Have you ever wanted to read the entire Bible in one year? Do you struggle with being interested in Bible study or applying what you read to your daily life? Are you confused about how to study your Bible? Do you long for a community of young women who strive to live set apart lives to encourage you and hold you accountable in your walk with the Lord?
If you answered yes to any (or all!) of these questions, join us in 2016 for #TirzahintheWord.
There is a lot of noise in the world today – especially on the Internet and social media. Millions of blogs, websites, study aids, and books try to feed your soul. Some of those are even Christians. For many of us today, the only spiritual nourishment we get is from our favorite Christian bloggers, authors, and preachers as we visit their blogs or follow them on social media. Maybe we even supplement that with going to church once a week or by joining a college life group.
Friends, community is good. I know how encouraging it is to hear testimonies of what God is doing in other people’s lives and what they’re learning from their Bibles study.
But, for true spiritual growth, we need to actually go to the source of life – to drink from the well firsthand, not through someone else’s filters or experiences.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your moth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. -Joshua 1:8
We get a lot of emails and prayer wall requests from young women who want to live set apart lives, but just can’t seem to escape the cycle of addictions, distractions, heartbreak and the longing to fit in. In every reply email, our advice is the same: go to the Bible and prayer every day. But sometimes, we hear back from you that you’re finding that hard to do – whether it’s because you can’t find the time, you don’t understand what you’re reading or you just don’t have the interest or attention span to read the Bible. There is no shame in that. I get it – been there, done that.
But I’ve also experienced the freedom of breaking free of that cycle and being able to read the Bible through two years in a row. Because of that, I’ve grown more spiritually in the last two years than in the rest of my life combined. I’ve also:
– Learned to love (and crave!) my daily quiet time.
– Filled journals (and your email inboxes and Instagram feeds!) with what God taught me through Bible study.
– Discovered more about God’s character and will for my life.
– Renewed my first love for the Lord by discovering His love for me in the pages of the Bible and the experiences of my life.
– Made my faith MINE – not my parent’s or my church’s. I was able to learn how to walk faithfully with God and what rules to follow in my life because GOD told me to live so, not my parents or my church.
– Grew my knowledge of the word of God and found answers to a lot of the questions I’ve had for years.
– Overcame some difficult times and addictions; chased aways fears and insecurities that have weighed me down for years.
Found freedom, peace, and joy.
– And so much more!
All of this, and more, can be your reality too. You can read the Bible in full. Better yet, you can learn to understand and apply what you read to your life today. You can strengthen your faith and live a set apart life that is nourished by the word of God.
That’s why we want to invite you to join us in reading the Bible together in 2016. We’ll challenge and guide you. We’ll be your accountability partners so that we can grow together.
Your word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You. -Psalm 119:11
To keep ourselves accountable, we will structure our devotionals to follow along with our reading schedule. However, we hope that you’ll use these devotionals, as always, as a starting place for your quiet time.