Welcome to Summer bible study as we begin reading Duty or Delight- Knowing Where You Stand With God by Tammie Head. Our six-week womens bible study encourages us to delight in God by freeing ourselves from spiritual insecurities. The first three weeks of our study will focus on God’s pursuit of us and the last three weeks focus on our pursuit of Him. Please begin reading week one this week, and be sure to also read About the Author and the Introduction pages 4 through 9.
Each week there are five lessons in the Duty or Delight bible study. I found it a bit difficult to know where one lesson begins and the other one ends, because the days are not titled “day one, day two..” as other bible studies often are. Find a reading schedule that works best for you. For me, I read a few pages a day, five days a week.
The best way to stay on track and not fall behind is to wake up 30 minutes early each day. Get your hot coffee or tea, find a comfortable place to read and begin a daily habit of spending your mornings with God. Put God first and begin your day in His Word. We know from past experience- those women who wait until lunchtime or evening to study the bible rarely finish the study. Life happens and it often interferes with bible study.
As you read your bible study, for six weeks you’ll put God first in your life. Your focus will be on Him at the start of your day. It’s interesting when we read in the morning, we’re often reminded of our lesson throughout our busy day. A verse or a phrase will simmer in your mind and then refreshes itself sometime in the day. For me, this is one of the greatest benefits of bible study and why I desire to share it with you as I lead the study.
Please pray for the 225+ women who are participating in the Summer bible study here at the Womens Bible Cafe. Pray specifically for the enemy to back off- and for each woman to grow in her individual faith journey.
We are having technical problems with the website (wordpress upgrade affected our site design) and hope to correct it soon. Pray our blog designer will find the time in her busy schedule to attend to our upgrade needs and for the process to flow without any major issues. For now, you need to click the category link at the top of the page called “Duty or Delight“ in order to find the latest updates. When the site is updated, the updates will appear on the front page as they normally do.
We will “meet” here again next week and have a group discussion about what you read for week one. I am praying for each of you as you begin your Summer Bible Study!
Our Prayer Wall has changed and now you can post prayers or praise reports as comments to the page. Please visit the prayer wall and cover these men and women with prayers. Thank you.
Homework for This Week
- Write a letter to God on the inside cover of your workbook. Tell Him where you are in your life right now, and where you hope He leads you during your 6-week bible study.
- Complete Week One in your workbook.
- Watch the Free Video Sessions at Lifeway.com (the links are confusing and difficult to download, so this is optional)
- If you are on Facebook and want to have mid-week conversations with women in the group, join our private chat room
- If you want a photo next to your comments, visit the site Gravatar.com
Group Discussion- Please post a comment and answer these two questions
- Characterize your life in this present season using ONE WORD.
- Share a specific goal you have for being in this bible study.