Included in Christ by Heather Holleman is a Bible study that I recently began. this study is different from any study I’ve done on the past and I sense that the Lord is answering a long awaited prayer. Some years ago I shared here on the blog some about my past. Those posts have been taken down, as the healing and growth in my life has continued.
As that healing and growth have continued I have struggled with my identity. I have Struggled to no longer identify as only a survivor. But I haven’t known what that would look like. Over the course of the last two months two books have arrived in the mail that are gently leading me, showing me what my identity is. Isn’t that just how the Lord works?
Included in Christ is an 8-week Bible study, subtitled “Living a New Story From Ephesians.” Living a new story, this idea of taking my story and turning it into something that reflects the redemption and love of God thrills me to the core.
Through this study, I will create a Saviour Story. My story will no longer be about the details of my past, but of the Savior who is taking me out of my “shadow narratives”.
“It …(this study)… fuses what we know about redemptive personal stories with what Scripture teaches us about the reality of who we really are, and it sets us on the path to live daily in the presence of Him who tells the true story of our lives.”
This is a study that a couple of young women are interested in doing with me after the first of the year and I am so excited. May God be glorified as one by one we discover what it means to be Included in Christ and who we truly are.
Thanks to Moody Publishing for this complimentary copy of Included in Christ! All thoughts and opinions in this post I offer in exchange.