Women In The Word - OT: Day 1

Women In The Old Testament

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Today's Text: Isaiah 54:4-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hosea 2:14-23, Hebrews 4:12

“I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people... For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

- Jeremiah 31:33-34, ESV -

Welcome to Day 1 of Women in the Old Testament! We could not be more excited to dig into this long list of names with you and watch as God reveals Himself in their stories.

Over the next 5 weeks, we will meet 27 women, their personalities as diverse as their circumstances. Together we’ll encounter courageous heroines and conniving heretics, loyal daughters and deceitful wives, their stories ranging from inspiring and heartwarming to downright disturbing. On the surface we may find ourselves asking, What does this have to do with me?

At that moment, rather than look at ourselves through the lens of these stories, let’s look to our God! Just like you and me, the women we’ll read about in the Old Testament are each part of the Gospel Story, the Story that always and only points back to Jesus. It is the story of God’s faithful pursuit of His people, the story of His steadfast love, and the story of redemption through His Son. Rather than try to be like or unlike the women we read about, we desire only to be more like Christ.

Our aim in reading about the women in the Word is to become women in the Word. This doesn’t mean inserting ourselves into their stories or contriving a moral lesson from their good and bad examples, but rather to read their stories with the sole purpose of learning more about God. This is His story, and we can find Him on every page.

There will be stories we don’t like or understand, stories where we’d prefer to look away rather than read on. But this is the Word of God! Hebrews 4:12 tells us it is “living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow.” It is for our good and His glory. So, together, we will not shy away from God’s Word, even when it is hard to hear. Let’s open the Bible not for a daily inspiration or pep talk, but only to pursue Him.

Jesus gave us His Spirit as a true companion and sure guide. Let’s invite the Holy Spirit to reveal Himself to us as we read Truth together.

May we find Him together today. May we be Women in the Word.

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  • I’ve done a few studies now from this app and I love them. I was scrolling thru to find a new one to start and this stuck out to me. I love when scripture talks about women. I love to see how God used them and how I can connect to them because of commonality. While I don’t know what to expect with this study, I am encouraged to visit with everyone here once a day!

  • I’m about to embark on a pilgrimage in northern Spain. I’m starting this study a week before I go and continue for the next four weeks that I’ll be walking 500 miles. I pray my mind will clear and I’ll hear God speak His truths to my heart. I will be posting my pilgrimage on Instagram at @heidi.nt if you want to follow. Just mention SheReadsTruth, my account is private. God bless and thank you for this series.

  • B.V. Cabret

    I came across this app, decided to download it and then I had seen this devotional. I love it, I’m really looking forward to studying more about all the women in the Word. Aim to be like Christ.

  • Laura Loewer

    One of the college girls in my church told me about this app and this study when I asked her where to start when getting back in the word. I’m so happy that she did because I’m so excited to look into the word!

  • Janet Thompson

    I am ready to learn more about the women of the Bible. May God grant us the understanding of His word.

  • Kay Istre

    I am pleased to study the women of the bible. Bring it on!

  • Jennifer

    So excited to be beginning this study!

  • Heather Franzone

    Really excited to explore the women of The Bible. My women’s group wanted to learn about them and so we have began our adventurer through The Bible to become closer to God.

  • Candice Frye

    So excited to dig in! Thank you!

  • Excited for this study, been struggling a lot lately so this study should be refreshing!

  • So excited!!!!! :)

  • I’m excited to learn more about how to be more like God throughout this study! I realized that instead of trying to be more like Ruth or Esther specifically…..I should find the godly characteristics that they had and put those into practice. Although, sometimes it helps to think, “What would Ruth have done in this situation?”

  • I’m excited to start learning about women in the Old Testament starting in the new week.

  • Started this morning – looking to deepen my faith practice this year!

  • I began this study this morning as well, and I am excited to incorporate it into my daily routine moving forward. Commenting to holding myself accountable for spending time with my Lord daily in the New Year.

  • Laura Beth

    Began this study this morning. It’s been a while since I’ve taken an in depth look at the women in the Bible. Looking forward to it.

  • I’m so excited to dive into this study! It’s something i have wanted to do for a while and God is really putting it on my heart to read this before I go on my 9 month mission trip starting in September. Not only is he telling me to dive in head first he has given me an amazing group of women to do it with and I can’t wait to watch each of us grow in his word throughout these next 5 weeks and then on our 9 month journey!

  • I can’t wait to have a better relationship with my Lord. Learning through this devotional and hearing his words spoken directly towards me. This will help his love come into focus and remind me of what he has in store for my life these next few years. Where I am now is where he wants me to be and I want to live in the life he had perfectly planned out and personalized for me. Thank you Jesus for spending the time to prove I am special and so loved by you.

  • This devotion looks like an amazing challenge and I’m looking forward to the next 5 weeks

  • Amber Dunn

    Diving into the different stories is going to help me grow in the ways of how to live a Christian woman’s life in so many circumstances.

  • This is the first time I’ve ever done a devotional. I am struggling with being too controlling and unyielding. I am really looking forward to seeing how God conquers my heart. I know this will not be a struggle for me but for Him, but I am looking forward to living a more Christ driven life.

  • Tsitsi Musvosvi

    I am excited and nervous to begin this 5 Week devotion. I hope it will be a learning process that will draw me closer to God.

  • Brittany Perez

    Hosea 2:14-15
    14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
    and bring her into the wilderness,
    and speak tenderly to her.
    15 And there I will give her her vineyards
    and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.
    And there she shall answer as in the days of her youth,
    as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.”

    I love this. God will show you a door of hope in a Valley of trouble. Just remember that you have to be in the Valley to appreciate the door. You also have to shift your focus from the space of the Valley to the small door.

  • Thianny Gonzalez

    I think it’s amazing how in Hosea it talks about God speaking “tenderly to her.” It amazes me how gentle and compassionate he is towards women. God gives and example that he cares for how women feel and he respects who we are. He loves each and every one of us!

  • Feeling so convicted after the comment about desiring to be like Christ and not like or unlike the women in the Bible. Oh man am I in for a challenge over the next 5 weeks.

  • Kait Ulmer

    These scriptures are going to help me so much!! I want to become more of a godly woman, and have Christ at the center of my life again! So excited for this !

  • Kena Hardin

    I am going through some major life changes right now and I could not have asked for a better bible study to join in on. Praise God for bringing me to She Reads Truth!

  • Just starting this study after a long time of not reading gods word, feeling like I’m going to be really blessed by this- I need more of God and his word in my life!

    • Brittany Perez

      I agree!

      • Bree Starnes

        This is exactly what I am feeling right now! God is so good and it’s wonderful to know we don’t need to imitate these women but only to learn from the way they loved and served the almighty God!

  • Suzanna Sutton

    I am starting this today! God has been speaking to me so much lately! This is perfect!!

  • I am really happy to be starting this study as I learn more about God’s hand in women’s lives, and more importantly what it means to be a woman of God and a woman in the church.

  • Laura Laywell

    Excited to dive into His presence!

  • Amen! Today’s devotional really challenges us to be in His word so He can reveal Himself to us!

  • Excited and nervous to begin this plan; praying God cleanses my heart, mind, and body.

  • So excited to join this amazing group!

  • Renée Essig

    I can’t wait!

  • Lillian Gochee

    I just started it to day and I’m already ready for tomorrow’s devotion

  • Thrilled to complete this plan!

  • Elizabeth S. G.

    I like how it stated something like, instead of looking at ourselves through these lenses, let’s look at God! I think for me, with devotionals I always want to somehow turn it back to me and what I can do to improve myself as a believer in Christ. But I like the thought of focusing mainly on God and what He does for us all!

  • Jamila Goodbye

    I’m so excited to start this morning!

  • Barbie Smith

    Pumped about this!

  • Sonia Milbank

    Excited to start this plan!

  • Alissa Medeiros

    Day one and already loving it. Seeing so much not JUST for myself but for the Church & Gods people.

  • Starting this plan again and reading the book of Esther along with it.

  • Carleigh Shaw

    I love how in Isaiah 54:7-10 it shows so much love with it

  • Christine Barros

    My first plan with this site. As a young woman (16) hope to dig deeper into Gods word and truly become a woman of the Word.

  • Erica Joy Rowsey

    I’m so grateful that you put into perspective that we’re not reading about these women in order to be more like them, but instead were reading to be more like Christ!! I’m loving it already!

  • My daughter suggested this Web site and I am most excited to learn how my pretisessors, the women in the old testament, helped shape the women of today. I figure if they where able to over came so many obstacles in their lives then I can too, which is proof to me, my God is a loving God.

  • I’m burned out, this season of my life has been so rich but so hard at the same time. May God reveal himself a new to us all, falling fresh on us each and everyday.

  • I am looking forward to digging Into God’s Word.

  • I’m so happy that I found this app. I can’t wait to know God more, fall deeper in love with Him, and be a woman in the Word! Thank you so much SRT for being a blessing! :)

  • Christina D.

    I’m just starting this study. The last few weeks I have really been unfocused, distant, distracted. It’s been hard for me to be motivated to open my Bible or pray at all. Lord, awaken my heart to pursue you more.

    • Hope

      Praying for you! I have had this struggle recently, as well. Lord, I pray that you will open Christina’s heart. Show her that You are all she needs in this world! As she goes through this study, help her to recognize who You truly are, and also help her to fall in love with You all over again. You are sovereign, You are mighty, You are good. We love you! In Jesus name, amen.

    • Kierstyn

      Christina, know that you are not alone! I know this is 2 months later, but I’m sharing in the exact same struggle. It seems to be so easy to get distracted doesn’t it? The way of the righteous is narrow! But we have God, and I’m slowly but surely realizing again how romantic our God is and how he pursues us so intensely. God bless you and thanks for reminding me that this is not a unique problem to have.

  • Carol Ann Janning

    First Day! I’m Hungry & Thirsty!
    #HEfillsmeup
    #

  • Alex Norden

    I am so excited to start a devotional to make my fiathstronger and

  • Starting it again today…my second time. Love it!

  • Victoria

    when one knows the love of our father, no one can tell you who you are or what defines no, no person can bring you down because you are the daughter of a king, and our king knows how to treat his daughters…. we are defined by Him, not the world.

  • 1 day

  • First day!

  • Just starting this today!!! Cannot wait!

  • Aubrey Nicole

    Just starting this devotional! Love it already!

  • Nana Afiba

    Can’t wait!

  • Nikravesous

    I am a late comer to this study but greatly looking forward to it nonetheless! Thank you SRT for another compelling and insightful study!

  • Rachel VandenBerg

    Starting this as weekly readings with the women of our church. ( now thru November!!) We are encouraging them all to participate and discuss amongst each other and I am so thankful for the She Reads Truth team for putting studies like this together.

  • Melinda Situmorang

    Finally Starting :)

  • Hannah Shaw

    Love love love this app and I can’t wait to tell all the women in my life about it!

  • Lindsay Kenney

    Just starting this section. Absolutely can’t wait!

  • So happy to see there are others starting this around the same time as me!

  • Morgan O'Neal

    First time here, I’ve never done anything like this before, but I feel more and more compelled to seek God every single day. This is what I have been looking for!

  • When I read Isaiah 54:5 how my heart rejoiced (as a women our nature is to look for the hero that is how Hollywood sells movies) we go into marriage with these wrong expections and are disillusion when our husband can’t meet those needs. How wonderful this verse is my maker ELOHIM (the strong creator God ) YAHWEH of hosts (the relational God )the God of the armies of heaven say I will be your husband .I have the power to meet your every need and to defeat the greatest and largest of opponents Amen !

  • This app is amazing. I am so thankful because I can already see how it will drastically change my spiritual growth and walk with God! Thank you she reads truth! Can’t wait to do this with you ladies! Any college women out there like me?

  • So glad to be reading about women of the word in the Old Testament, it’s going to be exciting!

  • I’ve been putting off doing this forever and I’m so glad I finally have! I’m so anxious that I’m about to go ahead and start day two. Love this!

  • Juliet Sanders

    suggested to me by my future freshman college roommate, already so excited! love examples from scripture

  • Excited for this study! Love what she said about not focusing on being like other women who are in the Bible but desiring only to be like Christ. Can’t wait for day 2!

    • Tammy Faboya

      I know right, that excites me too, I can’t wait to delve into God’s word everyday

  • I got this in the mail yesterday. A Christmas gift. Best gift ever! I a looking forward to reading the Word with other women.

  • Can’t wait to start this!!!!

  • I am so grateful for this gift I receive Christmas morning. I have just completed day 1 and can’t wait to dig into day 2.

  • Elena Julia

    “Reading to pursue Him” was just the right way to get excited for this study!

  • Looking to do this study with my Kappa Delta Chi girls at college. I can’t wait to read this and see my girls grow together!

  • Morgan Whithaus

    Exactly what I’ve been needing

  • Cassie Tumanuvao

    I’m so excited to start this!

  • Hannah Schaefer

    Just starting mine too! So excited!

  • Just getting started on this one! Excited to read God’s plan throughout the Bible and in these women’s lives.

