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May 28

SLL Week 8, Day 2

SLL Ch 8 Pin Graphic

 

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Since I kind of overloaded you yesterday, I’m keeping it short and sweet today :)

Continue to work on the Day 1 Bible study.  How are you doing on memorizing Psalm 22:4-5?

Memory Verse
Note cards: Write this verse on a few note cards and place them in areas where you will see it often.
“__ ___ ___ _______ ___ _____ trust; they trusted and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.”
~ Psalm 22:4-5

Can you fill in the blanks?

Begin reading Chapter 8, Addicted to Addrenaline, if you haven’t already and if you’ve already completed yesterday’s work.  After you read the chapter, answer the reflection questions at the end. Come back to the OBS blog and share any a-ha moments, favorite quotes, and insights.Remember, Share your thoughts and you could win a P31 Real Life Bible and our next OBS book, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God!
Have a beautiful day as we continue in “Chapter 8 and we’re feelin’ great!”

Outline of Week 8
Week 8, Day 1 Bible Study

Melissa
May 27

SLL Week 8, Day 1

Have you overcome your giants from Week 7?  I’m so convinced now that God is bigger than anything that I have to face and that has brought me so much peace! I hope you are beginning to experience that too!

Hey Y’all, it’s Melissa this week and I hope you are ready for another great week of Bible study. As we’ve learned, we need God’s Word and so that’s exactly where we are beginning in Week 8. Get your Bibles out and read on!

In Chapter 8 of SLL, Tracie writes, “if we are too busy to spend time with God, then we are absolutely too busy!”  Do you agree?

Take a good realistic look at your schedule. Without beating yourself up or heaping any guilt upon your self, answer this question. “Am I too busy to spend time with God?”  If the honest answer is “yes” let’s take a look at our schedules and make a few adjustments.

We made a few adjustments to our schedule at OBS this year to reflect the importance of God’s Word. Have you noticed that in this study, your first assignment of the week is all about God’s Word? The reason we do that is so if you don’t get to any other assignment this week, we want you in God’s Word. I love the book we are studying, but I know that if I only read the book Stressed-Less Living and don’t apply God’s principles to help me, then the book will be over and my stress will still be here.

 God’s Word For You Today~

Instead of just reflecting on God’s Word, let’s make it a goal to memorize it this week.

1. Open your Bible and turn to Psalm 22:4-5. Read aloud.

“In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.”

Read these verses again. And again.

Goal: By Friday, we will be able to recite Psalm 22:4-5 by memory. You can use your favorite version. This one is from the old NIV.

2. Let’s do this together. Grab a highlighter or pen and highlight these words in the verse like I’ve done below:

“In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.”

Notice in green is our part. In blue is God’s. In red is the result. The result when we do our part and let God do His. I love doing this with God’s Word! (the colors don’t have any special meaning~I’m not detailed enough for that, you can choose whatever colors you want. In my Bible, I didn’t even use colors. I used a pencil and drew a box around “our part”, underlined “God’s part”, and double underlined “the result.”  Do whatever works.)

3. Now read all of Psalm 22. As you read, identify our part, God’s part, and the result. You can do this by either marking in your Bible or recording notes in a notebook.

4. Both the Christian and Jewish faiths have long believed that many psalms referred as much to the promised Messiah (Jesus) as they did to events at the time. Do you notice some references in Psalm 22 that could be references pertaining to Christ? Record your thoughts about this in your notebook/journal.

Jesus is actually all throughout the Old Testament. Check it out~ (I LOVE this!)


If you can’t see the video above, click here to view directly on YouTube.

Extra Credit~

For you overacheivers, go ahead and look up those Stress Busting Scriptures at the end of Chapter 8. I love these!!! By reflecting on these verses first, when we read the chapter it doesn’t seem as daunting. With God’s Word planted first in our hearts, everything else just seems a little more doable.

Share with our group~

How does God’s Word help you? When you spend time in His Word, can you tell a difference?

A personal note from me~

Don’t rush through this assignment. We love OBS because we can work at our pace! This assignment might take you more than today and that’s ok.

Melissa
May 26

Stressed-Less Living, Week 8

Welcome to Chapter 8!!! Watch this video and GET EXCITED about what we are doing this week!~

Repeat after me:  It’s Week 8 & We’re Feelin’ Great! Seriously, I mean it. Really say it. You may feel silly, but I bet it makes you smile. (If you cannot see the video above, click here to view directly on You Tube.)

Memory Verse

Notice anything different? This week I want to challenge you. Don’t just reflect on this verse, but let’s work to memorize it. We’ll begin this process tomorrow, but if you want to get a head start, go right ahead!

“In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.”                       
Psalm 22:4-5  NIV84

Assignments

(Notice they aren’t suggested this time, I really want you to do them! Accept the challenge, ok?)

Visit the OBS blog EVERY day~ That’s where you will find your daily assignments and your community of sisters to interact with!

Sunday~ Get ready for a great week!

Monday~ Happy Memorial Day USA! It may be a holiday here in the states, but that doesn’t mean we skip Bible Study USA! Great Bible lesson planned for you today from Psalm 22. Get your Bible out and let’s get into God’s Word to start off our week.

Tuesday~ Read Chapter 8, Addicted to Adrenaline and respond to the Reflection Questions at the end of the chapter. You have 3 days to do this, so do a little each day. Next assignment is Friday!

Wednesday~ Meet Proverbs 31 President and the author of our next Online Bible Studies’ Book, Lysa TerKeurst!

Thursday~ Blog Hop!

1.  Trust. “In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.” Psalm 22:4-5  Map our reflection verse for three days and share with us how your heart responds to His Word.

2. Addicted. Chapter 8. Share the part of this chapter that hit home the most for you. What is your next step?

3. Progress Report. How are you doing so far in your study of Stressed-Less Living? Is there a lesson you have learned so far that has had a big impact on your life?

4.  #Blessed. Add to your #Blessed entry or start one today!

Friday~ Ugly Verses.  Ever run across a Bible verse that seems so complicated or it just doesn’t really make you feel so good? We are going to look at some of those today and find out that God’s Word isn’t meant to make us run from God, but run to God…right into His arms for a rescue!

Saturday~ Prayer Requests & Praises! The Bible study who prays together stays together!

Don’t forget to leave a comment EVERY day this week. We have another great prize give away on Friday. It’s the Real Life Proverbs 31 Bible and a copy of our next OBS book, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, personally signed by author, Lysa TerKeurst.All you have to do is participate with us and comment and VOILA! you are entered!

So, you ready for a great week?  I hope so, because it’s Week 8 & we are feelin’ great!  Happy Week 8 Y’all!

Melissa