Sunday, August 14, 2016

Spiritual Assignment: Pray!

I hope you took the opportunity to reach out to someone last week and encourage them in some small way.  A little encouragement goes a long way when one is struggling.

Are you ready for our next spiritual challenge?

I hope so because here it is …

Choose someone or a situation to pray for every day this week.  Make a commitment to pray for the same person or situation each day for the next 7 days.  

To help you remember, make a note and put it where you will see it every day such as on the refrigerator door or bathroom mirror to help remind you to pray.  

If applicable send the person or persons a note letting them know you are praying for them.  
It will make them feel better and you will be amazed at how good it makes you feel as well.

So, what do you think?  Feel free to share your thoughts on this assignment in the comments below!  Are you participating, I would love to know!

patsy

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bible Studying Method: Write it Down!

There are many ways to study God's Word and I have used several of them over the course of my life as a Christian.  Today, I want to talk to you about one that is so simple that anyone can do it.

Here's what you need:

Your Bible (I prefer the following versions:  NKJV and NASB)

A spiral notebook or composition book  (This is the time of year ... there are lots of back to school sales going on now ... that I purchase them on sale for $.17 each for the spiral notebook and $.50 each for a composition book.  I try to purchase enough to meet my writing needs for a year.)

Pen or Pencil (Again, they're on sale at this time of the year, so I stock up.)

Here's how I do it:

I choose a book of the Bible that I'm interested in studying/reading (The first one I did was the book of James.)

I make a title page like this...   

I choose a quiet time of my day (for me this is early morning before my husband gets up), open up my composition book and start copying verses from the book of the Bible I've chosen.  I usually strive to write out approximately 5 - 10 verses at each sitting.  I do not rush through this process but give myself time to think about what I'm writing.

You will be amazed at what you can glean from God's Word from using this simple Bible studying method.

Have you tried this method?  What are your thoughts?

patsy
she hath done what she could

Monday, August 8, 2016

Spiritual Assignment: Be a Barnabas

It’s our first week here on She Hath Done What She Could and I am excited that you have dropped by to visit.

As promised we are going to kick the week off with a spiritual challenge.  What is a spiritual challenge?  It’s doing something that will help us grow spiritually … it’s making growing spiritually a priority in our lives … it’s about learning of our Lord.

Are you ready?

Here you go….

Do you know someone who is going through a rough time?

Someone who is overwhelmed?

Someone who could use a bit of encouragement in their spiritual walk?

That’s what our first spiritual assignment is all about.   It’s about reaching out to someone who could use a hug, a word of encouragement or help to get through a rough time.

It’s about being a Barnabas to someone.  Oh wait a minute, you don’t know who Barnabas is … well, let me introduce him to you.  But first you’ll need your Bible.

We read about Barnabas in Acts 4: 36-37 and again in Acts 11: 19-30.   In Acts 4:36 we see that his very name is translated ‘son of encouragement.’ Notice in Acts 11:23 that he ‘encouraged them.’  I hope you will take some time and read both of these passages as it will give you a clearer picture of who Barnabas was and how he encouraged others.

So, let's get back to our assignment for this week which is to be a Barnabas to someone.  After you’ve reached out, come back here and let us know what you did.  By sharing how we encourage others, we will be encouraging each other.

Patsy
She hath done what she could

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Welcome!

Welcome to my little corner of the world where I strive to encourage women in their spiritual walks. 

My name is patsy and I have been a Christian for many years.  I love the Lord, He has been so good to my family and I.  He has walked with us and many times carried us through hard trials and tribulations that life has brought.  

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Psalm 18:1, “I love you Lord, my strength’ for He surely is.

Come on in and take a look around.  Here are some things to check out …

My purpose statement can be found HERE and my permission page Here.

You’ll find a free Bible study titled ‘A Glimpse of Anna’ on the sidebar.

Here’s an article on Lydia that I wrote and some thoughts that I have on being a grandmommie.

You'll also find a couple of teaching aids posts HERE.

I have many things to add to the site that will take quite some time as I have been writing Bible studies, articles and teaching children and women’s Bible classes for several years.

But this blog is not just about things I’ve written, it’s also about doing.

Each Monday I will issue a spiritual challenge for the week, it won't be difficult  …

From time to time, I’ll be sharing things I’m studying and the methods I’m using to study God’s Word. (There are so many ways to study God’s Word!)

I’ll also be sharing things I find that are helping me in my spiritual walk.

I want this site to be a place of inspiration and encouragement as we walk our spiritual walks.  I hope you find it so!

Patsy
She hath done what she could …

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sermon Notes Sheet

Over the years I've taught Bible classes for ages from cradle roll up through adult women.  

One of the age groups that I'm currently teaching is 10 – 12 year olds and we are studying the establishment of the church.  I love to see their interest and enthusiasm as I weave account after account together of what early Christians did and went through as they strove to ‘go into all the world and teach the gospel.’ The students comments of, ‘oh no, Mrs. Patsy, you can’t stop there’ gives me fuel to keep on keeping on.  I pray that their enthusiasm never dies.


In addition to weaving biblical accounts (And yes, we do use our Bibles in class.  It is important that the students know that these accounts are what God’s Word says and not what Mrs. Patsy says.), we also play Bible games, pray together about their cares and concerns, do Bible memorization and in order to help them listen a bit better during the sermon, each student leaves my class with this sermon notes sheet and clipboard.  They listen to the sermon, fill out the sheet and give it back to me at the end of worship before leaving the building.  (We go over them at the beginning of each class the following Sunday.)

You can find the sermons note sheet HERE!


Patsy