November 5, 2012

Message From My Heart About “Living So That…”

Thank you for stopping my my blog today.  I know how precious your time is, and I am grateful to spend a few minutes with you.  If you are visiting from my Proverbs 31 Devotion, The Bitter Root, welcome!

Writing devotions is hard because they require me to revisit times in my life I don’t like to remember…times where my words and actions did not  reflect the godly character God asks of me.  But devotion writing also encourages me because my devotions reveal times where God has clearly spoken into my life and taught me a spiritual truth or a powerful life lesson.

One week from today, we will begin an on-line study that has been life-changing for me during the preparation process. In some ways, it has been like writing one long devotion. Why?  Because God has spoken into my life in such a fresh way.  Researching and writing this study has transformed the way I read and respond to God’s Word.

Below you will find a 6 minute video sharing a bit more about the study and how to sign up.

To register for the study, find and click on “Sign up for Wendy’s On-Line Studies” on the right side of my blog.  Place your e-mail address in the box and click “subscribe.”  Doing this registers you  for this study and ensures you will receive invitations for all future studies.  If you have registered for an on-line study in the past, you do not need to re-register.

If you would like to receive the weekly posts for the on-line study in your inbox, visit the right side of my blog again.  At the top, you will see “Subscribe to Updates.”  Place your e-mail address in the box and click “Go.”  Each week you will receive an e-mail with the post for the week.  It is important to note that to view the video, you will need to visit the web site directly.  You may do so by clicking on the title of the post in the e-mail.

All registration information you share stays confidential.

Below please find a sneak peak at some of our memory verses for the study.

God speaks so that…

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the [woman] of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  2 Timothy 3:16

Pray so that…

“Let us approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”  Hebrews 4:16

Trials come so that…

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”  James 1:2-4

Live so that…

“You are the light of the world…let your  light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

As you pray about joining us, remember what God teaches us about His Word:

We do not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.  Deuteronomy 8:3

His Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.  Psalm 119:9

His way is perfect; His Word is flawless.  2 Samuel 22:31, Proverbs 30:5

Though heaven and earth will pass away, His words will never pass away. Matthew 24:35

I am hoping you will join us!!  Please share this study with your friends.  It is great to do as a small group because you can watch the video on your own time and then gather together and spend your group time focusing solely on the lesson and homework questions.

Please don’t forget to leave a comment letting us know why you want to join us for the study.  I will choose a few names to win a copy (pdf) of the full length curriculum I teach life here in Charlotte.  I will announce the winners the first day of our study, November 13th.

If you have any questions, leave a comment or e-mail me at deuteronomysix@aol.com.

See you here on the 13th!

Blessings,

Comments

  1. I look forward to the weekly bible study. I have been searching for one for a while and I thank God that I’ve come across this one.

    • Thank you for offering this study. I did one with you summer before last and felt so much peace and joy getting into the Word and learned so much. I work full time and am too tired at the end of the day to go to an evening study at church so this is wonderful for me. Many thanks!

    • I am very excited about the SO THAT Bible Study. This will be my first time attending an online Bible study and I am excited. I am expecting God to move, heal, and release through the words he have provided unto you. I have recently been called into ministry and the key thing I was instructed to do at this point is to Absorb as much of his word as I possibly can. Place it into my heart, and use it in my daily living for him. I am so thankful that he has crowned you with the wisdom to carry out the study and I ask that he continues to bless you!!

  2. So excited for another Wendy Bible Study!!! Looking forward to learning from you….Thank you!

  3. I want to learn about “so that”. This is a new idea to me. Sounds like it will be very enlightening.

  4. I believe the Lord led me to your site today. Since my husband works nights and I work days and its hard to get a sitter, actually attending Bible studies have been impossible since my son was born. I have wanted to find one because I know I desperately need to be back in the Word. I need truth that only He can give. I appreciate you doing this for all of us who need the fellowship and otherwise wouldn’t have access to it.

    • So excited this study fits your busy schedule! God is so good to meet the desire of our hearts. I LOVE doing this study and look forward to seeing you here again next week.

      W

  5. We are about to pull my son from public school to homeschool which we know is the right decision, but it will obviously impact my ability to get out and do Bible study with a group. I have been looking for something that will keep me engaged and accountable and stumbled upon Proverbs 31 ministires last week. The devotional this morning was good, but the invitation to this study is exactly what I need and I feel like I can use it as well with my son as we start this new adventure in a couple weeks. I’ve never done a web based study, so this should be good! Thank you!

  6. I’m excited to be a part of your upcoming Bible Study, “So that…” I’m currently looking into starting a Bible study at work and considering using Unglued for our devotional. Thank you for sharing!

    • How wonderful you want to do a Bible study with friends at work. Praying God will bless your efforts. We are excited you will be joining us here as well!

      W

  7. This will be my first online bible study. I have been a christian for a long time and feel that I need to get back to a deeper relationship with the Lord. I hoping this will be the first step toward that goal. Looking forward to starting next week.’

    • Welcome, Julie!! It makes me so happy to have a friend new to on-line Bible study. You will love it because you can do it in your own time yet have a community of believers with whom to share your heart and interact. I have come to love my on-line study as much as my live teaching here in Charlotte.

      Meet you here next week!

      W

  8. I need to participate in this study so that my faith can continue to grow, expand and consume me! This is my first study with you and I’m really looking forward to it. See you next week!

  9. Just finishing Victory in Spiritual Warfare by Tony Evans and really opened my eyes on how to fight during some real trials my husband and I are going through. I am a preacher’s wife and I am fighting hard for Satan not to win and this “so that” series looks like a great way to keep me focused on why I need to keep fighting for my family, my teenagers and my church. Excited to join you. I have never done online so it will be a new experience.

    • I am so excited at how many new women the Lord has drawn to our study this time! He is going to do a “new” thing, and I cannot wait to see what it is. Welcome, Trina. I am thrilled God led you here and pray He continues this wonderful journey He began in the Tony Evans’ study.

      Blessings,

      wendy

  10. You don’t know how much I need this study right now. Learning to know count it all joy when trials come, they come to make me strong and that I need to perserver has been some what difficult. This could have not come at a better time for me. God bless you!!

  11. How cool!! I have never heard of online bible study. I study in the morning before work. Looking forward to learning ..so that.. Thank you!

    • Lisa, so excited to have you with us for your first on-line study. You will LOVE it!! We have a great community of women and God always does a great work in and through our time in the Word with Him.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  12. I’m so thankful to find this online Bible study! I read your devotion on Encouragement for Today this morning, and it really spoke to my heart. I love what you said…I can really relate! Your words encouraged me to examine a couple of situations that I’m really praying about now! After reading that, I knew that I would get so much from this Bible study!

    • So thankful to hear God used “the Bitter Root” to speak to your heart. It was a hard story for me to share…definitely not one of my prouder moments!! But God did a great work in my heart through His Word.

      See you here next week!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  13. This study will complement what our church is doing…a focus on what difference does it make that I’m a Christian …what is my impact for the Kingdom?

  14. I’m looking forward to this OBS. I’m particularly interested in the week studying trials. Thank you.

  15. I just finished the Unglued Bible study and LOVED it. This sounds like the perfect next step! 🙂

  16. Really need to get back into a routine bible study and God revealed you to me today through Prov 31! Looking forward to it!!

  17. I am intrigued by your introduction and especially hungry for His Word right now, so it’s a match! I hope I am disciplined enough to do this on line – I am willing to try it! Thank your for the invitation.

  18. Can’t wait to begin this study! It sounds like the answer I have been looking for in my quest. God has been impressing me to study in this direction for the last few months and I wasn’t sure how to proceed. Instead of asking “why did this happen” I now am asking “what do you what me to do since this happened?” Thanks for the answered prayer!

  19. Beth Roberts says:

    I am looking forward to doing this on-line study. I live and work in Guinea, WA so am hoping that I will be able to follow. We don’t have the best internet connection but this sounded like a great study so will give it a try.

  20. Wow, the Lord is speaking loud and clear. I just received a toxic email 5 days ago, similar to one you may have sent… Then 2 days later she sent a follow up, but with still more condemnation. This email came after 2 years of no relationship. , I had to seek counsel on this and my Christian counselor said this was sent by a very toxic person. This decision to NOT reply back was to walk away. She is too hurtful. Your advice to forgive her is good…. And Godly. And right. I am looking forward to your study.

    • Thank you, Linda. And you are so right. Forgiveness, although imperative, does not require that we continue to place ourselves in a toxic person’s life for continued abuse and hatred. We must protect our hearts and lives from toxic people. God asks that we pray for them. And in that praying, we may see change in them AND that is another praise!!!

      So excited you will be joining us!!

      W

  21. I am thrilled that I found this study today. I was searching for an online devotional–came across yours on Proverbs 31 and that led me here. God had his hand in it, and knew just what I needed. Thrilled that I found you just in time for a new study. I am so looking forward to the so that study!

