Whether or not you made resolutions, the start of a new year is the perfect time to form a new habit. If you’re at a loss as to where to start, ask yourself this: How can you draw closer to the Lord over the next year? How can you become a stronger woman of His Word?
Because healthy foods, exercise, and other goals aside, strengthening your relationship with Jesus is the foundation for everything else in your life.
Since we all know sticking to a new habit is much harder than declaring your intentions, we’ve rounded up 8 studies to help you form a new positive habit in 2021:
- Open Your Bible by Amanda Bible Williams & Raechel Myers | 7 Sessions
Whether you are a seasoned Bible reader or struggle to keep up with studying Scripture, Open Your Bible will leave you with a greater appreciation for the Word of God, a deeper understanding of its authority, and a stronger desire to know the Bible inside and out.
Using powerful storytelling, real-life examples, and Scripture itself, this study will quench a thirst you might not even know you have—one that can only be satisfied by God’s Word.
2. TruthFilled by Ruth Chou Simons | 7 Session
Join Ruth Chou Simons in this 7-session study of the Book of Colossians as she leads us through a practice of preaching gospel truth to ourselves by studying Paul’s example. In every changing season of life, we can rest in God’s character, rehearse our identity in Christ, respond in faith, and remember God’s provision for us. In today’s culture, there’s no shortage of self help, easy fixes, and worldly advice (especially at the beginning of a new year), but only the truth of God’s Word was meant to fill you up and satisfy you fully.
3. The Quest by Beth Moore | 6 Sessions
Ready for a truly life-changing 2021?
The Quest is a challenge to dig deeper into the questions of the Bible. In this 6-session excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father.
4. A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz | 6 Sessions
Every woman will eventually face it: the temptation to give in and give up. (Especially around the February mark!) But something transformative happens when a woman decides to persevere in the face of difficulty and pain. A woman who refuses to quit influences her world in ways she could never have imagined.
Unfolding over 6 sessions, Nicki Koziarz walks women through the Book of Ruth, focusing on the Moabite woman’s 5 practical habits that kept her eyes on God: Ruth accepted the assignment of refinement, followed through on her commitments despite her feelings, remained open to the movement of God, gave others what she needed, and moved forward in faith.
5. Breathe by Priscilla Shirer | 5 Sessions
One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to cease from all the activities and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God’s greatest gifts. In the Old Testament, Sabbath was given to the Israelites as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted from trying to do too much, then the concept of Sabbath will change your life.
6. Conversation Peace by Mary A. Kassian | 7 Sessions
We could all benefit from focusing on the way we talk to others. In this study, you’ll learn to improve your relationships one word at a time by discovering 7 powerful, speech-transforming elements, mastering the skills of effective communicators, and strengthening your vocabulary with words from the Word.
If you’ve ever struggled with gossip, negativity, or sarcasm (and really, who hasn’t?), this study is for you.
7. Me, Myself & Lies by Jennifer Rothschild | 7 Sessions
Words are powerful. Especially the words women speak to themselves. All too often, what they say to themselves when they lie in bed at night or look in the mirror in the morning is not even close to the words God wants them to speak to their souls. This 7-session study will encourage you to clean out the junk in your mind and replace hidden negative thoughts with positive truths from God’s Word.
8. Homegrown by Dr. Josh & Christi Straub | 6 Sessions
As parents, we want to raise children who know God, love Him, and share His love with the world. But how do you prepare a spiritual seedling to become fully grown?
Raising great kids is less about our own parenting skills and more about God’s power. When the Holy Spirit lives through us, we model the fruit of the Spirit—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control—for our children.
In this 6-session study, daily devotional guide, and family activity plan from Dr. Josh and Christi Straub, you’ll discover the fruit of the Spirit in the context of your parenting, learn how to cultivate growth in your children, and explore practical ways to live out the fruit of the Spirit together.
What positive habit are you trying to cultivate in 2021?