Happy Friday everyone! Are you as happy as me that the week is almost over? Any fun weekend plans?
I want to give a big warm welcome to any visitors from the Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today Devotions! So happy you are joining us today. This is where the Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies take place. We are in the middle of Stressed-Less Living by Tracie Miles. Please stick around and join us for today’s lesson. All you need today is your Bible.
Just FYI~ Our next OBS is What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa TerKeurst. Sign ups will begin in mid-June. The study will begin July 28th. If you have any questions about Online Bible Studies, please leave them in the comment section and someone will get back to you. I hope you will join us!
We started off the week with this quote from Chapter 8, “if we are too busy to spend time with God, then we are absolutely too busy!” In fact, our Day 1 assignment this week was all about making time for God.
Today let’s take a closer look at 2 sections in Chapter 8 and the Scripture they contain.
In the Chapter 8 section titled, A Step towards Healing (p. 164-165 paperback), Tracie shares 3 Bible verses that pretty much tell it like it is. Don’t let these verses scare you, let them inform you. Allow these verses to guide you into making some great changes in your life! Anytime a Bible verse causes you to be afraid, don’t close the book. Investigate. Let’s dig and discover these 3 verses. Get your Bible out and let’s take a look. After you read them in your Bible, click the links for more on the verses. These commentaries, explanations, and simplified versions may be helpful in your understanding of the verses. Don’t be overwhelmed by this task, but be enlightened.
For more on this verse, click here. http://www.raystedman.org/new-testament/2-corinthians/whats-there-to-live-for
For more on this verse, click here. http://www.heartlight.org/wjd/john/0629-wjd.html
This verse simplified, click here. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+39%3A5-7&version=ERV
Once we take our step towards healing, we are ready to be rescued by God. (not by busyness, not by others, but by God) In the section titled, The Rescuer, there are some verses that we cannot overlook. (Well, we can, but we don’t want to…do we?) These verses are “feel good” verses, so inhale them, knowing you are so loved and protected by God. Look them up in your Bible and respond to each in your notebook/journal.
Consider the stress in your life. Where are you in your steps toward healing? Are you ready to be rescued by God?
The winner of this week’s prize give away of a Proverbs 31 Real Life Bible and a signed copy of What Happens When Women Say Yes to God is…..Melanie Shannon, email beginning shannonmel. Melanie, email me at Melissa@MelissaTaylor.org to claim your prize! Congratulations!
Make sure to check in with me and let me know your thoughts about today’s lesson and how this week of SLL is going for you! See you tomorrow for Prayer Requests and Praises!