets woven throughout these chapters.

Yeah, you might say I’m a bit excited for this week of study! And getting to do it with all of you is so fun! We have a few special guests joining us on today’s video – one on a stick, and one not (wink, wink). Check out the video below to see who they are, and I’ll catch up with you after.

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Wow! Hearing the lie we’re “not good enough” hurts incredibly, doesn’t it? But I love what Lysa TerKeurst shared in today’s video from Chapter 9:

“You aren’t set aside. You are set apart.”

Isn’t that so assuring? We’re set apart by God to work in us so He can work through us! God is so cool. I just love Him!

Amy Caroll, one of our special guests this week, mentioned in today’s video how we’re going to look at Mission India. There’ll be an amazing opportunity for us to help, through prayer, some of the most uninvited women in India to know they, too, are set apart. What a powerful and exciting way to be involved with these beautiful women, heart-to-heart! Amy will join us Tuesday, right here on the blog, with more details. So stay tuned!

Meanwhile, wondering what else is happening this week? We’ve got you covered with this week’s Weekly Lowdown! Remember you get to choose what you want to do. These are simply the options. So be sure to print yours and then let’s go!

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Week 4 starts NOW.

~ Angela

Let’s Chat:

Observe – Are you excited for this week of study? How does your perspective change knowing you’re set apart, not set aside?

Bible – This week’s verse is 1 Peter 5:6 which says: Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. (NIV)

1 Peter 5: 6 (NIV) | "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may life you up in due time." | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | Week 3 Verse | #Uninvited #P31OBS

In your OBS Journal, write out the verse and then work through the following to share with us:

  • What does this Scripture look like for your life right now?
  • Is there anything God wants you to release and give to Him?

Stretch – Who in your life could use the encouragement that they are “set apart” too? How can you share this message with them today?

You’re invited!
It’s not too late to join us  for the Uninvited Conference Call Series. Today’s call is with Melissa Taylor on How to Get Past Rejection so it Doesn’t Become a Present Day Infection.” Click here to learn more.

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The Gift of “Me Too”

"The Gift of "Me Too" by Brenda Earley | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #UninvitedBook #P31OBST.G.I.F., sweet OBSers! So glad to wrap up Week 3 with y’all! Are you still hanging with us? I sure hope so, because today I have something special. Just. For. YOU!

How many of y’all love gifts? Me too!

The anticipation of a gift is overwhelmingly exciting for me! So I want to lead y’all to a gift today I don’t want us to miss!

In Chapter 8 of Uninvited, Lysa TerKeurst writes:

“Relationships don’t come in packages of perfection; relationships come in packages of potential. And wrapped between the wonderful and the work are inevitable times of imperfection and possible rejection.”

"Relationships don't come in packages of perfection, relationships come in packages of potential." - Lysa TerKeurst #UninvitedBook I Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Week 3 #P31OBS

Yes! Though relationships require work, they have the potential to bring blessings, but tend to be a bit messy too. Amen?

I was certainly reminded of this the other day while attempting to discuss my “terrible, most horrible, not so very good day” with my friend. I needed some understanding and a listening ear. But I didn’t get that, because she too had problems of her own that day. Problems that to her, were bigger than mine. Ever been there?

Compare that with another day, when I left my 4-year-old daughter at school, and she cried … and then I cried, too! But as I stepped out of the classroom, another momma looked at me and said, “Aww, my daughter did the same thing last year. This too shall pass.”

That momma’s words may have been few, and seemingly small, but they were such a powerful gift to me! What a difference in her response versus my friend’s earlier response to me. In both scenarios, I needed the gift of understanding. I needed the gift of “me too.” Yet, one offered what felt like rejection, while the other offered acceptance.

What if, in all our relationships, we aimed to unwrap the “Me Too” gifts as Lysa explains in Chapter 8?

  • “Me Too” says, “I hear you” which unwraps the gift of feeling seen.
  • “Me Too” says, “We’re in this together” which unwraps the gift of community.
  • “Me Too” says, “I understand” which unwraps the gift of acceptance.

Feeling seen. Community. Acceptance.

Let’s wrap up Week 3 by unwrapping these gifts of “me too” with those around us! Will you accept and give this gift?

Let’s Chat:

Observe — Share a time someone gave you the gift of “me too.” How did it make you feel?

Bible — Did you know Jesus gave the gift of “me too” also? Read John 15:18 and Isaiah 53:3. Will you accept His gift? Share how His gift and these verses help you understand the gift of “me too.”

Stretch — What better way to wrap up this week then to pay it forward! Let’s be intentional to give the gift of “me too” this weekend. It could be just the exact gift someone needs!

You’re Invited!
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What’s That Smell? And Lysa’s in a Cave!

"What's That Smell? And Lysa's in a Cave, Week 3" by Melissa Taylor | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #UninvitedBook #P31OBSHey friends!

Melissa and Kendra here with you on this Thursday! Are you ready for today’s mini-lesson? Let’s do it in 3-2-1!

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So we might not be in a cave but Lysa TerKeurst is! Click the link below to watch Session 3 of the Uninvited DVD series. Please remember, these are only available here on our study blog during the Uninvited OBS. When the study is over, they’ll no longer be available here.

Session 3, The Yoke of God is Freedom

Let’s Chat:

Observe – In today’s video, we mentioned a great quote by Lysa that Stacy used in yesterday’s blog post. Have you kept a list of words that speak to you as you read Uninvited? What has been your favorite?

Bible – You’re invited to Bible Study LIVE tonight! Join Study Leader, Mari Taylor, on our Facebook Page for an hour of live, interactive Bible Study that you don’t want to miss! Plus, meet Melissa afterwards for a little Facebook Live action too!

Stretch – Forgiveness is hard but it’s something we all need to do at some point. Is there someone you need to forgive today? Go to God and see Him do a work in you. We are all for you.

 

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