It will be nice to have a break. But, I can't help but be disappointed that I'm going to lose the accountability of a small group, at a time that I think I need it most. With a drastic change of routine looming in the very near future, I need something to keep me motivated and accountable to spend time in God's word on a daily basis -- something more than skimming the "Daily Bread" devotional before I crawl out of bed in the morning. Not that there is anything wrong with doing that -- because I do -- but I am so much more focused when I work through a study of some sort.
One blogger that I follow regularly is Courtney at Women Living Well. When I learned about the Proverbs 31 study going on this summer, I was thrilled! Courtney's ebook, "The Proverbs 31 Woman - One Virtue at a Time", has been on my reading list for awhile.
This Good Morning Girls' study uses the SOAP method - which was new to me. We only focus on a few verses each day, but have a chance to really dig into each verse! SOAP stands for scripture, observations, applications, and prayer. I'm really learning a lot using this method - even though we only focus on one or two verses every day. Honestly, I was disappointed that the study skips the weekends!!
Yesterday on Facebook, Angela from Good Morning Girls, challenged us to invite a friend to join the study, because "you never know the difference you can make when you extend an invitation to someone." I had planned to do the study on my own because I wasn't sure if I would be able to stay on the schedule right after the baby is born. I'm always more-than-content working alone on something. Maybe God has a different plan... I posted about the study last night on Facebook, inviting anyone interested to join me. I'm excited to see what happens!!
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