However, there are some questions that still linger, unanswered, including questions about the Bible itself.
I will be posting my faith story here on the blog in the future, as I'm working on writing it all out. But for now, I just wanted to share some exciting information I received today. I got an email from Proverbs 31 Ministries about an upcoming Online Bible Study: What Happens When Women Walk in Faith by Lysa TerKeurst. It begins on April 13 and goes through May 15.
Per their website:
In this 5-week study, you will learn how to understand how that restless discontent you sometimes feel is not necessarily a bad thing, identify one area where you can draw a line in the sand and take a step toward something new, and be prepared for God to use your small steps of faith to unleash His work and wonder in your life.
It's free to participate - you only need to purchase the book! You can read more about it and sign up here. I've participated in one of their online bible studies before, and I was so grateful for the women at Proverbs 31. It's a place of community, Godly women, support, and encouragement to deepen your relationship with the Lord and to live His will daily. There are emails, forums, and blog link-ups to encourage participation. It's like a small group without leaving the comfort of your own home!
"Before we step out in faith, we need to step into God's word."
Per their site, this series was created to:
+ help you increase your confidence in understanding and applying Biblical truths
+ understand what makes the Bible a unique, trusted, historical work
+ build a basic Bible framework of the "who, what, when, where, why, and how" of Scripture to deepen your study
+ gather study resources and tools to help you dig deeper in the Bible
+ become equipped with all the basics and building blocks you need to make the most of your Bible study
Umm, yes please! If you're looking to understand the Bible itself or for a way to get past the overwhelming intimidation of the Bible and really want to dive in but don't know how or where to start, this is for you! Unlike the OBS discussed above, this isn't free. BUT, it's only $14.99 for the 5-week study! To me, it's invaluable information that I will always cherish. I pray that this will change the way I study God's word forever.
It starts on April 16th, and you don't have to participate in the OBS to participate in this conference call series. You can do them together or separately - it's completely up to you! There is more information on when the conference calls will be held live and how to download them if you can't listen live here, when you sign up. Here's a short video Proverbs 31 Ministries provided for some more information on this conference call series.
I'm blown away already and am filled with excitement! I'm so stoked for April 16th to roll around. If you don't understand any of this information or how this all works, please don't hesitate to ask me any questions you have! I AM IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH PROVERBS 31 MINISTRIES OR THIS CONFERENCE CALL SERIES. I am just a huge fan of what they're doing and have participated in an online bible study before. I am also NOT receiving any compensation or product for this post. I'm just passionate about the Lord and in deepening my relationship with Him through His word. God is shouting at me that this is exactly what I needed, and I wanted to share with everyone in hopes that you'll join in and be forever changed by one or both of these 5-week studies.
If you're planning to participate, please let me know! I'd love to chat with you along the way about your thoughts and sort of treat it like an actual small group with some of my readers. Also, if you want to join but can't afford the $14.99 fee right now, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!