I know you probably thinking to yourself wait what? But in another edition of what I am reading, I am going to share with you the devotional I am doing with Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Studies. Full disclosure here, I am a little behind with this book and we are only supposed to do one devotion a day. But I keep it here in the blog cabin and there are some days I don’t venture out to work in here so I get behind. But I am working hard to get caught up.
But y’all I will tell you being behind is almost like God planned for it because the days I really need encouragement I open up Fighting Words and even though I am behind the devotion is exactly what I needed for that day.
So before I tell you a little bit about the devotional let me share with you about the Bible study. Proverbs 31 Ministries does an online Bible study several times a year. Normally they work through a book and they last about 4-6 weeks however, this summer is a little different. They will be working through this book through the whole summer and into September. I love that their studies are work at your own pace and they don’t guilt you if you get behind. You can do as much as you like it is all about what fits with your life and schedule.
Now a little bit about the book
Whether it’s a dream that isn’t coming true, a stretch of the journey that feels especially dark, or just the basic “busy and tired” each of us braves in the crazy chaos of the ordinary, have you ever faced a season where “life to the full” feels just out of reach, light seems like it it’s just over the horizon, or lies seem to crowd out the truth? If you’re anything like Ellie Holcomb, the answer is yes. For her in these seasons, God’s Word has been a shelter, a comfort, a song, a balm, and an anchor. Ultimately, it’s been a light that has helped kick back at the darkness of the lies we so often believe. In her debut devotional, Fighting Words, you are invited to come alongside Ellie, as you ponder the power of God’s promises together and speak them into the darkest corners of your soul. Filled with encouraging and honest reflections, beautifully designed Scripture memory pages, and wonderful questions to help you process, Fighting Words is a place where you can wrestle, respond to, and take hold of precious truths in God's Word to help you push back the lies that so often consume, distract, and destroy us. God's Word is alive. In this devotional, Ellie invites you to steep your soul in the living Word, take hold of it, wrestle with it, bury it in your heart, and watch as it brings about life and flourishing. As you journey along with Ellie, you’ll find that little by little, you're fighting the lies with the truth, kicking back the darkness, and living in the light.
Now since this is a devotion book, I do recommend getting a separate journal to take notes in. I bought the cow journal in the picture months ago and never used it. But I knew when I saw it that I would be using it for this study.
Look for another post soon about my addiction to blank journals. 😉