Let's Do This!
Have you ever wished that God would tell you what He wants to do in a situation?
All the time.
In fact, the more complicated our world gets, the more I feel like I need the voice of Jesus in my ears and in my brain to help stabilize and focus my thinking around God. So I decided to write a book and just throw out a really crazy idea…
I wondered what would happen if followers of Jesus made daily decisions focused around a weekly idea straight from God each week.
What if I went a step beyond going to church, listening to a sermon, and reading my Bible?
What if I harnessed my precious few remaining brain cells and focused them to hold onto something that could be a guiding light in the sea of chaos of our world? A rock. My foundation.
It’s called The Scripture Challenge Online. Yes, the book is out, you should snag that too.
The idea of The Scripture Challenge is that you take one verse each week and focus in on it.
Think about it.
Pray it through.
Expect God to show up in it.
Use it to shape your thinking.
Harness it for your decision making.
Let it lead you in your relationships.
One verse a week that could help you with...
Do you ever wish you were closer to God?
If you have ever felt, "I wish I felt God's presence."
You are not alone! We all do. But what if He has given us some guidance that we are just not using?
What if you were intentional about learning one thing each week that would transform the way you make decisions?
Have you had it with your kids? Your spouse? Your boss? These words are like a super power that can bring more patience, more kindness, and more health to your relationships?
How does the challenge work? I know your life is busy so we want to make this as easy as possible for you. This is an online class that has some great resources for you, your family, or your small group.
Each week, as part of the challenge you will be sent, right to your email inbox, a compelling video that has the Scripture brought to life. This is your introduction and kick-start to learning the new verse. You also have access to a short devotional on the weekly verse by Lisa. You can watch it in the morning, on your lunch break, or before you head to bed. Whatever time works for you, it is there, ready to fit into you schedule.
Each day you can practice the verse. Integrating into one of your daily habits is a great way to do it.
There is also an exclusive members only private Facebook Group that is set up for those who want to be a part of the official challenge. This is a great way to build our community of like-minded friends and encourage and challenge one another.
What are the information sources that you let shape your thoughts and actions. Who are you listening to the most?
Investing and focusing our brains on God allows Him to be be our first and most important information source. When we give God our headspace for just a few minutes each day it can really impact our decisions and relationships.
I can't wait to see how God is going to show up for you in this challenge.
Who you give your headspace to
Is there any better investment of your time than to let the powerful and life-giving Words of God shape you and your family?
Have you been looking for a Scripture program to add to your homeschool curriculum or maybe something that you can give your kids to balance out the public school curriculum that does not include God?
This gives you that daily opportunity with a weekly challenge.
Let's walk this journey together
Will you do it on your own?
I know how it goes. Every year you say you are going to do it. But then after a week, it fades from mind. Maybe this time having a community pursuing the same goals would make a difference.
Every week get a fresh reminder to hold on to the words of God. Watch God use them and show up right when you need His wisdom the most!
You can do this.
If you do this hard thing, there are some big wins in it for you. Really big wins. Are you tired of doing the things that you don’t want to keep doing? Do you wish you could change? Do you want your life to be different? This is a big resource for you. This could be what you need to get things moving in a new direction. Know why? Because... This. Is. Powerful. That is why it is hard and daunting. Satan does not want you to do this because it gives you access to God’s power. The enemy will fight you in this because he would much rather you stay where you are rather than see you move forward in strength and in the authority of God.
Memorizing scripture brings focus to your life. Memorizing verses will cause you to spend time directing your thoughts to the things that God wants for your life rather than the things that this world is pressuring you to do. When you need to make a decision, these words will spring to mind in just the right moment. God will use these words to guide you and protect you. The Spirit will use these truths to shape you to look more like Jesus. These words will make you better at life.
My brain cells are abandoning me!
Some have been donated to lots of great causes....
Some have run off...
Some just gave up.
Some walked away...
Some have been lost...
Some snuck away when I wasn't looking...
Rally the rest.
Close the hatch.
Reconvene the party.
My brain cells have a new mission...
a new PURPOSE!
Scripture verses you can say with your mouth, head, and heart at anytime of the day or night, when you are facing any situation, can bring clarity and direction for how you should act. These words of truth and power can inform your decisions. If you want to know what God wants you to do, learn His Words. Consider this an invitation from God. Each challenge verse gives you an opportunity to change how you live your life.
“Could there be any better investment of our time, or any greater exercise for the mind than to fill our heads with memorized scripture? We all have this as a vague value, but The Scripture Challenge gives us the tools to actually get there. Lisa Toney has written a hilarious, charming, and deeply thought provoking challenge for those of us who are ready to make God’s word our daily bread!”
Holly Christine Hayes, author of From Basement to Sanctuary
“Simple. Engaging. Challenging. Life-changing. Lisa Toney is like the best kind of coach and this book is her clipboard, whistle, and game plan all in one. Part motivational speaker, part skilled teacher and part faithful companion on the journey, Lisa's scripture challenge will reignite a deep longing and heartfelt love for God's word permeating every aspect of your life.”
Tod Bolsinger, Fuller Seminary, author of Canoeing the Mountains: Leadership in Uncharted Territory
"I’ve discovered that the more I memorize God’s Word, the more I hear from God. So, I’m cheering Lisa Toney’s work in The Scripture Challenge. If you want to set yourself up to hear more from God, Lisa provides a crystal clear footprint for you to follow. When you tuck God’s life-giving, bondage-busting words deep inside your heart and mind, His transforming power will guide you toward freedom and victory. You can do this!"
Barb Roose, author of Winning The Worry Battle
"Scripture Challenge is right for you. It is right for our time. Lisa is a dynamic and engaging teacher, leader, and friend. Walk with her and take this challenge for your own good!"