  • I read this while taking a break from a fight with my husband. I do not expect him to be perfect, but God is. And he gives us each the grace to love each other, but more importantly the honor of loving and being loved by Himself.

  • the first reading in Jeremiah, I think reaffirmed an answer to a prayer. I’m getting married in May and I’ve been praying for my future marriage and the children that we may have together. I’m fearful of infertility but through reading this I know that God has plans to expand my family. Through this verse also offered a bit more clarity about my hesitance my career. I don’t know which way to go and I can feel God gently tugging on me in a certain way but it’s not quite clear yet which way He wants me to go. This verse just reminded me again, I have to be brave and trust.

    • Emily

      Clarity is such a blessing. Coming from someone who has confronted faith marriage career and infertility all at once: he had placed each individual day in front of you to love serve and worship within. He will guide you as you lean on Him and may not show you the whole picture. But He will be glorified.

  • These verses put such PEACE into my heart! The combination of these are wonderful. Writing these down to post in my room!

  • Looking forward to this study! There is so much to be discovered, learned & reflected on within the Old Testament, I can’t wait to delve a little deeper :)

  • Melinda Situmorang

    It opens up my mind to the mighty plans and purpose that God has for me and the pursuit of Him! :)

  • Wow, it is so good to be back in the Word. :)

  • New to the she reads truth community and excited to be here! Expectant in doing this series.

  • Sveta Riley

    I’m so excited to start this study and learn about our role in the Body of Christ and in the world!

  • Elizabeth Rucker

    Very excited to start this devotional!!!

  • Excited to begin the journey and to learn more about our God through these stories.

  • Abbi Fredericksen

    I’m super excited about this. I got back from a 3 retreat yesterday and this app and website was recommended so many times in the talks that we had, so when I realized how hungry I was to be in the word after only a day of being back in my daily life I knew exactly what to get and the small fee of $1.99 was totally worth it:))

  • Just joined. Excited to get started!

  • Wow. God is so good! What encouragement has passed from these messages is amazing to witness. Thank you Lord for your church!

  • Just joined. Can’t wait to get started!

  • Marki Nowlin

    Sorry I’m so late! Can’t wait to catch up!

  • Marki Nowlin

    Hello! I am so eager to dive deeper into the word of God and to challenge each other as women of Christ to become a woman after God’s own heart. I’m a 23 year old college student who loves God and his unconditional love for us. Can’t wait to see what God has in store for all of us while we go through these weeks together. I would love to pray for anyone who needs an extra prayer at night.

    • Abbi Fredericksen

      If you wouldn’t mind pray that I don’t loose the fire of our lord in my heart that I gained while at a retreat this past weekend :) I love it when the body of Christ comes together

  • Also excited to start this study, this is my first she reads truth devo as well! Hoping to learn more about the character of God through these women of the Old Testament! :)

  • Excited to start this! First time doing a she reads truth devotional :)

  • I’m longing for the day he comes to claim his bride

  • Emilee Glenn Read

    “10 Though the mountains be shaken
    and the hills be removed,
    yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
    nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
    says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Wow

  • Today I’m hoping that by starting this plan, God reveals something to me that I haven’t been seeing. I know that there’s a reason I was drawn to this plan, can’t wait to find out why

  • Mandy Hurbanis

    as I prepare my heart for this plan… this is my prayer. ~God, I don’t way to be one of those people who are considered ‘just another christian.’ I’m so done playing this stupid game called life, where I am supposed to look a specific way and act another specific way and have the perfect boyfriend and be loved by everyone I meet, and most importantly… I don’t want to have to act like I have everything in my life together. Because SURPRISE! you know better than anyone else that I am a broken human being. I belong face down at your feet, clinging to you as my only hope and reason for continuing on in this corrupt world. Daddy, let you’re presence be on my mind every moment of the day. Let me open my eyes to see the opportunities you give me to be excruciatingly different. Not just a pretend: I act like I know you and come to you in times of need. But a real and head-over-heels infatuation, like the kind of love you only see in the movies. Let me be obsessed with you Father. Let me be translucent with you, for I am already fully known by my Savior. Let me never forget how great your love is for me Dad. Most importantly, let me feel like the princess I am since you, my Father, are the One True King.~

  • Just started this plan! So keen!

  • These words came at just the right time. Really needed to hear about forgiveness. Looking forward to the rest of this study. (:

  • Just now herring to study this after an intense summer! Looking forward to it. :)

  • Sophia Grace

    This bible study is exactly what I needed! I felt so far from God, and I read the verses and I felt a peace that only could have come from him! :)

  • Hannah Zimmerly

    “Lets open the Bible not for daily inspiration or a pep talk, but only to pursue him.” I LOVE that. Too many turn to God today to make themselves feel better and totally miss the that the purpose is to glorify him!

  • So unlike our human nature to NOT compare ourselves to the women or men. I hope to learn to focus on perusing only HIM and learning to be more like HIM!

  • Livvy Boeck

    “The sole purpose of learning more about God.” This turned my heart around this morning. Can’t wait to start this study!

  • this stood out to me, its kind of a duhhhh, but its deep to.

    Let’s open the Bible not for a daily inspiration or pep talk, but only to pursue Him. #SheReadsTruth

  • Knowing HIM is the power. I’m excited to start this series. ❤

  • His grace is the greatest gift of all. My favorite was when He said He will forgive and forget the sins. How awesome is our God.

  • I’m jumping into this a bit late. the craziness of wedding planning took over my life. but I am so exciting to take this time of transition and use it well

  • Excited to start this study.

  • Mckaila Patton

    Started Day 1 today! So excited to dive in and really get to know God a little deeper!

  • Kimberly Bangle

    Thank you for these plans! Excited to start this one.

  • Kacie Mosier

    Day 1 down! So excited to dive into this study and see where it takes me.

  • Me too penny9706!

  • Penny9706

    So excited to start… First real time doing this!

  • Elizabet

    33 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

    I’ve been a believer since I was a child. But it hasn’t been until now that God has given me a hunger for His word. I look at this verse and think about how His word penetrates the deepest parts of our soul and spirit. I pray He may help me understand and follow His word. It’s not easy to study with two little kids, but with God, all things are possible.

  • Wow, this sounds exciting. Thanks for clarifying or explaining how we should approach reading the stories of these 27 woman. It is so true, it is not about us, but the work of God. I am excited to get started.

  • Christine

    So excited to be starting this study!

  • “…My steadfast love shall not depart from you…” A promise we can believe in, hold dear, and gain strength from. I’m trying to find my way back- the Lord did not depart from me, I departed from him and I’m relying heavily on mercy to help me feel worthy of this promise of love again.

  • Crystal Paz

    10 For the mountains may depart
    and the hills be removed,
    but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
    and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,”
    says the Lord, who has compassion on you. So exited to be starting this study!!! I love this verse!!

  • It is refreshing to see how many women are going through the same thing–that is, possessing and seeking to fulfill that desire and need to draw closer to Him. It is such a beautiful thing to witness, be a part of, and personally experience. I love all of you beautiful souls and will make a point to remember my SRT family, and the amazing ladies guiding this community, as I pray.

  • Courtney Barnett

    I needed these Scriptures so much today

  • Jenni Riley

    I’m so excited to be on this journey with other women that are seeking the truth! It’s encouraging to know that you are out there, with me, in striving to know God more and be his light in our dark world.

  • Lisa Faith-Gregg

    So excited to dive in!

  • Kay Cook

    Glad my God continues to be in the reclamation business. That's my thought for these Scripture readings ☺️

  • I’m starting so late, but it’s perfect timing for what’s on my heart lately.

  • I’m so excited to begin learning about the Lord and all his greatness..

  • Looking to strengthen my faith and depend on Jesus who never fails me!

  • Ashley Rose Pugh

    So blessed to begin this devotional with my sweet mother!

  • Anastasia Fitzgerald

    Just looking to get back into the word of God and really make my faith stronger and I hope this devotional helps

  • So excited to start this devotional with one of my co-workers!

  • I’m grateful to you all for having this. As I start reading God’s word again it’s nice to have a community to share with and learn from.

  • Love this. Thank you

  • I remember once receiving a speaking assignment for church and my talk was on Women in the Bible. my reaction….”there are women in the bible?!” I felt so clueless, so helpless, and so left out. I am so happy to be Reading with you beautiful women now!

  • This is exciting

  • Help SRT family! I had to delete the app & reinstall and now all my devotionals are GONE! I loved seeing all the devos I’ve completed in a year and going back & re-reading, but now I have none and was in the middle of this one – but will now have to re-purchase? Help!

    • SheReadsTruth

      Hi Kylee!

      No worries, just click \’Settings\’ and \’Restore in-app purchases\’ and that should do the trick!

      xo-Kaitlin

  • This is awesome

  • stepinchrist

    Late starting but already encouraged by you ladies and thanking God for His amazing truth! My best friend and I starting this together ❤️

  • Brianna Allison

    I followed SRT on Instagram and never put it together that there’s an app with devotionals! I’m really looking forward to this!

  • Melanie Hernquist

    I am excite to be on this journey with God.

  • I am excited to do this study. I am trying to get up early enough that I can do this before the demands of the day take over & the house is quiet.

  • Oscar Jr

    Just downloaded it also!

  • My first attempt in many years studying his word. I am looking forward to this journey.

  • Shelby Fox

    Just finished my first study with SRT and ready to start this one!

  • Haha same ☺️ I’m so happy that I found it ❤️☺️

  • Hilary Commer

    Just downloaded She Reads Truth and I am so excited to begin this study!

  • I cannot wait to start digging into this tomorrow! ❤️ so eager!

  • marcella mae young

    i am very excited about learning about the woman in the bible, and to take the journey into what they did , for the glory of god amen.

  • Lane Downey

    Hosea 2:14-24 speaks to my life’s story. thankful for his steadfast love

  • Just what I needed today.

  • Yes yes and yes! I am so excited to have found a study for women that is just saturated with JESUS. Looking to Him and Him alone.

  • Katie H.

    I love the passage from Isaiah. It’s so cool that we, the church, are the bride of Christ. And that even when we mess up, get caught up in sin, and grieve the Holy Spirit, the Lord looks on us with love and compassion.

  • Hebrews 4:12-13 really hit home for me, especially in lieu of events happening in our nation yesterday. May God’s word always prevail and his presence be known. And may we, as Christians, rise against this intense spiritual battle and be warriors in the army of God.

  • Oliviakate

    This is such a great time for me to read this one because I would live to be a women of the word following Jesus’s footsteps. I just love SRT because it inspires me to read the bible more and more! And I also love that we are learning about the women of the bible before us which is awesome because we are learning about their personality.

  • This is going to be great! I am excited to begin studying and seeing what God wants me to know about the women before us :)

  • I am so glad that as women we can come together and study gods word

  • Chandler

    this is my first experience with she reads truth and I’m so glad that I found this! very excited about the next 5 weeks and what God has in store to reveal to me.

  • So excited to begin this and to learn more about His word!

  • Brittany O

    Excited to begin this study and draw closer to the Lord! So encouraged by this community of women seeking Him through His Word!

  • Anna Heffner

    God bless all

  • So wonderful to read and respond to His Holiness

  • So awesome! :) Excited to begin!

  • Beautiful!!

  • God is love and he is always there. I’m so glad!!!

  • Such a good reminder… “Rather than try to be like or unlike the women we read about, we desire only to be more like Christ.”

    • Ellen

      Yes

    • Hayley Lemmons

      I agree! That sentence stuck out to me as well. I think this will help us stay away from a to-do list of behaviors, and rather give us a vision of our Savior!

  • Thank you awesome

  • charlylena

    I just finally received my Women in the Word book in the mail and could not be more excited!

    After reflecting on the readings of day one I left with the following 4 responses:

    1. His word is ALIVE and POWERFULLY always, as it exposes our innermost thoughts and desires (Heb 4:12 NLT).
    2. His promises have and will continue to come true; and His blessing will never be broken (Isa 54:10).
    3. For the Lord (should be) my most intimate love, showing be righteousness and justice, unfailing love and compassion (Hos 2:19).
    4. When I return this same love, my deepest prayers will be answered and His faithfulness will astound me (Hos 2:21-23).

    ❤️

  • I’m super excited to start this study & find out about She Reads Truth. I feel as though my faith lately has been wavering, so this is exactly what I need.

  • Victoria

    I can’t wait for tomorrow’s! <3

  • Really looking forward to this study! This really helped me today. I’ve always enjoyed studying about the women in the Bible, but I often find myself looking at their stories just for the do/ don’t do this examples rather than truly seeking God and his movement in their lives. That’s what I truly want; to know Him more!

  • Crissy Boyer

    So excited!

  • So excited to start this! My husband has been diagnosed with Cancer and I need to strengthen my relationship with God so that I can be at peace can’t wait to dive into this.

  • Ashleigh Hurd

    So excited!

  • Lynda Parket

    Love this!!

  • So excited about this study! Can not wait to see what God has in store!

  • I just started this study today and I cannot wait to dive in. My faith and relationship with the Lord has been wavering which is affecting the way I live, but I’m ready to strengthen my foundation. I’M SO EXCITED!

    • Crissy

      I’m right there with ya!!! I’m so excited!!

