Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of Foundations Week. I’m Alicia Hunter, one of your study leaders, and I am thrilled to walk alongside you.
Raise your hand if, like me, you have ever set a goal, maybe even a New Year's resolution, to read the Bible all the way through. I'll admit it ... when I think about a Bible study that starts in Genesis and ends in Revelation, I'm both excited and a little intimidated. Doing something like that on my own, I typically lose momentum and desperately need someone to help me process what I'm reading and thinking. I've given up somewhere in the middle of a reading plan more times than I'd like to admit.
Today’s Tip: Engage in Community
Thankfully, we don’t have to do this study alone! In fact, we shouldn’t. The enemy loves nothing more than to keep us isolated, making us an easier target to take down. Friends, let’s plan now to stick together! Scripture tells us that a cord of three is so much stronger than one sister standing on her own. Choosing and planning to engage in community keeps us encouraged, accountable, committed and on track!
- Be committed to a community that suits you. We have two great options: the blog comment section and our Facebook Community Group. Choose one (or both) and participate regularly.
- Be willing to comment. Every time you do, you’ll be strengthened to keep going! We each have a story to share, and God uses those stories to work in the lives of others.
- Be supportive by engaging in conversation. After you respond to the Let’s Chat, pray for and respond to what others say.
- Be inviting by asking others to join you! It’s never “too late” to join our study. There’s enough room for everyone.
Alright friends, let’s plan now to stand together.
How has being committed to community helped you stand strong in the past? Or, how did the community provide you encouragement and accountability? (NOTE: We use Disqus as our blog commenting system. If you haven’t set up your account, we invite you to give it a try.)