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Monday, June 16, 2014

A Blog Bible Study!

I like to pretend that I have it all together. There are days when I feel like everything is going just fine, then there are days when I feel like everything is falling apart. In those desperate days, I cling to the Lord. But in those good days, I often push Him to the back burner. 

There are days when I read my Bible and do my devotion out of the desire to worship. Then there are days when I do those things to just go through the motions, to check it off my "to-do list" of the day. But still, there are days when I do neither. It's a shameful thing to admit, but oftentimes, I'm just going through the motions.

One of my prayers lately has been for God to pull the focus back to Him in my life. For God to give me the desire to learn His word and actually apply it to my life. He's been gracious in answering those prayers, and slowly, I'm getting back into a routine of making His word part of my day to day. I've also prayed for Him to help me blog with a purpose in this space...and He has answered.

The biggest way He's answered that prayer is putting Nicole in my life. We've been texting back and forth about Bible studies and she had the wonderful idea of starting a little blogger Bible study, a community for some ladies to study God's Word and fellowship with each other in the meanwhile.



...which brings me to the best part of this post!

Nicole and I are hosting a Bible study for the next 6 weeks and we want you to join in with us! Nicole chose this study and I couldn't be more pleased with it so far. 

Lord, I Want to Know You is all about learning who God really is, how He works in our lives.  Have you every really realized what His names mean for us? Creator, Healer, Protector, Provider, Redeemer, etc. I am so ready to jump into the Word and learn what those names translate to in my life!

How this works:
-We want you to join in with us by purchasing this Kay Arthur book at any Christian bookstore or on Amazon, etc. I believe it's around $12.00.

-We'll start on June 30th, so you have two weeks to decide if you want to participate and then buy your book!

-The book is broken down into 42 days, so it'll be a 6 week study. Each day's lesson is fairly short. Every Friday, Nicole and I will post about the 7 days we just finished. We want y'all to comment and discuss things with us, tell us what you learned, show us your favorite part, etc. It can be as little or as much as you want to post! If you write your own post, we want to see your link!

-If you don't blog, but want to participate, we have a hashtag to use on Instagram or Twitter, too (#namesofGod2014)! Just tag us and share with us. You can find us at @nicolevcole and @mrsrachwalker. 

We want this to be easy and enjoyable. No rules or requirements, no judging if you don't finish a chapter or haven't done all 7 days...we just long for a group of women who want to learn more about Jesus. My prayer is that we can encourage each other, fellowship together, and get to know one another better all while studying the Bible. Nicole and I both feel like God has already put this into motion and He has big plans for this, and we pray that you want to be a part of it! 

We also encourage you to find someone in your community or grab a friend and do it together.

If you plan to join in with us, comment below! One lucky commenter is going to receive this book as a gift from us, to hopefully encourage you to be bold and join us. We don't have it all figured out, but we know that when God pulls people together to worship Him, He will bless us! 

So, will you be a part of this with us? Please say yes! I'm so thrilled to see where the Lord leads us. Xoxo

36 comments:

  1. I want to do this! I have been reading Unglued this weekend and it has really pulled at my heart to do more in my day to day besides prayer but also to be more meaningful and intentional in my prayer. Looks like here is my sign and I know the accountability of this will help keep me on track. Thank you for doing this!

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  2. What a great idea!!! Going to Amazon right now to purchase the book! I have been wanting to work on my relationship with the big man and this sounds like a great way to do it!! Thank you :)

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  3. YAY! I can't wait for this. PS pick me ;)

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  4. I would love to do this! I really have been wanting to do some sort of study that helps me feel closer to God.

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  5. I'm so excited for this! Thank y'all for putting this together!

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  6. This is such a great idea! Can't wait!

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  7. I love this. I'm trying hard to get my focus refocused. Thanks for having us along.

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  8. I love this. I'm trying hard to get my focus refocused. Thanks for having us along.

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  9. Such a fabulous idea! I'm in!
    xo, Jess

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  10. Count me in, lady! You know I am down and could use some accountability!

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  11. What a wonderful idea! It's been years since I've done a Kay Arthur study. I'm so in! :)

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  14. I'm so excited to do this! Thank you both so much for extending this invitation to all of us! I can't wait!!

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  15. love this idea Rach! what an awesome way to study the Word together!

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  16. I am SO glad you are doing this - I can't wait to join!!

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  17. I love this! I've been looking for devotional and this looks so perfect! Thanks for sharing about it!

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  18. Rachel, this is such a fabulous idea and if I did not already have another study going at this time I'd be "all over it." But, perhaps this is just the start of more to come. Praying God's richest blessings over this endeavor!

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  19. I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!! This is such an encouragement!!!!!

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  20. This sounds great, I'll have to find that book this weekend!

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  21. I'm in!! :) So excited

    simplybetheblog@gmail.com

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  22. This sounds like such an amazing way to build community and study the Lord together!

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  23. Y'all are the best! Can't wait to participate!

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  24. This sounds like an awesome ideaM I'm in :)

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  25. I'd love to do this. As you know, I do have a Church but no Sunday school class there. I so miss that intimate part of it all where we can learn together & discuss. I'm definitely in! :-)

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  26. I love this idea. What a neat way to build community!

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  27. One- I am so glad that you are back to blogging. You have been one of my favorite bloggers for quite some time. So many things you write are things I literally could write myself. Two- I think it is awesome that you guys are doing this. I love people who are open and bold with their faith. So encouraging when it comes from someone who is in my own age range. Three- I think technology is so freaking amazing. I remember when we first got the internet in fifth grade and having no idea what to do with it. It is such a neat tool that connects people from across the country and all over the world. I am beyond exciting to join in!

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  28. I'm in! And I'd love to win the book and get started!

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  29. Will your first post be on June 30, or is that when the reading starts?

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  30. Can't Wait to start! Rachel - I think I fixed the no-reply blogger issue, can you reply now?

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  31. This sounds amazing. Unfortunately, I can't participate this go round. I'd definitely be interested if you do a second study. I did share this with my followers on my FB page in case their interested. Thanks for sponsoring!

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  32. Im behind but count me in, please!!

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  33. I'd love to join! :) (ryannkmccall@gmail.com)

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