You’ve likely heard Eve’s temptation story in Genesis but have you explored why God put this story in the Bible? If you’re a woman bearing God’s image, read more and learn about having a healthy view of self from Eve’s temptation story.
Identity in Christ
Joy. What is it and how can someone be joyful all the time, when life’s horrible awful in the worst kinda way? I get it and better yet, God gets it. His guidebook for life, the Bible, has the answers to what Christian joy is and how to find joy during really difficult times. Using Mary, Jesus’ mother, we’ll answer those questions and explore what the Bible says about finding joy in the Lord…even when life is super duper hard. If you’re going through tough season right now, I pray this Bible study allows you to find true joy, the joy that overcomes the worst of things, and is grounded fully in your loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Hope. Finding it is tough and placing it in the right things can be even harder. After all, what is hope, where should it come from, and why should you even have it? Mary, the mother of Jesus, had every reason to be hopeless but instead, found hope and the words of her song conveys it. No matter how hopeless you feel right now, will you explore hope with me? My prayer is that you find the hope you need this season and that you’re able to use today’s Bible Study to find hope in every season. Before we dive into Mary’s story let’s explore what hope actually is.
Priorities. How do you set them and how’s a Christian woman to know if she’s chosen the right priorities? In a world where so much clamores for our attention and time, priority setting is tough. As a woman of God there are two key priorities that have to rise to the top of your list. Why? Because they determine what your remaining priorities should be. We’re going to explore how priorities have been overtaken and how to place the most important ones back on top.
Have you ever wondered if God thinks you’re beautiful? If you’re like most women you want to look and feel beautiful. But instead you spend your time thinking about the “don’ts” and the “have’s”. I don’t have a small waist, I have a big belly, have a big rear, have cellulite. Have you ever stopped and instead thanked God for the way you look before you’ve styled your hair, put on any make-up, or squeezed yourself into some spanx. True gratitude for every square inch of your body has been proven to change the way you think and feel about your appearance. It even changes the way you care for the amazingly beautiful you God created and the way you care for your body, will change your appearance. Because of this I’m going to show you why and how to write a gratitude letter to your body. Woman of God, life won’t be perfect because you’re thinner, prettier, or whatever it is you wish you were.
Accepting help from others is one of the hardest things to do. It flies in the face of our “self-sufficient”, “better than you”, “I’ve got it all together”, “perfect instagram image” lives. Have you ever stopped to consider we may have it all wrong? We’re going to open God’s Word and see what we can learn about accepting help from others. We’ll look at a couple of Old and New Testament stories where people asked for or received help and, as usual, I’ll pepper devotion questions in for you.
An unknown author said, “If you put a small value on yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.”
This quote caused me to pause. If you’re like most women, you’ve likely struggled with, or are struggling with, your value and worth. Lets go to God’s Word and determine your value and worth.
Do you find yourself asking “why is it so hard for me to lose weight”? You aren’t alone. There are more than 18 reasons women struggle to lose weight. If you’re reading this you’re likely hoping I’ll give some kind of weight loss secret or tip. I’ll put this right up front – I won’t, exactly. Instead we’ll journey into God’s Word and weave our weighty story into Naomi’s. For the next two weeks, Wednesday will be spent reflecting on God’s Word and our life and Friday we’ll explore weight loss options based on the science behind the struggle. The fact that Americans struggle with body weight is no secret. 40% of American women are obese and 67% are either overweight or obese. Despite diets, exercise, weight loss surgeries, and countless “weight loss” products and protocols, America continues to gain weight. But life is about so much more than size. Remember that ladies.