Lifted Book Study | Week 2, Introduction

Hello Courageous Friends!

Welcome to Week 2 of the Courageous Heart Community Book Study featuring Lifted by Lindsey Hale. We’ll start the study this week with a conversation with Lindsey Hale about why FOMO (the fear of missing out) is so prevalent. (Do you feel it!? I sure do!)

We also talk about why it’s so important to make space in our days to be still and talk to God. Click on the image below to watch the video now. (If it doesn’t work, this link will take you to the video: https://youtu.be/z1qISvOaPV4)

Our verse this week is Philippians 4:6–7 (NLT):

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

When you’re used to feeling busy and rushed, quiet time may feel uncomfortable at first. Busyness distracts our thoughts to the point that we don’t have mental space to think or pray. If you ever feel at a loss as to what say to God when you’re sitting quietly with Him, remember that you can always start the conversation by showing gratitude. Doing so helps focus your mind on what He has done and is doing in your life.

Be sure to download the Weekly Guide here. It has a suggested reading plan for the week as well as the link to the discussion guide.

Today’s Reflection

Before you go, we’d love it if you’d share one thing you are thankful for right now. Leave a comment below to let us know!