    • Jessie

      Same here. So thankful I found this app and this devotional.

    • Jessie

      Just started this today. Going through some struggles in life and feel like I have been putting Jesus to the side and spending time with him just one Sundays. So thankful that I have found this study and this community of women. ❤️

  • Paige Colson

    I’m excited to have found this app and to be a part of this study. I have never paid attention to the verse Hebrews 4:12 before but now I find it very inspirational.

  • Eveliina Li

    Wow! So amazing! Can’t wait to get started.

  • I’m anxious about this study!

  • So, so, so happy to be back at the feet of my Lord. This study and this group is a gift beyond words – for a heart that has been longing to draw near to Him again… I could not feel more blessed to have found this community. Thanks and love to you all:).

  • Shuana Searcy

    I love it quite excited.

  • julbergman

    This is my first study with She Reads Truth! So excited to start!

  • Just starting too, so excited!!

  • I’ve just started today. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me!

  • Hattie Johnson

    Just started today! My heart feels so full, I know that I’m supposed to read this!

  • Just starting. So excited!

  • Just got this plan and can’t wait to get started with it! I can’t wait to lean and grow closer to God through She Reads Truth.

  • Meghan Martin

    I keep feeling like God is calling my wandering heart back to Him…I’m hopeful this is the first step back

  • Emily Rosengarth

    So excited about this plan!! I’m new to She Reads Truth, but my heart needed peace tonight so I found myself wandering here… In about a fifth of a second I felt an overwhelming need to be apart of this. I am so looking forward to finding out what the Lord wants me to learn here :)

  • Amy Murphy

    I’m new to she reads truth and I’m excited to be able to read and talk to other women about the bible and discuss his word!

  • This is such an encouraging place! I just love it!

  • I just started as well. Looking forward to the next 5 weeks!

  • I just joined this, I guess I have some catching up to do

  • Love tucking in closer to Jesus every day with everyone!

  • Mary Beth

    Just starting this study! I have been needing consistent, daily time to sit with the Lord. I know how much He can do in my heart, if I am willing to give Him the time, but often I choose other things for comfort and rest. Thankful for the persistence of God to pursue my wandering heart…all of our hearts, by giving us His Word, full of promises fulfilled! I am hopeful that the truth of who God is revealed in this study would penetrate my heart–helping me to walk in confidence of who my God is.

    • SheReadsTruth

      Welcome, Mary Beth! So happy you are here!

      xoxo-Kaitlin

    • Amanda

      I too have just started this study today and I could have written your post, so needing time to spend with God every day! Excited to see what this study brings and praying God shows Himself more and more as we move forward

    • Logan

      Beautifully said- I feel as though you were speaking for the both of us!

  • It is so amazing the way God makes you get a hold of material when you need it the most. I am blessed to be a part of this study as it is very timely for me.Thank you for this app.

  • This study is so timely for me. It is a good reminder to take my eyes off of me and up to the God of heaven and earth! It is all about Him anyway. Thank you for this app ❤️

  • Laura Kate

    So wonderful to have reminders of how God pursues us backed up with the encouragement to pursue him in return! I’m so looping forward to this study.

  • Katie Griffin

    Isaiah 54! I have this on my kitchen door so it was so nice to see it here too! Such a comforting verse especially for women. I’m loving this study so far!

  • This is my first study with SRT and I’m excited to get more involved with scripture and study. I have a bad tendency to let work and other things get in the way of forming a strong routine of bible study so I’m hoping this plan with help keep me more consistent!

    I liked the straightforwardness of Hebrews 4:12
    For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

    I think this is why we are all drawn to this and really any other bible study. It helps connect us with God and his word. It can conquer the doubt and loneliness that creeps in when we are not invested in his word often enough.

  • Needed some spiritual food and support. Saw this app and thought I’d give it a try.

  • Loves SRT studies and have had the app for a while but just ordered the book because I will be in Africa for 3 weeks without Internet. It is very important for me to continue my studies and was so impressed with this beautiful book! Thanks for all you do. What a ministry! Focusing today on Gods everlasting love. A love that we can never really understand fully yet he does! He loves us! Like a husband to his bride; his desire is for us and we can have confidence in his return because we are His.

  • Excited to dive into this study. After coming from the one on Ruth and seeing how her lineage connects with Jesus. Kinsman redeemer in her day just pointing to Jesus. It’s incredible how these stories all get weaved together. His story is beautiful. His story is love and redemption and forgiveness and life!!! His story is so unlike any other!!! He acts and wills in extraordinary ways. Glad that we can share in this together!

  • I’m excited to start this study and pursue hard after God! It’s about time I take my eyes off of me and others and keep them fixed on Him. Looking forward to what He has for me.

  • A little late but just joining in. I have let time with my now two year old consume my life, and I am looking forward to some time back in the word for myself and for him and my husband!

  • Jennifer McNeely

    My first devotional with SRT!!! I’m so excited to start!!!

  • Wow! What an opening. Hebrews 4:12 struck me hard! This is also my first study with SRT and I’m looking forward to seeing where the Holy Spirit leads me.

  • Marykate Prince

    This is my first devotional with SRT but I loved it! I really like how all of the verses show how much God loves us and cares for us and most importantly wants a relationship with us. Truly an amazing God!

  • Heard about this- probably at a good time in my life right now to follow this:)

    • SheReadsTruth

      Welcome friend! So glad you are joining us!

      xoxo-Kaitlin

  • Holly Davis

    This will be my first study with SRT. I have 3 daughters- 17,13 & 10. I’m really excited to see what God has for me!

  • I’m excited to dive into this devotional! I like that she points out that it is for us to learn about God not about inserting ourselves into someone else’s life or saying we will do that or not do that.

  • I’m excited! This is my first personal devotional and wow! Has an amazing one found me!!!

  • Jerri(Love)

    I needed this study. I’m a mentor and we’re doing a Women of Service summer series. We’re teaching our teen girls about at least 10 women from the Old and New Testament. This was right on time.

  • Ashley Short

    #girlpower

  • Kristin Reynolds

    I love the part where Amanda stated that we aren’t to read about these women to be like or unlike them, but to become more like Jesus Christ. Often I find myself comparing my life to others whether better or worse. But really all I need to do is look to Christ. So excited to begin this journey through God’s Word.

    • Andrea D.

      I couldn’t agree more . I highlighted that part too. Sometimes it’s like second nature to compare yourself to other women and even women in the bible. We start asking questions like, how can I be like her? But what we should be focusing on in this study is how to be more like God! Love it!

  • Jessica Ekema

    The above comment is my sister, who now lives across the country.
    I am thrilled to do this study with a women like her that wants to pursue Christ together as sisters on blood and in Christ, and also with the rest of you.
    It is so encouraging to see the body of Christ coming together in such unique and beautiful ways.

  • Courtneyekema

    I find myself constantly looking for selfish guidance whenever I dive into the Word. It’s an unfair thing, taking God’s story and trying to mold it into what works for me. It’s suppose to be the other way around.

    I’m very thrilled to start this 5-week journey, and I’m excited that I’m not in this alone!

  • Stephanie

    Ready to get in the Word, learn about these women and grow closer to God this summer!

  • Just started today. Isaiah 54:4-10 really spoke to me today and gave me great relief and joy! Looking forward to daily learn more about God through the women in this Bible study.

  • I connected with Isaiah 54 this morning, as I have been going through a difficult time. It is comforting to know that god’s love doesn’t leave us and that he has compassion for and on us. Praise the Lord, He knows what we are going through and feels with us. Excited to learn more about Him through this study.

  • I am also so looking forward to knowing God’s heart and love through this study and all of you beautiful women on SRT. yYou are so encouraging. I am pleased that there are a few who have also just started today. Is there anyone else out there from South Africa. Thank you again for a wonderful community!

  • “to read their stories with the sole purpose of learning more about God” -Brilliant reminder! Gawh, so hard to not compare my lil life with theirs, but praying for my sisters who struggle with that too! Thanks for the beautiful inspirations!!

  • Gabriel Ellysabeth

    Getting into a deeper relationship w God ❤️❤️❤️

  • Isaiah 54:10 spoke to me so much today. I’m facing a difficult circumstance and to be reminded that his loving kindness will not be removed has been a much needed precious reminder. Also, the reminder that the women in the Bible are there to point us to God and that we aren’t to strive to be like or unlike them, but only to be like Jesus is so good.

  • Thank you for this study!

  • Ready for my summer study! Excited and intrigued by all the women in the bible!

  • Looking forward to the study and to explore, learn from and better know God.

  • Arlyne VanHook

    I can’t wait to dive into this study! Brilliant!

  • Jordyn Wood

    All these comments are such a blessing to read! God is a so GREAT.

  • Caroline

    Wow how often do I feel like something is irrelevant to me because I can’t see myself reflected in the story…how selfish and shortsighted of me! Excited to read these stories differently, looking to God, looking forward to Christ, looking to the Holy Spirit for revelation!

  • STOVALL0414

    My lesson that I rec'd from these verses were: Oftentimes, we do the complete opposite of what God tells us to, only to end up hurt, disappointed, or shamed, but yet God still comes looking and calling us back to Him, "Where are you?" He said.

  • Carlie Foust

    I have been struggling in things that most women struggle with, so to get to study and read about the women God used to paint the picture of the gospel is exciting!

  • MARCELLA MAE YOUNG.

    AMEN GOD IS SO GOOD , I AM SO EXCITED TO GET READY TO THE NEXT 5 WEEKS AND LEARN MORE OF THE WOMAN OF THE BIBLE, BLESSINGS, MARCLLA MAE YOUNG.

  • Taneah Kelley

    During a time of spiritual warfare and feeling inadequate, this hits home for me. I love the idea of not searching for inspiration, but specifically seeking the Lord in this! I’m excited, hopeful and ready to pursue Christ wholeheartedly!

  • Lindsay Sheffield

    I love the idea of not comparing ourselves to Biblical women or trying to be like them, but using their stories to see God instead. I’ve never heard it put that way and it really resonated with me. I feel like I never measure up, I’d never wind up a heroine, but that’s not the point of the story…God is!

  • I’m currently praying about going into a relationship with someone and I thought this plan would help me in this prayerful decision BUT I love how it is resettling my heart not to look for inspiration or pep talk but only to pursue Him. I can’t wait to learn and fall in love with God more the next few weeks and on. PS always wanted to thank SRT and the community. you all rock!

    • Teresa

      Serom, I love that you are seeking Gods guidance as to whether to begin the relationship. It’s the best way to start. I will join you in that prayer. Blessings yo you.

  • Carissa Lynn

    Totally with you kate_e! I’m excited to start reading these stories through a new lense.

  • Is amazing how the word of God works in our lives.
    In many times we are in situations that we can field desperate. But any time when we read the Bible like today, always God talk to us and give us the answers that we need. Like Hagar God respond her and not leave alone in the middle of the wildness.

    Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

  • I am getting so much out of this study with the perspective of how God works though the stories. It was such a “Duh!” moment for me because the whole Bible is this. Most books and devotionals (I’ve read) seem to focus on what we learn from the characters. This can be important, but the point is to see how God works. Thank you for this eye opening message. It is changing the way I’m thinking-especially in these familiar stories. I’m seeing them in a new way.

  • One of the OT books I so love is Hosea. God’s abundance grace and mercy displayed beautifully in the life of Hosea. It reminds me that in my imperfections God’s love towards me is perfectly unconditional. Thanks SRT for this awesome study!

  • Stephanie

    “10 For the mountains may depart
    and the hills be removed,
    but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
    and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,”
    says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”— wow. It’s amazing we can ever Convince ourselves we aren’t loved or aren’t worth anything. The Lord says something so different. So excited for this series!

  • Ashley Hudgins

    I stumbled upon this is a time of seeking to become a young woman of God strong in my faith before beginning my next year of college. I’m excited about the learning and growth that will come from this!

    • Sheila Miller

      Ashley, what a beautiful goal for a young woman. I will be praying for you. Have a wonderful summer!

  • SarahMarieT

    Jumping in a little late but loved the connection between Jer 31:33 (What a neat prayer to ask God to place His law within us and placed on our hearts) and Heb 4:12 (explaining how the word of The Lord is living and powerful and discerning). Yes, Lord, I desire Your life giving truth to reign in my heart and to discern my thoughts and desires and lead me in Your truth and way everlasting!

    My Study Bible notes that "powerful" in Heb 4:12 can also be defined as "energetic" — at work, active, and effective. How sweet that we know we serve and love an active God who wants to be active and effective in our hearts and lives! I am so thankful that His heart towards us is Love and Rejuvenatiom and Renovation! Praise Him – we can forget our sins and press on towards a bright future!

  • Amen I think this will really help mw

  • I just uploaded the app onto my iPhone this afternoon. It’s my first time reading She Reads Truth and look forward to being part of this beautiful community of women. I’ve had a difficult last few years and am in desperate need of Jesus. Hoping this will motivate me to study the word and fellowship with other believers. Xo

    • Tammy

      Welcome! I hope your relationship with Jesus develops into a strong bond to help you through your troubles!

  • Ashleyambria

    I found “She Reads Truth” today and am so excited to dive right in! I desperately need this!

