April 7, 2016

First 5: Fix Your Eyes on Jesus w/Giveaway

“We must exchange whispers with God before shouts with the world.” Lysa TerKeurst, First 5 App.


How do you begin your day?

Eyes fixed on Jesus


Eyes fixed on your “to do” list

Option 2 was me a few days ago. So much to do today, Lord. I’ll feel much better if I just get these  three e-mails sent, my son’s lunch made and a few texts out of the way. Then I’ll meet with You.

That choice affected my perspective for the remainder of my morning. It started with a few choice words to my dog for throwing up under my desk. And next my son for failing to awaken early to do the chores I had asked him to do the night before. And finally my husband. I’ll leave that left unsaid. But you get the picture.

I wish this was a one time occurrence, but I confess there are days I jump out of bed and head into my day with the best of intentions to meet with Jesus later. But later never seems to come … until the next morning.

When the hard stuff hits that particular day, I have nothing. I’m empty. Without whispers from God, my emotions take the lead. Depending on the circumstances that arise, it might be impatience, anger, or unforgiveness. None of them productive or good. And most lead to shouts with the world.

The reason the Lord invites us to meet with Him in the morning is to shift our perspective off that “to do” list and onto Him.

In that quiet, focused place, we create space for Jesus to nourish our souls. When we open His living and active Word, it comes alive in our hearts. It takes root. The longer we linger, the more it remains. Over time it fills our hearts and saturates our minds.

If we begin our day with our eyes FIXED on Jesus,

when our circumstances seem impossible, we remember all things are possible! (Luke 18:27).

when we feel over committed and exhausted, we remember come to Me, and I will give you rest! (Matthew 11:28-30).

when we feel unloved and unworthy, we remember I love you with an everlasting love, and you are the apple of my eye. (Jeremiah 31:3, Zechariah 2:8).

when we feel lost and confused, we remember you will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart; I know the plans I have for you … plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope; I will direct your steps. (Jeremiah 29:11, 13; Proverbs 3:5-6).

when we have tasks that seem too great or beyond our strength, we remember you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you! (Philippians 4:13).

when we’re worried and anxious about many things, we remember do not be anxious for anything and cast all your cares upon me! (Philippians 4:6, 1 Peter 5:7).

when we feel alone, we remember I will never leave you or forsake you! (Hebrews 13:5).

If you struggle with fixing your eyes in Jesus, especially first thing in the morning, accept my invitation to meet us each morning for a short Bible teaching on our Proverbs 31 First 5 App.

First5.Logo.150[2][2]I have the privilege of serving on the writing team, along with 5 other amazingly gifted women. We are journeying through the Bible, one book at time. We have studied John, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Hebrews and soon we will jump into the book of Acts. Over 800,000 have signed up to fix their eyes on Jesus, and we would LOVE to have you! If you want to learn more, click here.

Leave a comment today and let me know if you have signed up for First 5 or if you are planning to sign up today! I will choose one winner from the comments to receive a copy of my new book, I Know His Name, and the accompanying teaching DVD. If you want to know more about my new book, click here.

A prayer for you …

Heavenly Father, forgive us for not inviting You into our lives each and every day. For every woman You have brought here, help her FIX her eyes on Jesus. As she commits to meet with You, show up in very personal ways, ways that she will KNOW that it is You. Big ways and small show up. Help her to know down to the depths of her soul how much You love and care about her. Help her to trust You in her circumstances. Give her a word, a touch, a whisper, anything she needs to hear Your voice. Thank You for Your promise that when we seek You with all our hearts, we will find You. Today we claim that promise and invite You to show up BIG as we fix our eyes on You. Thank You that You will do great and mighty works in our midst. I ask all this in Jesus’ powerful Name. AMEN


February 22, 2016

“I Know His Name” On-line Study Registration & Giveaway

Registration Ending Soon for “I Know His Name” Bible Study Class

Hi Friends, below please find a short (1 minute) reminder about our upcoming I Know His Name Bible Study Class (BSC):

If you haven’t signed up, don’t delay because registration closes this Saturday. You can register, purchase I Know His Name, and get your BSC questions answered here:


As I mentioned in the video, click here if you want to learn more about the specifics of the study.

The I Know His Name BSC is FREE. Your only cost is the book. A notebook or journal is encouraged but not required. To enhance the class, each week we’ll show short clips from my I Know His Name DVD.

The five-session #IKnowHisName DVD can be purchased here:

And now … the Giveaways

Registering for our online Bible Study Class automatically enters you for a chance to win one of two prize packs (US Addresses only please):


Prize One is a signed copy of I Know His Name along with an NIV Real Life Devotional Bible.

Prize Two is a beautiful necklace and an NIV Real Life Devotional Bible. Winners will be announced here on Monday, 2/29.

Last week’s winner of my I Know His Name book + DVD giveaway is…

Sarah Myles

Please e-mail me at deuteronomysix@aol.com by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. with your full name and mailing address.

Since we are studying the names of God in this study, would love for you to leave YOUR favorite name of God and why in a comment!! 


February 15, 2016

Join Us for a New Bible Study Class w/ Giveaway

Registration Open for New P31 Bible Study Class

If you’re stopping by from my Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today Devotion, welcome! I’m so thankful you’re here! We have a new Proverbs 31 Bible Study Class beginning March 7th, and I can’t wait to tell you about it! Registration opens TODAY!

Do you want to move beyond knowing about God to really knowing  God in a deeply personal way?


Do you yearn for more depth in your prayer life?

Do you long to experience more of God’s presence and power in your life?

Then keep reading! I have 3 important things to share with you.

Proverbs 31 Ministries is doing a “new thing,” and we want YOU to join us!

First,  We are starting our first-ever Bible Study Class, and I’m so excited that our first book will be my new Bible study, I Know His Name: Discovering Power in the Names of God!  I’ll be teaching the class, and we’ll be digging deep into God’s Word to move beyond simply knowing about God to really knowing God in a very personal way.

Oh, how I want you to join us for this exciting 5 week adventure!

Our Bible Study Class will run March 7 – Friday, April 8. Registration is only open for two weeks. It begins today and ends on February 27.

Register here:

What is a Bible Study Class? Proverbs 31’s Melissa Taylor answers here:

Other Frequently Asked Questions about Bible Study Class are answered here:

Second, if you want to get a taste of what we’ll be studying in I Know His Name, please sign up for my FREE Devotional “Five Days to Knowing God More Intimately” here. And you’ll find a peek at a sample chapter here.

I Know His Name Five Day Devotional Companion by Wendy Blight


Third, we have a giveaway!! For a chance to win a signed copy of my book and DVD, leave a comment and let me know you stopped by. And if you plan to join us on March 7th, let me know that too! I’ll announce the winner on Monday, February 22nd in a new post. If we get over 250 comments, I will give away 2 sets!!

Thank you again for stopping by, and I hope we’ll see you on March 7th!