Well, here's something I just love. L-O-V-E. Loooooove. And it points to God! Eeeeek!! (I get excited easily.)
It's been 36 days that I started this thing and I think that's long enough to establish a love relationship, no? So, without any further delay, here it is: it's called If Equip and the gist of it is this:
- There is a daily online scripture that you read. (I also pray before I read b/c I want the Holy Spirit to help me see His Word clearly and not allow distractions to get in the way.)
- After you read, you journal: if this scripture is true, then...what does this mean about God? What does this mean about me? What does this mean about the world?
- There is a video at the end of each one where women discuss that scripture. (I admittedly forget to watch this on a regular basis, but they are soooo good...like this one.)
- You have the option to connect with women online and share through comments what God has revealed to you during your time in His Word...but here's where some friends and I have changed it up a bit.
The online community feels so...well, disconnected. And I like real people (a.k.a. people that I know) to discuss God's Word. So instead of reading a bunch of comments and writing my own, there are three of us that email our journaling to one other (happy face). And in our journaling are often questions...ways we want to understand God's Word on a deeper level (happy face with an exclamation mark!). And the questions, well, (now I'm just giddy) they make us search God's Word deeper. Understand His Word better. And then, of course, we share with each other what we've learned.
Seriously, I can't recommend if equip enough. But if you do it, I really hope you gather a couple of girls to commit to doing this with you. You'll probably begin to appreciate each other more. Share life more. Pray for each other more. And then before you know it, they just become your girls. The girls you go to for fun and silly and hard and....just everyday life. Pinkie promise.
You may even play an April Fools joke on them every once in a while, too. (I am not, I repeat, I am not pregnant with twins.)
So, what are you waiting on? Go to ifequip.com, sign up to get their reminder emails, find your girls, and get started today!
And while you're at it, look to see what the if table gathering is all about and gather your if table girls, too! Yep...those girls become your girls, too.