  22. I found your blog through the Proverbs 31 daily devotions that I read each morning. I am newly saved and was reading “after you accept Jesus” on their website. It talks about finding a church and a mentor. So I began to pray about this because my work schedule prevents me from attending church on Sundays. When I finished, there was your link to your blog about this online bible study in front of me, and there you are a fellow Charlottean at that!! I am SO excited to do this online study!! Thank you for reaching out to others the way you do!!

    • Danielle,

      We are so excited God led you here. And the good news is, you will have so many mentors in this study. This study draws so many godly women who have wise, wise words to share.

      See you next week!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  23. I have never done an online bible study but………your P31 Devotion really spoke to me today. I have been harboring resentment toward a friend all weekend. I will now ask for forgiveness and healing of my relationship with God and my friend. I have strayed away from God and His Word…..this is the perfect ime to get back into it. Thank you for your very timely message and online study. I look forward to starting.

    • Toni,

      Isn’t God’s timing wonderful? He never wants us to remain in a place of bitterness and unforgiveness because it separates us from Him. I am so proud of you for listening AND obeying. God will BLESS your obedience.

      We are excited you have chosen to do your first on-line study with us!! You will love it and love the women. God will create a great hunger for more of Him and His Word as you move through the study.

      See you next week!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  24. This will be the first online Bible study I’ve done. I’m excited to dive in…I have no doubt that God led me to you this morning. There has been so much turmoil in my life and God’s Word is the only thing that gives me rest and peace. I can’t wait to see how He can change me through this.

  25. I’ve never done on online Bible study before and I am looking forward to it! Believe that this opportunity came along at just His right time.

    • So excited to have you, Jennifer. Funny that there are two Jennifers in a row that are new to on-line studies. Welcome and I look forward to studying God’s Word with you! See you next week.

      W

  26. Hello Wendy,

    I have never done an online Bible Study, and have not done a Bible study in over 3 years, it has been a crazy couple of years with an ill husband (who is home for the month of Nov. YAY!!- he spent Nov. and Dec. the last 2 yrs in the hospital) God led me to you!!

    With 4 children and an ill husband, plus I work 3 jobs (all from home but still, and taking care of the house) this is the only type of Bible study I can do.. so thank you..

    I have been searching for a Bible study- so I pray that God allows you to speak to me- and that my ears and heart hears what he is trying to tell me.

    Thank you!!

    • Lynn,

      Your story is amazing! Your life sounds very busy and hectic. Joining you in praising God that your husband is home. On-line studies are a perfect option for you. I am so thankful the Lord led you here and that it creates an opportunity to draw you back to His Word.

      We are excited to have you and will see you next week!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  27. YESSSSSS!!!! It’s here!!!!! I’ve been doing the countdown! Thank you so much Wendy. Your love, obedience, wisdom, teaching… YOU… You not only bring us to Jesus… but you bring us Jesus because His Spirit is SO alive in you.

    Abba,
    Thank You for the gift of Wendy. Thank You for this study. Let us LIVE SO THAT the world sees You through us! Bless Wendy with extra measures of wisdom as she leads us through this study. Overwhelm us with Your love. Give us an unquenchable thirst for You, Your kingdom and Your righteousness. Protect Wendy’s mind and heart. Place Your hedge of protection over her and her family. Open the floodgates of heaven and bless her to the point where she doesn’t have enough room to hold Your goodness! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

    • Amen and amen! Thank you for this beautiful prayer for me and for our study.

      I love you!!

      me

    • Ohh AMEN and amen! Noelle… I don’t know how I missed this before I added a prayer towards what was the end. I must have scrolled right by. Just wanted Wendy to know I’m praying. But this one covers it ever so well. Thank you Noelle for your prayers for our study and Wendy!!!

      I love your sweet Spirit! May you receive a fresh outpouring and continue sharing as you have in past studies!

  28. The Lord is beginning to open my eyes to the “so that” of a very painful trial. I”ve never done an online study before but when I read about the subject it spoke to my heart. I look forward to joining you weekly.

    • Bev,

      You will love doing an on-line study, and I know the Lord brought you here to encourage you and teach you truths from His Word as you walk through your trial. Excited to have you!!

      W

  29. Lori Bratcher says:

    I teach a Woman’s Bible Study group in the Fall and again in the Spring. And during those “inbetween” times I am always looking for something that is just FOR ME. This online study is really appealing to me. It just so happens (but definitely NOT by coincidence!!) that we are currently doing a 6 week study at church called, “The Cure for the Common Life” that will fit beautifully with this study! Count me in on this study! Looking forward to it!

    Blessings!!

    • Lori, I am so excited to have a Bible teacher walk along side us in this study!! Please feel free to share you thoughts OFTEN!! It will be such an added blessing.

      And isn’t God’s timing perfect…aligning this study with the one at your church?

      W

  30. Why do I want to join your “So That” Bible study? Hmmm…let me think here… 😉

    Your tenacious heart for God’s Word brings it alive in fresh new ways. With each of the studies I’ve gotten to do with your leading, I have been able to dig deeper into the Living Word that I would on my own. I can’t WAIT to dive in again with you and women from literally around the world!

    <3 Heather

    • Can’t wait to study God’s Word with you. Promise me you will do lots and lots of sharing. Your wisdom will be such a blessing to us!!

      Love you, friend!

      Wendy

    • I could not agree more with both you and what Wendy wrote about you being such a fresh and wise blessing as well. Beautifully said Heather!

  31. Susan Childs says:

    I joined your upcoming Bible Study because I have just recently gotten back into church. I need something more to help me with learning and growing in the Lord. I’ve been out of church now for about 3 years. I really want to read more of the Bible and learn God’s word. I feel the Lord led me to your bibble study.

    Thank you!
    Susan

    • Susan,

      How wonderful to know the Lord has brought you back to Him and His Word. I do believe He has led you here. You will submerge yourself in the Word during this study, and He will do a mighty work in your life…I have no doubt!!

      See you next week!

      Wendy

  32. Never been part of an online bible study, but I am very excited to hear, see and learn about God’s word… So That… I can share what I learn from God’s word through you with other people.

    I look forward to hearing your devotions everyday on KSBJ, and I have been wanting to log on, and I am glad I did today. I am now registered and hungry to learn more about God wants from me. 🙂

  33. LacyLbasinger says:

    Wendy! This looks like a great study! I came over from the P31 devotional this morning. Loved the devotional btw! I have participated in several online studies (Made to Crave and Unglued by Lysa Terkuerst, A Confident Heart by Renee Swope and I have been doing Wendy Pope’s Thru the Word study for 3 years). Love them all. I must say that this study you are about to do…. I feel God is saying He has sent it to me. That He wants me to do this bc He has things to say to me thru it. I have been praying for more faith to believe that God’s promises are true for me. I feel like there is more He wants me to do. And I have been praying and searching for that to be made known to me. This study sounds like it will help me in this area. Thank you for doing it online for all of us!! I live in a small town, and there are not many opportunities for women’s Bible Studies.

    • Lacy, what a blessing to have such a seasoned Bible study girl joining us. So thankful the Lord brought you. I love hearing that God is using this study to answer the cry of your heart to go deeper with Him in His Word.

      Can’t wait to begin! See you next week.

      W

  34. Wendy! This looks like a great study! I came over from the P31 devotional this morning. Loved the devotional btw! I have participated in several online studies (Made to Crave and Unglued by Lysa Terkuerst, A Confident Heart by Renee Swope and I have been doing Wendy Pope’s Thru the Word study for 3 years). Love them all. I must say that this study you are about to do…. I feel God is saying He has sent it to me. That He wants me to do this bc He has things to say to me thru it. I have been praying for more faith to believe that God’s promises are true for me. I feel like there is more He wants me to do. And I have been praying and searching for that to be made known to me. This study sounds like it will help me in this area. Thank you for doing it online for all of us!! I live in a small town, and there are not many opportunities for women’s Bible Studies.

  35. beverly roberson says:

    I am very excited to join your online bible study! Thank you for offering such a wonderful opportunity to help others grow in their knowledge of God’s word.

  36. I’m excited to try an online study for the first time. This is a very new concept to me; I’ve never studied “so that” clauses before. I look forward to learning from this study! 🙂

    • Julie, welcome to another “newbie” girlfriend. I am excited that this will be your first on-line study. They are so fun…interacting with women from across the world is truly amazing.

      See you next week!

      W

  37. Polly Schneider says:

    I am excited to learn of this Online study. I did the Proverbs study on my own and was just wondering if you had another one because I learned so much from that one. Thanks, Wendy for this new study.I can’t wait to get started and would love to win the hard copy. God bless.

  38. I am a flight attendant and every time I have signed up for a Bible study at my church I have to miss most of it because of my work schedule. I was excited to learn about this online Bible study that I can take with me where ever in the world I happen to be.

