May 27, 2019

Join our summer Online Bible Study!

Happy almost summer!! I want to share some fun news with you. More than share, I’m inviting you to participate!

Please join me, and my friends at Proverbs 31 Ministries, for our summer Online Bible Study using my first book, Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner.

Of all my books, this one’s most precious to me. It’s the book that shares how God transformed the most tragic event in my life to be a beautiful backdrop to the ministry to which He’s now called me. In the pages of Hidden Joy, I’m gut honest about my anger with God. I question even believing in a God who could allow such horrific events to happen in the lives of His children.

Thankfully, even as I challenged and wrestled with God, He never gave up on me. In fact, as I opened His Word, He drew me closer. God saw the things I couldn’t see. Over time, He revealed them to me. He gave me truths, promises, and even answers to the questions I asked. Not all the answers. But, the answers He gave were enough to restore hope. To help me believe in and trust Him again.

Do these words resonate with you? Do you long to find freedom, hope and healing from events, emotions, circumstances and people that hold you captive? If you long to see the beautiful in the broken places in your life, please join us!

Our six-week study kicks off on June 17 and will help you:

  • Shift your heart from “Why God?” to “I trust you, God.”
  • Diminish the enemy’s lies by replacing them with Truth as you discover God’s character in His word.
  • Intensify your prayer life as you learn how to pray from a place of Scripture declaration.
  • Overcome the feelings of fear and frustration that hold you back as you unlock freedom by claiming God’s promises.

Join us for an online Bible study of Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner, by Wendy Blight at Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Sign up for the study here.

Many of you have asked if I’ll host more online studies on my blog. Because I’m on staff with Proverbs 31 as the Online Bible Studies’ Biblical Content Specialist, I’m unable to host studies on my personal blog. BUT, I’m actively involved with our Proverbs 31 Ministries’ studies and would LOVE LOVE to have you join us!

Each week of the Hidden Joy study, I’ll do a video teaching with some of my dearest friends. We’ll publish three blog posts a week (I’ll lead the Friday blog post). We’ll have Facebook small groups (they fill up fast) and an amazing Facebook Community page. We also have a teaching series you can purchase for a small charge that takes you deeper into the material we study in the book. Joel Muddamale (First 5) and I will open the teaching series teaching on Spiritual Disciplines.

Invite a friend, a few neighbors, even your Bible study group to join us!!

Giveway Now Closed!

Congrats Janet (ripnred) and Julie Woodman, you won! Please watch your email from my assistant Kim Stewart to get your mailing address. Enjoy!

To celebrate our upcoming study, I’m giving away one copy of Hidden Joy AND one copy of my newest book I Am Loved. Comment below and let me know if you’re joining us for the study and why. I’ll choose two winners this Friday (so the winner of Hidden Joy will receive her copy before the study starts). U.S. Addresses only please.

Blessings to you!

P.S. If you haven’t yet read (or listened to) my Proverbs 31 Ministries devotion today, you can read it HERE. I pray it encourages you that your brokenness can be a backdrop to a beautiful testimony.

March 21, 2019

Celebrating YOU for Praying God’s Promises

Friends, what a blessing these past few weeks have been. Soaking in God’s Word. Praying God’s Word. Sharing our hearts and prayers for one another. I absolutely love this community of women. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

I’ll probably be quiet for a while due to the wedding just around the corner, but I will be back!! If the Lord lays something on my heart, though, I will share it for sure.

I pray God continues to speak to, and minister to you, through His Word.

Giveaway Winners

Congrats to Carol Taylor and Elsie (ehkappler). You are our winners!

Carol, you won a copy of my I Know His Name Bible Study book and DVD. Elsie, you won a copy of my I Am Loved Bible Study book and DVD.

Please check your email from my assistant, Kim Stewart, and reply with your U.S. mailing address and we will get it to you within the next few weeks.

I am Loved, a Bible study on 1 John by Wendy Blight.

 

Blessings to you,

March 13, 2019

Praying the Promises of God Week 4 – Fear and Peace

Friends, words don’t seem enough to express what fills my heart for the prayers, scriptures and messages you sent. I’ve been overwhelmed by your love and tenderness during this time of grieving.

It’s been a hard, but sweet, time for our family, and the new family God has brought into our lives. It’s never easy to lose a parent, but for Morgan (my daughter’s fiancé) to lose his mom at age 27,  just months before their wedding, it’s been devastating. But, our God has been so very present. The day we were heading to his sweet mama’s visitation, Morgan sent me this text when I reached out to check on Him.

Thank you. I feel His presence around me everyday.

Sweet friends, I know that’s, in part, because of your faithful prayers. Thank you!

This week, I’m sharing Scriptures, and my thoughts, on fear and peace. Two areas in my life where I’ve experienced great struggles. Each time, without fail, praying God’s Word brought freedom and hope.

I pray the same for you as you work through these verses as time allows.

Praying the Promises series by Wendy Blight

Fear

Isaiah 41:10: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Psalm 56:3: “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”

2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

Joshua 1:9: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Isaiah 35:4 “Tell everyone who is discouraged, Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue….”

Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”

Deut. 3:22: “Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.”

Thoughts the Lord brought to mind …

Do not be afraid, My child. I’m always with you. I will never leave you. I will help you through what you’re walking through and hold you in the palm of My hand.

Know fear is not from Me. I give you My Holy Spirit. In My Spirit, you have access to My power, My love and My mind. My Spirit is stronger than anyone or any circumstances you face. Remember, greater is the One who lives in you, which is Me, than the one who lives in the world.

I am your rescuer and defender! I am your stronghold. So, you should fear NOTHING! I will never leave you or forsake you. Take refuge in Me.

Peace

Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

John 14:27: “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.”

Psalm 55:22: “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.”

Psalm 46:1: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

Psalm 91:1-2: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Galatians 5:22: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,”

Psalm 4:8: “In peace, I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

Isaiah 26:3: “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”

Thoughts the Lord brought to mind …

Don’t let your worries overcome you, My daughter. Pray about each worry. Bring it to Me with a heart of thanksgiving. I will carry your worries for you and, in return, restore the peace that is yours in Me. It’s a peace that will guard your heart and mind forever and always when you surrender every worry to Me.

Cast your cares upon Me. Don’t you know how much I care for you? I will carry them for you. My Spirit, My power, My love will sustain you. Trust Me.

My Spirit lives in you. The fruit of My Spirit fills you. Peace is part of that fruit. Believe My promise. Walk in My promise. Then, you’ll live abundantly in My promise.

I will keep you in perfect peace when you trust in Me. When you keep your eyes fixed on Me. When you stay in My Word.

I pray these Scriptures minister to your heart. If you’re currently struggling with fear and/or peace, or you’ve struggled in the past and come out the other side, leave a comment sharing the Scriptures that spoke to your heart from our post or your own Scriptures that have helped you. Next week, please come back to visit. I’ll announce two names, chosen from the comments left over the last four weeks, to win some fun gifts. 

If you’re just joining in the series, you can catch up here: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3.