In this final installment of this Living Free Series, I want to share 3 types of resources I have found that expanded my knowledge, understanding, and experience of God.
30-Day Quiet Time Challenge
This was the resource that really started it all for me. I desperately wanted to start having a daily quiet time, but I wasn’t sure where to start. A friend of mine invited me to join her in this challenge back when it was first starting. I would highly recommend this to anyone no matter if you’re just starting or have been digging deep for years.
Search The Scriptures
This study has been around for a while, but it’s still SO good. If you follow the suggested readings and timeline, you can study the entire Bible in-depth, verse-by-verse, in 3 years. What I love most about this study/book is it’s ability to help the reader explore and understand the books of the Bible that are typically harder to get into.
Present Over Perfect
There are very few books I have read more than once. This is one of those books. As someone who has struggled with perfectionism my whole life, this book spoke to me in the most tender voice and taught me to slow down. I feel the need to prove my worth, but Shauna reminds us God’s love is truly unconditional.
One Thousand Gifts
I’ve written a little about my experience with postpartum anxiety in past posts. This is the book that really helped me to start to see the light in all of the darkness. Ann helped me to change my focus and begin to see all of the beautiful gifts surrounding me every moment of every day. I would highly recommend this for anyone experiencing general discontentment, disappointment, anxiety, or depression.
Explore rejection and insecurities in this book by Lysa TerKeurst. The subtitle really says it all: living loved when you feel less than, left out, and lonely. What does it look like to live from a place of truly knowing we are loved not for what we do or don’t do, but because of whose we are.
Proverbs 31 Ministries
I signed up to have their daily devotions sent to my work email. When I get to work each day, I spend the first 5 minutes filling my mind with truth before diving into the tasks at hand. They cover a multitude of topics and challenge me to see and think differently in the best way.
Suzie provides content for the Proverbs 31 devotions, but she also has her own blog. I appreciate her perspective and her posts always feel like their speaking directly to me. She has a way of making you feel known and encouraged.
Jane has taught me to wait on the Lord in ways I never thought possible. She is the writer of the 30 Day Quiet Time Challenge, which is how I found out about her and her amazing story. Jane has the ability to dig into scripture unlike anybody I’ve ever come across. Her insights inspire me to do my own digging and to learn more about our amazing Father who writes with intention and detail.
I hope you find this helpful and encouraging. I would love to hear about the Bible Studies, Books and Blogs that have impacted your understanding and experience in the comments below.
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11
**Note: I am not partnered with any of the resources I’ve mentioned in this blog. I did not receive any compensation of any kind for this post. These are truly the resources I use to dig into scripture and spend time in the Word.