Monday, August 31, 2009
Lately I have been getting real with God in a very mighty way. Any of you who have really explored the Proverbs 31 woman know what I mean!
I struggle with most personal Bible studies. I have tried many and I just could never seem to find the perfect fit. Something that was both challenging in character areas but also challenged me in the area of Bible knowledge. I have had studies that were SO overloaded with Biblical knowledge, I wore myself out with it and there wasn't much left for personal growth. On the other hand I have done studies that were focused on just personal growth, which is great, but didn't give me the deeper study of scripture that I long for.
Finally I found an author that writes personal Bible studies that are right up my alley...Elizabeth George. On a whim I ordered her guides for Proverbs 31 and Philippians. They sat on my shelf for awhile and finally I decided to give Discovering the Treasures of a Godly Woman: Proverbs 31 a try.
Within 1 lesson I was hooked. It is everything I personally love in a Bible study. I have to dig deep into scripture, and deep into myself. I can also easily complete a lesson or 2 each day without any problem. This book takes Proverbs 31: 10-31 apart, verse by verse. I have always studied Proverbs 31, and thought I was very familiar with it, and still I am learning so much.
I am working on memorizing the entire thing and am about half way through without looking ;). Memory work is not my strong suit, but I know it is so important to hide God's word deep in my heart and brain!!!!
I highly recommend this study to anyone ready to be challenged as a woman. As I finish my study up, I will try to share more about how it has really rocked me. Will you let Proverbs 31 ROCK YOU?