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Second Conversation With Wendy Blight

3 Feb

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My friend, Wendy Blight, is releasing a new Bible Study, I Know His Name: Discovering Power in the Names of God. Wendy teaches how the very names of God reveal His character and heart.

Wendy is a member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries’ First 5 Writing Team and serves as the Proverbs 31 On-Line Bible Study Small Group Ministry Training and Development Coordinator. She is the author of 3 books and most enjoys helping women, through Bible study, gain confidence so that they can tackle life’s problems through God’s Word.

I’d love to share with you A Conversation with Wendy Blight about her passion for Bible Study:

What led you to be so passionate about teaching God’s Word?

At age 21, just days after my college graduation, I survived an attack by an armed masked man hiding in my apartment. The acts committed against me that day spiraled me into a place of fear and despair I lived in for years. I tried so many avenues for healing. It wasn’t until I began reading, believing and praying God’s Word that freedom, wholeness and healing came. God’s work in my life, through His living and active Word, ignited a passion to help other women do the same. I’ve been teaching and writing ever since.

What ideas do you have for women to find time for Bible study in their busy days?

Discipline. That’s what it takes. It’s hard to carve out the time. But we must. God breathed every word of this beautiful love letter for us. Every word, from beginning to end, comes directly from His heart with the desire it land in ours. Bible study is simply setting time apart each day to be with God in His Word … early morning, carpool line, lunch behind closed doors in our office, bedtime. We can do it alone or walk alongside a group of friends. What matters is that we set aside time to meet with God in His Word because it changes, rearranges and renews us in unimaginable ways!!

As a part of Proverbs 31 Ministries’ First 5 App writing team, what is your hope for the over 500,000 worldwide that spend their #First5 with you each morning?

To fall in love with God’s Word and to understand how every word of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation is God-breathed and points to Jesus. Every story, every person, every chapter and verse reveals God overseeing His plan of salvation for His people … to regain what was lost that day in the Garden.

Do you have a favorite Bible verse or Life Verse?

I have a few. Psalm 40:1-3. Romans 8:28, 37-39. Isaiah 26:3.

You have such a heart for prayer. What is one suggestion you would offer women who struggle to spend time with God in prayer?

Understand prayer is simply talking to God. It’s sweet time with the One who created us, who loves us and understands us more than anyone else. And He WANTS to talk with us. He is waiting.

Because prayer made me uncomfortable at first, I started by writing my prayers in a journal, writing my thoughts to God. That got me more comfortable with praying. And then as I grew in my faith, I learned about praying God’s Word. And I began to take God’s Word and pray it back to Him.

For example Romans 8:37 says, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” We can pray, “Thank You, God that no matter what I am walking through right now, because You love me and live inside of me, empowering and equipping me, I will be more than a conqueror!

Just for fun: Salty or Sweet?

Oh, so hard. I’ll combine both. Dark chocolate with sea salt.

Tell us one thing about you that would surprise your readers.

I’m a lawyer by trade. When I practiced law in Dallas, Texas, a group of women in our firm asked me to join in, for the first time, to buy lottery tickets. The jackpot was 33 million dollars. I didn’t have any money in my wallet. So I said ask me next time. The next morning, I was out of the office and called in for my messages. It was hard to hear the receptionist through all the commotion. The 12 women who banded together to buy the tickets had the winning numbers! They won $33,000,000!!! There is no way to put into words the feelings that overcame me that day. But what I can say is if I had won, I never would have moved to Charlotte, NC. I never would have been part of Proverbs 31 Ministries, and I most certainly would not be celebrating the release of I Know His Name. What seemed such a great loss at the time, God has worked together for such great good in my life! He has done exceedingly, abundantly above all I could ever ask or imagine.

I invite you to check out Wendy’s newest Bible study, I Know His Name. Visit her blog to get a sneak peek of I Know His Name and also sign up for her FREE companion devotional, “5 Days to Knowing God More Intimately.”

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9 Responses to “Second Conversation With Wendy Blight”

  1. wendyblight February 3, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

    Thank you for inviting me back to share part of my story that led me to where I am today … teaching and writing Bible studies. I pray it will be an encouragement to someone who is walking through a hard time and wondering how God could ever turn it to something good for His glory!! He is ABLE!! It’s His promise in Romans 8:28.

    I’m so grateful for your willingness to share my new book with your friends as well.

    Blessings,

    Wendy

    Liked by 1 person

  2. satrntgr February 6, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

    I will definitely have to check this book out. Sounds like an amazing author and writing. I love when “sisters” want to help others grow closer to God. Thank you for sharing this at the #HomeMattersParty

    Liked by 1 person

    • bloggerlovestheking February 7, 2016 at 8:36 am #

      Thanks for stopping by. Love the #HomeMattersParty

      Like

    • wendyblight February 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

      I too love community! It’s always a blessing to know we are not alone in this thing called life. Growing in the Word and praying together is a true gift. Thank you for stopping by.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

      Liked by 1 person

  3. kim February 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

    What an amazing story of Wendy’s. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. rjbritton February 13, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    I love the idea of taking a scripture verse – God’s Word – and praying it back to him. Although I have done this is a sense in my prayers at some point, Wendy’s words have made me realize it’s a beautiful way to embed God’s promises in our hearts.

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    • wendyblight February 13, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

      This has really transformed my prayer life, Rachel! And it also is a great way to encourage women new in prayer to pray because they don’t have to “think” of what to say, they can simply pray from the Bible. It’s less intimidating but gets them used to praying truths and promises form the Bible.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

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