Friends, welcome to Week One of Living So That, a part of the InScribed Collection of books from Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins. I’m excited to begin our first chapter today. Thank you, thank you for joining our Living Truth online study family! We have had over 11,500 women come through our on-line studies over the last few years!
I’ve been touched by your comments expressing your desire to go deeper still in God’s Word and in your relationship with Him.We have a wonderful journey ahead of us. God promises that when we seek Him with ALL our heart, we will find Him. We are seeking Him wholeheartedly, so we can know without a doubt, we will meet Him and find Him in the pages of His Word as we study together!
I’ve been praying for our time together. As your subscriptions came through, I thanked God for each one of you. Oh, how I wish we could meet together in one big room! We have women participating from all over the United States and the world. God has drawn together an impressive and amazing group of women in HIS name! My heart is so full at the thought of what God is going to do over the next month. Please know how grateful I am you are joining us. I know there are many wonderful Bible teachers and studies available on the Internet. Thank you for choosing to spend time here with us. I’m trusting God to do a mighty work in and through our time together!!
This study runs through December 3rd. We’ll take off the week of Thanksgiving. It’s a great time to catch up if you feel a bit behind. Each week includes a video message, a memory verse, a prayer and a homework assignment (reading and questions). The questions are contained in the chapters.
The chapters contain “Going Deeper” questions. These are optional. Please don’t feel like you have to complete them.
Each video message will be about 15 minutes.
Each chapter’s message and lesson will remain up throughout the week so that you can do it on your own time. Please stop by anytime to leave a comment and read the comments left by women participating in the study with you. You don’t need to answer every question in the comments…only those that really speak to you.
Sweet friend, you might encounter new concepts in this chapter especially. They may even seem difficult. I walk you through them. If you get stuck, move on. Please don’t get discouraged. NO TIME YOU SPEND IN GOD’S WORD IS WASTED…EVER! You are a wise woman and God is building a foundation in You. Don’t give up…ever. Leave me questions, and I will answer if I can. And oftentimes, one of your online sisters will answer.
Remember, if you want to receive the homework in your inbox, you’ll need to subscribe to my blog. To subscribe, visit the top right side of my blog and look for “Sign up to receive Wendy’s blog posts in your e-mail” By subscribing, you’ll receive each week’s lesson in your inbox. If you want to see the video, you will have to visit my blog directly. To get to my blog from your e-mail, click on the title of the post. It will take you directly to my blog.
Chapter One Teaching Message
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, [so] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NIV; emphasis added)
Father, today begins a new day in my spiritual journey with You. Thank You for bringing me to this study…for setting apart this time and place for me to be in Your Word. As I begin my first chapter, I come boldly before Your throne, asking to be filled with the full, deep, and clear knowledge of Your will for me in this season of my life. Please use my time here to invigorate, refresh, strengthen, and renew me. Father, speak truth into my life…even hard truth. Your Word calls me to action. You call me to a life that will make a difference for You and Your Kingdom. Open my eyes to see that life. Give me a heart that desires that life above all else. Amen
Read the Introduction and Chapter One of Living So That. The schedule below is a suggested schedule. If something different works better for you, use it.
Each day answer the questions in your assigned reading (Going Deeper questions are optional).
Wednesday: Read “Message from My Heart” and Part One (Introduction).
Thursday: Read Part Two (The Law)
Friday: Read Part Three (New Life)
Saturday: Read Part Four (Holy Living)
Sunday: Read Part Five (Prayer)
****Next week I’ll announce the winners of Lynn’s book Magnetic and the two sets of the Inscribed Studies Collection and InScribed necklaces****
I’ll be praying for you throughout the week!! And to start off our comments this week, let’s do a roll call. Will you please share your first name, where you live, and your all time favorite television show.