  • This is my first time doing this type of study. I felt that I was so caught up with my day that i didnt have much time for bible study,so my day turned into days, and now weeks. As a mother of 3 under 3 I pray that this study will motivate me to find the time (more like intentionally make time) for studying the word and have fellowship with other woman. And hopefully make new friends! Cheers! -Tanya

  • Stephanie McCreight

    I cannot believe that I have never heard of you guys before, I was reading a Lifeway blog and they mentioned you. I can't wait to delve into who everyone is and become one of your Sisters of Warriors in Christ. Hope you will have me. :)
    Stephanie.

  • Tiffany Jewel

    AMEN! So powerful!

  • Wow! Amen!

  • Remedios

    This phrase got me: it is for our good and for the glory of God. Such a simple truth and yet, it encompasses the whole purpose of all that I should be striving for! Thank you!

  • I'm just so thrilled to be a part of a group of ladies who truly love God and are seeking after Him with all they've got. Looking forward to this new study (to me, anyway) of the Women of the Bible. I know that God is going to speak to me through it! Thank you ladies. Every one of you…what a sisterhood!

  • So excited for this study!! Thank you all who are leading us through these 5 weeks and May the Holy spirit speak to us and reveal to us what we each need. God bless you all!!

  • I’m praying that Hebrews 4:12 will ring true for me during this study. Honestly I didn’t know what I was getting into when I bought this study guide and was a little disappointed when I found out it was “just” bible verses . But, it’s God’s word and that is all that I should need right? I’ve been in a drought when it comes to pursuing God and I feel like this may be the best study for me because it focuses on Him only!

  • Amen!

  • "It is for our good and His glory."
    There is a beautiful song called just that…. For Your Glory and my good. The song was written about the story of a woman in the Bible… who recklessly came to Jesus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWn1K7A9jnA

  • SHAMEKAMICHELLE

    I was at work Friday completing one of the devotional from Hymn III & became lost in the Word! I found myself in deep prayer & then singing the Hymn at the end. My coworker called my name twice before I answered & everyone was looking at me. It didn’t matter b/c I realized how much I was in the presence of God just worshipping & hearing Him speak! God’s presence is like no other ☺️

  • Amen!

  • Looking forward to this study!

  • Tara Philipp

    If we purchased the book/printed copy of women in the word do we get A code to download the study on our phone? That way we can join in on the comments.. Or do we need to download the 1.99 digital copy too?

    • Hannah

      I find it very disheartening that the devotional piece isn’t included in the beautiful but expensive book.

  • I’m having the same problem……

  • Contessa

    I’m trying to purchase Women in the Word today and it’s not working. Is it me or the app? After I hit purchase it just keeps ticking along and then comes up with a message that just has a OK button. ??

  • Victoria

    This study is really encouraging! I've been really struggling to find a study to interact with the Word, and I think this one is going to be great :)

  • There’s*

    • Amber

      Mariah,
      from what I’m gathering there is going to be a new one every day. It will have scripture to read and a devotional to reflect. Sorta like Proverbs 31 Devotionals (you can get those emailed to you)

      Hope that helps.
      God bless.

  • Hi ladies! So everyday theirs a new free devotion? I’m new to this app and a little confused. I really want to be a part of this.

    • Olivia Jablinski

      The first day of every study is free on the app, the following days require you to purchase the study, but you can get every day for free if you follow it online. Hope that helps!

  • Cannot wait to learn more about Gods woman and myself!!!

  • I have a question. I read Isaiah 54:7 and it said, "for a brief moment I abandoned you" Does God really abandon people? I thought he said he'd never leave or forsake us. I'm confused. Please help me understand. Did this just pertain to the Israelites? Does it also pertain to us?

    • Amber

      Sarah,
      I am not the best person to answer this but I think I can shed some light. The Old Testament can be confusing. It was written before Jesus came to earth and seems to deal with nations a lot more. Where I’m not really sure what the Isaiah verse meant I have found through my own personal struggle and walk with Christ that God never abandons us, rather we do the abandoning. Looking back on where I’ve been and what I did or didn’t do I can see God just waiting for me to come back to Him. He was always right there. Don’t ever be fearful that He’ll forsake you. I can say with strong confidence that He will never leave you.
      Praying for your strength.
      God bless.

    • Donna

      I believe the scripture is talking about God’s wrath on Israel. He no longer wanted to see how awful they had become. I love this quote ‘Even this hiding of His face is an act of grace. ‘ however the scripture goes on talk about His compassion for His people. Hope this helps. I kinda thought as you did until I did further reading on this scripture. Blessings

    • Jeray

      Abandon is the word my bible uses. It is to withdraw ones protection support or help. My commentary explains God abandoned Israel for a brief moment so the nation was like a young wife rejected by her husband. God still called Israel His own but He is holy and cannot tolerate sin. he was and is always w His people but there are times we will face consequences and He will allow it ….. It is His own that have moved away from the position God has placed us and He lifts His hand of protection and covering. I can sense it in my heart what this means but the word desert and abandon sounds so harsh to just say it but the original language will have a clearer picture

      • Courtney McGee

        I agree! God will never abandon us, but we can get so caught up in our sin that it looks like He has. And He will hand us over to our sin if we are in constant rebellion. But He will never leave us and He’s always waiting with open arms for us to turn back to Him!

  • My best friend and I are starting this together, and I am very excited about it! We are states apart but together in spirit and in our desire to be in the Word!

  • I’m a day late getting started too but I’m soooo excited!

  • Jillanna

    I’m a newbie and so excited about this journey!

  • I’ve been using the She Reads Truth app for Bible reading for awhile but I’ve never joined in on one of the community studies. I’m so excited to start my day, not only with Scripture, but with the encouragement of other wise women of God!

  • I'm getting to this a day late but extremely excited to start this journey.

  • Ombrella of Grace

    I am so excited to start this journey with all of you! This is my first time joining your plan. Im looking forward to discovering Jesus again through the Women in the Word in the bible and all of you. Thank you for inspiring, encouraging, helping but most of all loving God. I am excited!

  • Looking forward to this!!

  • Machine Vision

    I read your blog. That was fantastic.I like your blog.

  • I’m so excited for this too!!! I’ve been wanting to dig in deep to the word but was overwhelmed about where to start! God is nudging me everyday to pursue Him.

  • Brooke Heidi

    I echo the same portion some of you have already shared… “Rather than try to be like or unlike the women we read about, we desire only to be more like Christ.” What a struggle it is for me not to compete or judge but to keep my eyes on Christ. Such great truth!

  • Hesaved83

    Amen! All glory, praise & to God for giving SRT the wisdom to orchestrate this plan!

  • “Rather than try to be like or unlike the women we read about, we desire only to be more like Christ.”

    This sentence has me hooked and excited for what is to come in the study.
    I generally shy away from Women’s Bible Study guides because all they are about is ourselves, never really about who God is. I’m excited to see so many women here digging deeper into God’s word and to be able to come along with you!
    The only way we can get to be godly women is to deeply and personally know God himself.

  • I have a LOT to learn!

  • This next week is going to be supper exited for me as, I’m exited to meet the woman in the bible and hear Gods words thru their lives and stories

  • Yana DeVaughn

    I’m so excited for this study!!

  • Beth Brown

    14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
    and bring her into the wilderness,
    and speak tenderly to her.” Hosea 2:14

    This verse is so wonderful and whimsical to me. It is so rich and has so many layers to it. It makes me really look forward to this study and see what adventures God takes me on as He calls me out of my shell and put into the wilderness.

  • I’m so excited for this study! I’ve been doing the SRT studies for quite some time now, but rarely comment…but after being so encouraged in the Word this morning after reading Day 1 and then going deeper and reading everyone’s comments – I couldn’t help myself! How thankful I am that God brings his children together when worshipping and reading about Him! So thankful for the SRT community and I cannot wait to learn more about our Lord and Savior this summer together with you ladies!!! Praying God does a work in all of our lives and meets each of us right where we are!!

  • JulieC21

    I was so excited to begin this study today, like many of y'all. After reading the passages for Day 1 I was refreshed to see how blatant God is when he expresses his love for us in the written word. Just like we as humans express our love for one another by saying it, He frequently does the same; constantly reassuring our innate desire to be treasured, beloved, and purposeful.

    I was very moved by the first day of reading and I'm legitimately excited to continue tomorrow!

  • I was so excited to begin this study today, like many of y'all. After reading the passages for Day 1 I was refreshed to see how blatant God is when he expresses his love for us in the written word. Just like we as humans express our love for one another by saying it, He frequently does the same; constantly reassuring our innate desire to be treasured, beloved, and purposeful.

    I was very moved by the first day of reading and I'm legitimately excited to continue tomorrow!

  • My fav verse is jermaih 17:18

  • Antimony

    Isaiah 54:7-8 “‘For a … moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you. In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you’, says the Lord, your Redeemer”. These passages keep speaking of God’s compassion. Forgiveness. Mercy. Love. Kindness. And the adjectives. Great. Abundant. Overflowing. Everlasting. God. Feels THIS way toward His rebellious and straying people? He WANTS them to return. Not so He can destroy them. But so He can love them. And restore them. This is just so incomprehensible to me. I just can’t understand it … it’s like a foreign language. :(

  • Patty Harding

    How He does wraps us in His lovingkindness. He is faith and steadfast. Hosea 2:20 And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness.
    Then you will know the Lord. I can’t wait to dig in further.

  • I'm excited about this study!! The scriptures presented to us from the Word of God are just what I needed! Can't wait until what He brings us tomorrow!!!

  • Kasey Summers

    Pumped about this study! Can’t wait to learn more about God through it! Love this verse! (Isaiah 54:10 Though the mountains move and the hills shake, My love will not be removed from you and My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” says your compassionate Lord.) God’s everlasting love is the only love that satisfies us and gives us our identity!!

  • Anita Lin

    These passages paint a beautiful picture of God's love for us! It is incredible to know that we are so loved. I'm so excited to see what happens this summer with this study!

  • Jamie575

    So excited to see God through the lives of these women !!

  • Only just beginning my walk with Christ. How thrilled I was to find this study that helps and inspires me to be in His word!

    • Sarah

      “19 And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy.”

      Does this just make anyone else as happy to hear? To know that you can have this for all eternity?

      • Kasey Summers

        Yes! It is very exciting! God satisfies our hearts and feels us with so much joy because that’s how He created us to find contentment and joy! He is our joy! Praying for you Sarah!

  • I love how beautiful this study is and how it inspires me to be in His Word daily. I’m inviting women over to study it with me and cannot wait to see how God moves in our group!

  • Sarah Heath

    Excited to join a bible study with other women who are in love with our Savior! Praying he opens our minds and leads our hearts

  • Excited to be studying women in the Word

  • I love that God has promised to me that He will be with me forever!and that God has promised His faithfulness to me!

  • So excited to be part of the SRT – Woman in the Word Study! This is my first study… (which by the way SRT, ya’ll did a fabulous job on the study book) Was comforted and reminded that God’s words are living and active. It was good to reflect on His truths in scripture today. Praying that these truths would binder around the tablet of my heart. Looking forward to the coming weeks.

  • Excited to be on this journey!

  • Isn’t it wonderful to know that we – as members of the body of Christ – serve a God who affirms (and continually reaffirms) our identity in Him throughout His written Word? How sweet it is to be fully accepted and loved by Him… To be called His!

    I find peace and security in knowing that God – the Creator of the universe and my very being – has gone before me and my failures with messages of hope and forgiveness to cherish and cling to for a lifetime. In His kindness, He has shielded me from His anger and has placed me in right standing with Him. In His divine power, He has granted me everything I need for life and godliness on this Earth. In His steadfast love, He has given me (and all who are called by His name) an eternal covenant of peace with Him.

    This is a portion of my reflection from today. I'm happy to begin this series with you all!

  • I don’t really understand it :-(

  • Prayers needed for a dear friend. She’s having heart troubles and tummy aches.

  • Liz Walker

    Wow, awesome beginning. We must be faithful to God no matter who we are. He will be faithful and provide for us he love and fear HIM. God knows who is good or evil. You cannot hide that from God.

  • Jenniwrengirl

    Can’t wait! I am so loving SheReadsTruth refreshing!

  • My day was hi-jacked & what I thought would be a relaxing day off work catching up on cleaning, groceries & laundry, turned into a day of doctors with my grandmother. She recently moved to be close to family; & care taking has become MUCH more than we anticipated! I am blessed to have the day off that could easily be changed; but it was changed with an obligatory attitude & hard heart.
    I have been SO EXCITED for this study! I am finally able to sit for a few minutes alone with the Lord, & boy does he speak! It’s not about me emulating these women’s characteristics – it’s about drawing me closer into intimacy to His Character! How often I try to “be” someone else; rather than who The Lord has created ME to be! So; Hello! I am Rebecca, a woman of The Lord! I pray He creates His story in my life!
    So thankful to have you all to share this study with!

    • Mindy Weber

      Too often I realize that my heart isn’t really fully “in” the service – especially toward my immediate family. Thanks for the reminder today & reassurance that I’m not alone!

