Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Study....

Hey y'all,

This summer has been filled with a lot of spiritual growth. My church has just finished their series called "First Love" that was filled with discussion of relationships looking through Ephesians 5:21-32 and we began a series called "Something Better" focusing on the fact that God is the only true and real God. We have been focusing on 1 Kings 17 so far and I am loving the reassurance the series brings.

Along with growth in the church, I am beginning a new 8-week study through the blog Good Morning Girls using the book Anything: The Prayer that Unlocked My God and My Soul by Jennie Allen. GMG is similar to She Read's Truth, another online community for bible studies but it has more of a structure to it rather than just daily blog posts which I love.The book is described on GoodReads as:

Safe. Comfortable. Happy. 
Words we all love. Feelings we want. Even crave. We may love God, but being that he's invisible, words like "comfortable" seem to feel better faster. 
We are all chasing something. Our hearts were made to run hard and fast after things that move us. But as a generation we are all beginning to stir and wake up, identifying that these words don't satisfy for long, especially when compared to God. If God is real, and we are going to live with Him forever, shouldn't He be everything? 
Caught in this familiar haze of worldly happiness and empty pursuits, Jennie Allen and her husband Zac prayed a courageous prayer of abandonment that took them on an adventure God had written for them. 
"God, we will do anything. " "Anything"

I just started the study and I am a week behind the start date but upon opening the book and reading the audacious prayer of "anything" I felt at peace. My Sunday School kids were told to pray bold prayers a few weeks ago while we were going over Joshua's prayer to have the sun stand still (Joshua 10) and it prompted a reflection on the fact that we often pray for small miracles when we can truly pray to God for anything and will be willing to do anything for Him.

So here is the schedule of readings in the bible for week one as well as the verse for the week.
Jessica at Proverbs Living wrote a wonderful post of tips on organizing your GMG studies and I am in love with her blog after just finding it this morning.
 Are you going to follow along with the GMG study this summer? 

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Thanks for the sweet note!