Peek At The Week: Living So That, Week 3

P31 OBS Peek at The Week

Hello there, sweet friend!

What a fantastic day to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection! Today, Christ-followers celebrate how Jesus conquered a very real suffering and death on the cross to take away our sins. We’re mindful God Himself, through Jesus His Son, came to earth, LIVING SO THAT now we, too, can live forever!  AMAZING!

This week we are diving into Chapter Three of Living So That, entitled, “Pray So That …” If you’re like me and have ever wondered how to hear and speak God’s voice in your personal life, you are going to be BLOWN AWAY this week!

Here’s a little taste of what Wendy Blight writes:

“I don’t want my prayer time to be a religious ritual …
Teach me to pray with power.
I want my prayers to be effective and bring results
that will glorify and honor You and You alone.”

Wow, wow, WOW!  Such a gift! What a powerful week in store for us!

You’re also going to love what Melissa Taylor has to say about our week ahead in this video, HERE:  (If you’re viewing this via your e-mail, please click here to see the video.)

 

In the video above, Melissa referenced Friday’s blog post, with two VERY special videos for you.  If you missed that from Nicki Koziarz, you’ll want to re-visit it!

Our Week 3 “Living So That” verse of the week:

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence,
so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
~Hebrews 4:16 (NIV, emphasis added)

Here’s our Peek at the Week for Week 3!  {Playing catch-up? No worries! You can view last week’s Peek at the Week, HERE.}

SUNDAY ~ Happy Easter! Celebrate Jesus’ resurrection this Sunday! :) Watch the Ch. 3 Intro. video, above. Plan your personal Bible study time. Consider writing out our memory verse in a place where you’ll see it again regularly.

Anytime between TODAY and SATURDAY ~ Grab a pen and your Bible to finish the lessons in Chapter 3. Timing for this is completely up to you! Ideally, we suggest one a day … but do whatever is best for you. THE phenomenal AMANDA GIBSON will be teaching us this week! Watch for her lesson blog posts here Mon., Wed., & Fri.

Ready to dive deeper?  You might want to try one or two of our optional events:

MONDAY ~ {UPDATE! Editor’s Note: We are going to reschedule this call to allow some healing time for Melissa Taylor’s voice.  We’ll be in touch via e-mail with the new date and time.}  April 21 at 9:30 a.m. ET.  Conference Call with Melissa Taylor and Marilynn Chadwick, author of Sometimes He Whispers, Sometimes He Roars:  Learning to Hear the Voice of God. You will LOVE HER. Every call is recorded, plus there’s a private Facebook group having conversations throughout the week, so even if you can’t join us live, you’re not missing out!  (Recording info. is shared via e-mail, usually within 24 hours.)  You can sign up for the Call series, HERE.

THURSDAY ~ April 24, all day.  The Blog Hop is Back! More details and explanation is coming later in the week, and check out the upcoming topics here. This is our OBS community’s chance to broaden the conversation and share what’s on our hearts!

  • God’s Word & A Creative Display – Did you find a creative way to display our memory verses around your home? Post a picture on your blog and share with us how we can do it, too!
  • Finding Treasure in the Word – The Holy Spirit reveals truths to us when we study the Word. Take one of our memory verses from the last three weeks and dig deep to uncover hidden treasure and secrets meant just for you. Use verse-mapping or other helpful study techniques.
  • Changed & Transformed – We are in Week 3 of our study, but we don’t have to wait until the end to see what God has done! Share how the Word of God is already transforming you from the inside out.
  • 3 Simple Steps – Share three simple steps you take to combat the flesh and feed the spirit.

Also THURSDAY ~ Rev It Up LIVE!  April 24, 8-9 p.m. ET (5-6 p.m. PT). Fast-paced, frenzied, faith-filled FUN! Watch the Bible come alive in our FREE public Facebook event. RSVP, HERE and you can join us as it happens, OR follow along later on your own time.

SATURDAY ~ Prayer & Praise with us, right here on the blog.

ALL WEEK LONG ~ Connect with us 24/7, 365 on our Facebook page, and through all kinds of Social Media. Use hashtag #LivingSoThat if you’re so inclined!

 

YOUR TURN
Share your thoughts in the comments, below … we LOVE hearing from you! :)

  • What were the highlights for you from last week’s Chapter Two?
  • Which of the optional activities are you going to try this week?
  • What are you looking forward to learning about prayer from Chapter Three?

Can’t wait to keep going on this journey with you!

Love & hugs galore!
~Steph

P.S. We know some reading this might be wondering what all this Easter fuss is about. We’ve got two resources for you. First, some helpful words about who Jesus is from Proverbs 31 Ministries, HERE. Secondly … if you’re a child-at-heart, then enjoy:

P.P.S. ^ ^ ^ ^ Isn’t she adorable?! :)

An Easter Blessing

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Sunday’s a Comin’

Today is one of the most special days of remembrance as follower’s of Jesus. This day represents the day God showed us how incredibly important and special we are to Him.

Good Friday.

The other day, Melissa and I watched this short video and we just knew we had to share it with you all. Please don’t skip over watching this, its really powerful and will help lead you through the rest of this post.

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In Chapter 2, part 3, Wendy shares with us the Parable of the Sower.

She mentions how important it is for us to determine what type of “soil” our hearts have. And I can’t help but to think what a perfect lesson this is for us to spend some time refelecting on this Good Friday.

Which of the four soils represents your heart?

  1. The Path: Represents people who hear the Word but it has no place to go.
  2. Rocky ground: Represents shallow faith. The Word goes into someone, but they don’t allow it to transform them.
  3. Thorns: Represents those who hear and receive the Word but their hearts are so distracted by the things of the world that they choke out what they have heard.
  4. Good soil: Represents those who want their hearts to be transformed by the Word.

When Jesus died on the cross, He didn’t just die so one day we could go to heaven. He died to change us, to give us new life and an everlasting hope. He died to give us that “good soil.”

Today, our friend Mandisa, has a very special message we wanted to share with you. It’s a message that has the potential to change everything for someone today and make this an unforgettable Good Friday for us all.

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Remember these 4 things Mandisa shared…

1. Believe it’s real.
2. Tell us! We want to rejoice with you, leave a comment today on the blog if you made this decision!!
3. Church attendance isn’t a must, but it helps us grow in our Faith. What a PERFECT weekend this will be for you to check out a local church!
4. Tell Mandisa! —> igotmydot@mandisaofficial.com

It’s Friday, but Sunday is coming!