    I’m hoping God speaks to me during this time. I feel completely distant from Him and I don’t know how to get back. I haven’t been to church in a few weeks and my family is currently going through a very hard challenge. I can’t even seem to pray right now, so anyway….

    Thank you for offering this opportunity.

    • Karen, it makes my heart sing to know that this study will keep you in the Word!! It is perfect for a flight attendant!!

      And God will speak to you through this study. He promises in His Word that when His Word goes out, it will not return void AND He promises that when we seek Him with all our hearts, we will find Him. You will find Him, sweet friend. He will be faithful!!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  39. I have never tried an online bible study before, and I am looking forward to it. I have been really trying to get back in the Word on a regular basis and I am so thankful I found your site!

  40. Hi Wendy. I’ve never done an on-line study but I do spend time in the word and in prayer each morning. And in doing so, our Father God has brought me to your site. I watched your your video and liked you immediately. My husband has accepted a job in DC and we will be moving out of state at the end of the month. We have an amazing story about this move but too long to share here. Wish you could come over for coffee 🙂 I don’t know yet what the Lord has planned for me to do but I do know that all I have to do is stay close to HIm and He will guide my way. I am enjoying the journey, of which you have now become a part of….I look forward to this study and thank you for listening to our Lord and seeking the courage to follow His Will. Please pray I can do the same. See you Tuesday!

    • Thank you for sharing a bit of your story. I love hearing about you girls and wish I could sit over coffee with you too!

      Excited to study God’s Word with you.

      W

  41. Joanne Wachal says:

    Wow! I am so excited to be able to participate in this study. My bible is filled with underlined passages of God’s If….Then statements but I have never really noticed the ‘so that ‘statements in scripture. Listening to your short explanation and reading thru the blog post has filled me with much anticipation for the study.

    I have been looking for a study online that would help my walk with The Lord impact others. I am praying that this study will help me get back into a study of His word , discovering more truths of His Word .

    Looking forward to next Tuesday.

    Have a blessing filled week

    Joanne

  42. Kristin Torode says:

    I am finishing up Beth Moore’s study of James tomorrow with a group of ladies at my church. Our next group study will begin in the new year, so I’m so excited to find this study to bridge the gap! I can’t wait to learn about so that clauses in the Word- and so happy you listened to His (seemingly) odd bible study idea. Joy to you!

  43. Melissa Wortman says:

    Hi Wendy and all my sisters in Christ,
    this is my first online bible study and I am super excited. I actually read your devotional on P31 about the bitter root. Thank you so much for allowing God to use you to teach women how to be godly. I look forward to doing this study, I so desperately need to deepen my walk with our Lord, I feel like it’s kind of shallow right now. I want to learn and know what God’s calling is in my life, I want to be used in a powerful way to help many women come to know Christ and to live a life of freedom in Him.
    Thank you and God Bless you and your family.

    • Melissa, excited you have chosen to do your first on-line study with us! You will deepen your walk here because you will be in the Word and walking alongside a fellowship of amazing women who will share their thoughts and wisdom.

      See you next week!!

      W

  44. Sherri Jackson says:

    Wow!! What a great idea for a study…I have just finished the online study Unglued and I loved it. I really had a chance to think. I think the “So that” study would really answer that question that I’m always asking….why? Great idea and thanks for the opportunity to study this with you.

  45. I’m excited about this… “so that ” the Word will dwell in me richly… “so that” my joy will be contagious!
    My name means “song of joy” and I want to live up to that! Thanks for this study!

    • Ohh Carol that is so beautiful, your SO THAT and that your name means “song of JOY”! That’s a great one to want to live up to and what a rich desire to do. I pray that you will and I know that Wendy’s studies can do just that… I can’t wait either.

  46. Sherry Smith says:

    I love the online Bible Studies because I am not able to attend the Bible Study offered at my church and this is something I can do in my time….or maybe it is in God’s time. Thank you for offering this.

  47. I have learned so much over the last few months since I have given myself to God and have begun reading His Word. I am so thankful for the people I have met and the resources I have come across recently. I cannot wait to begin this study so that my relationship with God can grow yet stronger! Thank you!

  48. Danielle B says:

    I am so excited to find this study! I have been studying Colossians with Courtney over at Good Morning Girls and this week is our last week. I was just praying this morning that GOD would show me what HE wanted me to study next! Answered prayer is so awesome! I am looking forward to this study with you!

    • LOVE, LOVE hearing how God is using this study to answer prayers!!! He will do a mighty work here because He has drawn you here.

      See you next week!

      W

  49. The Bitter Root devotion really spoke to me. I am going to put it into my prayer journal as a constant reminder of the grace that I have received and the grace that I need to extend.

  50. y cardinell says:

    Can’t wait for November 13th – I am really excited about this study – May God’s blessings be on each person that attends –
    Y

  51. Peggy St. John says:

    I recently moved from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. In Kelowna I taught my own Bible Study group. Now that I have moved and I am too far away from the church I attend, I find I am unable to join a Bible Study group. Joining you on-line in this Bible Study ‘So That’ I will once again be a part of a group that feeds on and loves the Word of God.

    Thank you for making this study available on-line.
    Peggy

    • You are so welcome. It is wonderful to have a friend from Canada joining us!! You have joined a great fellowship of women, and I pray the Lord will use your time here to bless and fill you.

      W

  52. Wendy, I gained such freedom from the first study I did with you in “Hidden Joy” that I knew I had to be apart of this group and get bible teach from you. I truly believe God has anointed you with the gift opf biblical teaching and i am looking forward to learning all he has planned through this study.

    • Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement! I am so thankful you are back for another study.

      See you next week!

      W

  53. I have only been a chritian for about a month and a half, it was a two year process through my sister in law that just never gave up on me and never let go. Suddenly all i want to do is learn about God, his love, mercy and grace that he has always shown me, but that is was just to sinfull to see. I have this burning desire to learn as much as I can about God and his love SO THAT i can share with others and teach them the wonderfull news about what God has done for me. I al ready love God so much and I just want to absorb his teachings with every fiber of my being. God’s love and mercy to every one.

    • Anande, there is nothing like the hunger of a new Christian!! I am so excited you have joined us for this study. Praying the Lord will fill you full as you meet Him in His Word and take you deeper still with Him.

      Blessings,

      W

  54. OMG….i am a retired school teacher of 26 yrs, with two grown daughters, and six grandchildren. I recently had an unexplained illness that could have resulted in a stroke or some type of terrible side effect due to a sudden drop in blood pressure and not being able to respond with passing out episodes. I have spent several days in the hospital and am recuperating at home. I am so blessed to be here and ran across your blog today. I do not think it is by coincidence. I truly believe God sent me here on purpose. I am so hungry for the word of GOD!! I literally spend the majority of my day in the WORD, listening to the WORD being preached, and seeking out online Bible Studies to feed my hunger for the blessings of the Word of God. I am very excited that God has placed me here!! I cannot wait to see what God has in store for me during this study. SOOOO looking forward to it!! God Bless!!

    • Yay! Another great story of God answering one of His children’s prayers. So thankful He drew you here. Can’t wait to study God’s Word with you. Praying God will heal you fully and completely.

      Blessings,

      wendy

  55. Just finishing up “UNGLUED” and i really enjoyed the bible study i love online studies since i can easily connect with other women of God from all over the world Looking forward to “So That”

  56. This bible study sounds very interesting and a great way to learn more of God’s Word. Looking forward learning and experiencing more positive things for life. Thank you so much!

  57. As there are some changes going on in my family’s life right now, It excites me to do this study learning about “so that” Scriptures. I look forward to the Scriptures teaching me and leading me into Gods will for my life in the midst of these changes.

  58. I’m so excited for this study. Working full-time and raising a family, it is not always easy to get out to a bible study that my church offers so this will be so great! Thank you for doing this!!!!

  59. I am super excited to start this study! I struggle keeping up with a bible study on my own and even getting my personal bible time in. I want my walk with God to be stronger and better then its ever been. I pray this helps 🙂 thanks in advance for your time and effort.

  60. Shannon Wardlow says:

    I am so looking forward to be involved in another one of your studies, Wendy! I received many blessings from your Hebrews study last fall/winter. I am hungry for another in depth study of the Word!!

    • Shannon, so excited you decided to join us for another study. And I love hearing how the Lord blessed you through the Hebrews study. It was one of my favorites!

      W

  61. Joining you in on line Bible study is just pure refreshment for my soul [I have participated twice before]. I have lead a Bible study in my home for many years [and was a Bible study teaching leader in the church in the community I lived in at the time for years before that]. It is so important for me to be under the wise and Godly teaching of others – and it is often so humbling [sweetly] as I am directed to new “ah-hah!’ moments and even completely new truths and ideas! Thank you so much!

