I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend, Nicki Koziarz. She’s instrumental in leading women across the world deeper in their relationship with Christ. You know how I love community! And Nicki reminds me of why I love online Bible studies so much.
Today she’s our guest and shares three reasons why an online Bible study (OBS) helps us not quit. ~ Suzie
3 Reasons Why OBS Helps You Not Quit
I’m so honored that Suzie let me share some words with you today.
I love Suzie! And when I think of Suzie, I think of the word “community”. She is someone who builds it so well. She cares deeply for others. And she is a woman who is intentional about her efforts to cultivate relationships.
Suzie inspires me because I have been someone who has deeply struggled with community.
In fact, I’ve given up on community, more than once.
But there’s been something that has helped me embrace and thrive in community and it’s called Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies.
I know, you’re thinking … how can an online community really help you?
For sure we need those face-to-face friends but here are three reasons why OBS has helped me become a woman who thrives with God AND community.
1. They Get Me!
Let’s be honest, sometimes fitting into a Bible study can feel awkward. You just aren’t sure you’ll fit in! But because we have thousands of women from across the world, there are all types of women participating. Singles, married, moms, working moms, retired ladies … I think we’ve got every season of life covered in our community!
We are all friends and you’ll find someone you can connect with for sure!
2. They Support Me!
I tend to succeed the most when I have a support system. When I know that I have a group of amazing women encouraging me to follow through everything changes. Bible study is a commitment. But with OBS it can be refreshing commitment! The OBS community helps me see God’s role in my life — and who doesn’t need that?
3. They Help Me Have FUN!
OBS community is f-u-n. It’s like hanging out with a group of your closest friends while growing in your faith and laughing about the craziness of life. From our weekly videos (which are sure to bring a smile to your face!) to our giveaways and social media events, we have FUN! Bible study doesn’t have to be boring and we make sure it’s not.
can’t wait for the online bible study to start!!!
I can’t wait for change. I’m joining!!!
You are so right! I have been joining in on P31 studies for almost a year and a half now, and I am so glad I made the choice to do it! I really struggled with making the choice to join my first time which was the Keep It Shut study. I have met so many online friends that I have grown to love, so many women who truly care and just want to share the love of Jesus! ❤ I pre-ordered my book during the launch, and I am so ready to begin! April 18th is a great day to start a brand new study, it’s my birthday! 🙂 ❤ Thank you to each one of you at Proverbs 31 who work so hard to make these studies possible! ❤
I think I might have a Quitzilla in me and just need some encouragement to keep going
This is perfect timing! Just finished co-leading a group of wonderful ladies in a bible study through John. We start back in September. We talked about keeping our daily habits in place over the summer. I’m going to invite my group to join us here! Life gets busy and I/we need to remember to carve time out to sit at our Father’s feet. I want to know my Father’s voice.
Blessings on you day… and for this study
This is perfect timing for me! I’m not a quitter, but for the first time feel like I could be. And that scares me! A lot!!! So happy the Lord blessed me with this email this morning! Looking forward to getting started!😊
OBS has truly changed my life! and continues to do so in ways I could never have imagined!!
I think many of us can use this kind of encouragement, Nicki. It’s just too easy to give up when things get difficult.
I’ve signed up for this online book study! Community is probably one of the areas that I need help in the most. I’m so excited to get started!
I’m really looking forward to this study!!
Excited to get started!
Signing up and excited to start this new study!
I really need this study!
I’m so excited to start. I’m doing the Names of God right now. I preordered the book so I’ve got that but would love a call series. They are an amazing bonus to these OBS! By the way, Suzie, I thoroughly enjoyed your book and the OBS we did!
This is just what I need in my life right now!!! Satan has been continually pulling at me lately.
Father, thank you for Amanda. Greater is He who is in us than the one who dares to try to accuse, lie, or pull at those you love. Cover Amanda today. Speak life into her heart. Thank you for her bravery and her love for you.
I am in such a funk right now and ready to quit everything. This would be amazing to turn myself around.
Father, I pray for Cheryl. You see this funk and you know the source of it. You also know your precious daughter. Reach close. Wrap her in your love. Breathe hope and life into her. Thank you for walking with us in seasons where it’s a funk and seasons where you liberate us from that funk to find new life!
I look forward to this bible study!!! It would be great if I could win a copy of the book, since I am unemployed at the moment. Thank you for sharing your heart and Jesus with others!!!
Nicki wrote this book for me and she didn’t even realize it! I am Queen Majestic Quitter/Procrastinator and this book hits home! Four weeks ago I had heart valve surgery. I’m not an older woman, I eat right and stay active and I’m the mother of a 14 yr old daughter. The Lord brought me through this for a reason and I can’t keep quitting everything because I believe He has work for me to do. This study is just what I need!
Oh girl, when I was 31 and found out I had metastasized breast cancer, I remember that mixed in with fear was frustration because I was a healthy girl. <3 I feel your pain and hear your courage!
Jae, I pray that this study is a blessing in a thousand different ways for you. I pray that, just like me, you’ll look back 25 years from now and see that this was a new beginning.
I cannot wait for this study to begin!
I would like to try this study…
I am signed and all kinds of excited about this OBS! This will be #10 for me! A confident heart was my first and I cannot tell you how these studies of helped me! I take away something new each time! As I said I’m signed up but in need of the book!
