Dec 19

Thank You Confident Heart

To everyone who participated in A Confident Heart Online Bible Study~

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! This study was the most challenging, yet rewarding, study of the year. I am so thankful for the growth and movements of God throughout the past 12 weeks. I don’t know about you, but I was stretched beyond what I thought I could handle at times. Of course that’s when I’m reminded, my life’s circumstances aren’t for me to handle~I need God. We need God. Without Him….well I’ll just say it straight. Without Him I can’t make it. And I (we) don’t have to.

Please grasp the truths on A Confident Heart. Believe them and continue to put them into the application of  your life. Renee Swope didn’t write a book full of words. She wrote a book full of truths and God’s Promises, but they remain words if you leave them in the book. Take them sisters. We need them.

Thank you to my awesome Bible study team, all 8000+ members of this study, my conference call guests, and especially Renee Swope. It was an honor to have so much participation from all of you. I love you and I have a feeling A Confident Heart will be repeated here sometime in the future. It’s just one of those books.

If you ever want to access our study notes from A Confident Heart, just look in the right column of this blog. Scroll down until you see “Categories.” Under that click “A Confident Heart.” All posts and lessons from this study are there.

Moving forward, sign ups for our next study, Made to Crave, by Lysa TerKeurst begin today. You can sign up in the space provided in the right column. The study begins January 16th and more information will be posted in the Online Bible Studies Info page later today.

Love and blessings to each of you. I love that I can call you friend and I hope you feel the same about me!



  1. Am I the first to comment? Really cool. I cant wait to start the Made to Crave study again. Last time I missed out on a lot because I didn’t have the book , but this time look out Cravings here I come. thank you Melissa for offering this again, I can’t wait. Hope your Christmas is good

  2. Melissa,

    Thank you so much for leading the “Confident Heart” Bible study! This was the first time I have participated in an on-line bible study and it made such a difference as I read the book! It was amazing to read the posts and comments; so many were exactly how I was feeling ecspecially when I felt I was “under attack” by the enemy and wasn’t sure what was happening till I read others comments/posts.
    I am so excited that you are going to be offering “Made to Crave”. I read the book on my own last year and enjoyed it but have been thinking lately that I wanted to pull it back out to go back through it and when I recieved your e-mail today that said you would be offerring a bible study in January I knew that God was answering a prayer.
    Thank you so much and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. Molly Freeman says:

    Im going through the study now .. since Im inbetween Bible Study Fellowship with Christmas break .. I love it . Holidays are always hard for me and I love to be reminded Im not a lone . Thank you for the promise that get me through the day .. love you guys ..

  4. Since I didn’t get to complete this study with you, I’m planning on going through it again on Renee’s site. I’m also planning to join you for Made to Crave. I got sick last year about half way through the study, so I didn’t get to finish. So I’m planning to try again. These are 2 books I definitely need to redo & finish, because my 1st attempts have been hindered & interrupted. So, I’m praying for God’s help to keep me determined and focused to get through them. :)

  5. Melissa,
    My computer isnt letting me register for Made to Crave Study!

  6. Michele Caséca says:

    Thank you Melissa for leading such an amazing Bible Study.
    My confidence (… or lack of confidence) will never be the same.
    And surely I can call you friend!

    I love you, sweet sister!
    Mi <3