Dave (the BF) and I were attending a bible study for a few months and loved it. It gave us a chance to learn (a lot!) from the wise leaders and it was fun to hang out with a smaller group of people (since our church is rather large). But.... it got cancelled since the leader moved on to a bigger one...even further away from us.
After the study ended, I'd been struggling a bit. I really wanted to connect with Christian friends, but could never find the right group. I'd also been having some issues with things that I saw at the church that I just let bug me more than I should have. (We are ALL HUMAN. Just because we are Christians doesn't mean we are perfect. I need to remember this!)
About a month ago, I decided to join an online women's bible study called She Reads Truth. And I LOVE it.
The good thing about it being online is that, well, I am usually online every day. I have the current study: Prayer on one of my firefox favorite tabs (the very first one) so I can see it and it will (usually) remind me to do my reading for the day. After I do my reading, I might journal or head over to that day's discussion. Or I might tweet about it using the hashtag #SheReadsTruth.
Another benefit to a bible study is fellowship. I thoroughly enjoy participating in the discussions when I am able to. It's a HUGE blessing to be encouraged by like-minded ladies and to also be able to ENCOURAGE others in their Christian walk.
Each week there is also a memory verse that the ladies can choose to memorize.
This week's memory verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
I'm working on it. You know those times when you randomly think about a person that you haven't seen or heard from in a zillion years? Whenever anyone just pops in my head like that, I try to remember to say a quick prayer for them. It is usually pretty generic, since I usually have no idea what they are up to these days, but God hears ALL of our prayers! The same goes for a person I am currently friends with...if I randomly think about them, I pray for them, and this prayer is more specific to what I know he/she needs in their life or what he/she is struggling with.
I really love reading David's prayers in the Psalms. Since our current topic is Prayer, we tend to read a lot of them.
David's prayers were a little on the selfish side. But look how those prayers that were written down can help us today.
He was a real person with weaknesses and faults, but He went to God in his time of need...and didn't just try to figure it out himself.
The Prayer study is currently on Day 16 out of 21. Anyone can jump in at anytime. Or if you'd like to wait, I'm sure there's something else in store for us after this study wraps up.
I encourage you to at least check out the She Reads Truth blog if you are looking for some lovely Christian ladies to connect with who don't claim to be perfect and are learning daily how to be a woman of God.
You know what else is cool about it? You can do all of this in your pjs. While eating your weird breakfast. No judgement.
|Peanutbutter and chocolate chip toast breakfast|
Have a great weekend friends! I am off to hang out with my gal-pal Emily and her little one Rhea for some fun pool time! (I will also work on not being jealous that she is pregnant with her second baby. *sigh* Prayer time!)
*~Amanda aka Semi-Health Nut~*
Do you participate in a bible study? What do you like about it?
Do you participate in She Reads Truth? Tell me what you like or dislike about it.
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