    • And you joining us will be a great gift. I always pray for the Lord to bring seasoned teachers to walk alongside us in the studies to bless and enrich what we study and learn. Please be sure to share what you hear from the Lord!!

      See you next week!

      W

  62. I have been going to a women’s Bible Study on Tuesdays, but I’d really like to fit in this one as well. I really loved your Hidden Joy Bible Study. Wendy, I love how you encourage us to immerse ourselves in God’s Word as the source of all wisdom and truth.

  63. Wendy, I so enjoyed your online study of Hebrews! Am looking forward to learning so much more in this next study. God Bless!

  64. Oh Joy, I am in such a place of turmoil and hurt, I need your study “so that” I can find strength, hope, and refuge in God’s Word and you give us so much insight and love through your teachings. I need this I am desperate for God to shed light on this mess that we are in as a family. I am struggling to hold on and Trust God, I can’t hear Him right now. Thank you and blessings to you,
    kareng

    • Praying God drew you hear to bring His wisdom, direction, hope and encouragement during this difficult time. He is faithful!!! Look and listen for Him to speak.

      Blessings,

      W

  65. I was touched by your honest “Bitter Root” devotion and decided to check out this study. I just finished “Unglued” and learned so much. I want to live in such a way that I can experience God’s peace in my life and also “so that” others will want to know this peace as well. I look forward to studying with you and the online study participants soon! Thanks Wendy!

  66. I’ve never done a bible study on ‘so that’, really looking forward to it Wendy!

  67. Donna Lee Little says:

    Wendy I am so looking forward to this Bible study. So That I can grow in the Word of God, So That I can GROW CLOSER to God and my WALK with HIM! Thank you so much for listening and following the path God chose for you.

  68. Julie Berry says:

    Looking forward to starting my first on-line Bible study with you.

    • Always love having women new to on-line studies. You will LOVE it. So many benefits to being on-line. One of my favorites is studying God’s Word with women from all over the world!!

      See you next week!

      W

  69. Denise Naranjo says:

    I just discovered Proverbs 31 Ministries and all of the wonderful encouragement it brings. I have been struggling lately with my Spiritual walk and just trying to find my way back. God is speaking to me loudly and I am wanting to start to get into His word again without being in a group where I have to “act” a certain way and answer questions. Although I love my Christain friends, I am not ready for all the questions. I am looking forward to being reminded of God’s promises because they are truth and I know this is what the Lord wants me to do.

  70. Jennifer Brackin says:

    So excited to begin this study next week. I’ve invited a few of my girlfriends to participate too! Thanks!

    Jennifer

  71. Hi Wendy:
    I came to your blog today because I had received “The Bitter Root” in my email today. I’ve been praying about a big decision in my life and the verse that keeps coming to me is Matthew 6:33. I had a friend say something to me on Saturday about the fact that I need to stop carrying some things around and I need to forgive some people for some past injustices that have happened in my life. Then when I got your blog today, I had to laugh. I’m submitted that situation to God as it’s pretty clear that I have some work to do there.

    I signed up for your online Bible study because it looks like it could really help me in seeking God’s face which is what I’m feeling compelled to do. Not to ask him for anything as I so often do, but to KNOW Him. I’m looking forward to it!!

    • Joan, God knows exactly what we need when we need it, and He will repeat Himself and affirm what we hear to be sure we GET it. I love that He is using this study to speak into your life and into this situation. He will be faithful!!

      Blessings,

      W

  72. Trenda Cates says:

    I am a novice in my journey to know Christ. I am a stay at home military wife and mother of four kiddos. My husband has recently expressed an interest in renewing his relationship with God and becoming a better spiritual leader in our household. We are in our mid 30’s and have never had a close relationship with Christ. We are actively seeking out a home church here in our area but haven’t found a good fit yet. In the interm, I want to actively support my husband and enrich my relationship with God so I can be the best Christian Mother and Wife that I can be. I was directed to Proverbs 31 Ministries via a family member and then on to your website. What a blessing. I have been praying for a group/website/resource to aid me in this journey. I want to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart for taking the time and effort to share the word of God. It is appreciated so very much.

    • Trenda, what a beautiful story you have shared with us today. I love your heart to want to be a godly wife and mother. Sweet friend, you are seeking after what God desires most for you as a woman, so He will be faithful to give you this desire of your heart!! Your family has only good things yet to come. I pray God will do a mighty work in your heart as you seek to know Him more and live in obedience to His Word. He promises BLESSINGS FOLLOW OBEDIENCE, so many, many blessings will come through your time in His Word.

      I am so thankful God brought you here! Can’t wait to study God’s Word with you next week!

      Blessings,

      W

  73. Sheila Payne says:

    You are such a great teacher. It is so easy to see your heart in these studies. I have been eagerly waiting for you to do another one. Thank you so much Wendy. You are a blessing to us ladies out here in blogsville.

    • I am so excited you are joining us for another study, Sheila. You always have GREAT questions that challenge me as a teacher. I have enjoyed getting to know you better through these studies…and our visit at Forest Hill! 🙂

      Blessings,

      W

  74. This will be my 2nd online bible study and 1st one with you. I am excited to get into the study of “so that”. I know it will prepare me “so that” I am ready for where God is leading me!

  75. Amy Gentry says:

    I am so excited to begin this study! I have come to such an awesome place in my faith. The past 4-5 years have been very difficult and lots of things going on emotionally. I never would have dreamed that I could be where I am today and able to handle so much! I am so much stronger now than I ever have been and I am so grateful for my faith and for your online bible studies that keep me accountable. I always hate to see them end. Thank you so much for devoting your precious time to all of us. It is very much appreciated:)

    • Amy, so thankful you are joining us. Sounds like you will have a story to share during our week studying “Trials come So That…” Be sure to share!!!

      Blessings,

      W

  76. Hello,
    I am new to your site and on line bible studies. I do a small group with a group of girls and have been for about 10 months or so. It has deepened by relationship with God so much and I look forward to learning more about His word through this study and growing closer to Him. I llike the idea of the “so that” study. I am a person who likes to know that I know, have clarity and understanding and So that verses make issues very clear!! THanks for your devotion and desire to reach out. I visited from proverbs 31 woman daily emails.

    THanks,
    Shannon

    • So excited you are trying out your first on-line study with us. You will love the women in this study!! So thankful Proverbs 31 brought you to us today.

      See you next week!

      W

  77. Kathey Hodges says:

    Although I am considered a “Mother” of my church and head up a women’s ministry, I find that sometimes the “doing” and “busyness” leaves me worn and weary. I am looking forward to this bible study as a refreshment, a long overdue time for me to drink my fill of the word, to think new thoughts, renew my faith, and accept the gentle ministering that I am sure to find here. Thank you so much for being willing to answer the call that God has given you.

    • Kathey, praying this will be a place of refreshing and filling for you. You don’t have to lead or facilitate. You can just sit back and enjoy. Although I would LOVE for you to share since you will be one of our seasoned members!!

      See you next week!

      Wendy

  78. Anita Cook says:

    This is my 2nd online study. I have found that I spent more time in my Bible and more time with God, when I had the commitment to do the study. I’m looking forward to this study.

  79. Looking forward to your new study. I am going to share this with my church bible study group.

  80. Been meaning to say that your book has been life changing for me and others that I know. I read it while going through a difficult time. I could feel God bringing me out of it. But, I know God used you for the final push. Since then, I have passed it along to several people.

    I recently sent one to a friend who does not know Christ as her Lord and savior. She was having marital problems, and she was seeking a divorce at the time. Now, she is returning home.

    So for my unsaved friend, I hope your book not only helped her with her situation, but is the beginning of her turning her life over to Christ.

    Thank you

    • Iris, what a sweet message to read today. Thank you for your kind words about Hidden Joy and for sharing it with your friends. That is the greatest gift you can give to an author…to share her book. I pray God will meet these women in His Word as shared through my story and do a great work in their lives.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  81. I’m so glad I found this! My family has been going through alot the last four years and I try to focus on the blessings God gives us during these trials. I look forward to studying your “so that” series because I know that God is growing us in these trials “so that” we will be ready for the journey He has ahead of us. Thanks for your hard work in preparing this study and for your generous offer of an online study!

    • I join you in believing God will use this study to equip you for this difficult trial you and your family are going through. So thankful you are joining us!

      W

  82. I want to join this Bible study SO THAT I learn more to APPLY God’s word in my life. I love reading and studying His word, but I want to make sure I am applying the things I learn to the way I live for Him.

  83. I am excited to Learn and would love to share this with my Church Sisters!

  84. So excited about this study!!! So ready for a so that attitude instead of a so what one!!!!

  85. Super excited about your “So that” study. I am very grateful it’s coming at this time of year since we are done in the field. I have enjoyed sharing your studies with many local friends. God is working through you in amazing ways! May He continue to bless you in all areas of your life!

