I hope everyone enjoyed the few extra days to catch up. This will alter the course of the rest of our study, but we just go with it around here! Nothing is set in stone.
Here are the changes for the rest of the study:
Week 3~Chapter 5
Week 4~Chapters 6 & 7
Week 5~Chapters 8 & 9
Week 6~ Chapters 10 & 11
Week 7~ Chapter 12
This week we will focus on Chapter 5, Family Matters. Some of you young mothers are thrilled to see this chapter come along. Others of you aren’t so thrilled because you think it doesn’t apply to you. Maybe your family is grown and out of the house. Maybe you don’t live with family. Maybe you don’t like your family. Or maybe you look back and wish could go back and have a do over. Wherever you are, I encourage you to read Chapter 5. There is truth in here for you! I realize the moms and grandmothers may get a little more out of this one, after all there is a focus on parenting, but it’s filled with God’s Word, which is for everyone, so please don’t skip it, even if you think it doesn’t apply to you. (How’s that for a run-on sentence!) Plus, truly this chapter is about obedience and trusting in God’ promises and that is for everyone!
Word of the Week:
Memory Verse of the Week:
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:5-6
The Master Builder guarantees rest if we don’t vainly put our trust in our own efforts. Rather, we put full confidence in God’s workings on behalf of our family (and friends, I might add. ~MT). Our job is to walk in obedience to His will, seek his favor, and entrust our home to Him. Our trust is rewarded with the promise contained in our memory verse this week. ~ Micca Campbell, p. 90
Suggested Assignments: (Check each day, so you will know how to respond in my blog comment section.)
Tuesday & Wednesday~ Read Chapter 5, Family Matters. Highlight the parts you want to go back and reread or that really stood out to you.
Please share with the group:
For example, mine would be:
Before I knew it, his concerns and anxieties became mine. p. 91 This sentence hit me in the head like a ton of bricks! Why? Because I am so guilty of carrying the concerns and anxieties of those close to me…to the point of fault in my own character. Their problems can become mine and so instead of having just one person falling apart, now we have two! Not good! I’ve learned through plenty of experience, that it’s not my job to fix all problems, but it is my job to trust the One Who can. Especially in a family, someone has to hold it together. If the kids see their parents falling apart and not trusting God, then how will they ever trust Him? I am being disobedient when I rely on myself and not God. I’m being disobedient when I don’t trust Him.
Thursday & Friday~Bible Study: Know It—Stow It—Show It, p. 101-104
The questions for Chapter 5 are based on Genesis 15. By studying this passage of Scripture about the covenant between God and Abram, we can learn to be confident that God will keep His guarantee as we trust God to work in our lives.
Thursday~Are you driven by faith or fear? Are you still struggling with fear today? How can you move from fear to faith? Please share with the group in the comment section of my blog.
Friday~ Guest post by Online Bible Studies Team Member, Veronica Herzing. You will read why Veronica came close to skipping Chapter 5 and absolutely did not want to read it…but she’s glad now she did! You will not want to miss the amazing God story she has to share!
Ok, ladies, let’s move forward, strong in the Lord as we continue our quest for An Untroubled Heart! Let’s “commit our ways to Him” and just watch Him work!
I look forward to reading your thoughts so please share! (see suggested assignments)