A Personal Note for the Stressed-Out and Fallen Behind Gals
Before we get to this week’s schedule, read this note from one of our Stressed-Less Living Facebook Small Group Leaders, Kelley Murphy~
OK Ladies, here’s the deal – Many of you have told me you are behind on your reading and STRESSED over it! Let’s stop right there…… Here’s what I want you to do ~ pick up at chapter 5. You can go back and read the previous chapters later – DO NOT STRESS over it. This study is to help us be STRESSED-LESS not STRESSED-OUT.
Also, going forward on Sunday take out your book and break it up into reading that you can do a little at a time – read so many paragraphs or pages so you can get the whole chapter read in the week it’s assigned – but aren’t forced to sit and read it in one sitting. Just mark it – Monday’s reading, Tuesday’s reading, etc. That way hopefully you will not be overwhelmed by feeling like you have to read the entire chapter in one night. I hope this helps make the remainder of the study a little less stressful! You are only going to get out of it what you put into it – so let’s do this!
And don’t forget to visit the OBS blog on www.MelissaTaylor.org. Especially on Monday and Friday. These are the days we focus on getting into God’s Word. God’s Word is the best cure for stress that you will ever find!
Dear God, thank you for these ladies, thank you for their hearts and desires to bring glory to you by learning to live stressed-less. Father, free them from unnecessary burdens. We lift them up to you right now – you know their burdens, you know their hearts – and you know what it is going to take to bring peace to their chaotic lives. Thank you Father for being our Rock. It is my prayer today that we reach out to you for all things big or small and surrender them to you. That we will begin day by day to lean on you and only you. Through you we become complete. Through you we have strength. We love you Father. Amen.
Reflection Verse 6
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” ~ Matthew 6:33 (NIV)
Suggested Assignments for Week 6
***Note the word “Suggested”~ that’s because this schedule might not work for everyone. Read over it and decide what works best for you. Like Kelley wrote above, you can read your chapter all in one day or you can split it up over the week. Do what works for you. Just remember to check the blog and participate in discussion. We need you and you are a valued member of this Bible study group!
Sunday~ Here you are! Read over the weekly schedule and plan your week for success! Comment, comment, comment! Each comment you leave on this blog qualifies you for our weekly give-away. This week we have a Stress Relief Package for you!
Monday~ Bible Study! Show up with your Bible, pen, highlighters, notebook, and whatever you need to have some time in the Word. Jamy Whitaker is leading us this week and she has a great lesson planned for you!
Monday Night~ Didn’t you just love our study leader Stephanie Clayton last week? Well tonight is your chance to get up close and personal with her. She is our guest speaker and teacher on the conference call. If you’ve been anxious or stressed-out, help is on the way and Stephanie is going to get us there! It’s not too late to sign up for the conference call series. You also can access previous calls in this series.
Tuesday~ Read Chapter 6, I Can Do It All by Myself…or Can I? Visit the OBS blog for discussion.
Wednesday~ Did you know that Proverbs 31 has a radio program? Learn about it today on the OBS blog!
Thursday~ Blog Hop! Here are the topics this week~
1. Seek First. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ~Matthew 6:33 NIV. Verse map our reflection verse for three days and share with us how your heart responds to His Word.
2. I’m A Big Girl! Think of a time when you thought you could do it all by yourself. What happened to make you change your mind?
3. Lay Down My Pride. Chapter 5. How has the issue of pride become a stumbling block in your life? How is the Stressed-Less Living study helping you draw closer to God?
4. #Blessed. Add to your #Blessed entry or start one today!
Friday~ Bible Study Lesson and your Take Away for the Week! Weekly Winner also announced!
Saturday~ Prayer Requests & Praises on the OBS Blog.
Let’s have a fabulous week of Stressed-Less Living!