      • Rebecca

        Thank you Mindy! I needed to hear that I’m not alone as well! Praying for you this morning as you go through your day; that your heart would be uplifted & encouraged! Your words have certainly encouraged me!

  • Patti Altimari

    I am very excited for this study!

  • aurorasgirl♡

    so excited

  • Megan Shoe

    So excited for this! I’m a teacher, and when school is out in a week, I’m praying that I will get into the habit of waking up and reading God’s Word without feeling rushed or being tempted to just hot the snooze button. Then I’m hoping that the habit will continue into next school year! I can’t wait to learn more about women in the Bible!

    • Kristi Zoerhof

      Megan, I hear you! I’m a teacher , too, and I echo your sentiments. I will add you toy prayer list that your week finishes beautifully and that you start the summer ready to be refreshed physically, emotionally and spiritually. :) blessing from MIchigan from one teacher to another :)

  • Megan Shaffer

    Too long have I felt so distant from The Lord and making up excuse after excuse for not reading my Bible or doing a devotional. The Lord really has been pressing on my heart lately to be more active in His word. This reading today helped me to see that no matter how many boundaries or mountains I put in the way, my God is greater and He will tear them down to get to me again because He loves me that much! So excited for this journey, a new journey of discovering myself in the Word of my Maker.

  • So often I find myself not embracing how alive and active the word of God is. But it permeates into every aspect of our being, and I hope to better acknowledge and live his Word during this study. I am so so grateful for this study, and I look to read and learn more about fellow Women. As always, he must become more, and I must become less.

  • Lindsey Brewer

    I am so excited to be apart of an active community of women seeking Gods Truth from His Word!

  • Crystal Earl

    This is my 1st devotional study & I am excited to be apart of this group. Only through HIS words can we continue to grow & teach his words.

  • I loved Day 1's reading! I saw so much of God's heart towards me in those sections of Scripture! I began to make a list of all that those passages were telling me about who God is and what His heart is towards me, and by the end of my writing I had a breathtaking picture of Him and of His love for me. This book is just what I needed in this season of my life. Not a study, not a devotional, but just God's own words. It's so refreshing to my heart and spirit to just swim out into His words and allow them to wash over me and speak to me. I'm so looking forward to what the coming days in this book will do in my heart and life!

  • Jennifet

    Super excited to be part of this!

  • Lauren Allen

    I am so humbled to be apart of this group with you lovely ladies. ❤️
    What a great reminder that the word is alive and active and we get the chance to pursue it daily.

  • PatriciaAnn

    I’m excited to be starting this journey with my (biological) sister (who showed me the site) and the new friends we will make along the way! I have always believed strongly that there is a vast difference between faith and religion — I am so thankful that I kept the first when I moved away from the second. While I was raised in a strict Roman Catholic family, I never gave too much voluntary thought or effort into reading the Bible. I’m excited to change that with this first SRT session!

  • When I read this I was overwhelmed by the Grace of God and how much of a gift God’s word truly is to us.

  • Wanda Kay

    How does this app works. I made a purchase add to bookshelf then what next. All I can do is look at sample day 1

    • Lauren B.

      Hi Wanda! The plan has just started so for today you’ll only see day 1. Each day, another devotional will be added :)

  • Sheila M.

    What a great reminder to be the wife of God, and put Him first. I believe that this study is exactly what I need at this current time so I am happy to learn about my Husband, fall in love with Him, and learn of His other brides, my sisters in faith.

  • Tentatively excited about this…I haven’t read my Bible in over a year and feel very far from God…am hoping this study will draw me back.

    • Lindsey

      Louise-
      I pray that the Lord meets you right where you are. There’s no better way to hear the Lord’s heart than by reading His word. And because the Word is alive and active- it will produce fruit! Enjoy the journey, Louise. God is always full of surprises.

    • Kasey Summers

      Praying that you and all of us will fall more in love with God through this study! His grace is more than enough!

  • I am so excited to be a part of this study! This is my first time participating in a bible study, and while I was raised in the Catholic Church, I have never really read the bible. As a young adult, just starting out on my own, I pulled away from the Catholic Church and as a result, from God as well. I now seek to know God and have a personal relationship from my own free will and not from the demands of my parents. I am excited to read the bible and learn with all of you!

  • thelittlelaurents

    So looking forward to this study!

  • I am so thankful that I heard about this on the radio today! I was searching for an online bible study this morning and this afternoon I happened to hear about this site on WBLG radio, which mentioned it was starting today!
    I am so excited about this!
    God is so faithful!!

  • I purchased the plan today, and my card was charged for the purchase, but it isn’t showing up in “my plans.” Could someone please help? Thanks!

  • Every time I purchase a plan on this app, it charges me $5. Is it supposed to be doing that? I purchased this plan today for what I thought was $1.99 and iTunes charged me $5. I haven’t bought anything today on iTunes, only this plan. Please let me know.

    • Taylor

      No it should only charge you $1.99. You should have an iTunes receipt in your email that shows a breakdown of your iTunes purchases. Maybe taking a look at that might clear things up. If not, you need to contact iTunes. Good luck!

  • Excited for this journey in the word to start! Hopefully this will help me stay disciplined with spending time in the word. Loved this reminder about Gods forgiveness and continued promises to us and his faithfulness to us no matter what.

  • 9 “To me this is like the days of Noah,
    when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth.
    So now I have sworn not to be angry with you,
    never to rebuke you again.
    10 Though the mountains be shaken
    and the hills be removed,
    yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
    nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
    says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

    Amazing the nuggets you find

  • Wow. I stumbled upon this study today – the first day of the study! I know it wasn’t a coincidence & I’ve been impacted so profoundly by day 1 already! I’m excited to continue alongside you ladies. A very big THANK YOU to those who put this together. God bless you guys! :)

  • Carla Brooks

    Loved today’s readings on God’s covenant promises to us. Excited to start this study.

  • 10 “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake,
    But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you,
    And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,”
    Says the Lord who has compassion on you.

    Love the part about His loving kindness will not be removed from me – grace upon grace – looking forward to this journey – joining from Germany

    • Simone

      Hi Nicole,
      I am also joining from Germany :) this is such an amazing community. Do you attend a church somewhere in Germany? I am always happy to hear about churches that teach the truth & are just fun to go :)

  • Love this! Full of excitement and wondering how God will pursue me and I Him throughout this study xoxo

  • Snowsbeloved

    I am SO READY to dig into this study!

  • Absolutely thrilled to do this study with my sisters :) your message is spot on! I was getting ready to learn about the women and totally forgot that it’s HIS story. Such an amazing light bulb moment!

    I was so touched this morning to read about the compassionate, forgiving, merciful and loving God we serve. I’m so excited for the days ahead!

  • Faithandmountains

    Look to God in the lives of others. What a beautiful truth!!!

  • "At that moment, rather than look at ourselves through the lens of these stories, let’s look to our God!" This is such a good reminder for me as we head into the new study and in life! I know that I, selfishly, am always trying to make things about me and this is such a good reminder to always look to God.

    "Let’s open the Bible not for a daily inspiration or pep talk, but only to pursue Him." I'm excited for this study!

  • KimberlyPWeaver

    Isaiah 54:4-10 blew me away! Exactly what I needed to here. My husbands name is The Lord of Host!!! I have been struggling with my newly empty nest, my new life as a single woman (at age 56 after 28 years of marriage), and trying to figure out how to live again with an entirely new identity. Praise God! When I read that passage I felt like I could begin again! It was like hearing an old truth for the first time! He is SO good! I am excited, and honored to be on this journey with you all!

  • Rosangela Neres

    It’s great to be here. Thank you for one more amazing study!

  • williamandglenna

    "At that moment, rather than look at ourselves through the lens of these stories, let’s look to our God! Just like you and me, the women we’ll read about in the Old Testament are each part of the Gospel Story, the Story that always and only points back to Jesus. It is the story of God’s faithful pursuit of His people, the story of His steadfast love, and the story of redemption through His Son. Rather than try to be like or unlike the women we read about, we desire only to be more like Christ.
    Our aim in reading about the women in the Word is to become women in the Word. This doesn’t mean inserting ourselves into their stories or contriving a moral lesson from their good and bad examples, but rather to read their stories with the sole purpose of learning more about God. This is His story, and we can find Him on every page."
    YES!

  • betsy mays

    I’m excited to learn along side other women of God!

  • Another adjustment to my focus. Thanks, amazingly uplifting..

  • This is my first ever SRT study (I found you on Instagram last month) & I can already tell its going to be good!
    I see a wooing of Israel & in turn, a wooing of me. At 39 1/2 I feel like I have lost out on ever meeting a man and getting married. Here, I finally feel like God is telling me that it is HE that I am married to. I am part of the Church, the Bride of Christ ; therefore I am a bride myself to the Lord. How tenderly He loves us all! He longs for an intimate relationship with me! Yet I have ignored Him in this area, thinking of Him only as a Father-figure. My prayer for this study is that I can finally establish in my mind that GOD is my husband (an earthly one is just a bonus). I want to learn more about Him so that I can fall in love with Him.

  • Wow! When I started this I kept telling myself this is going to help me be more like the amazing women of the Bible. Boy was I wrong! Thank you for the reminder that I need to be like Christ only! No one else!

    • Jen

      I completely agree with you. I slays look for ways the bible study outer book will change me to become more like the author I like or the person I admire. I should only be seeking to become more like Jesus. What a great reminder. Thanks

  • I love your reminder of this being His story! You called us out and it's awesome! We are so naturally self centered and I hope I keep this perspective through the next 5 weeks!

  • and I will say to Not My People, ‘You are my people’;
    and he shall say, ‘You are my God.’”
    This. Oh this!! How beautiful a picture that is, the cross above us his blood poured out for us. You are My God.

  • I’ll be studying and praying about this with a friend. I so need to soak my spirit in God’s word. Thankful for this study and its availability through the app!

  • I’ve been struggling with 1) having the discipline to get in the word daily and 2) to trust God’s total acceptance of me after walking so very closely and intimately with Him then choosing a man over Him. I’m too mature in my faith to have done that and I have had a hard time letting myself off the hook. Today, I saw the character of God. This is SO good to focus on Him and not me when I read the Word. I’m already blessed and it’s only Day 1!

  • it’s been 4 years (!!!) since I have regularly read my bible. I’ve had 3 kids in that span, so yes I struggle with time management, tiredness and an overwhelming range of emotions … but I can and I WILL make time . I have gotten back into an exercise routine, and feeling convicted that I have made that a priority over time in the Word. how beautiful these words were to me this morning, I felt God’s pursuit, His passion and desire for my attentiveness.

  • thekholtz

    What struck me was this theme of forgiveness. Humanity has broken our promises to God time and time again.. we have treated God like just another something/someone to idolize – and yet he STILL loves us and says he promises us compassion, safety, and eternal life! I want to be someone that loving and forgiving in my own life! Very excited for this study.
    And for the first time ever, reading some scriptures I was actually able to remember similar scriptures elsewhere in the Bible and reference them in my notes – which was a very cool feeling for me. Plus, I was able to use some inductive bible study skills I learned when I took a class in college :)

  • Cynthia Vazquez

    This is only the first day and God is already speaking to me. I have been so distant from him allowing all the busyness from life engulf my time with HIM. I feel myself sliding right back to my old ways and today I read how GOD wants us back and he will not remember our sins! Today is a new day for me and my relationship with OUR GOD. I can't wait for this study and the changes it is going to make to my heart and my life.

  • Nonnipatti

    Father God,
    Help me to remember that Your Word is active and alive, unlike any other book I may read…
    and may it change me to be more Christ-like every day…

  • Hello ladies, I’m thrilled to be here with ya’ll to read the word of God!

  • I am really excited. My daughter gave me the flyer about the book she ordered for me for Mother’s Day I have been waiting impatiently since to get started. She gave me the book yesterday and it excited me more. This should be an interesting study and I am praying God will use it to change me into what he has planned

  • What a great way to kick off this study! What a beautiful picture of no matter our past, how we feel, where we are at in this journey God pursues us and calls us his!! He restores and is our hope! He redeems and calls us His forever. I don’t know about my sisters here but I can’t wait to dive in even more. Thank you for this study She Reads Truth!!! I am blessed by ya’ll!!

  • I love the verse about God never walking away from us! As humans, people walk away from us for our beliefs or choices! It is nice to know that he won’t!

  • Kelli Galpin

    This completely spoke to my heart this morning. I haven’t done a study for YEARS, and I’ve been in such an ambivalent, and stale place in my relationship with God. I find myself praying today that His Word will pierce through any wall that I’ve built out of self-protection or fear. That His Word would get to me even when I’m unknowingly fighting it out of my own self-preservation. What a blessing this study is already, and it’s only day 1.

  • I love seeing the pictures of other “real” women that are “here with me”. It is very supportive.

  • I'm in also, and so excited to step into this reading over the next 5 weeks! God is so good and it's nice to be along side like minded women!

  • I love the book of Hosea. It is beautiful and uplifting when we are down.

  • Thank you for making this more than an inspiration or pep talk. The Bible is so much more! I have trouble finding devotionals that acknowledge that. Indeed we are searching for God in every page of Scripture.

