Hey my awesome Bible Study Group!!! Do you know how much you have blessed me? Last week was a big blur, especially Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I don’t wish the flu on anyone! Taking the week off was good for all of us I guess. From your notes and comments, many of you needed the extra week and I certainly was out of commission. On the days I wanted to post something, I was blessed to run across Stephanie’s amazing “Sin Plays Dirty” message and Sarah’s sweet note about how God’s Word changed her perspective about this study coming to an end. I love how God provides!
Hope you are ready for a power packed final week~
Week 6~Homework and Assignments
Our word for the week is:
Oh how I absolutely LOVE this word. Do you believe that you are courageous? Do you have the courage it takes to continue to rely on God? To keep believing that you are worth all the healthy choices you’ve decided to make? To admit that boundaries keep us safe not restricted? That this time around will be different? I hope you answered with a big ole resounding “YES” to these questions!
My favorite verse on courage can be found in the book of Joshua. It’s a verse that I gave to my 2nd son when he was born. God let me know that Hayden would need that verse many times throughout his life. He let me know I would need it too. Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” (NIV) Please read that and apply it to you and your life. You have what it takes, don’t doubt that. Grab on to courage from the Lord Himself. Be strong and courageous.
Our memory verse for this week is:
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. ~ Psalm 73:26
This is a verse that strengthens me in almost any situation. God is enough. Oh how I need to remember this every day of my life!
Reading and Homework Assignments for Week 6:
Sunday-Spend some time in prayer for yourself and your study sisters about Week 6. Share in the comment section of this blog or on the Online Bible Studies Facebook Page where discussions and prayer requests about Made to Crave are ongoing 24/7.
Monday-Read Chapter 16. Highlight and take notes as you read. When you get to a Bible verse that Lysa mentions, take our your Bible. Look up the verse for yourself. Underline it and write “MTC” beside it. Think on the verse or passage a moment. Journal or make a few index cards with Scripture or quotes that will keep you grounded and give you truth.
Tuesday-Complete Chapter 16 Reflection Questions. Read the questions and record your answers in a journal or notebook. Be honest. These are just for your eyes or whoever you choose to share them with. Share as much or as little as you like in the comments section of my blog or on the Online Bible Studies Facebook page.
Wednesday-Read Chapter 17. Follow the same directions as on Monday. Check Melissa’s blog for an encouraging mid-week message! Post a comment to encourage others.
Wednesday-Conference Call with Pastor Matthew Barnett of the LA Dream Center and author of best selling book, The Cause Within You. 1 pm EST.I had the amazing privilege to spend 4 days last summer at the Dream Center in Los Angeles. These were 4 life changing days and Pastor Matthew is one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. I can’t wait for you to meet him and hear his passion for God and all people. For those of you who have missed the calls so far, it’s still not too late to sign up. You can have access to Call #1 and #2 plus today’s call and our final call with MTC author Lysa TerKeurst for $14. Just call the P31 Office 877-731-4663 or sign up online.
Thursday-Complete Chapter 17 Reflection Questions. Follow the same directions as on Tuesday. Share as much or as little as you like in the comments section of my blog or on the Online Bible Studies Facebook page.
Friday-Read Chapter 18 and complete the Reflection Questions. Follow the same instructions as Monday and Wednesday.
Friday Vlog– Log on to this blog, www.MelissaTaylor.org to watch a short video message.
Friday Option– If you want to have all your work done before the weekend, go ahead and complete the Chapter 19 and the Reflection Questions. Follow the same instructions as Monday and Wednesday.
Saturday Option– Read Chapter 19 and complete the Reflection Questions. This is our very last chapter. Boo Hoo
Okay, that’s it! Print or “favorite” this page so you can keep up with this week’s study. I won’t be posting the schedule daily, so hold on to this!
Remember, you have access to all six. You got da POWAHHH! Be DETERMINED to stay committed. Don’t give up. Don’t quit. And discover your PEACE in God, because I guarantee you won’t find it anywhere else. The TRUTH of Jesus Christ will set you free! Much is permissible, but we want to do what is BENEFICIAL. And my COURAGEOUS friend, you are worth every bit of it!
Have a great week! Keep believing this time will be different! And indeed it will. Have a great week MTC gals! I
***Reminder: This study will wind up at the end of this week. The MTC book will be finished, but our road to great health physically, emotionally, and spiritually is just beginning. I hope you will continue your Bible study, either here or somewhere else. The next study on this blog is An Untroubled Heart: finding a faith that is stronger than all my fears. It is written by author and Proverbs 31 National Speaker~Micca Campbell. You can sign up in the right side bar of this blog. We will continue to have side discussions about our healthy eating plans and MTC progress, but we will be moving forward in to a deeper relationship with the Lord. We will continue to supply support, encouragement, and accountability as we continue to focus on studying and learning God’s Word. AUH begins March 25, 2012.
If you’d like to go ahead and order An Untroubled Heart, you can order it online at a variety of online venues or call the P31 office toll free 877-731-4663. Ask for me and I’ll pray for you over the phone. Just like the MTC study, we will offer Conference Calls (again at the low $14 rate) and author Micca Campbell will play a key role in our online study as well as join us in one of the calls. Check the Online Bible Studies Info page of this blog for all of the info! I hope you will join me! I’ll miss you if you don’t!