    • Thank you, Amy!! And thank you for sharing our studies with your friends. That means so much to me. I love knowing God has used the messages He has given me to speak into your life. There is no greater word of encouragement you can give a teacher of the Word!!

      Blessings,

      W

  86. I am really excited about this Bible study!! As a homeschooling mom who lives out in the country, it’s hard for me to get out of the house for Bible study. I know without a doubt the Lord has led me here, and I look forward to learning more about the “so that” passages!

  87. Debbie Genua says:

    I enjoyed several of your other online studies and shared them with friends and my friday morning gals. Thanks for your time and listening to God and sharing with us.

  88. I’ve never done an online Bible study before, so excited to see how they work. The topic of this one seems very interesting and in line with where I feel God has been leading me lately. Excited to be a part of it all!

    • Diane, you will love doing an on-line study. It is a fresh, fun way to study the Word and the interactions with women from across the world enhance it even more!!

      See you next week!!

      W

  89. WOW Wendy!

    I just can’t wait SO THAT… I can begin living a life called to action… and I cannot believe that 100 people already have been here before me to comment.

    Love, love the video! You are so genuine and heart warming. I can’t wait to start
    SO THAT… I can pick up pieces of a crumbling, devastated but filled with at least one miracle heart. Last week, I received news from home (MN) that our house had a fire and all is gone. Well, the truth is alot was gone but not everything. However, many books, treasures, family memories, videos, Christmas and attic stuff, dining room and kitchen keepsakes, but lives were not. FIRES RAGE and destroy so much, but our house sit/sat in the middle of PINES and all around could have lost their property and homes as well. So I’m ever so grateful to the quick response of 4 surrounding fire depts. and a seal of Almighty God over some of my belongings.

    SO THAT… I can see God’s glory in the midst of ashes.

    SO THAT … I can keep up eyes on eternal treasures and not earthly ones.

    SO THAT… I can move forward without the rage burning inside as I sit helplessly and I must confess a bit hopelessly in Mexico while I’m asked to stay, wait and not come home (Are you kidding?) But I obeyed. Help me Lord!

    SO THAT … my faith will increase and perhaps years of praying for a non-believing spouse will finally see the HOPE IN JESUS CHRIST and the difference Jesus can make in my life and subsequently his, IF he’d only surrender and accept Jesus, not just say he believes in God, but doesn’t need church. SO THAT his eyes would be open to God’s Truth and Jesus as the ONLY WAY, the gate is narrow not so wide… SO THAT…

    I am just so overwhelmed and wish today was the beginning SO THAT, I can once again be so blessed to follow along under your wonderful, gifted and inspiring teaching with just my Bible and notebook!!! Thankful that you waited and had not yet sent Lysa’s book, but your “HIDDEN JOY” one is gone.

    Encouraged by your words and video and seeing you and this sweet group of sisters seeking more of God along with you, Wendy! As you can see, I really need TRIALS COME SO THAT… but I think I pretty much got this one. Wanting to pray, live, face trials, and hear God speak through you and His Word SO THAT… my light will grow stronger, my faith will be strengthened, my hope will be renewed and I will abide under the shadow of the Almighty forever SO THAT I will see HIS GLORY and HIS SPIRIT will rise up within me once again (Isaiah 40).Love you Wendy… so looking forward to studying online with you and our sisters in Christ!

    God bless and much love and blessings,
    Peggy – following as I am able from Mexico

    • Peggy, I am so sorry to hear about your home. I cannot imagine losing so many precious heirlooms and treasures. But I just love that you are looking for the Lord in the midst. You will definitely have LOTS to share during our “Trials Come So That” week, so please be sure to share.

      Thanks for sharing lots of great “so thats” in your comment. I LOVE IT!!

      See you here next week!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

      • Ohhh Wendy, Looking so forward to next week and LIVING SO THAT… I can get my mind focused victoriously on Him and off any circumstances. I so appreciate your warm sentiments and comforting words. Only online sisters in Christ have come along side me like you (real people back home via emails or calls have NOT, which hurts) but I’m praising God and thanking Him for precious prayers, support and comforting encouragement from online sisters that I’ve never met in person yet feel closer to every day… This is why I LOVE your blog and studies. You are genuine and so spirit filled!!! I needed to hear your sweet words and thank you for taking the time to reply, you cannot know how much this means. Our precious LORD and the Comforter are holding me close SO THAT I don’t loose ground to the enemy, who is working overtime.

        Love, thanks and BIG HUG (any specific area you need prayer or the study?)
        Peggy

        • Left a prayer below, then I notice Noelle’s above (oh well, we can always use prayer and pray, right?)

          But I was wondering, in case we are not a winner, is your study available as an ebook or to get the pdf? If it’s not, (hint, hint) you may want to consider doing this. You know that can and if you don’t know how (may I introduce you to Cherie Hill (author too) SO THAT she can publish an ebook for you.

          I’d love to do this with a group of women in Spanish down here, but they can’t follow along with your great videos or blog posts.

  90. Wendy, I participated in your last study during a busy, stressful time in my life (moving away from our girls!) and it really spoke to me. Thank you for leading these studies, and I look forward to this one, as well.

    God bless you!

  91. Charlotte Askew says:

    I want to do this study because I am so blessed by your knowledge and teachings. I might add that I, like many others, have been patiently waiting for the next study since we finished the Hebrews study under your direction.

    You are such a blessing and inspiration and I thank God everyday that I “found” you about 2 years ago. Since then while studying under you, my knowledge of our Lord has increased and I have been richly blessed because of that learning.

    I will have my favorite teacher, a perfect surrounding, old and new friends, I will be learning more about my Lord……. does that tell you why I want to do this study? Who could ask for more???

    I have a new journal, my favorite Bible, my purple ink pen and I have cleared by computer cache in preparation of this study.

    • Char, I am so thankful you will be joining us. You always have great words of wisdom to share, and I look forward to hearing from you. You will be such a blessing to these women.

      And thank you for your sweet words of encouragement!!!

      Blessings,

      wendy

  92. Michelle Clark says:

    Hi Wendy,

    I have never done an online bible study, but I am so excited for what God is doing through you in teaching this bible study and so eager to learn and grow in my relationship with Christ through your teachings. I have been searching for a bible study to be apart of and this feels like it! I am a newly wed and my husband and I are going through many trials between building a house, paying the bills, spending time with family and friends, going to college, church, and sometimes I just feel like I let God fall behind and I so don’t want that to happen…I need him to be the front-runner of my life and desire to be the best witness I can be to our family and friends….I believe this study will help me dive in God’s word deeper and reach a better understanding “so that” I can be that example God has called me to be…So excited to be apart of this!

    • Michelle, you are in a good place to study the Word. There are many women here of all ages…some who can totally identify in your stage of life and others who have lived a full life and can share great wisdom. But I can tell you, your heart is in a good place to be seeking the Lord as a young wife. God is so pleased, and He will honor your heart and your commitment!! So thankful you are joining us.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  93. Gayel Douglas says:

    I want to do this study with you because I am renewing my walk with God, I had been out of church for many years and special circumstances 3 1/2 years ago brought me back to God on my knees, He does things like that sometimes. But I realized that I really do not remember all the scriptures I had to memorize when I was younger and I do not remember all the stories of the bible I knew once before so I have been participating in any bible studies that I can.

    I recieve an e-mail every day from Proverbs 31 and it always touches me in one way or another, I often read them to my daughter and she enjoys them as well, and since she is with me every day for 6 to 8 hours I thought your bible study would be great for us both. I am disabled and my daughter comes to my home and takes care of me everyday, and each morning we read a daily devotional together along with my 4yr old grandaughter and then we pray together and this has been more fulfilling for me then anything my daughter and I have done together, and it is so wonderful watching my grandaughter and listening to her discuss it with us, it is so amazing how smart children are at 4 yrs. old now. And then in the summer when my 7 yr. old grandaughter is out of school or when she has a holiday she also joins us and I also have a 6month old grandaughter here with me daily and I hope that I am still around in order for her to join us too. God has blessed me with 4 beautiful grandaughters but only 3 of them belong to my daughter the other one is my sons and they live far away in Anchorage, Alaska and we are here in Cabot, Arkansas.

    So, Thank You for this wonderful opportunity, I am sure that I will learn a lot from it.

    • Gayel, how wonderful that there are three generations in your home studying the Word of God together!! I LOVE IT!! God is so pleased. I pray this study will knit your hearts together even more. I am so thankful all three of you are with us.

      Blessings,

      wendy

  94. Eszter Csibi-Kuti says:

    Dear Wendy!

