As Christians, we are sometimes led to believe that everything in our lives is supposed to be fine, peachy keen, simply wonderful. But lives of ease are not what we’re promised. Life is busy and scary and messy and hard, and it’s hard to hold onto hope in the middle of it all. Only when we learn to spot the lovely in the midst of hardship can we experience the transcendent peace of God that keeps us persevering when we want to give up.
Annie F. Downs, in her new Bible study, Looking for Lovely, speaks to the vitality of seeking beauty in everyday circumstances. She examines the ordinary people of the Bible—fishermen, gardeners, women—to reveal the moments when they chose to look for lovely and trust God rather than give up hope.
This relevant, beautiful message is one that’s dear to Annie. Check out the video below to hear more about Annie’s heart behind Looking for Lovely.
Friends, this Bible study is a game-changer. It will shift your perspective and teach you to seek beauty in the mundane and difficult moments of life. You’ll learn to smile while persevering and discover the beauty in the journey. When you’re weary from waiting, this study will remind you that God’s timing is better than our own—for He makes everything beautiful in His time.
Sound like something you could use in your life? Us, too.
That’s why we want to give you the chance to win 1 of 10 Looking for Lovely Bible Study Books. To enter to win, simply fill out the form below.
By entering today’s giveaway, you acknowledge LifeWay Christian Resources’ official promotion rules. Today’s giveaway starts at the posting time of this blog and ends Monday (05/09/2016) at noon (12:00 pm) CST. You must be 18 to enter, and you may only enter once. The winner will be selected at random. Only participants who live in the United States or Canada are eligible to win. For questions about the rules and regulations of this giveaway, please contact Heather Warfield at One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234-140.