Precious Women of God,
Grab a cup of coffee and join me for a few moments today as I share with you some thoughts and strategies about experiencing God every day and inviting others to join you along the way.
What would you say if I asked you what it takes to have a flourishing life? The Sunday school answer is Jesus, right? More time with the Lord in His Word is the starting point, but one ingredient often missing is experiencing God in that process.
It is possible to read the Bible every day and never experience God. I know that is true because I have done it! If we read the Bible because we feel we have to, we want to check off the box, or we know we're supposed to, then we may miss out on a God encounter.
The National Leadership Team recently completed an 8-week study of the book Seven Realities for Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby and his son Richard. What a wonderful resource for reminding us that when we read the Word, there are two questions that we need to answer! What is God saying to me? and What am I going to do about it? Week by week we looked at the Life of Moses from the time he experienced God at the burning bush through his time leading the Israelites out of Egypt.
God has never spoken to me from a burning bush, but I have learned to know His voice. Knowing how to hear God is critical to our being able to grow and mature as believers. This study was a wonderful way for our team to learn together how to listen better and follow God's leading.
Our time together so encouraged us that we would love to encourage you to experience God as we did. There are tons of materials out there for growing as a disciple and encouraging others to grow also. This is but one recommendation. It is an easy-to-use tool with meaningful, life-transforming content.
You could do it by yourself, but it is always more fun to learn in community, so grab a girlfriend or 2, or invite 2 or 3 couples to join you and give it a try.
We'd love to hear from you if you decide to step out in faith and grow through this study --or another. We would love to hear what tools you are using in your disciple-making journey!
Living boldly for God,