Friends….to get this study started, I want you to read the introduction with your girl. For some books, maybe the introduction is not that important, but in “His Revolutionary Love” if you don’t read the introduction, you and your girl won’t connect with me! The introduction contains much of my story. When I wrote HRL I wrote it with a picture of a teen girl in front of me. I named her Samantha. My heart was to write it in such a way that it would feel as if I was sitting down at Starbucks with Samantha, sharing my heart. I hope that is how you and your girl will feel too!
This week, after reading the introduction, I encourage you to share your story with your girl if you have not. I know that for many of you this is terrifying! I am not saying you have to tell her all of the details, but if your heart is to truly connect with your girl, that will happen so much more if you are willing to be vulnerable.
As I did in the introduction, share with her what your biggest struggles in school where. Did you struggle with boys? Your parents? Finding a group to be a part of?
Share with her how you found Jesus. Did someone share Him with you? Where you in a desperate place where you simple cried out to Him?
On pg. 20 I encourage you to invite a friend to join you. Can I reiterate this again? I am going through this study with my 16 year old and her very good friend. I will also be going through it with my 14 year old and 5 of her friends after I complete it with Mariah. This is a really good thing for two reasons: 1) You are pouring God’s truth into another girl and 2) When this study is over, your girl will have a friend to live out this truth with; this is something she will really need in the years to come.
This week is just what it is called…an introduction. A time for you to ease into the study with your girl. Finish the time by talking about some fun things you would like to do together this summer; time where you will intentionally give your girl 100% of your attention.
Let’s finish up by praying our prayer for our girl for day 8:
A few weeks from now my girl and I will discuss dating. Please do a work over the next few weeks and soften her heart. Lay a foundation so she will be open to hearing what you have to say about guys.
Give me the wisdom I need to know how I can share your perspective based on my own experiences. I really need you to clarify for me what I should and should not share. Use me Jesus!
Jesus, I pray that my girl will really get deep in her spirit that she is yours and you live in her. May this truth give her the strength and confidence to make the hard choices when she is in sticky situations. Give her the understanding that guys were never meant to fill up her heart and when we do it smothers them; often causes them to run.
May my girl run to you, Jesus for everything her heart needs.
Holy Spirit, I pray that I would sense your presence and your leading each time my girl and I go through “His Revolutionary Love”. Ignite a fiery love for you in her heart that lasts her entire life time.
In Jesus’ Name,