  • This is my first study! I’m pretty excited about it ☺️

  • CityChick

    Very much looking forward to this study!!

  • I am so looking forward to these weeks of study with all of you: my sisters in Christ Jesus.

    I, too, was especially struck by the written intention to participate in this study in order to LEARN MORE ABOUT GOD. Amen!! And Amen again!! I feel so completely engulfed by my current situation. So much stress, so much emotion (elderly mom needing lots of care, personally I am experiencing menopausal wretchedness and my physical disability is currently eating my lunch…. I'm alone in this loooooong season, single and lonely. Doing my best to babysit grandkids twice every week – the pain from that is phenomenal, but I love the service!!! And so it goes… family stuff…etc etc)

    And I am LIFTED UP to just contemplate a study that is ALL about HIM and NOT about ME. Woooooo! I'm a bit sick of myself and my struggles.

    Thank you from the bottom of my little heart for preparing a study that I sense will be DEEP and RICH. And again, all about our lover, Jesus. I am itching to dig in!!!!

    God Bless,
    Babs

  • Melanie Joy

    I love that the devotional pointed to Christ…to knowing Him. To not making our “devotion time” a frantic searching for inspiration or a pep talk but rather coming and delighting in all that Christ is to us as women now, and who He has been to women in the past. Eager to read more!

  • emilyamcmurry

    I love that this study is starting out with scripture about God's peace and the new covenant. I just recently heard a pastor say "Men put more faith in a rainbow than they do the cross." Just like Isaiah 54:9 says, just as God made a covenant with Noah to never flood the earth again, he made a covenant with Jesus to not be angry with us any longer. While so many fully believe that God will not flood the earth (because it was a covenant made with Noah, not with you or I), they forget that God also can't break his covenant with Jesus (because, like Noah it was a covenant made with Jesus, not you or I). My biggest hope in life is for everyone to hear about God's peace! I cannot wait for the rest of this study!

    • Cindy

      Although I know I’m supposed to just read this with only getting to know my Lord better…I cannot help for it to speak right to my heart. 10 years ago I was a young momma and went through a terrible divorce that left me alone, ashamed, and abandoned. But God!!!! God came along side me and WAS my husband. I have since forgotten the shame of my youth when I was cast off by a man that did not see my value. He is so faithful. So good. So intimate. So real. Yet so unimaginably majestic and eternal. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

      • Laura

        Praise the Lord! What a tender husband He is – He clothes us with His glory instead of our shame!

  • Jennifer

    I’m exited about this study with you lovelies

  • Krystina

    I love the the “valley of ‘trouble’ ” becomes our “door of hope” !!! So excited for this study! Thank you. Thank you.

  • I love this introduction and the way in which we are going to navigate through the text. My take away today is that it’s not about identifying with the women or discovering a moral lesson, but rather God revealing himself through the Word.

  • To be more of Christ and less of me

  • Krissy Hoyt

    So encouraged by this study this morning! Thankful we get to pursue christlikeness as we learn more about the women of the Old Testament! What a great reminder/encouragement to be seeking the word to truly worship God and seek His glory, not just our own good! What a sweet father we serve that he blesses our time seeking Him! Praying for the Holy Spirit to meet us all through this study, and to impact our family, friends, co-workers, etc. through what we are learning and applying. Thank you Father for your truth and the opportunity to grow in your image!

  • Merinda Wicker

    Come Holy Spirit! This generation needs women in hot pursuit of the things of the Lord. Teach us God to become more Christ-like every day, to have a deep love for holiness, purity, righteousness and integrity. Let your love shine through our lives even more as we take this journey in becoming Women of the Word!! Amen and amen!

  • Looking forward to this. Thank you.

  • NanetteGrace

    beautiful start to this study. holy spirit reveal yourself.

  • I am in the wilderness in my professional life, and I am praying that God will reveal the right path for me as I seek him in his Word through this study and through prayer and worship. Please pray for my patience and endurance as I wait on Him.

  • I’m looking forward to how God is going to move and reveal Himself to us this summer! May we all become and be renewed in the Word.

  • itsmetabitha

    Oh Lord, my prayer is that I would not pursue time with you or a quick time in Your Word to just get some “umph” added to my day. I want to know You more. I want to be with You in the time that I spend in Your Word. Help me to understand that I am in Your Holy presence when I am grazing in Your sweet, sweet Truth, not just gaining some simple encouragement, but gaining guidance from You. Help me oh Father to remember that You are not in some far away place in the sky, but You are near, no closer than near, You are in me, You reside in me and Your love will not be removed from me. What a precious promise in Isaiah (all the way back, in the book of Isaiah, God is telling us about his plan of salvation for us in Jesus)?! Here God is already promising that He will redeem us through Jesus. That he will not go back with the methods of flooding in the days Noah, but there will be another way for us to be redeemed: JESUS. And in Jeremiah, He is declaring that He will give us a new way, something we cannot make messy with our ways. He is promising His Spirit to live within us. This is truly one big story; from beginning to end the Bible is all about our Savior, our Redeemer, our Jesus.

    • Nadine

      Thank you for sharing. I prayed that prayer with you sister ❤ let’s seek him and find him as he promises

  • I so often read the Bible looking for ME rather than looking for GOD. I love that we’re going to look at stories of women not to be like them or not be like them but to learn more about our great God and Who HE is, which in turn informs who WE are as He is our creator.

    • Leigh

      Love this post!!!! It’s SO true! ❤️ I was listening to a message from Andy Stanley yesterday and he was talking about prayer and how so often we are to pray “God, I know I did (xyz), but I promise (blank)”.. But it’s never about what WE do or can do for God, it’s about what He HAS done for us. Abounding, unrelenting GRACE. We are so quick to make everything about ourselves, when really, it’s ALLLLLLL about Jesus. It’s so beautiful and so against our standard way of thinking and I LOVE IT.

  • buffiediaz10

    Just reading these pages of scripture, I recognize that God is
    merciful
    loving
    compassionate
    forgiving
    just
    jealous over us
    peace-loving
    emotional
    faithful
    righteous
    I'm sure I didn't catch everything revealed about his character, but I tried to be mindful and take note of those descriptors. Isn't is so comforting to know that we serve a perfect, good God?

  • As we immerse ourselves in His Word everyday may be all become more like Christ! “Rather than try to be like or unlike the women we read about, we desire only to be more like Christ.”

  • Looking forward to being in the word this summer. I usually struggle with my study in the summer with the absents of our daily routine. Praying this is a blessing for each of us.

  • “Let’s open the Bible not for a daily inspiration or pep talk, but only to pursue Him.” <—-Yes!

    • Laura

      I love that! Yes a passionate pursuit to know him, love him, and share him with everyone!

  • Tracy Lathrop

    I’m I’m. :)

  • It’s going to be an incredible blessing…I can tell already!!!

  • Maddie Matthews

    Just finished day 1 & wow… This is going to be a memorable & different summer. I love how we aren’t inserting ourselves into these women’s stories, but solely seeking to find God in every one of them.

  • For whatever God says to us is full of living power! (Hebrews 4:12) God's word is more than a pep talk to get us going. It gives us the power to live with Him. Blessed to be joining women from all around and all over in this summer study.

  • Ashleigh

    A group of us at my church are doing an inductive Bible study to this beautiful study!

  • Ashley A

    Looking forward to these next few weeks!

  • I super pumped

  • Lauren Alexander

    I’m so excited to begin this study and this journey!

  • Jennifer

    I bought this study for two reasons… One is how the author said: “Rather than try to be like or unlike the women we read about, we desire only to be more like Christ.” I, like many other women, struggle not to simply insert myself into the Biblical narrative. But the point isn’t to become like these women, necessarily anyway, it’s to know our Savior better and become more like him. Secondly, I struggle while reading the Old Testament sometimes because it’s so bizarre, but I know it’s the word of God and I need to discipline myself to ask and wrestle with the Holy Spirit, but I would love to do this in community – but I temporarily don’t have a Christian community as I am on the go. I am skeptical of what that could be like online, but it’s worth a shot. If nothing else, it’s helpful to have an organized study to go to every morning. Thanks so much!

  • I cannot wait to start this study! May we clearly see God's light and purpose in each and every story. Thank you for your time in creating these awesome learning tools!

  • This is my first study on here. Big time of transition in my life and I need to be in the Word more!

    • Bukky Bulks

      Yes Bre Same here… So glad to be in the word!!

    • Sarah Martin

      Bre—Welcome! You will love SRT!! I'm in transition as well and can't wait to take this study with me on the journey! Hugs!

  • Im so Excited i cant hide it, ive been waiting for this, as we wear the belt of truth and move along with it in the Word. My God !!!

  • Excited to dive in today, with the first day's readings! Is this here the place where we can share/discuss our thoughts and insights on daily readings? Or is there a discussion board somewhere online for that purpose?

  • The next few weeks I NEED to be a woman in the word – school’s almost out, summer’s full of travel, work is crazy – could it be more perfect timing?! Happy to be here alongside all of you!! ❤️❤️

  • Looking forward to diving into the stories of these ladies and finding God each and every day!!!

  • Looking forward to getting intimate (spiritually naked) with my "Kinsman Redeemer", Lover of my soul.

  • michelle of Calif

    Awesome and I can't wait to start .
    There is a great paperback book that I purchased for Easter gifts called "Legendary Women of the Bible " by American Bible Society.
    It's about $15.00 and it's great !!!!! I purchased my at Rite Aid and you can go to Amazon too

  • Jessica Sharp

    I felt the similarly that I would look to the examples of the women but thank you for the reminder it is all about the pursuit to be more Christ like. Excellent opening! Excited to continue!

  • Sonja Cox

    Blessed already reading The Word! Love especially this day reading that God is my Husband- He betroths me to Him forever! Beautiful

  • This weekend at a women’s retreat we were challenged to go through the narratives of the Old Testament. What better place to start! Excited to study the women of the Bible and God’s redemption plan at work!

  • Adrienna Purdy

    I love how it talks about using the study to point to Christ. When I decided to do it (it’s my first one) I imagined it as a way of reading about examples and using them to inspire me to “be better.” This reminded me that it isn’t about that at all! It’s all about Jesus. I’m so excited for this study!

    • Sarah Martin

      Oh this is your first She Reads Truth study? Yes!!! Awesome. You are in for a wonderful treat. The Lord is simply moving amongst this site and all over the world through this community. Welcome!

    • Jen L

      Me too! Exactly what I was thinking!

    • Karen

      I agree, I was thinking the same away & found it refreshing to know I’m looking at Jesus & how to grow deeper with him

  • Im so excited to be starting this study, purely to learn more about the many women in the bible. Everyone says there aren't that many women in the bible to hear about but this study instantly proves that statement wrong. There are many women in the bible mentioned who are worth learning about. I am so excited to soak this in.

  • Starting my bible journaling and morning watch journey along with this study! Thank you!

  • Praise the Lord for his unending graces. He has given me great honor to call Him My Husband. May my love and reckless abandon to him grow stronger every day!

  • Reading these passages, I am instantly struck with the tenderness with which God speaks. A gentle, relentless passion that is powerful-this is how He pursues us. How easy it is to forget this truth- to imagine Our Lord as angry, apathetic or distant when He is anything but! He is lovingly calling, seeking, pursuing my heart, your heart….

  • So looking forward to this! Thank you SRT & sisters!

  • Big word from the Lord for my heart this morning…that He is turning my Valley of Achor into a door of hope!! So excited to begin this much-needed study in a challenging season of life.

  • Allison P.

    Wow, great intro! I feel God is confirming to me exactly what I need to hear. A study that will point me towards Him and not just teach me a moral lesson.

  • Yay! I am so excited to get this started! I can’t wait! :)

  • Some truths of my studying this morning:
    God will supply and meet our emotional needs, and rescue us from our disgrace and shame, when others forsake us.
    Jeremiah 31 is one of the greatest messages of the Old Testament, it foretells Christianity,
    The word of God exposes sin so that we know we are in desperate need of help, urging us to draw near to Jesus as our Great High Priest, who offers us mercy and grace in our time of need!
    Jesus, thank you for your covenant for me! You are forgiveness, faithful and personal. I need you every hour! May all these truths continue to permeate my mind today…

  • A line from the introduction struck a chord with me. "Let's open the Bible not for a daily inspiration or pep talk, but only to purse Him." Yikes.. how often do I drag myself out of bed to read scripture to "get me through the day?" Of course, there's no doubt that scripture has an affect on my mood, parenting, and the overall vibe of my day. However, I want to open the Bible to PURSUE HIM! I'm praying God works on my heart during this study, that I pursue him for who He is, not for how He makes me feel. So excited to be on this adventure with you all!

    • Eryn

      I totally feel ya, Lea! That also spoke to me. In the same vein, I was convicted of reading the stories tons similarities or lessons for me, instead of finding Gods character in each. Thank you SRT for beginning the trail to walk this journey!

    • Lwood83

      What a true thought Lea! I too often do the same thing and will join you in praying that I only pursue Him and not “inspiration” or how it will make me feel.

  • churchmouse

    Welcome to the sisterhood! Friends abound here to encourage and support!

