Welcome! This week we begin our study of Fulfilled...Learning to Live the Life God Promised by Danise Jurado. (For more information on the online study, click on the Fulfilled Study tab above.)
I'm trying to keep it simple, so that it can fit into anyone's schedule. On Mondays, I'll post the reading for the week and some questions to consider. On Wednesdays, I'll post my reflections on the reading.
Everyone is encouraged to interact in the comments sections, but if you prefer to read and visit quietly, that is perfectly alright! No pressure.
To begin our study, I'm happy to have author Danise Jurado here with some words of encouragement for all of us!
As you journey through the pages of Fulfilled, I pray that God’s compassion and unfailing love captivate your heart in new and inspiring ways. May the promises found in His truth call to the depths of your soul to bring healing and freedom to places in your life that only God can see.
I vulnerably share my own personal stories with you, hoping that they will encourage you in your faith. Our God is always good; even during the times in life when we don’t understand. Over the ten years it took me to write this book, little by little God helped me write each sentence straight from my heart to yours.
You will find many practical steps in the book that came from life lessons God taught me. I have been sharing these steps throughout fifteen years of pastoral ministry to help many others discover freedom, restoration and the Fulfilled life God has promised.
I would love to connect with you. All my contact information can be found here: http://www.danisejurado.com/
Thank you so much Laura for hosting the first Fulfilled online study! May God shower you all with His beautiful blessings.
Love Danise :)
Thank you Danise! And now, for this week's reading...
Week 1: Read the Introduction & Chapter 1—Forgiveness
When you finish reading, consider these questions:
- What did you think about Danise’s conversation with the senior pastor on page 3 (specifically what he said to her)? How would you have responded?
- Do you find it difficult or easy to extend forgiveness? I can relate to the “stuff it approach” Danise describes on page 7. Are you in the habit of using this approach? How does it work for you?
- How did you feel about the forgiveness homework? Did you make that first choice to try it? If you did, have you continued with it?
Have a great week!
[Image credit: Danise Jurado]