August 15, 2019

5 Bible verses for Stress

August 15, 2019
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You don't have to do it alone. Those are the words I have to keep telling myself and sharing with other. Yes, you are amazing. Yes, you can do all things in Christ.

But you don't have to do it alone. It's okay to ask for help. It doesn't make you less of a woman, wife, mother, or professional. God put all these people in your life, because you don't have to do it alone.

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I know I'm repeating myself. But I had to say this to myself a lot of times and hear it from a lot of different people. Before I actually had the courage to open my mouth and ask for help.

Whatever your struggling to manage. Whatever is keeping you up at night. Whatever is plaguing your brain and making it difficult for you to have peace.

I encourage you today to give it to God. Ask him to intervene on your behalf. To place those in your path that can help you to overcome. And trust that God will make you whole again.

You don't have to be stressed. Don't claim it. That's one of the things I had to give up was saying,  I'm stressed out.

Instead of being stressed out, look at what areas you are being stretched in. Think of how you can find relief in those area of your life. Because God won't give you more than you can handle.

Storytime

Life is truly crazy. I was literally sitting down reading Fervent by Priscilla Shirer when I received a text from a friend. She asked that I please pray for her.

She told me that over the weekend she found herself feeling anxious. And at some point she found herself having suicidal thoughts. She didn't act on it but just the fact that she had the thoughts concerned her.

All I could think is this ain't nothing but the devil.

I have never been one for giving the devil credit. To be honest I have always been one who under estimated the devil. Therefore I never took the time to understand the way he works within our lives to try to keep us from achieving God's glory.

But reading Fervent helped me to better understand how the devil works and who he is based on scripture. Moreover Priscilla teaches how to use prayer to overcome the schemes of Satan.

Today I wanted to share the prayer that I prayed for her. Now I'm sharing it with you in hopes that if you find yourself facing anxiety this will help you cope.

Prayer for Anxiety and Stress

Dear Heavenly Father, we know that Satan is constantly at work to undermine you. Constantly plotting and creating plans that are targeted at our weaknesses. So much so that we often fail to recognize the salvation we have in Christ. For our every failure and sin is already forgiven.

Lord help us to choose you everyday despite temptation. Stay in the forefront of our hearts, minds, and spirits. Take our burdens and remove the spirit of fear that tries to render us powerless to anxiety.

Because we know that you gave us a spirit of courage and self discipline. We know that you have a plan and purpose for our lives. Any thoughts that try to hinder us from following your will.

We ask that you remove them Father. We ask that you remove anything from our lives that does not bring you glory. For we know you deserve all the honor, praise, and glory.

We just come to you today asking for your help. Help us to trust you with in every area of our life. Help us to be ok with not understanding the fullness of your plan. And most of all help us to lean on your wisdom and not our own understanding. May all our sins, fears, failures, and faults be covered with the blood of Jesus. Amen

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5 Bible Verses for Stress

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 ESV

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3 ESV

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. Psalms 94:19 ESV

"Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:29-30 ESV

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 ESV


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August 08, 2019

Verse Mapping for Beginners

August 08, 2019
Discover these simple tips on Verse Mapping for beginners. These tips will help you to incorporate verse mapping into your Bible study routine.

Hey you, welcome back or welcome if you are new here! I'm making it my business in 2019 to overload you with different bible study techniques, methods, tips, and printables. I'm usually not one for beating a dead horse but I recently realized that some people need that.

So if that's you make sure you take a minute and join the tribe. Don't worry I wont overload you with useless emails. I most def wont overload your inbox - who has that kind of time. But I will try to send you 2-3 emails a month with new blog content, inspiration, and asking you for content ideas.

Okay that went on longer than I intended. I think I've gotten way to comfortable ranting to you. But, what the heck. Hopefully you like it or will grow to enjoy it *fingers crossed*.

Today I'm sharing detailed tips plus a video tutorial on how to use verse mapping during your bible study. I have been using the verse mapping bible study method for almost 2 years.

Verse mapping is helpful if you are a bible study beginners looking for a way to take notes inside of your bible. Now on to the real reason you came here...

What is verse mapping?

