Archives for June 2013

Jun 29

SLL Week 12 ~ Praises & Prayer Requests

Isaiah 41:10

I admit, when I began this journey, I wasn’t really sure I needed to be studying how to have less stress in my life.  I didn’t feel stressed.  But over the last 12 weeks, thanks to the Tracie Miles, the Online Bible Studies leaders, and especially the Holy Spirit, I have recognized that I have been missing out on a peace that only God can give.  My spirit was stressed because I wasn’t living the “number one key to the stressed-less life”.  I wasn’t keeping my heart in step with Jesus, and, truly, that is the answer to everything isn’t it?

The good news is that Jesus is with us–even when we aren’t paying attention.  That means that at any given time we can stop and refocus on Him.  Sometimes I have to do that frequently throughout the day.  I am thankful that He has surrounded me with friends that remind me to do this.  Sometimes it is through their actions; sometimes it is because of a wise word; others it is just because they were close.  Many of those friends have become friends because of these Bible studies.

Ladies, just because this study is coming to an end, don’t let go of the things you have gained from it.  Keep those Bible verses fresh in your mind–you can find many of them on our Pinterest page.  Stay in God’s word–it really is our only lifeline; not only to peace, but to a life of meaning.  I think my biggest take away from this study is “if the devil can’t hinder our relationship with God by making us immoral, he’ll simply make us to busy”.  Don’t be too busy to spend time with Him.  Don’t be too busy to see the beauty He has surrounded you with.  Don’t be too busy to cultivate the relationships He has blessed you with.  And don’t be to busy to share Him with others.

This isn’t goodbye, just a “see you soon”.  We will all be back for our next study, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, beginning July 28th, and we hope you will be too!

Until then,
Ginny Blankenship

Would you like someone to pray with you?  Share your prayer in the comments section and a member of the Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies with Melissa Taylor team will lift you up in prayer.  We love to rejoice with you, as well, so feel free to share praises with us too!

Jun 28

SLL Week 12, Day 5~ Study Wrap Up

Twelve weeks ago, we began this journey to Stressed-Less Living. Some of us living crazy, chaotic, frenzied lives. Most of us in need of peace.

Twelve weeks ago, Jesus could have said to me, “Melissa, Melissa, you are worried about many things, but only one thing is needed. You can choose better.” (Could you have inserted your name in those blanks, as well?)

Hopefully by now, things have changed a bit! They have for me, and I’m so thankful! Not only have I learned so much from Tracie Miles in Stressed-Less Living, but I’ve also learned a lot from you. Yes, you!

This Bible Study would never be as good as it is without you. When we come together to learn and study God’s Word, great things happen. We have each other to lean on, learn from, be encouraged by, pray with, and depend on. On days I wasn’t quite sure if I could really trust God with life’s circumstances, all I had to do was come here and be with my sisters. It was no time at all before I was reminded who I am in Christ.

As we close the pages of Stressed-Less Living, let’s make sure we don’t close the pages of our Bibles or our hearts. Keep close to God and allow your heart to remain open to what He offers you. He’s got you in the palm of His hands, ya know?

Where were you twelve weeks ago? Where are you today? Please share in the comment section below how this Online Bible Study has impacted your life.

Want to continue to study God’s Word with P31 Online Bible Studies? Click here for information about our next study with Lysa TerKeurst!

A Personal Message from Me (& winner announced)

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Have a great weekend!

Jun 27

SLL Week 12, Day 4 ~ Stressed-Less Living Blog Hop!

This is our LAST Blog Hop for the Stressed-Less Living Online Bible Study! We have LOVED getting to read how God has impacted your life through this book. We hope you’ll join us for our next round of Blog Hops when we begin our next study. You can sign up to the right.

1.  One Thing. “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 Even if you do not have a Blog, we invite you to map this verse and see what God shares with you!

2.  Priority Shift. Life a bit “too busy” for quiet time with Jesus? We’ve all been there. How do you keep Christ a priority in your daily life? What encouragement can you share with others who are struggling?

3.  #StressedLess. What is the biggest, most life-changing lesson you have learned from Tracie’s book and this online study? Why would you recommend this book to your friends and family?

4.  #Blessed. Alright ladies, this is your last chance to share your #Blessed list with us. We hope that even though this study is over, you will continue searching for His blessings each day.

Previous Stressed-Less Living Blog Hops

Yours in Christ,

Heather Bleier

OBS Executive Team