"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." --Martin Luther King, Jr.
For a lot of us, faith means believing that something will come to pass--and then searching everywhere for the signs to confirm our hopes. But Hebrews tells us "that faith gives us assurance about things we cannot see." Is there a situation you're facing now that requires believing, without necessarily seeing? What does this have to do with our understanding and worship of God? In this two-part Bible study, learn what it means to have faith in God's promises and then worship him with your whole being out of gratitude for who he is.
In the first study, explore the challenges of acting on faith and making life decisions based on this invisible reality. Learn from men and women in the Bible who dared to believe that God would be faithful to his promises, despite their circumstances. In the second study, explore the many facets of worship and how women of faith can appropriate the practice into their daily lives. Through Scripture readings, discussion questions, and prayer, examine that unique place of safety and resolve that asserts itself in the souls of believers who, though sometimes blind and other times confused, choose the path of faith and worship, stepping out confidently.
The purpose of this study guide series is to help you use spiritual practices to make your own life richer, fuller, and deeper. It can be used as a stand-alone Bible study guide for groups or individuals, or as a companion alongside the Everyday Matters Bible for Women. The twenty-four spiritual practices in this series are Acceptance, Bible Study & Meditation, Celebration, Community, Confession, Contemplation, Faith, Fasting, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Hospitality, Justice, Mentoring, Outreach, Prayer, Reconciliation, Sabbath & Rest, Service, Silence, Simplicity, Solitude, Stewardship, Submission, and Worship.