Bible studies are awesome. Love Proverbs 31 & all the ladies..
I can not wait for this next study to start. I haven’t done a study in quite some time and it’s time to jump back in!
This will be my first online bible study. I am so looking forward to this new experience!
Thanks for offering this.
Hoping to grow in perseverance.
I always enjoy the P31 Bible studies. I have learned so much from them. It is easier to join in because you feel like you are talking to your friends.
The Online Bible Studies with P31 are outstanding! I am looking forward to this study on The 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit!!
I am so excited to be a part of this OBS and excited for Nicki’s book!! I agree that OBSs have helped me so much. There is tons of fun and encouragement there
I’m signed up!! Can’t wait for this study!!! I really need it!! 🙂
I’ve never done an online bible study. This will all be new to me. And I’m unfortunately at a time when I have been quitting. I need to get back to my old self. In fact, I want to be a better self.
I’m excited to give this Bible Study a try!
Can’t wait to start this great study!
Can’t wait for the On Line Bible Study
I’ve been doing online bible studies for a few years now. They are amazing and the relationships that grow from these studies are wonderfully supportive.
Just signed up. I was unaware that online Bible studies existed. Looking forward to it.
I am excited
I have become addicted 😀 to P31OBS …
They are Fun, Informative, and Social …
And you get to go to Bible Study in your pajama’s if ya want to …
(yep I have) 😀
This is book is a great read too …
I think this is like study seven …
I recommend P31OBS to anyone who reads this post …
I love your message today! And so glad I hopped over to your blog before work…just what I needed and have found lots more to explore. Thank you!!
Is love to read this book.
On point with all the points….OBS via P31 Ministries is amazing and I am an OBSer for life…Whoop whoop!
I really needed tha today! Thank you Lord!!
Thank you for this Opportunity to Win your new book and plus this is exactly what I am dealing with right now , I so needed this today , I Will Not Give Up 😇 – Love Raquel Aguillon
I’m super excited to tr my first online Bible Study. I do so much volunteering at my church, being a dance mom and just started a full time job that there is hardly any time for me. I know I have to set some time aside to continue to grow my relationship with Jesus. Thank you!
I never even thought of an OBS this is genius! I am very excited to start, I think this is just what I need right now and probably forever 🙂 Thank you for sharing this with us! Much love to you all!
Thanks for these words today!
Thank you for sharing. It’s a topic me & a dear one were talking about yesterday. How we need to pray for those we do not like. How through obedience to God He changes things, including our own hearts. I always want my heart soft & open to God’s leading. In the presence of my Abba Father is where I want to be. Looking forward to your new book. God bless you.
This is so where I’m at right now! I feel sometimes like the more I serve or love despite being treated wrongly, that I encourage the bad behavior. I’m feeling frustrated inside, I’m not sleeping well and then I’m angry with myself for not being more like Christ. It feels like I’m missing something but I can’t put my finger in it. Looking forward to reading your book for maybe that missing link.
I am currently in a situation that is a huge mess. Yes, loving is one of the least I would love to do now. But as I dug further into the word of God, nothing tells me not to love. Among all, love was meant to be on the top of the list. It is one area I lacked terribly but am trying to learn. Forgiveness is another area where previous hurts compounded over the years seemed to have heaped on and swallowed me whole. The moment I knew I was not condemned, it was like a whole burden was completely lifted. I knew and I knew and I knew, I was loved. Till today, I feel loved by God. This journey of healing is only at the very beginning stage. Many times, my old wanted to overtake me. Many times, I had to overcome temptations to quit and throw in the towel. I am glad, I had a sound foundation provided to me by my parents to keep me grounded. And the tremendous support I had these few months. I can never thank all of the prayer warriors that are at ‘war’ for me. There were times, I feel myself slipping deep into the abyss. Almost at the brink of depression. But the word of the Lord sounded loud and clear that I cannot let the devil win on this. The mind was my battlefield. So much that I grew weary. Now, I am ‘nesting’ and waiting on the Lord. To renew my strength and one day, to soar again like the eagle.
God loves you..
I want to quit quitting!
Sounds like a great study!
I have found so many ah ha moments and so many prayer warriors that have had my back…or in my case heart. It is so much easier than getting up and out meet with ladies for and hour and you are done for the week. With this group of women we talk daily, check in, have encouragement and mostly prayer and praise each and every day.
I seem to glean as much from shared comments as from the articles 😊 Grateful for perspectives and insights!
I am really looking forward to the study! Community is something I struggle with also but am trying to get into more all the time – hoping the study will pull me in further.
As a special needs parent, finding a women’s bible study I can attend in person is very challenging. I am so excited to start this online study and grow even more in Christ! Thank you so much for this opportunity. Looking forward to it!!
I could really use this book. I read The Mended Heart and it really touched my soul! God bless you for all that you do!
Would LOVE to have a copy of this book!
I am really looking forward to this study. This will be my second study ever and I would love to get a copy of this book to give to my friend to join the study with me. Thank you so much for the opportunity!
I can’t wait for thisto start ❤️
I am in ready for this study.God bless all women and mothers don’t quit .
Rachel and Melissa, you are the winners of Nicki’s book and a conference call. I have personally sent an email to each of you. Thanks for joining in friends!