We live in a rural area but I know the importance of daily Bible studying. You may not believe it but I have to limit my trips to town because I do live at home – not in the car running errands. So I get Bible studies that have daily work and then online video sessions. The video sessions make it feel like I’m doing it with my best friend. Even though these ladies don’t even know me!!
I start my day with the devotional called “Jesus Calling” and have used it every morning for maybe 8 years?? And it still speaks to me almost every day! I have tried to start new books but my heart goes back to this.
2017 wasn’t the best year for me completing Bible studies! Ugh. I started and finished only one. ONE. Thankful I had the bible verses from Jesus Calling to get me through.
But the one I completed is a GOOD one. Obviously it was the one that God wanted me to do.
It is called “A
Woman who doesn’t Quit. Five Habits from the Book of Ruth” by Nicki Koziarz. Fitting title, don’t you think?? It only took me 6 months to do a 6 week study.
It is a powerful study. Talks about hard situations and how to press through them.
Watching the video lessons made me feel that Nicki and I were chatting over coffee. Which is exactly what I needed. She shared her struggles and I could share mine too.
I won’t be giving anything away by sharing the 5 habits because the daily study is the powerful part. That’s where the Lord worked in my heart.
I’m going to share them so I can review the habits myself:
- She accepts the assignment of refinement.
- She follows through despite how she feels.
- She stays open to the movement of God.
- She gives others what she needs.
- She moves forward in faith.
I love the story of Ruth. I’d love to study even deeper but this is what I needed at just this time. I hope you will consider adding this to your bible study wish list.