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