Twelve Extraordinary Women Summer Online Bible Study – Hannah Day 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extraordinary Women of the Bible – Hannah (July 10)

Today’s Scripture:

Read…

1 Samuel 1:1-11

Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur book:

Read Chapter 5: Intro., A Cherished Hope, A Godly Heritage, A Holy Ambition, Love for Her Husband

(Note-This seems like a lot of sections for one day, but the first 4 sections set the stage of who this family was/who they descended from.  The section entitled, Love for Her Husband, supplements the Scripture we are reading today.)

 

Kickstarter Update

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We did it!  Goal #1 has been met.  I will be moving this free WordPress.com blog over to hosted WordPress.org blog with my own domain!  I’ll keep you posted all along the way as we make this transition next month.

In the meantime, we’re on a roll!  Why stop now?

Goal #2 is to hire a graphic designer to re-design the cover and inside of the Men’s Bible Reading and Prayer Journal.  I’ve found the perfect one – my friend Meghan, who designed the Women’s version seen in the photo.  $250 will get this done!

The Men’s Journal will be like the Women’s version but with a more manly designer cover.  It will include prayer strategy sheets such as Prayer for my Wife and all of the ones that are contained in the Women’s version.

My “purpose” or mission is to encourage ALL people to read their Bibles and pray daily.  I’m preparing an article which should post next Friday on why this is so important.  Be sure to Subscribe so you won’t miss it!  The ALL part of this mission statement includes…

Women – Journal, daily online Bible Study through our website and Youtube channel

Men – Journal designed for men

Children – Journal designed for children, Bible Studies for preteens, Growing Character Bible Study for Girls, Sunday School resources, Summer Camp curricula

Worldwide – Curricula to use for Mission Trips

Families – Daily online devotions on our website and Youtube Channel, Advent book

All of the above are already complete EXCEPT for the Men’s Journal (and I’d like to re-do the one for Children at some point).  

Would you consider helping me get the Men’s Journal designed?

If so, you can view my Kickstarter campaign here.

Be sure to check out my Youtube video where I show you the Women’s Journal cover to cover!  You can check that out here.

Article : Cleaning the Clutter

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Article:  Cleaning the Clutter

A few years back, I heard Pam Tebow, mother of the famed quarter back and now baseball player Tim Tebow, speaking at an event.  “What’s Your Mission?” she asked.  She explained that if you’re a mom with young children, your mission is to be a mom.  It’s an important role.  There is great value in it.

I would add, if you’re a wife and mom, then your #1 mission is to be a wife and mom!  But, we know that women are multi-faceted and great at multi-tasking.  Sometimes God puts something else on our hearts to do; other ways to serve Him – maybe in a job or area of ministry.

For me, I’d say my “purpose” is to encourage all people to read their Bibles and pray daily.  I’m trying to weigh out every opportunity that comes my way and see if it falls under that umbrella.  If not, it could be an idol.  I may be putting it ahead of God’s will for me.

I have not yet read Lysa Terkheurst’s book, The Best Yes, but if it’s about what its name suggests, then I think I “get” it.  I need to decide what to put my time into.  If I’m not investing in my family or in my purpose, I may just be hoarding a bunch of clutter that needs to be chunked.

Spring officially ended seventeen days ago, but it’s not too late to do a little spring cleaning of your schedule.  Get In His presence daily with Bible reading and prayer and listen carefully to what He wants you to do.  Then, make sure you do it to the best of your ability without letting other things steal your energy and talents.  Shoot for what I call “Chic fil A” quality.  And believe me, you’ll be saying, “My pleasure,” when you hear God say, “Well done.”

In His Presence Summer Online Bible Study July 7

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Extraordinary Women of the Bible – Ruth

Today’s Scripture:

Read…

Ruth 4

Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur book:

Read Chapter 4: Redemption page 301(after second paragraph) to 303

 

Online Family Devotion July 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening.  It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc.

*Note-We had been working through a list of sins from Anne Graham Lotz new book, The Daniel Prayer.  We finished her list last week.

Tonight, I’ll be reading this article from John Piper to my children.

A Call to Teenagers to be Free

 

In His Presence Online Bible Study July 6

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Extraordinary Women of the Bible – Ruth

Today’s Scripture:

Read…

Ruth 3

Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur book:

Read Chapter 4: Redemption page 298 (middle of the page) through 301 (stop after second paragraph)

 

If you’re new and want to learn more about this Online Bible Study, you can read more here.

You can watch today’s Youtube video here.

