I have been in the yearly habit of choosing my one word for the year. I believe this started in 2008 or 2009. I’ve chosen words like “trust” and “joy”. My one word for last year was “Steady,” you can read more about it here. As I was considering and praying about our next Online Bible Study, on the heels of a pretty tough month, I was drawn back to “steady.” That reminder has made me so excited for our next Online Bible Study! This month we will be reading, writing, praying, and studying the Book of Colossians!
But why steady? And before I explain, yes, I realize this not all about me. I’ve had a terrible, awful, no good month. I have honestly felt completely uprooted in all I know to believe and love. That kind of tough. I also know we are coming into some of the busiest and most attention dividing months left in the year. There are holidays and shopping, and wrapping up the first semester of school, and a major change in season and the mini-Lent like liturgical season of Advent and making plans for the new year–even just writing down next year’s doctors appointments in this year’s calendar…it’s a lot!
Back to our Online Bible Study Community
My first thought for our Online Bible Study Community was “Thanksgiving.” I know right, a little cliche and that’s ok because we all need the constant reminder to give thanks in all things. But more than “thanksgiving,” I just had this intense feeling that I needed to sink deep, not in some cozy Hygge way. No, I feel the need to be re-rooted and tended that can only come from Jesus. Way back at the beginning of this year, I chose a Scripture verse to go along with my one word,
“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”
Here are some other translations:
Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving. (GNT)
Rooted and built up in him and confirmed in the faith, as also you have learned: abounding in him in thanksgiving. (DR)
If you’re feeling that need to settle down in Christ. That need to reconnect with your roots. That need to sink deep into Him and His powerful Word–Join us!
Our Online Bible Study Community meets Live at least once a week in our private Facebook group. We pray for each other, we encourage other, and most importantly, we read, write, pray, and study the living and active Word of God together in community.
Our Online Bible Study Community includes:
•Scripture Writing Plan
•Journal Prompts or Dig Deeper Reflections Worksheet
•Invite to our private Facebook group
•Bible Study Community in the comfort of your own home–especially helpful as we enter a season where bad weather can hinder plans
If you have any questions about joining our community, shoot me an email or leave a comment and I’ll get right back with you on it. Let me leave you with some encouraging words from current community members
“I just have to say how blessed I am to be here, I am loving the word of God so much, never would of done it otherwise” –C
“I have enjoyed it a lot 😍” –L
“This group helps my sanity and prayer life❤️” –S
“Can we gift a month to a friend?” –C (BTW, the answer is “Yes!”)
” I struggled with prayer time until these bible studies, but now look forward to each and every morning since. I love reading God’s word!” –K
“I wake up anticipating my time with God and being in the Word. That is what I have gained from these bible studies and writing the word every day.” –M
Finally, enrollment in our Online Bible Study Community is only open until the last day of this month! This allows us to all start the new month on the same page, literally.
And one more thing, if you are in a season where you feel like you cannot commit to our Online Bible Study Community, I do have the Scripture Writing Plan and Worksheets for purchase as digital downloads in The Littlest Way Shop.