Verse mapping is bible marking system used to notate certain things during your bible reading. Verse mapping is only helpful if you are consistent with the markings. Verse mapping is easier if you actively make notations while you are reading.

I feel like that was a really wordy description. This may be one of those methods that is just easier to demonstrate then explain. If you agree, watch the Bible Verse Mapping video now!

Who is verse mapping a good fit for?

Verse mapping is a good fit for anyone who studies the bible. If you like to look back at your bible to simply admire your past bible reading - then this is def for you.

Why you should give verse mapping a try?

You should give verse mapping a try if you like the idea of being able to easily reference your past thoughts. If nothing else you will like being able to quickly find verses that stood out to you or questions that you had.

You should give verse mapping a try if you enjoy discussing your bible study with others. You will find that verse mapping acts as a notation summary of what you have read.

Beginners Guide to Verse Mapping

Once you've selected the verses you are going to read.
  • Circle- words you want to define. Look up the definition and translation.
  • Wavy line- any text that you want to better understand. Researching related verses, people, places, and context. A study bible or online commentary will help you with finding other related bible verses. 
  • Highlight- what stands out.
  • Box- verse your want to memorize.
  • Ellipsis- summarize what you learned and how it applies to your life.  

How can you incorporate verse mapping into your bible study routine?

You can incorporate verse mapping into your bible study routine by printing the verse mapping bookmark - no email required! Next time you bible study you will have your verse mapping bookmark handy so that you can quickly notate while reading your bible.

If you give verse mapping a try be sure to let me know in the comments below!

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August 01, 2019

Why you should pray before bible study

August 01, 2019
Learn this simple prayer to speak before you begin bible study. These tips will help you seek God's wisdom before beginning your bible study routine.

When I first started studying the bible on my own I didn't see the need for prayer before bible study. But after reading more difficult bible books like Revelations, I quickly realized I needed God to give me understanding. I can only imagine the difference prayer would have made in my bible study routine.

Thanks to the soap method I have always prayed after bible study, which to me was great. Because I went from having no bible study routine and a lack luster prayer life to daily bible studying and prayer which was a huge change for me.

Today was just a hard day for me. I been having a rough few weeks. But I have been working hard to stay in good spirits and focus on the things I can change. Giving my worries and fears to God. Anywho...

My husband and I were planning on bible studying. But somehow we found ourselves in prayer instead. I prayed in a way I'm not sure I ever have. Moreover, I prayed for longer than I have in a long time. Then I followed it up by journaling.

I guess the Holy Spirit wasn't done with me yet. So then I listened to a sermon by Tony Evans about prayer. He reminded me of a story I had read in Kingdom Woman.

Tony Evans was at an event at a stadium when they - Tony Evans and several other spiritual leaders began to pray to God that it would not rain. There was a woman who interjected and asked to pray. She prayed with conviction and stood strongly on scripture - in a way that the spiritual leaders didn't.

She commanded God. Heck she straight up demanded that God intercede. She recognized that God is in control.

She believed that they were there to do God's will. So in her eyes it only made since to demand that God stopped the rain so His people could receive his word.

Do you know God did just that. In front of all those people God literally moved the rain clouds around the stadium. I know that was a long winded point - and hopefully I didn't lose you.

But I realized the importance of praying with conviction. Not just asking God to do his will. But confirming to God that you know His word and recognize how it applies to your life and the promises he made to you.

God did not create you to worry. He did not create you to fear. But he created you to worship daily - so Imma leave it all right here.

Before you begin your bible study routine

  • Spend some time in worship either listening to your favorite gospel music or sermon.
  • If you feel as though your mentally all over the place, take a few minutes to clear your mind by doing a brain dump by just writing down whatever comes to mind.
  • Before you open your bible pray and command that God open up his word to you. 
  • Finally begin your bible study routine.

Prayer for before you Bible Study

Dear Heavenly Father, please allow your word to fill my heart. I ask that your wisdom penetrate my mind. Renew me Father (Romans 12:2). Most of all, Father please allow your Holy Spirit to be present in all that I do. Give me the clarity I need to follow the path you created just for me. Father I ask that you give me scripture that will encourage and strength me to withstand whatever trials come my way. In Jesus name we pray Amen.


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