    It has been really hard for me to obey God in the last months. I have been holding on to this verse:

    Phillipians 2,13 “[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while [j]effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight” (Amplified Bible)

    Although I knew it was wrong, sometimes I used this verse as an excuse: “If God doesn’t make me obey Him, than I can’t. So what’s the point on even trying?”
    But today He showed me how true is this verse, and how to use it effectively. I’ve always had troubles with overeating and being lazy, but today while I had the temtation of drinking a big sweet coffee I didn’t really needed and staying at home instead of going to the gym, so during this temtation I asked Him to make me don’t want to drink coffee and make me want to go to have some exercise. To my biggest surprise He did! I know it’s not a seemingly big thing, but for me it is an awesome miracle!! And the best par was how happy and FREE I felt while I was walking home from the gym.

    So Obey to God, SO THAT you’d be free:)

    I’m looking forward to learn more about obeying Him. Until then I pray that we would want to do it.

    • What a great story of obedience! Thank you for sharing. Obedience comes in baby steps so never be ashamed of even the smallest steps.

      Excited you will be joining us. Praying God will take you deeper places with Him in your head and in your heart!!

      W

  95. After just finishing the Unglued study, I believe this will be a fantastic study to do next. Thank you!

  96. Catherine Shepard says:

    Wendy,

    I heard you on a conference call with Melissa Ross-Taylor and am intrigued with this whole idea of a so that life.
    Looking forward to this along with Greater.

    Blessings,
    Catherine

    • I so enjoyed my time with you girls on the conference call. And it means so much that many of you have signed up to do this study!! Melissa talks about how wonderful you are. I can’t wait to get to know you!!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  97. Catherine Shepard says:

    Wendy,

    I heard you on a conference call with Melissa Ross Taylor and was intrigued by the so that idea.
    I’m looking forward to doing the study along with the study of greater.

    Blessings,
    Catherine

  98. So looking forward to this study! Wendy, I love your passion for the Word and ability to present it in a real and fresh way! God has spoken to me thru you in the past and I believe He will do it again!! Our local study wraps up on Tuesday, so the timing is perfect! Also praying some of my local friends take part! Trust God has something to say to all of us…praying our hearts and minds are opened and ready to listen!

    • Jill, I am so excited the timing worked out perfectly for you to join us!! I love having you part of our studies. You have been such an encourager and blessing to me and this ministry.

      See you next week!

      Wendy

  99. I am so looking forward to this study. I enjoy your studies so much. I learn so much from them.

  100. In the past 7 years I have been going through a lot of trials and I have become more humble and have faith I thought I had but did not. I have had an eagerness to study Gods word and learn how to pray I have been reading the when god Whispers When he Roars learning to hear God I found this book because you introduced the autor and the book it is fantastic. I love my almost got it right chubby book it gives a whole new meaning to prayer thank you for telling me about it.I want to learn everything I can about the word of good. Again thank you for doing Gods work

    • Miranda, what a blessing to hear how Marilynn’s book has transformed your prayer life. I will share your comment with her. It will mean so much to her. So excited you are joining us for this study!!

      See you next week.

      Blessings,

      W

  101. Michelle Glenn says:

    Just got myself a new bible and am ready to do this study. Thanks

  102. Thanks so much for offering this course, Wendy. I’m really looking forward to learning more about ‘so that’ as an alternative to what the world’s mandates and ideals dictate. I also appreciate not having to spend anything on a book right now as my income is temporarily limited.

    Blessings
    Kathy (Australia)

  103. Beth Wooten says:

    Starting to teach, with the wisdom and grace of God a new Bible study next year. To feed you must be full. So, I try and surround myself with sound doctrinal Godly women that will help feed me while I am feeding others. You can never hear to much of the word of God. Amen?

    • Beth, what wise words you have shared today. To pour out, we need to fill up. I pray this will be a time of filling and refreshing for you!!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  104. I am looking forward to this Bible Study. “So That” sounds very interesting. I am ready to learn.
    I renewed my walk with God in September. I am truly thankful for his love and forgiveness.
    I really need to learn to lean on him who gives me strength. My family had to move into my fathers home. He has Alzhemiers and needs our help. Reading and studying the bible is a blessing. I pray everday “I believe it, I embrace it, and I desire it”.

    God Bless You for your service in providing this ministry.

  105. Wendy,

    It’s so good to log on and see you speaking from your kitchen. I’ve missed that. 🙂 I’m really looking forward to the next study. And this time I want to participate more on the blog. I’ve posted here and there in previous studies, but never fully kept up with the posts. I realize I’ve been missing out on some good fellowship and commentary and I want to get the absolute most that I can out of this study. Thanks for making this available, Wendy.

    Blessings!
    Dale

  106. Tammy Frost says:

    Thank you for the Bible studies that you do. I really want to do this one because I am feeling a little distant from God and stressed about it. It’s like I know what to do, but sometimes the how gets me.

    • Please join us. I know it will bless you and bring peace and joy into your heart and home!!!

      See you next week?????

  107. I am so excited to begin the Bible study next week. I can’t wait to be more active in the Blog and see God’s word become ALIVE in all that I see, speak, touch, and do.

    Excited SO THAT…

    I can feel God’s Word in my soul, heart & mind

    So that…

    I can remember how loved and cherished I am despite my flaws.

    So that…

    I can always equip the full armor of God to battle the enemy’s strongholds

    So that…

    I can spread and share His Good News to my family.

    Wendy — What a special and wonderful person you are to have online studies like this available. May God bless you & your loved ones.

    katey

  108. I’m so excited to attend this online Bible study. After going through some trying times in the last 4 years, I realized in watching your video and reading the Study outline, I’ve undoubtably been living a “So What” life. It’s high time to change my mentallity and rekindle my relationship with God. I found this website after Googling “Women’s Daily Devotional” and reading “The Bitter Root” on Daily Devotional. Two clicks later, I can only think it was meant to be and I thank God for leading me here….and thank you Wendy, I am looking forward to this journey.

    • I just love hearing how God led you here. I have prayed for every woman the Lord draws here and hearing your story shows me God is answering my prayers in very real ways!!

      See you next week and so thankful you followed God’s leading.

      W

  109. Katja Boehme says:

    I am so excited to be starting this study “So that.” Two small words that will have a much bigger meaning with the scripture we will be studying with it. Thank you so much, Wendy. Having to be able to do this online when it is hard to get out to your church’s small group study and with work, helps tremendously.

    Blessings to you.

  110. I am really excited to start this on line bible study, I work full time and gave up fellowship bible study here in my town, so it is really bringing me to the heart of worship to realign my life more properly with God as my center and focal point each day. I am tired of blaming others for my issues and am ready to tackle some of the hard ones. I read your book Wendy last year and it really touched my heart. Thank you for your honesty

    • Lori, thank you for your kind words about Hidden Joy. And I am thankful this on-line study allows for you to be in the Word due to your work schedule. We are excited to have you and will see you next week!

      W

  111. I am so looking forward to going through this next study…

  112. Wendy, I am so incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to start another study with you. Having been through some of the toughest moments of my life over the last year, I feel like God has worked out these trials to get me to the stage of “so that”. I pray for you Wendy as you start to prepare for our first week together, God bless.

    • Thank you for your prayers, Lori. I am excited you will be joining us again for another on-line study.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  113. Hello Wendy,
    This sounds like the sort of study I would like to do. I’m happy for you that you have had so many replies. I have not done an online study before so I’m really looking forward to this.
    Blessings Gail

    • Gail, you will enjoy doing an on-line study. I love when we have new friends join us! It allows more flexibility than a traditional study and introduces you to an incredible fellowship of women from all over the world.

      W

  114. This will be my first on line study. A dear friend is currently doing unglued and she has been raving about her on-line bible study experience. She asked me if I would do one with her and this sounds like the perfect opportunity. In the past two years I’ve experienced the power of abiding in gods word like never before. I look forward to diving in and finding more treasures in his truth and promises.

    • Sheila, I am so thankful your friend invited you to join us. The Unglued group was AMAZING. I had the blessing of doing a conference call for them and so enjoyed it. I think you will enjoy doing an on-line study. It offers great flexibility and this study especially has an amazing fellowship of women participating. And if you have already been abiding, this will only take you deeper still with God.

      See you next week!

  115. I am very excited about learning from Gods word about the “so that” clauses. I sure enjoyed your P31 Ministries “The Bitter Root” devotional also!

    Blessings~Becky

  116. Looking forward to starting next week! This will be my first online bible study experience. 🙂

    • We love having new friends join us for our on-line studies. I know you will enjoy participating in an on-line study. It has so many benefits, and you meet some amazing women from all over the world.

      See you next week!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  117. This sounds wonderful! Would love to do this study!

  118. I want to live so that others will have no doubt about the saving grace of our Lord. Thanks for the study – can’t wait to begin!

  119. I believe I was meant to find this today. I’m a new follower. I have been soaking up as much information as possible so I can learn more. When I stumbled across your page I was very excited and have signed up immediately. I am very excited to start this bible study. This will be my first bible study that doesn’t involve just me, my bible, and my computer checking facts and reading other articles to understand by myself. Also this is perfect for my schedule with work, school, and family. I can’t wait to start next week!!! 🙂

    • So thankful God brought this study to you and it is the perfect fit!! He is so faithful to provide just what we need when we need it.