  • Gennette

    Reading all of the amazing comments from my beautiful sisters reminds me of this awesome body we are part of. I an so thankful for all of you and what our Father is doing in and around us. God bless all of you.

  • lauraloewen1221

    Oh my goodness, those verses in Isaiah were like a drink of cool water for my soul this morning!

    Isn't it so awesome and gracious of God when He makes a passage seem nearly new to us? We may have read it once or even a thousand times, and yet I feel him lovingly whisper, with the enthusiasm of a young child "Did you see that, Laura? That right there was for YOU."

    Today was yet another confirmation that Hebrews 4:12 really IS true. The Word is so powerful; such a anchor for our soul and truly our guide for life.

    The stunning picture of the very God of the universe being our husband was just so comforting to me. While I know not everyone has this experience, I am thankful that those words bring me such joy and peace. My husband Jason is such a godly, patient and consistent man. So in reading this morning that the Lord will "call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit – a wife who married young" – that really resonated with me.

    Jason, in his steadfastness and in-stepness with God, has often called me back: gently but firmly confronted my sin, waited for me, etc. And as a wife who did in fact marry young, oh how grateful I am this morning for that love, not only from Jason, but how much MORE from my Savior!

    God is so good to meet us right where we're at. May you all find Him and know that He longs to meet you right where you're at, as well.

    • [email protected]

      Loved these words, Laura! I married young as well and am embarrassed by how clueless I was. God was exceedingly gracious to me in seeing and providing so much more than I was looking for. I am humbled by how great of a husband I have and he is a constant reminder of God's generosity to me, when I don't even know what to ask for.

      Looking forward to doing this study with you!

  • Elizabeth

    I am starting a summer internship today and will be learning to serve those experiencing homelessness and mental illness in a big city.

    In this new and scary time, I needed to read "Rather than try to be like or unlike the women we read about, we desire only to be more like Christ." I will focus on Christ throughout this study, and I am sure I will be drawn closer to him through the next 5 weeks.

    Prayers and blessings for all my sisters in Christ doing this study as well. May it draw each of us closer to our Lord, that we may draw others closer to our Savior as well.

  • Good morning sisters! I am so excited to start this study as I feel like so many times as women we spend most of our lives being compared or in comparison to someone else no matter what stage in life we are at. And it truly made my heart happy when Amanda said "…rather than look at ourselves through the lens of these stories, let's look to our God…to read their stories with the sole purpose of learning more about God…let's open our Bible only to pursue Him." Lord, let our focus not to see the lines that we draw ourselves in comparison, but let us wholeheartedly encourage and devote ourselves to You and to each other fulfilling the commands You have left us with. Let us focus on who You are so we can see the promises you've already written for us. Let us allow you to write Your Law on our hearts and let you call us your people. Amen.

    Here are a few cool things I wanted to share with y'all today that I discovered while I was studying.

    1) Synonyms for husbands: steward –> one who looks after; companion –> now of a pair of things intended to complement (a thing that completes or brings to perfection) or match each other —- so in this, the Lord is our companion, he makes us complete, he makes us whole, he makes us perfect because He is all those things so we don't have to strive to be all those things, we already are! Isn't that amazing? And He is our steward, he looks after us, he tends to us, we are His, wholly and good!

    2)Wilderness: natural environment that hasn't been significantly civilized by humans…derived from the notion of wildness — that which is not controlled by humans; God is calling us to be with Him in our most vulnerable state, in our wildest state, He takes us to a place where we are not controlled by human (earthly) thoughts or rules and He speaks tenderly to us affirming who we are in Him and what He has called us to do. He is saying that we can be who we are with Him because stitched us together in the secret place of our mother's wombs so we don't have to hide, He knows us through and through. Not only that but in this wilderness, He tells us that we are His chosen ones forever. Forever. If you don't feel the love and the enormity of that promise, take a minute to let it sink in and then praise His Holiness. Ladies, sisters, mothers, daughters, wives, we are His and we belong to Him forever! Our wilderness doesn't have to signify a stormy place, but it can signify a place where we are free to be who our Creator made us to be.

    Have a magnificent Monday y'all! xoxox

    • Juliet

      I loved your words this morning! Thank you! “He speaks tenderly to us, affirming who we are in HIM and what He has called us to do”

    • Anna

      Love your analysis on today's study! I really enjoyed reading it.. sure did help me further understand the passages! Hope to see your commentary again!!!

  • Sandy Amann

    Can't wait!!!

  • struggletowardempathy

    SO Excited! This summer I am doing a graduate research program and am staying in a new city temporarily. I will be moving home in about 11 weeks and I find it serendipitous that it fits so well with this study! New city, new learning experiences and a chance to be out of my comfort zone and dive deeper into the word!

  • Tiffany Aschenbrenner

    I have been seeking more knowledge of women in the Bible! This is so perfect! So excited!

    Any additional book recos relating to this subject?

    Thank you and God bless!

  • SO excited for this study!

  • Miranda H

    I LOVE all of these scriptures. It’s amazing that so much of this does point to Jesus- from the consistent prophecy of the husband and the bride (that Jesus enlightened as Himself and the believers), to the fact that for a minute, the Israelites did not have God speaking through prophets to them and then Jesus came. The new covenant was brought when Jesus died and rose again (Jeremiah), and through that He betrothed Himself to us and made a way for the Gentiles (like me! “And I will say to Not my People, ‘you are my people’ and he will say ‘You are my God.'” Every single one of these point to the covenant that Jesus would come and betroth us to Him. I love that time and again God spoke through the prophets to tell of the hope to come. And in light of all the brokenness that surrounds us, this is a very good reminder to keep close to Him, even when we are surrounded by wilderness.

  • Thank you Jesus and thank you ladies for SRT! I am so blessed by this ministry!

  • drshanwalks

    Lord, I am excited to start this study at a time when I am transitioning and starting a new chapter of my life. The entire beginning of the year has been about restoration and balance. I been working on realigning all areas of my life and Your blessings have come through my obedience. I renewed my covenant with You even though You never left me. It is time that I move to the next level. Thank You for your continual mercy and grace. Thank You for never forsaking me even though I have procrastinated and allowed fear to hold me back. Open my eyes and heart to the revelations I am to receive through this study. Amen.

  • I love this app! Thank you for allowing me to carry my devotions with me and draw closer to God!

  • Glad to be joining SRT for this fun summer study – and what a great focus, to be looking at God’s story rather than our own! Very happy to do that this summer.

  • The Lenten devotionals were a huge turning point for me this year! God has been working so mightily in my life, my heart and my relationships! I am praising Him today and so very excited to begin this summer-long journey with you ladies and also to be part of this fabulous book you put together! Today, June 1 we have lots of beginnings in my family and I can see the hand of God moving. I’m so very thankful to be loved by and to serve such an awesome and amazing God!
    Thank you again to the ladies of SheReadsTruth for these amazing devotionals. I can see God using you ladies in such a big way through these devotionals. Thank you for being amazing Women in the Word and leading the way for us!!

  • Jacki Thacker

    I’m really excited about this 9-week journey. I pray that the Lord opens my heart and allows this study to make me a better disciple. The Lord is amazing and getting to know Him better with you all is going to be great. I appreciate the message board to be able to see other’s input and what struck your heart. When the Lord said “I will put my law within them” I truly believe this is what he has done to me. I yearn to be a true disciple of His word and influence others positively.

    Can’t wait to see what God has planned for this summer study!!

  • It’s not about me. It’s about Him. And Who He is. Great reminder! Thank you!

  • This is my first SRT study – and I’m so excited to be on this journey with each of you!

  • Let’s do this. I’ve been reading through the Old Testament intensely for the past year and I’m so excited to dig deeper.

  • As I´m about to have baby #2 any day now, I´m excited, but also know some of the challenges that come with newborn-living. One of which was super-limited time to be in the Word.

    Yesterday I started doing SOAPs… Scripture, Observations, Application, Prayer (anybody else do this?) with a verse I read during the daily reading that stood out to me. Today I picked out Isaiah 54:10. Man… make some observations/do word study on the biggies in there like "covenant of peace" and "compassion"…

    My prayer and plea is for this compassion/mercy/pity/tenderheartedness of the Lord to walk with me. That the peace (which we learned during the Fruit study is what is produced when we walk in His will) of his covenant (a deep and abiding committment) won´t leave me starving in this upcoming time of trial, but that he´ll sustain me. I imagine this study will play a large part in that.

    "What wondrous love is this, oh my soul, oh my soul…"

  • Shirley Burkenpas

    Anticipation of His Truth awaits'….Thank you for sharing she reads The Truth…

  • MNmomma (heather)

    So very excited for this new study!!! What a perfect start for the summer: First day of Women in the Word, Last day of work for the summer, my birthday (38 yrs!), and first day of my summer training program (I get to be the trainee instead of the trainer – time for me to BRING IT!)….oh what a day! Love you ladies!

  • Big praying today getting ready for this journey of study! This summer, Lord; Teach me. Work on me. Shape me. Guide m steps further in to your word. "I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts." Continue to teach me to let go of my past, to forgive those who I carry in my heart, to reconcile relationships if that be your will for my life. Guide men truly giving up my own will, my own plans for my life, and whole-heartedly seek YOUR PLAN for me. "But my steadfast love with not depart from you." Allow me to earnestly seek you, everyday. Not because it feels good, or relieves anxiety, or makes me happy…. but only to know you more and be more like you in my living. Open the Bible, only to pursue Him. "For the word of God is living." Amen

    So excited for this!

  • Shannon H

    “And I will have mercy on No Mercy, and I will say to Not My People, ‘You are my people'; and he shall say ‘You are my God.'”

    God gives me a new name and a new identity. He does not leave me in my sin or shame, but covers me with His righteousness and takes me to His house and gives me a new heart. He rescues me!

  • Pam.Seipp

    Thank you for this new and exciting journey and study of Women in the Word. May we each move from our current position to a higher one in learning and sharing God's Word.

    • Rose

      Thank you Lord for an opportunity to meet with so many woman of different walks in life through this study. Women were and are important to you. I look forward to this time of growth, and sharing what you are doing through me today.

  • KatSmith1026

    Oh how the Lord woos my heart!

  • Elisabeth

    Discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart…. What I hope to teach and intend for myself. Thank you SRT for this new study…

  • Courtney

    It felt appropriate that this study began today! I am a teacher and I’m so looking forward to my cup of tea and time with the study each day throughout my summer holiday!

    My husband has a huge job interview today and we’ve been praying hold prayers over him, the workplace, and our family. I would appreciate any additional prayers y’all might have, especially around noon.

    Prayers that the Lord will reveal Himself again and again throughout this study!

    • Amber L.

      Just prayed for him!

    • MNmomma (heather)

      Prayers lifted Courtney!

    • Jody

      Courtney, I am a teacher, too, and know exactly what you mean about having this summer blessing of "time" to walk more closely with God. I will think of you each day, as I move through this Bible Study. :) Prayers for your husband and your family as you go through this time of transition.

  • Megan Gilley

    SO excited for this!!

  • Carolyn J

    Isaiah 54:9 jumped out at me this morning:
    This is like the days of Noah to me:
    as I swore that the waters of Noah
    should no more go over the earth,
    so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you,
    and will not rebuke you.

    A glimpse in the OT about the grace to come with the New Covenant in the New Testament. THIS is what Jesus's ministry and message was about – grace, and forgiveness, for those who love Him. HE will NOT be angry with us anymore, and will not rebuke us. But he will forgive us, through his grace, if we are willing to follow Him and all His ways. How awesome is this! A redemption story if ever there was one. I personally have a hard time accepting God's unconditional love for me…. having grown up in an emotionally abusive environment where love was VERY conditional – depending on the day, the cycle of the moon, or whatever whimsy came along, Love was conditional, and even when you were doing everything right, sometimes the rules would change. SO it's been a journey for me, and I'm sadly still not all there yet, to fully believe and accept God's unconditional love for me. BUt here, in the OT, He promises, and this was fulfilled in Christ. How sweet and wonderful and amazing.

    Can't wait for this study to begin!

    • emilyamcmurry

      yes!!!!!! I love this! I love that this study starts specifically with scripture about God's peace and the New Covenant.

  • I woke up this morning so happy that it was June 1. I have been looking forward to beginning this study and love the reminder that its aim is to encourage us to pursue the Lord. Happy summer!

  • Rae Lynn

    I loved this: read their stories with the sole purpose of learning more about God. This is His story, and we can find Him on every page. So many times I do read His word but then as life takes over I get distracted comparing myself to friends around me and worrying about where I don’t measure up, but I need to keep my eyes on the Lord and seek only to be like Him! I’m excited for this series and praying God uses it in my life to truly be focused on Him!

  • MK Hennigan

    I am so thankful I found Women in the Word. I have longed for a study like this, one that makes me accountable to a group of women who together are seeking a better understanding of the Lord.
    God loves each and everyone of use and in those times of doubt just know you are not alone.
    So excited about this journey.

  • I am looking forward to these teachings and to share their deeper insight through this group of sisters in Christ!

  • Kelly_Smith

    Finding God on every page…what a pursuit this will be! Like a bride standing outside of the sanctuary doors, I am eager to begin this Gospel journey!

