Sometime last week I posted on Facebook that I was going to do a bible study for lent. I asked if any of my friends wanted to join me. I haven’t ever done a bible study before, but after reflection of what I was going to “give up” for lent, I decided I didn’t want to give up anything, I wanted to do something that would strengthen my relationship with God.
I had read a few books so far this year and listened to some podcasts that had called out a few bible studies that I was interested in doing. I posted 2 titles on Facebook with my post and waited to see if I had any bites. Well…my Mom was the first one. Thanks Mom for always supporting me. Then, one by one more friends said “I’m in” and I could believe it. By the end of the day we had 16 people who wanted to be involved in this Lenten Bible Study Group.
We took a vote and we decided on the “Looking for Lovely” bible study by Annie F. Downs. For those that haven’t heard of her, she is great. I have been doing her 1″00 Days to Brave” devotional for about a month, I listen to her Podcast “That sounds fun” and I am just genuinely happy that I found this lady in 2018. I ordered both the book and bible study for Looking for Lovely off of Amazon.
Due to snow in our area, they arrived late, but I got them this past Monday. Being that lent started on Wednesday, that was still enough time for me to decide on the format of the class. I started a Facebook group and have been building posts (thanks to canva and cinchshare) where my friends and share what they are experiencing through the bible study.
It has been wonderful so far. I posted first on Wednesday with an introduction and 2 days to follow. Each week in the Bible Study is split into an introduction and 4 days. For 7 weeks total, which is perfect for Lent.
I’m just going to share my notes for why this study!!
What drew you to this study? Annie F. Downs is a great spiritual guide in a real life way. I wanted to do something to feed my spiritual side during lent instead of give something up.
What do you think it means to “look for lovely”? When you can find the grace and see the good you are setting your life up more positively. When you start looking for lovely all around it will be there for you.
What do you hope to gain from this study? The ability to slow it down. I want to be able to see the fun, the beauty and the joy in life. I tend to take things too seriously and I need to enjoy the lovely in life more ❤
I leave you with this…God is good!!