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Renewal Road

There’s nothing I love more than sitting across from another woman and hearing what God is doing in her life. We may be hovered over hot mugs in a coffee shop or curled up on a couch in our yoga pants. We may be sidled up beside each other on the bleachers, leaning over our shopping carts in the grocery store aisle, or swapping emails in the midnight hours. It doesn’t matter where we are or how we share our tales; it just matters that we do! Because when we take time to point out what God is doing in our lives, we point one another to God.

Jill Beran is one of those women who points me to God whenever we share a conversation. Jill is an Iowa farmer’s wife and a mom of five, an author, a speaker and a student of God’s Word. But what I love most about Jill is her passion for connecting women with God and with one another. Jill knows that this journey of faith is best when it’s shared. And that’s why I’m so excited to tell you about Jill’s new Bible study, ReNEWal Road. Because I think this beautiful new book will spur you on to find God afresh in your own story. And, hopefully, to invite another women to do the same.

Not long ago, I had a moment to chat with Jill, and today I’m going to let you eavesdrop on our conversation. And when we’re done, you’ll have the chance to  win a copy of ReNEWal Road for yourself. I hope you’ll gather a few friends and get in the Word together. After all, there’s no better conversation starter than an open Bible and an open heart.

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Jill, would you tell us a bit about ReNEWal Road?

The book is a six session Bible study that has you searching the Scriptures, which equips you to walk more intentionally with Jesus. It is filled with truth, personal stories, prayers and questions that help you examine your heart.

What led you to write this study?

I like to tell people the study is really a documentary of my journey with God as I sought renewal. I didn’t initially set out with the goal of writing a book, but instead dug into God’s Word seeking transformation. He answered my prayer as He changed me from the inside out and then blessed me as He wove the study together and is now using it to bless others.

Your book is filled with scripture; would you share a verse women can expect to learn more about in the study?

Two verses immediately come to mind, first of all Deuteronomy 10:12-13, which says, “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?”

I don’t know about you, but there are plenty of times I’ve wondered what God wants me to do. You know, what He expects of me. Well, this verse offers an answer to those questions, but more importantly gives us direction in how to live. In the study, we pull the verse apart and look at five expectations God has for us as His children.

The other is Psalm 46:10. One you’ve probably heard and memorized yourself… “Be still and know I am God.” It’s a familiar verse, but when study in context says much more than I realized prior to studying. As a busy wife, mom and coach being still is something I know I need, studying this verse helped me understand why, which motivated me to make it more of a priority in my day to day life.

Who is this study for?

This study is for any woman who is in need of renewal and has a longing to become more like Christ. It’s for the one who is willing to search the scriptures herself. My prayer is God meets each reader in His Word and transforms her with His Truth!

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If you’d like to connect with Jill, you can find her on her facebook page or at her blog, Titus24U.

You can also grab a copy of ReNEWal Road for yourself and for a friend here.

And today, you can enter to win a free copy by leaving us a comment.

Just tell us your favorite way to connect with women or your favorite way to connect with God, and you’ll be entered in the give-away. The winner will be contacted by email by December 1.

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23 thoughts on “Renewal Road

  1. Kathy

    He makes all things New!

    November 22, 2017 at 11:09 am
    1. Yes, He does and I’m so grateful!!

      November 24, 2017 at 4:33 pm
  2. Megan L.

    God is awesome and I think it’s important that we get together with other Christian’s to demi d oursel rd of that fact. If we are on our own too much it’s far too easy to stray from Him and forget His goodness. Thanks for this post.

    November 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm
    1. Megan, you are so right…we are created for relationship; first with our heavenly Father and then with our family of faith. Satan loves to isolate us and make us feel alone. Keep pressing on!

      November 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm
  3. Mandi

    The way I like best to connect with other women is in Bible study and the ‘Mom’s in Prayer’ group I belong to.

    November 22, 2017 at 3:45 pm
    1. Mandi, thanks for stopping by! Mom’s in Prayer is such a great, powerful and important ministry! And face to face Bible studies are priceless!

      November 24, 2017 at 4:36 pm
  4. Krista Bonestroo

    I best connect with other women face to face. Social media is great, but nothing replaces actually sitting down in a coffee shop, a restaurant, or a home.

    November 22, 2017 at 4:41 pm
    1. Krista, I just finished walking through this study with a group of women at our church and it was powerful. There is something special about a group of ladies coming together week after week, digging into the Word and seeing God work!

      November 24, 2017 at 4:37 pm
  5. Sheila Watson

    My way to connect is to be silent. I’ve learned I need to get quiet in order to hear what needs others are yearning for. And where God is calling me.

    November 22, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    1. Sheila, so true! Silence is hard to come by and hard to do, but it plays a big part in our journey with God and others. Thank you for this reminder today!!

      November 24, 2017 at 4:39 pm
  6. Deb tucker

    Studying with small life group and refecting on daily study! Thank you for the chance!

    November 22, 2017 at 6:14 pm
    1. Deb, thanks for stopping by! If God puts the study in your hands, I pray He will use it to renew your mind in powerful ways!

      November 24, 2017 at 4:40 pm
  7. Cheryl Walket
    1. Cheryl, thank you for your honesty! You are not alone. God’s Word tells us to renew our minds and He will equip us to do just that…keep pressing on, looking up and digging into God’s Word.

      November 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  8. Donna

    I love “God won’t transform what we don’t surrender.” Bible study and growing in the Lord with other women and close friends is sweet. Quiet time in the Word and prayer with God is critical to our hearing what the Father has for our life. This sounds like a wonderful study to renew our spirit alone with God and then I have two close friends who love the Lord and when we get together, we love to delve deeper into scripture and always walk away inspired and refreshed. Only God.

    November 22, 2017 at 9:25 pm
    1. Donna, I’m grateful for that powerful truth as well. Sometimes in the moment of surrender those are challenging words, but reflecting on the transformation God’s already done is always encouraging. I love all the examples you shared and I too am so thankful for faithful friends who point me to Jesus. We have a good God!

      November 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm
  9. Beth Doucet

    We just started a Bible study in our neighborhood. Several women had the thought at the same time…It was a God thing!

    November 23, 2017 at 7:26 am
    1. Beth, may God bless your study that He has prepared and planned for such a time as this!! Enjoy!!

      November 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm
  10. Teresa Watson

    Face to face and ask the questions ” How can I be praying for you? Can I pray for you about that now?”

    November 23, 2017 at 8:13 pm
    1. Great questions Teresa! I’m thankful to have been on the receiving end of those words and many others! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to share!!

      November 24, 2017 at 4:46 pm
  11. I love to connect with God first thing after waking in the morning before the world rushes in. With family and friends it’s anytime I feel they or I need encouragement or a reminder of Gods love, grace, and provision.

    November 23, 2017 at 10:14 pm
    1. Joan, thanks for stopping by! You are so right it’s important to start our day with God and there’s never a wrong time to connect with others!!

      November 24, 2017 at 4:48 pm
  12. Stacy Poole

    My absolute favorite way to connect with God is being in his Word. I love reading and learning about the stories in my Bible. The lessons to be learned the familiar stories you think you know then you read again only to learn something new that you didn’t catch onto before. It’s simpky amazing and breathtakingly beautiful. I love going to church and connecting with the women within the church and being involved in various activities. I don’t like to get rooted into just one area because I don’t want to limit who I may come into contact with. Bible studies are definitely my way way to stay connected and committed to God and my devotions and my me time.

    November 26, 2017 at 12:30 am

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