Prayer When Being Attacked by the Enemy

I mentioned in my Youtube video today that I would post a prayer strategy based on 2 Chronicles 20.

Click below to download and print.

Prayer When Being Attacked by the Enemy

Prayer When Being Attacked by the Enemy

Based on Jehoshaphat’s prayer in 2 Chronicles 20

SEEK THE LORD (2 Chronicles 20:3)

I am coming to You in prayer, seeking You.  Jeremiah 29:13, says, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”

Create in me and each of my family members a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us. (Psalm 51:10)  I confess to you my sins (list any sin that the Holy Spirit brings to mind.) Jesus, You said, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” (John 14:23)

FAST – if the battle rising against your family is intense, you should fast (2 Chronicles 20:4)

ACKNOWLEDGE GOD (2 Chronicles 20:6)

“O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you.” (2 Chronicles 20:6)

(List any things God has already done in your family.)

BATTLE CRY (2 Chronicles 20:12)

Dear God, a battle rages against our family.  We have no power against it, nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You. (2 Chronicles 20:12)

LISTEN (2 Chronicles 20:13)

We stand before You now.  We are listening for direction from You.  (2 Chronicles 20:13)

(Take some time to listen to any clear directions the Lord tells you.  This may not come the first time you pray or even soon after.  Be persistent in prayer and keep listening.  God will let you know if there’s something He wants you to do to participate in His answer.  Pray for God to help you discern His voice and to test everything and hold fast to what is good. (1 Thes. 5:21)  God usually repeats His directives.  Throw up a red flag if you feel an urgency to do or say something “right now!” That’s a tactic the enemy uses.  Instead, stop and pray and keep listening to be sure.  If it was from God, you will continue to feel that way later.  The feeling will not go away.  It will be different from what you normally feel “in the flesh.”  Have trusted friends pray for you regarding this.  Be careful that you don’t take their advice as from the Lord.  If there is a wise person that you have built a history of prayer with, listen but always take it back to God.  When you have a peace that this is what God is telling you to do, act in obedience; even if you are fearful and even if you don’t understand.  He sees what we can’t see.  He knows what He’s doing. His ways are not our ways. His ways are higher than ours.  (Isaiah 55:8-9)

“Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” (2 Chronicles 20:15)

PRAISE (2 Chronicles 20:21)

“Praise the Lord for His mercy endures forever.” (2 Chronicles 20:21)

(Sing songs of praise or have praise music playing in your home.)

“Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.” (2 Chronicles 20:22)

STAND AND SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD (2 Chronicles 20:17)

We position ourselves in faith.  We stand expectant believing we will see the salvation of the Lord.  We will not fear or be dismayed for the Lord is with us.  (2 Chronicles 20:17)

 

Declare these things to the Lord.

Dear God, You are…

ALL-POWERFUL.  Enable me to stand firm with the belt of truth buckled around my waist and with the breastplate of righteousness in place. (Ephesians 6:14)

STRONG.  “Who is the King of glory?  The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle!” (Psalm 24:8)

OVERCOMER.  “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation.  But, take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

ABLE.  “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” (Ephesians 3:20)

MIGHTY.  “The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

VICTOR.  “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, And You are exalted as head over all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11

Online Family Devotion July 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening.  It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc.

*Note-We had been working through a list of sins from Anne Graham Lotz new book, The Daniel Prayer.  We finished her list last week.

I’m taking some time this week to prepare our next series.  In the meantime, here’s a family devotion that is one of my most popular posts.  It was the number one viewed post yesterday!

You can view the Fruit of the Spirit –  Gentleness family devotion here:

https://kathyhutto.wordpress.com/kid-devos/fruits-of-the-spirit-gentleness/

 

 

In His Presence Online Bible Study July 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extraordinary Women of the Bible – Ruth

Today’s Scripture:

Read…

Ruth 2

 

Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur book:

Read Chapter 4: Redemption page 294-298 (middle of the page)

 

If you’re new and want to learn more about this Online Bible Study, you can read more here.

You can watch today’s Youtube video here.

Kickstarter Campaign to Upgrade this Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently launched a Kickstarter.

***UPDATE: We set a goal of $101 to build a new website, and we reached that goal in less than ONE DAY!! Amazing!! We are incredibly excited and grateful, and we can’t wait to build the new website!

There’s still time before this campaign ends.

So…

**On to GOAL #2 = Hire a graphic designer to help make the new website look pretty and organized.

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If you’d like to help us achieve Goal #2, please click here to see my Kickstarter Campaign.

Click image below or here to view my Kickstarter.