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{Week 7} 1 John 3:11-24

Today we are starting our 7th week in the 1 John GMG study!!!

Congratulations to each of you, we are now halfway through our fall study! Wooohooo!!! Praying you are growing closer to our Lord each and everyday you are in His Word!

For those of you who are struggling….we understand. It’s hard being disciplined everyday to set aside time to be in God’s Word. (yet it’s soooo important!!!) On average research has shown it takes a little over 2 months, about 66 days to form a new habit. That’s one of the many reasons why our sessions are 3 months long, we want to make sure you have enough time to develop the discipline of being in God’s Word on a daily basis. Courtney and I have coordinated enough GMG sessions now that we know this is the point when some groups start to get discouraged with a few of their group members not participating. Please remember, we are all at different stages in our Christian faith and in different seasons of life. I can personally attest to the fact that right now with a 10 week old it’s a lot harder to be in God’s Word than when I only had a 5 and 4 year old. If you are struggling please remember that we understand but PLEASE don’t get discouraged! That’s exactly what Satan wants, he wants you to get discouraged and quit. Nothing scares him more than to have a woman in God’s Word daily…….ever wonder why that’s when the phone rings, the kids decide to wake up early…etc. Please don’t allow yourself to get discouraged….remember everyday is a new day. Some of you are just needing to focus on baby steps while others of you are now ready to RUN and that is wonderful!!! Encourage those who are struggling! One way to do that is by being consistent and posting daily to your group! Don’t allow Satan to get you discouraged either if you feel as though you are the only one posting….see it as a way to encourage and minister to your fellow GMG friends. Even if they are not responding, I guarantee they are reading what you are sharing and being blessed by your words.

I recently stumbled across this week 6 video from our James study last winter and thought it might be fun to show to all the newbies. In this video Courtney and I were actually together in Dallas, and we had just finished attending a Sally Clarkson Conference, and decided to make a video to encourage our GMG groups.   The spirit of the video is still how we feel about the groups…if your group is struggling – I hope it will encourage you!

This week we will be reading: 1 John 3:11-24

If you are new to Good Morning Girls you can download the free e-study guide here.
(Note: You will need Adobe Reader to open and read the document)

For those of you who would like further study into these verses, I’ve provided a few resources below for you to use to help you dig a little deeper this week. Enjoy!

1. John MacArthur

a. 1 John 3:11-24 How’s Your Love Life? (Study Guide) Note: See link in drop down

b. 1 John 3:11-18 True Christians Love One Another

c. 1 John 3:19-24 Holy Affections

2. John Piper

a. 1 John 3:11-18 Love: A Matter of Life & Death

b. 1 John 3:19-24 If Our Hearts Do Not Condemn Us, We Have Confidence Before God

3. Charles Spurgeon

a. 1 John 3:14 Life Proved by Love

b. 1 John 3:16 God’s Love to the Saints

c. 1 John 3:22-24 The Conditions of Power in Prayer

Praying for all of you as you spend time in God’s Word!!!

Love God Greatly!

Pictures of GMGs, their Notebooks & WIWW Link-Up Party!

Today over on my sister site – WomenLivingWell.org, I am running the ULTIMATE Blog Bash 2011 - so if you are a blogger – do not miss out!!!  The point of the Blog Bash is to meet other like-minded women in this on-line community!

So today, I’m linking up Good Morning Girls to the Blog Bash and I thought I’d show off some of the lovely faces and notebooks our GMGs have sent in!  If this is your first time here, Good Morning Girls is a tech accountability website.  There are nearly 3,000 women enrolled for this fall session from all over the globe!  If you are needing help in consistency with your quiet times, we invite you to join us mid-way in our I John study or hang on tight for the new session when enrollment begins on New Year’s Day!  To learn more about the groups, how to enroll, and how this all works - go to our Video Page where it’s all explained!

GMGs – check yourselves out!  You are beautiful!!!


Wooohoooo!!! I LOVE Wednesdays because it’s the day we get to hear from you!!! So let’s get this party started!!!

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Women around the world are IN THE WORD!

Every Wednesday we will have a link-up. If you are a blogger we invite you to link-up any blog posts that you have written about your quiet time that week. We ask that you put our button in the post or on your sidebar so we can find each other. We do not have code for this link up button. Just right click and save as. Then link it to http://www.goodmorninggirls.org

Walk with the King!

Courtney

{Week 6} I John 3:1-10 ~ The Father’s Great Love

It’s week 6 and at the end of this week we will be half way through I John!  Can you believe it?!  I have heard GREAT feedback from you all – thank you for sharing!

This week you’ll be marking key words again.  You can see above, I marked extra words like devil :( and children.

If you have extra time after SOAPing out the passage, I encourage you to click on one or two of the links below for further study and understanding of the scripture passage.

1. John McArthurA Theology of Hope - I John 2:28-3:3

The Christian’s Incompatibility With Sin - I John 3:4-10

2. John PiperThe Son of God Appeared to Destroy the Works of the Devil - I John 3:1-10

3.  Steven ColeThe Father’s Great Love - I John 3:1

The Believer and Sin – I John 3:2-10

Enjoy this week in the word!  

Persevere in your Walk with the King!

Courtney, WomenLivingWell.org

{Week 5} Reflections: 1 John 2:18-29

Praying you all had a wonderful time in God’s Word this week with your GMG groups!

Here is this week’s video reflection!!!

This week’s challenge is: Focus on what the Holy Spirit is teaching you as you read the bible. Take time to be still and listen to HIS voice before you read the commentary for further understanding.

Until next time…

Love God Greatly!

{Week 5} WIWW Link-Up Party

TODAY is YOUR day here at Good Morning Girls! Tell us what you are learning in God’s Word this week!

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Women around the world are IN THE WORD!

Every Wednesday we will have a link-up. If you are a blogger we invite you to link-up any blog posts that you have written about your quiet time that week. We ask that you put our button in the post or on your sidebar so we can find each other. We do not have code for this link up button. Just right click and save as. Then link it tohttp://www.goodmorninggirls.org

Love God Greatly!

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