Hi, everyone! Many have asked if we can offer a study of the Thin Within book at a venue other than Facebook, so here we are…Just for you!
Starting IMMEDIATELY – November 30, 2015 (But you can go at your own pace at any time).
You will need a copy of the Thin Within book by Arthur and Judy Halliday.
Also, a journal, bible, and a spiral deck of index cards will all come in VERY handy!
Each day, I will post an assignment here with a corresponding video. The videos are about 5-10 minutes long and you don’t really need them. I would love to see a community sharing responses to what is here. That is when the really GOOD stuff happens in our lives!
Let’s take a plunge into the Introductory pages of the book. You won’t regret it! 🙂
* Read pages vi-xx in the Thin Within book.
* Complete the survey on pages xvi-xx.
* BE SURE to use the 2002 or 2005 version of the Thin Within
book instead of the 1985 version! THIS IS IMPORTANT! The two
versions of the book barely resemble one another.
Journal, complete, or consider the following:
1. While you are reading the Acknowledgments section on the book (page vii-viii) circle every reference to the word “God” or “Jesus Christ” or their synonyms (“His,” “Lord,” etc., where applicable.) -Take note of the Names that the authors use for God and what characteristics they ascribe to Him.
– How does this make you feel about the authors? Do you have questions? Do you feel any confidence?
2. Read About the Authors. As you do, note what you can identify with. Is there anything about Judy’s or Arthur’s testimonies that you can relate to? Again, consider how reading these testimonies makes you feel about the authors. What questions remain?
3. As you read the introduction, take a moment to pause midway down the pages (xiii). You will see the statement “You will experience an invitation whispered to your soul from God–an invitation to enter in, to draw nearer, to plunge deeper, to experience more fully the joy and abundant living that He intends for you.” Do you hear the invitation yet? Be sure to take a moment to still your heart long enough so that if the invitation is whispered, you can hear it. You may want to journal a response to this question or a prayer to God welcoming Him to speak!
4. In the Introduction, there is a prayer on page xv. Can you identify with this prayer at all? How so? If not, consider writing a prayer that *does* reflect how you feel as you begin this journey.
5. Read the “Before You Begin” section of the book. Complete the survey in that section.
6. Take time to look at your calendar and carve out when you will do your assignments each day. (You might even want to schedule it into your DayTimer or calendar!)
7. Consider memorizing Psalm 84:5-7 which may be found on page xvi.
Ideas to stimulate your sharing to our group (pick only one if you like):
1. Any impressions that God lays on your heart as you read, any questions, comments, concerns.
2. What, if any, questions arise for you as you do/did the survey. What questions do you hope to have answered about yourself or about God?
3. How are you feeling as you begin this journey? What fears, thoughts, expectations, hope, etc., do you feel? This requires some level of vulnerability–share what you feel comfortable with and no more.