Getting the most out of the devotional
Hi, and thanks for starting the YouVersion devotional Your Marriage Story.
From my experience both teaching and publishing, I have learned that real impact comes from engaging with the teaching with others.
Teaching goes hand in hand with Shepherding.
So my hope is that, after starting or, even better, after finishing the devotional you come here.
How to get the most out of this community
The way to get the most out of any teaching, especially one that stretches and challenges you as I believe Your Marriage Story will, is to engage with others.
Here are some ways to do so, roughly in order of effort and impact:
- Like or upvote someone else’s post or comment
- Share a post in your own networks
- Thank someone for a post or a comment
- Ask a “how” question so you can learn from someone else’s experience or revelation
- Write a testimonial as a post with some practical tidbits to share
- Describe a real problem or challenge that was solved by applying your teaching
Teaching that changes your thinking. Connections that change your life.
I believe all real change begins with a change in our thoughts:
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)
But life occurs in context of human connection. The people we learn from, the people who disagree with us, the whole nine yards.
It is in community that the renewed, spirit-led mind becomes action and words.
So in that spirit I hope you are able to dive right in.
Some of the content I share here will be familiar to those who have completed the devotional. Some might be brand new.
But by engaging actively and Scripturally will make help make an impact in your life in very tangible ways.
Get Your Questions Answered!
Benefit of being part of this community is that you can ask quetions, and I will answer them!
Having written books, blogs, email newsletters, and courses, what I miss most is interaction with readers.
However, answering emails 1:1 was not as effective as it could be where those answers are shared out in the open.
So join in the community and ask your questions!
So, here’s a question to get started:
What stood out to you most from the devotional?