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Rich Satisfying Life Study

Woman Juggling

“Juggling,” “multi-tasking”, “harried” are the words that frequently describe my days.  Just as I settled down at the computer, thoughts focused on writing this note to you, my daughter needed me to quiz her on history and my husband needed help in the yard.  Be right back –

Are your days like mine?  Rushing to make appointments on time because I don’t want to be “that” woman who doesn’t have her act together.  Excusing myself from those small “God prompts” because I’m hurrying through my day.

I’m longing to trade my “just-get-through-it life” for the “rich and satisfying life” Jesus promised.  The Bible records these words of Jesus, “My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” (John 10:10NLT).  The King James Version reads like this: “I have come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Let’s make a date each day for three weeks.   Grab a cup of coffee (or hot tea, if you’re a non-coffee drinker like me), the scriptures and a journal as we together explore the lives of some women who discovered a “rich and satisfying” life.  We’ll throw in a few who missed the boat as well.  There are lessons to be learned there, too.

Click on the titles below for each day’s study:

DAY 1 FAITH TO SUBMIT TO GOD’S PLAN

DAY 2 USING INFLUENCE FOR HARM OR FOR GOOD?

DAY 3 SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING IN TOUGH SITUATIONS

DAY 4 ALERT DISCIPLINE TO FOLLOW WHERE THE LORD LEADS

DAY 5 PASSIONATE PATIENCE: THE PERSEVERANCE TO DO WHAT YOU’VE BEEN UNIQUELY CALLED TO DO

DAY 6 REVERENT WONDER OR RELENTLESS WORRY

DAY 7 WARM FRIENDLINESS: SLOWING DOWN TO SERVE OTHERS

DAY 8 FINANCIAL RESOURCES: FULLY USING WHAT YOU HAVE

DAY 9 YOUR HOME: A CENTER FOR SERVING

DAY 10 THE RESOURCES OF SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

DAY 11 THE RESOURCE OF TIME & PREPAREDNESS

DAY 12 USING  YOUR INFLUENCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

DAY 13 VALUE OF FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIPS

DAY 14 EVEN OUR CHILDREN BELONG TO GOD!

DAY 15 A THANKFUL & FAITHFUL RESPONSE TO PRACTICAL NEEDS

DAY 16 A SERVING RESPONSE

DAY 17 WHERE’S THE COMPASSIONATE RESPONSE?

DAY 18 USING INFLUENCE FOR GREED OR GENEROSITY?

DAY 19 AN OBEDIENT RESPONSE

DAY 20 A SACRIFICIAL RESPONSE

DAY 21 A REFRESHING, JOYFUL RESPONSE 

(Photo: WJD2008 – 7 JUGGLING BEANBAGS, a Creative Commons Attribution photo from madaboutasia’s photostream) (via Kottke)