      See you here next week.

      W

  120. Carol Blair says:

    I enjoy this online Bible Study as I can listen to Wendy’s teaching and work on the study in my own home and at a time that fits into my schedule.

  121. Moved to a new city recently and am not connected with a group yet. Online study sounds great!

    • Karen,

      Thankful this will be your place of community and study until you find a church home! We are excited to have you!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  122. Thanks for offering you online bible study. What a great way to study Gods word with women from all areas of the Kingdom.

  123. Diane Chevalier says:

    Wendy, I am looking forward to your online Bible study. I love to read the word of God and it is my desire to have a closer relationship with Him through the Word. I am praying for you and all the ladies in this study. I pray that each of us will hear the word of God “so that” we will be able to spread his love and joy through out the world.

  124. wendymccullah says:

    Wendy: My friend Caryn and I saw you speak at Hanover First Church of God last year. Since then God has called my husband and I to be houseparents in Chattanooga TN. Caryn has invited me to do this with her–I miss her so much! AND I have invited two of our associate houseparents here on campus who are 25. Can’t wait to feel connected to you and my best friend through this study!

    • Wendy, I love that we have reconnected through this study AND I am excited that it is a way for you and Caryn to stay connected. Thanks for inviting friends to join you as well.

      Meet you here next week!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  125. Hi Wendy, I am new to your blog. I would like to participate in this online “so-that” study so I can further my connection with God. I am new to studying the Bible, too, so any help I can get along my walk is much appreciated. Blessings to you & your family!

    • Kristin, so excited to have you! You will meet some wonderful women here who will pour into you and help you deepen your knowledge of the Word. God promises that when we seek Him with all our heart, we will find Him. So I have no doubt, He will do a great work in your heart and mind as you open and study His Word.

      W

  126. The Hebrews study was my very first online study and it was amazing. We have moved to a new state and I do not have a church here, and haven’t found a bible study to attend yet, so I am so happy that I will have time to do this online study. It’ll help me get back into my Word.

    • April so glad you are back with us for this study. And I am thankful that God will use this place to keep you connected to Him and His Word while you search for a church home. Praying He will direct your steps to the church He has planned for you.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  127. Amanda Cox says:

    I am so excited for this study, I have never done a study on this topic so I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us. I love doing these online studies with you, such a blessing to be able to do these at home while my little ones are here taking a nap and still have a community of women to get insight. Thank you so much for your time.

    • Amanda, so excited you will be joining us again. I do love knowing moms with young children are fed through these studies. I so wish on-line studies were around when I had my kids!!

      See you here in a few days!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  128. Mckenzie Brackeen says:

    I can’t wait to begin this study!! Thank you for the opportunity to dive into “so that” causes. I’m so excited to learn more!!

  129. My life is a wreck but it is a wreck “so that” I can grow so much closer to our precious Lord! I have a personal relationship with HIM that I never had before. Would I change any of that?! Not a chance! Looking forward to the Holy Spirit filled bible study!

  130. Wendy I hope you haven’t picked a winner yet. I was down for 24 hrs with the worst migraine of my life. I just this morning got on line to catch up. I so need this study in my life right now. I am positive God was speaking to me during the migraine “A So What” but I was too sick to hear Him. I would so love the hard copy so I could use it to lead a study in my home. Thanks and looking forward to your words given by God. Many Blessings…KathyMills

    • Kathy, I am so sorry you suffer from migraines. No need to worry…I have not picked my winners yet. So thankful you will be joining us and want to lead a study in your home!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  131. Elosia Reyna says:

    so that…..I can grow, I can learn, I can get back into the word of God, I can receive the many blessings I’m positive this study is going to bring me and all others that join in

    I’m so excited about doing another on line bible study with you!!!!

    Blessings!!!!!

    • And I am excited to have you back, sweet friend. I love that so many women in our Hidden Joy prayer group will be joining us for this study!!!

      Blessings to you,

      Wendy

  132. I am looking forward to this Bible Study because I am hungry for the Word of God and for my life to change; to live a life that pleases God and gives me a peace in my soul that will carry me thru whatever trials come my way. I read your book, Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner and for the first time, it opened up my heart and mind to think about God in a totally new light. It started the desire to read the Bible and make it a part of my life. Thank you!

    • Thank you for sharing how Hidden Joy spoke into your life. Your words bless me. I am excited you will be joining us!! God will be faithful to do all that you have prayed as you meet Him in His Word.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  133. I am so excited for this Bible study! My friend Lesa suggested Proverbs31 to me a couple of months ago. I have been hooked ever since! I have been suffering from panic and anxiety attacks as well as extreme fear issues (mainly fear of being alone). I have been reading my Bible daily and have found such comfort in God’s word and he has brought many of the stories and devotions from my Proverbs31 family to me. I feel like he is talking directly to me! I can’t go a day without being in his word and I am amazed at the work he is doing in my life right now. I am thrilled to find out what the “So What” study will bring to my life! Thank you for all that you do and thank you to all of the Proverbs31 Women for all the blessings you bring to us! God Bless…Dorothy

    • Dorothy, thank you for your sweet words about Proverbs 31 Ministries. I will share your comment with my P31 team. We love to hear how God uses the devotionals and stories because we pray for each and every one and for who the Lord will take them to.

      So excited you will be joining us!!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  134. Leslie M. says:

    Wendy, I’m so excited to begin my first online bible study with you and the precious group of women who have left comments above! My prayer is that God would begin preparing our hearts and minds to recieve His truths… that He fill you with His wisdom and discernment, that He bring spiritual and physical healing, that strongholds and lies from the enemy are demolished and replaced with a deeper understanding and endwelling of His Spirit!!! God is so amazing and has appointed this time for me and these women to come across this study ;). I am anxiously awaiting to see what our God has in store for us!!!

    • Welcome, Leslie!!! We are excited that you will be joining us. And thank you for the beautiful prayers you lifted on our behalf. I stand in agreement with your prayers.

      See you next week!

      Blessings,

      wendy

  135. I am so excited for this study to begin! I am new to Concord, NC and am wondering where you teach these studies at. Thankyou so much!!

    • Hi Tammy, welcome to Concord and to North Carolina! I teach a study in South Charlotte…about 45 minutes from where you are. I am so excited you will be joining us.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  136. Thanks for your ministry. I feel the Holy Spirit leading me to your study. I have done a couple of studies on-line but this will be my first one with you. Ready to start!!!

  137. Wendy,

    This is such a wonderful outpouring of people responding! I pray that they really do join us and this great ONLINE study with you (or any of your previous ones)!

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for each and every person that you lead here to Wendy’s blog and teachings SO THAT they will learn and study Your Word and draw closer to You! I thank You for the teaching gift that You have given Wendy and all the gifts that she genuinely shares. Thank You for speaking into Wendy’s life in a fresh way and anointing her and transformed her. We, too desire this transformation in us. May we LIVE SO THAT others will see Jesus and not us.
    May we LIVE SO THAT we shine His Light in the darkness of the world and His Truth over the many lies we so easily believe. Pour out abundantly on Wendy as she continues to prepare and as she teaches us Your Truths in this study, guiding her and directing her in every lesson and step. Make our hearts ready and receptive to be changed to LIVE SO THAT… PRAY SO THAT … SPEAK what YOU SAY and HEAR what YOU SPEAK to us SO THAT when TRIALS COME, we may “consider it pure joy … ” as our faith perseveres. I ask that my heart will be still and know that You are God (in every way, every day, no matter what happens around me). I hunger and thirst for more of You as it seems many of our sisters are saying in their comments. We ask for abundant grace, protection and wisdom
    be given to Wendy as she steps out to share her study with us online. Thank You for her local group and bless each one! I plead the blood of Jesus over Wendy and
    her family and also her P31 family, other wonderful women in ministry that offer so much to this online community. Your Word is a lamp to our feet and I ask that You lead and speak to each woman as they commit and study with us, open our eyes, our hearts, our minds, and our lives to Your Power and transforming Grace in Jesus’ precious Name, I pray, giving You all honor, glory and thanks … fill Wendy over and over with a fresh anointing and meet her every need in Jesus’… Thank You! I love You! I love the sisters that You unite to study here with Wendy. Lead whoever You WILL to be here and help each one to persevere in staying with this and persevering to the end…

    • Peggy, I am so touched by this beautiful prayer you have prayed over us. What a gift you have. We are blessed to have such a prayer warrior walking alongside us on this journey. I stand in agreement with your prayers and trust God to do a mighty work in and through this study and through His living and active Word.

