Welcome to online Bible study groups as we join together to study Experiencing God by Henry and Richard Blackaby. Your assignment last week was to read week one in the workbook. Some of you just joined us and are still waiting for your workbooks to arrive. If you’d like a PDF sample of week one from the workbook, please contact us.

Experiencing God online Bible study groups have exceeded 1500+ women in this Bible Cafe™ study…praise God! Some of you told us you felt like God was calling you here. Our leaders have been praying for you to join this study. We know Experiencing God has changed lives and we want to share the experience with you.

Many of you also joined us in the Experiencing God online Bible study groups  ia social learning in a Facebook group. We saw God working as we got to know you better! A few of the groups were really crowded and it was a challenge to follow the conversation. Yet others were smaller and more intimate. Be patient as we grow and make room for everyone.

The first week Experiencing God online Bible study groups are always popular. And so as everyone gets settled, they will return to a normal pace. Continue to attend the groups during the week and find one that fits your schedule.

For those women who are not using the Facebook group, you’ll use the Bible Cafe™ University method of study. Each week we present a video summary of the lesson and worksheets.

Let’s go ahead jump into week one…

During our study this week, we learned the “Seven Realities of Experiencing God.” Read these realities and meditate on them as you complete this Bible study. A very powerful exercise you may want to do is to write the realities into your spiritual journal inserting your name into each of the realities.

For example: God is always at work around (your name). God pursues a continuing love relationship with (your name) that is real and personal. Try it and see what you think! Also try writing the examples you see each day of God working around you in your life. Use this exercise to increase your awareness of God’s presence in the world around you.

Did you get started on a Spiritual Journal this week? It is a great place to record your thoughts on the lesson and your answers to the week’s discussion questions. Instructions for how to set up your Spiritual Journal are in the back of your workbook.

I truly hope that this study is life-changing for you as it has been for me. Exciting things happen when you are Experiencing God so hold on tight and enjoy the ride. Remember “The goal is not to finish the course but to have a life-transforming encounter with God.” (pg. 10)

Prayer Requests
Your small group is the place to reach out with your prayer needs and praise reports. Please visit your group each week. Pray for those people who are asking for you to lift them up in prayer. Pray for the leaders of this study and the women in your small group.