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Friday, October 11, 2013

How to Control Your Emotions Book Study

Welcome friends! I am so glad you have made the commitment to join me on this 5 week journey into Brooke McGlothlin's new ebook How to Control Your Emotions So They Don't Control You (a mom's guide to overcoming). Our study doesn't start until Monday, October 14. Today I just want to touch base with you to share some of my thoughts before we dive into our study on Monday and to give you a few reminders of how our book study will work.

My Thoughts About the Journey We Are About to Embark

Do you know that you have been prayed for? Jesus prayed for you over 2,000 years ago (see John 17). Brooke, I, and others involved with How to Control Your Emotions So They Don't Control You (a mom's guide to overcoming) have prayed for you too.

We are about to embark on a new way of thinking that will challenge us to a new way of living. Jesus' teaching of the disciples aimed to transform their way of thinking and doing things from that of the world to that of His kingdom. That is His desire as well for us today, and it is my desire as we begin this journey into seeking to overcome our emotions by submitting them to the authority of God. Brooke's method of "Feel, Know, Do" is the tool God has provided for us to do just that.

Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. -Romans 12:2

The task ahead of us will not be easy. There will be days when we will fail, but we can look to God's Word again for hope and encouragement. Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:6, 

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness,
for they will be filled. 

This is not just a casual hunger and thirst my friends...this is a desperate hunger and thirst that seeks to turn away from the ways of this world and walk in God's will instead. And the good news is Jesus said we WILL be filled!! 

More encouragement for us can be found in Galatians 6:9:

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time
we will reap if we do not grow weary.

Dear friends, my hope is that we will hang on to these promises during our journey together and long after our time of study (on those not so perfect days) as we seek to walk in the knowledge God will reveal to us! Let's stand on these promises together!

 A Few Reminders

  • Get your copy of How to Control Your Emotions So They Don't Control You (a mom's guide to overcoming) here.
  • Subscribe in the "Follow by Email" link at the right of this blog post so that you'll get my posts for this book study.
  • Meet me here on Monday, October 14 for Day 1 of our book study. I'll be sharing some questions with you to think about as you read the week's chapter.
  • Friday is link-up day! I invite those of you who blog to link-up your blog posts about what God has shown you on the chapter we have studied together during the week.
  • If you don't have a blog, I invite you to come here to my post on Friday and leave your thoughts in the comments.

I am so excited the time has arrived for our book study! Have a great weekend and I'll talk to you again on Monday!

Blessings to you,



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