      Blessings to you,

      Wendy

  138. I want to do this online Bible study with you so that I can grow deeper in my relationship with Jesus.

  139. Kathy Miller says:

    Looking forward to your study. I’ve shared your site with some friends as well so I’m hoping they will also participate. Blessings!

  140. Looking forward to this study so that I can draw closer to God. We are having a hard time finding a church in the area where we live so this is a much needed study in my life right now. Thanks Wendy for your insight.

  141. Hi Wendy,
    I am looking forward to this Online Bible Study. I just put it into my phone and set my alarm so I will not miss this great time in God’s Word, to grow and seeing Christ in my life SO THAT…
    Thank you for this study and being a light to those around the world.
    God Bless!

  142. I am so excited about this OBS! I just finished a OBS with Proverbs 31 on “Unglued”. It was the first OBS I had ever done and it was a fantastic experience. Your blog and OBS on “So That” really caught my eye so I decided to sign up! My goal is to live SO THAT I bring honor to my Father and I am hopeful that your study will help me do that in a much more evident way! Thank you for all you work to put this study together, I know I certainly appreciate it as well as all the others who are signing up. VERY excited to start this!

    • Ellen, so glad you followed us over here from Unglued. Melissa and I love when our girls cross over!! Can’t wait to study God’s Word with you! See you Tuesday.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  143. Madaline Cox says:

    I have been looking for a bible study in my community for months and haven’t found what I was looking for, I had never thought of an on-line study. Somehow God led me to your website and I believe I have found what I was looking for…Looking forward to getting started next week “So that…”
    Madaline Cox
    Bakersfield, CA

    • Madaline, it makes me so happy to know you were seeking a study and the Lord led you here. I know that He will do great things in the time you spend with us because He LED you here. I pray He will open the eyes of your heart to see the wonderful things in His Word!

      See you back here next week!

      W

  144. It looks like technology did not allow me to post my original comment, so here goes again:) I LOVE online Bible Studies. They have allowed me to meet new sisters in Christ. I used to meet for Bible Study with some church friends, but they have since started working, so this fills that void. Thank you, Wendy, for your ministry!

  145. hi Wendy,
    So glad I found your site.
    Thank you and…..
    thank You, Lord.
    🙂

  146. I’ve just started doing online Bible studies. This will be my second one. I like OBS because I don’t have to fill up another day/night to meet a group about a study. I like doing regular studies but the holidays are so hard with family and church happenings. I can’t wait for this one to start!

  147. Donna Price says:

    I just signed up and very excited. This will be my first online Bible study. Thank you for offering this!

    • Donna, so excited you are doing your first on-line study with us!!! You will LOVE it…so much flexibility and so many wonderful women.

      See you Tuesday!

      W

  148. So excited this my 1st online study w/Wendy. I live in rural area so online studies are awesome.
    Thank you for doing this it is such a blessing to me to be led by godly women.
    M.

  149. So excited to do this OBS with you. Just finished Unglued (first obs ever for me) and loved it.
    So glad I found out about OBS.
    By the way, I read this verse in my devotions this morning: 2 Cor. 9:8
    “And God is able to make all grace abound to you SO THAT in all things at all times, having all that you need you will abound in every good work.”
    AWESOME!

  150. Joining SO THAT God can draw me closer to his heart and SO THAT I can be fed and then turn around and feed others! Exicted to sit under your teachings Wendy! Praying these verses over you, this study and those who have said YES to SO THAT!

    14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

    20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

    May God move hearts as only He can do – closer to Him!

    Wendy, let me know if I can help you out in any way ….. SO THAT God can be honored and glorified in all that we do and say!

  151. Joining SO THAT God can draw me closer to his heart and SO THAT I can be fed and then turn around and feed others! Exicted to sit under your teachings Wendy! Praying these verses over you, this study and those who have said YES to SO THAT!

    14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

    20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

    May God move hearts as only He can do – closer to Him!

    Wendy, let me know if I can help you out in any way ….. SO THAT God can be honored and glorified in all that we do and say!

  152. I am looking forward to doing this study with you. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of it. Just last weekend, I went to a women’s retreat and was totally blown away by realizing how awesome GOD truly is!!! While at the retreat, I was able to let go of a lot of guilt and bitterness that I had been holding deep inside of me for a very long time. I didn’t realize how much of it there was. By coming to HIS throne of grace with confidence and letting it go, JESUS came to right where I was, with HIS wonderful mercy and grace and showed me things that I never realized about my misguided guilt. I now have a new closeness with JESUS… a new beginning or rather a new continuation of my life in CHRIST. I feel that this study will be a useful tool for the continuation of that new beginning. I am at a new phase of my life (in the spiritual world and also the physical world – my husband and I are brand new empty nesters) and I know that GOD has some mighty big plans for me. I want to participate in this study “so that” it will help me realize those plans.

    “Let us approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

    Amen!!!

  153. What a great idea for a Bible Study. I didn’t even think of all the different clauses that the Bible has. What a fascinated way of looking at the Bible. I’m looking forward to this study. I’m doing another one online too and can’t always keep up because I’m fighting depression and praying a complete healing over it, still, somedays it wins. Anyway, this sounds so awesome and I’m so glad I found it.

  154. This last year has been filled with many difficult life events, which seem to continue one after another. At times all I could do was to tell myself to breathe, just breathe; and at other times just speak His name, Jesus. When your e-mail came, I was immediately drawn to Trials come so that… … and I was reminded that He is maturing and completing us as we walk through these trials. And encouraged to live so that He will be praised. The Scriptures you included seem truly inspired to meet me just where I am in this journey, for His way is indeed perfect; His Word is flawless. I sense God will use this Bible study to encourage many of us who are walking through trials to turn to Him, trust Him, grow in Him, knowing that He will never forsake us. Knowing that He has plans for us, so that… Thank you Wendy for being sensitive to His Spirit and what He is calling you to teach. May you be blessed!

  155. I am so excited to start another study with you! Last year was my return to full time work and giving up my ladies’ Bible Study. I so appreciated the Hebrews Study we did in the fall. I have been “drifting” this fall without a daily study and am so looking forward to anchoring myself to God’s Word with you again! I can’t wait for the first week’s lesson. Thank you!

  156. Hi Wendy,
    This study really intrigues me! I am looking forward to digging into the Scriptures with you and all the other ladies here! I heard about your study from ladies on the Unglued study – so now I’ll be doing this and Greater. Thanks so much!

    Kelley V

  157. Carolyn King says:

    I am looking forward to this Bible study, not only to fill myself with God’s word; but also “so that” I can share the information and jewels of scripture knowledge I learn with the ladies of my church. As the women’s ministry leader for my small church I am always seeking studies that will first strengthen and fill the ladies with God’s word, but also equip them to fulfill their calling. Thank you for providing this study. I am looking forward to learning what to do “so that” I am making a positive and meaningful difference in these women’s lives.

  158. Tonya Speelman says:

    EVERY study you do Wendy is such a blessing to me. I share with each person I meet — I wish I lived closer to do a live one! What an experience that would be. Thank you for being a blessing to me as well as other ladies, and gentlemen!

  159. heartotheat says:

    thank you so much for this information!

  160. i would love to win a hard bound copy of the study SO THAT i have a thorough resource to use during and after the study! Actually, I really want to do the study so that I purposefully delve into the Bible again to seek out God’s wisdom and direction for my life.

  161. I have wanted to do a bible study because I fill so far away from God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit…and I’m hoping that with this bible study I will begin to understand why. I have not been able to join before because I have not been blessed with a job so I couldn’t buy the book and we are at the end of our finances. I’m sure that there are many people in the same place as we are and they are still able to praise the Lord. I want to be able to do that because what I’ve been doing hasn’t worked. I thank God that you have this study before we have to turn off our internet. I’m hoping that I learn from this study.
    Tired of 40 years in the desert.

  162. Hi Wendy!! I just want to say that I am very excited about doing this . I learned about u thru the unglued bible study which was my very first. I just want to say I am so very excited about these studies. I am hungry for god’s word! And I have been looking for something like this for a very long time. I am a visual so it takes me a little more to understand and by listening to others go in depth it makes more sense to me and helps me. I am very excited bc my girlfriend and I are going to do a small group and do this together so I so can’t wait for this to begin and I can’t wait for future ones. It was no accident for me to hear about these thanks again and God bless!!!! Leah

  163. Oh how I love you, Wendy!!!! You have touched my life and made it better!!!! I so wish we were all gathered around the table with you in your kitchen!!! You are so wonderful and a blessing to many!!! I can’t wait for this study!!!!! I have learned so much from you!!!!!

  164. I love the parable of the seeds. What a great way to begin this study! May God continue to bless Wendy as our teacher and each of us during this bible study.

  165. Carol Garnaat says:

    I am joining this study so that I may grow in my walk with the Lord. I am excited that it is online, this makes it so convenient to study along with the group so that I will be learning and growing along with everyone else in the study! Praise God!
    Carol 🙂

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