Embracing Our Life {Week 3}

“She's Still There” Study Leader, Brenda Earley | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBSGood Monday morning to you! Brenda Earley back with you as your study leader for Week 3!

How are you doing so far? I know we’ve learned many truths and sometimes our brain is on overload, but let’s not stress. Let’s relax, take a deep breath and keep going!

And while we’re at it, since we’re going to be learning a bit about how joy can help us embrace our life this week, why not begin by putting a little J.O.Y. in our step? Do y’all know what J.O.Y. stands for?

Jesus
Others
You

Isn’t that easy to remember? And because it’s easy to remember, let’s apply it to all we need to get started this week.

Jesus:
Let’s spend some time with Jesus, embracing the Word while we learn to embrace our life. In our Bible study this week, Melissa Taylor shares a great way for us to “take a break” while quietly listening for His voice. I know I need a break sometimes; what about you? Check out the Week 3 section in the download below when you’re ready.

Others:
I’m wondering what our other friends, Betty Bummer and Worthy Wanda, are doing this week, aren’t you? Do you think Betty Bummer is closer to believing she is worthy? Let’s check it out and see. (Our videos are closed captioned. If you need help accessing the captions, click here.)

If you can’t view the video above, click here to watch on YouTube.

Don’t ya think Betty Bummer looks mighty pretty? And do you know what else? I’m anticipating a worth change in Betty Bummer soon. We do have three more weeks. #RealHope, y’all!

 

You:
And let’s not forget our Study Companion – You’ll find everything you need right at your fingertips to be in the know for the week. And you don’t want to miss those beautiful Facebook cover photos of our VOW! Check those out to use too!

There. Now that we have some J.O.Y. in our step to begin Week 3, are you ready to continue on this journey of rescuing the girl within? I know I am!

Looking forward to embracing life with you!

~Brenda

Let’s Chat:

In the P31 OBS video, did you notice something different about Betty Bummer? What’s one thing you can do differently this week to add some J.O.Y. to your step?

 

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Getting To Where We Want To Go

“She's Still There” Study Leader, Stacy Lowe | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #ShesStillThere #P31OBSHey, y’all! It’s Friday, which means you’ve made it to the end of Week 2! #Celebrate!

On Wednesday we talked about being willing to step up to the plate and be intentional with our lives. But what’s next?

Two words: small steps.

Can I be real here, though? I’m not the biggest fan of small steps.

When I was a little girl, my mom had some extra fabric which she gave me, along with a needle and thread, to make a dress for my doll. I carefully cut it out and held the front and back together to begin stitching. Only instead of a series of tiny stitches like my mom had shown me, I thought I could save time by making GIANT stitches instead, each one 2-3 inches long.

I’m sure you can imagine how that turned out. Not. Good.

You see, trying to bypass the process with big steps doesn’t always get us where we intend to go. In fact, it’s often the little steps, those things we don’t always get the “why” of, that eventually lead us to great places.

That’s why I love this quote from Chrystal Evans Hurst in Chapter 11 of She’s Still There:

“The good news is you don’t have to know where the trail leads in order to follow it.”

"The good news is you don't have to know where the trail leads in order to follow it." - Chrystal Evans Hurst #ShesStillThere | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Week 2 #P31OBS

Good news indeed! Especially when coupled with our Verse of the Week:

The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23 (NLT)

Psalm 37:23 (NLT) | "The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives." | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | Week 1 Verse | #ShesStillThere #P31OBS

With the Lord directing our steps, we can walk boldly forward, taking it one step at a time, because while WE may not know where those steps are taking us, He has it all figured out! And while in the midst of taking those small steps today, we can draw faith by looking back on small steps from the past that God used to lead us to great things!

You know, I think I could learn to love these small steps after all 🙂

~Stacy

Let’s Chat:

Where have small steps led you in the past? What’s a small step God is asking you to take today?

For Your Weekend!
Today, we have the Session 2 video from She’s Still There author Chrystal Evans Hurst for you! Need a video transcription? Click here! Note: this Session 2 video is only available for free on today’s blog through September 21, 2017.

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Bible Study LIVE Giveaway {Week 2}

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