  • LaurieEW

    I too am excited about this study. I want to be a woman of the word. Not just read it every day, but live it. I too have hope when I look back on this day, I will be able to say what a great summer and what a great life God has called me to live as a Woman Of The Word.

  • “And there she shall answer as in the days of her youth, as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt” (Hosea 2:15b). Our response to God’s loving pursuit should be with youthful excitement, with the sense of one who has just been delivered from slavery & death, rescued! And haven’t I been rescued from my sin? I should want to get to know my Rescuer. I love Amanda’s point that the stories we will read are His story. May my own story be His as well, through growing in His grace. So excited about this study!

  • I loved reading this, "For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you." Isa. 54:7 For whatever reason this stuck out to me this morning. I know that this teaches us so much about who God is. That He is just but oh so compassionate and that He will ALWAYS bring us back to Him. I am so thankful that there is none like Him that we can always remember HE is our constant. He is compassionate and faithful to no end. I pray that this study (I AM SO EXCITED!!) will be one that brings me deeper in His Word so that he truly is my first love throughout every area of my life. No more compartmentalizing! In His compassion He is gathering us!

    • Allison

      Good morning! These are my exact hopes for this study. I pray that the Lord will reveal Himself to me in ways that make an everlasting impact on all areas of my life. He is my Rock and my Redeemer! I am forgiven and Free! Lord, help me to live with boldness and confidence in your love for me each day no matter the circumstances. Thank you, SheReadsTruth team for leading us to discover more and more about the love of our awesome God! May the Lord bless you all this day. Amen.

    • MNmomma (heather)

      Amen! Me too!

  • My goal today is to ask The Lord to reveal Himself to me as I remember and read The Word. Thank you for the reminder that the Bible is not a daily pep talk, but a way to pursue Him and see what He wants for me today. Happy Monday!

  • I’m looking forward to this study! I’ve never really studied women of the Bible in depth so this will be an interesting study for me. I’m experiencing a lot of changes in my life and the verse that just spoke to me was Isaiah 54:10, “For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.” It’s just comforting to know that no matter what happens, God’s kindness and promise of peace will never be taken from me. I really needed that verse this morning. I’m so excited to pursue God through this study!

  • To learn to be like Him. To be a woman in the Word. Lord, help me to do just that through this study!

  • Amanda, I loved it when you said, ” Rather than try to be like or unlike the women we read about, we desire only to be more like Christ.” So many times I do try to learn through the moral of the story or of a life and yet, I should always be looking to be more like Jesus! I’m so excited to start this series!

  • This is exactly what I needed. I’ve been using the Bible as an emotional balm rather than as a way to get to know my God better. I’m excited to learn more about Him and about the character of these Biblical women!

  • Sesalieg

    I’m super excited to start this series! Although we’ve been instructed not to insert ourselves into the lessons, I hope I’m able to look at these women and draw strength from those who are obedient, and wisdom to not follow the same path as the non-obedient.

  • Christina

    Faithless me, faithful Him. So grateful He remains faithful! And im n also grateful that this study will be focused on He Who matters most, not on the means by which He worked (the women we will be studying, that is). Study His means, learn about His heart and character. I, too, need to be reminded that Scripture is not the place to go to bolster my work for Him, but is the place to take refuge in Who He is in order to work by His strength. Knowing Him is the power, not any self-focused nugget I conjure up for myself. Looking forward to studying with you all this summer!

    • Candacejo

      I love that! "Knowing Him IS the power…not any self-focused nugget I conjure up for myself." Exactly ♥

  • Allison Taylor

    soso excited about this!!!!

  • The Hosea 2 verses just bring so much peace for me. They are a beautiful reflection of God's love for us and remind me that He is ever present in *my* story. Looking forward to the study! ~ B

  • Candacejo

    "So, together, we will not shy away from God’s Word, even when it is hard to hear." How many times have I done that? If I don't think it applies to me I would rather skip it. But as Amanda said, it all points to Jesus, it's all about Him so there is something in there I need to soak up!

    The Word of God can discern the thoughts and the intents of my own heart…yikes…a wonderful reminder that I need more and more of it in my heart to come spilling out and point others to Him, not to me.

    Blessed Monday!! ♥

  • amy_84_hopkins

    So excited for this study! Can't wait!

  • carlybenson

    I'm just overwhelmed by God's love and grace as I read these passages. It just comes through again and again how loving and merciful he is, how faithful he is even when we are not, and how his heart is always to reconcile and restore, to show mercy and compassion. It's an invitation to come back to him, to draw close, to be his people, and I'm looking forward to doing that as we go through this study.

    • Krystina

      Amen Carly!

    • megan w

      I know!! After I was done reading them all I just sat here feeling speechless. It was like the words literally knocked the wind out of me, but in such an awesome way. This study is going to be awesome!

  • Kendall_S

    "rather than try to be like or unlike the women we read about,
    we desire only to be more like Christ"

    covenant: an agreement that brings about a relationship of commitment between God and his people

    Lord, at the end of the summer i desire to look back over where you take us and have learned more about You.
    take away the tendency to compare my life to the women we read about.
    let my heart be turned to knowing you more and loving you more.
    remind me of the everlasting covenant of peace that you offer in love and faithfulness.
    amen.

  • I am excited to have the chance to learn more about the women in the Bible and most importantly, GOD!

  • Juliashelly

    Yesterday I was making lists of my daddy issues and what I need to do to face them. I know when I’m chasing men I am not also chasing Jesus, and then today I’m reading about the Lord as my husband. Gods words truly are living and active. Thank you Jesus for your grace and everlasting love.

    • Sarah Martin

      Yes friend!!! Those types of questions and lists are so raw and painful. I know that Your Husband, Jesus, will fill the void and heal your heart. Praying for you right this moment. Hugs!

  • I am so excited to start this study. This is the first time I've purchased the study guide to go along with the online study. I think it will help me be more focused and get more out of the Word. Looking forward to seeing how God works this summer!

  • I remember when we studied Hosea, and how it struck me then. It still does. Thank you Lord for your faithfulness even when I am not!

  • “We desire only to be more like Christ.” Yes. So excited for this study and so grateful for you ladies and the words of truth you show us!

  • Lady Coddington

    So excited to be joining my sister in this study! Thank you!

  • 10 For the mountains may depart
    and the hills be removed,
    but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
    and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,”
    says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

    Stead fast love, peace and compassion. I am well cared for.

    • Jody

      I, too, love this verse….what a beautiful testament of God's love and devotion.

    • Kelsi

      This verse spoke to me! So often do I put my difficulties and stresses above the love of God. We are all well cared for. <3

    • montanaqueen91

      It shall NOT be removed. What powerful care we live in!

    • Mindy Weber

      This was the verse that really stood out to me too Alexis! Helps me to remember that the trials that I’m going through in life are really small stuff & that He’s still holding me in the palm of his hand!

  • I too am so excited to join all of you as Women in the Word!! I yearn to be more like Christ, and I am eager to meet Him each day in each reading!

  • melindawatters

    These passages about God being our husband , being full of unending mercy , love and faithfulness and wiping away our sins forever were truly breath taking. They bring me to my knees before HIM IN HUMILITY AND LIFT UP MY HEAD filling me with joy and bring my eys to gaze on Him.

    Like, Kayla, this study will also being seeing me through a very big transition in life. I am so looking forward to leaning into my God to see all the new ways He wants to use me and my family in our new home. I am excited to see all the ways He will provide and all the new joys we will have in Him.

  • Sarah Lahoda

    I’m excited to engage in the stories of these women as part of the Gospel Story, “the story that always and only points back to Jesus.” Amen!! Well said!

  • I love this reminder…”Let’s open the Bible not for a daily inspiration or pep talk, but only to pursue Him.” I really needed to hear that! Lately I’ve felt like I need to get into God’s word to learn something new that I need to do. But that’s not it. I want to real the bible to learn about God. His character. His love. I’m excited for this women of the bible study to see God.

    • Amber

      Amen Cassie…I loved that reminder as well…can not wait to pursue God in this study!! So excited!

    • Hilary Lex

      I love this! I feel lately that I have been in the Word simply to be in it and check the box. And thinking at some point God would ensure something stuck out to me. But to PURSUE HIM… that’s different. I must also seek out Him as much as He seeks me. ‘Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.’ Yes yes and amen! Can’t wait to pursue Him as a bride after her groom!

      • Tracy Dee

        Been checking the box too over the past few months and it is just not feeling the same!

      • Marissa

        This is exactly my thought. How beautiful is it that God will come to us and take ahold of our distracted hearts and lead us back to him!

    • Kay

      I have been so blessed by SRT for about 6 months. We are facing s hectic summer beginning today and I needed that reminded to pursue Him in the midst of it all. Thank you SRT. Thank you Lord Jeesus. You are so very faithful. Kay

    • [email protected]

      "Let's open the Bible not for a daily inspiration or pep talk, but only to pursue Him." I loved that line too! I'm excited for the study; excited to pursue Him along will you all!

    • emi

      ditto.

    • montanaqueen91

      Those words hit me too Cassie! I often find myself reading the Word for my own sake-to become a "better" Christian or to make myself feel better. What if I communed with God daily simply to get to know him?

  • This passage from Hosea is breathtaking! We usually think of the wilderness as a place of abandonment, but that's the place where God not only meets us, but allures us and speaks tenderly to us. And we come up out of the wilderness not because we finally "got it together" or "figured it out" but leaning on the arm of our Beloved.

    • CJHakes

      That verse jumped out at me too! The 'wilderness' is a place where everything gets stripped back and we get our full attention focused on God!

      • Hannah

        Yes! You're right. But not only that. We feel God's attention on us in a more intense, focussed way there too!

    • MNmomma (heather)

      I was brought to the "wilderness" a year ago….when my youngest had meningitis and then when my oldest was hospitalized for severe depression and anxiety. I was stripped to the core……it was only then that I was able to focus on God 100%……He has used this past year as one of monumental growth……I have to say, I am thankful for all that we endured this past year….my relationship with Christ was strengthened beyond words….

      • Hannah

        It's beautiful that you can look back and see that experience as a gift in some way, or see the way God redeemed it.

      • Turi Clough

        My exact thoughts Hannah! It’s not always easy to do that!

      • Ruth

        I understand your “wilderness” as my daughter had meningitis at the age of 3. She is fine now but that time was difficult and at the same time I felt His presence in healing her and in showing me His love and faithfulness. He was beside me in the wilderness giving me hope and peace and mercy.

    • Miranda H

      Agreed! This is one of my favorite verses. If I remember correctly, the word for husband roughly transliterated is Ishi. So anytime you face a wilderness, you can ask “Ishi, will you meet me?” All of Hosea is so beautiful like this.

    • Miranda H

      I LOVE all of these scriptures. It’s amazing that so much of this does point to Jesus- from the consistent prophecy of the husband and the bride (that Jesus enlightened as Himself and the believers), to the fact that for a minute, the Israelites did not have God speaking through prophets to them and then Jesus came. The new covenant was brought when Jesus died and rose again (Jeremiah), and through that He betrothed Himself to us and made a way for the Gentiles (like me! “And I will say to Not my People, ‘you are my people’ and he will say ‘You are my God.'” Every single one of these point to the covenant that Jesus would come and betroth us to Him. I love that time and again God spoke through the prophets to tell of the hope to come. And in light of all the brokenness that surrounds us, this is a very good reminder to keep close to Him, even when we are surrounded by wilderness.

      • Hannah

        Miranda, all those scriptures that you referenced are such great reminders of God's intentions toward us. It's easy to see ourselves as forsaken when we feel we're going through a wilderness, but all these passages point to a plan that's been unfolding for thousands of years. God never dropped the ball. His bride was always the focus of his attention and redemptive work.

    • Shelby

      So true.. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kristi

      Yes!!

    • montanaqueen91

      Praise Him!

    • Kirsten

      ABSOLUTELY i felt the same way. We are abandoned until we call upon God and then we are found and he speaks to us. I completely agree

    • Kira

      Hannah, thank you for sharing that! That is so true and so powerful!

  • So excited to read His story through the stories of the women in the Bible! To seek Him & become a woman in The a Word! Thank you, SRT!

  • Awesome!!

  • Denise Smith

    I’m in and excited!

  • Excited!!!

  • Victoria K.

    so excited to learn more about women in the bible. prayers to us all partaking in this journey that we become women in the word

  • Kayla Lohman

    The next 5 weeks are full of transition for me, and I’m so looking forward to having this study as a constant to intentionally dig into the powerful Word He desires us to hear.

    • Allison

      Amen! Me too- happy for this study to keep me grounded in His word!

    • Paige

      Right there with you!!

    • montanaqueen91

      I'm in the middle of transition too Kayla! I will be moving from my hometown to my first big job after grad school. May the Lord speak to His daughters and let them slow down enough to listen no matter how hectic.

    • Victoria Carlucci

      So cool to hear of so many in transition. I’m also in a transition between jobs and praying through the next season of possibly trying to get pregnant and being patient and not anxious about me and my husband being on the same page about everything. which is a lot easier when I’m filled with the peace and confidence that comes when I lean in to Christ.

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