Every morning I woke up and went through the motions, floundering from devotional to devotional. Why? Because that’s what good girls do, right? I read my Bible, searching for something that I could practically apply to my life. As the years went on, I grew more frustrated with my walk with the Lord.
I felt like He had left me, which made me even more hurt and sad. I wanted to give up, but I kept trying, hoping I could someone make the Lord not angry at me. Because that must have been why I wasn’t hearing His voice daily.
One day I was scrolling through Instagram and stumbled across a post about something called DGroup. I read about how they have accountability, curriculum, scripture memory and prayer partners. But that seemed to “hardcore” and quite honestly scared me.
A few months later, I saw another post about the group. But this time, something stirred in me. I had just gotten married (the first year was really hard for us), was weary of surface-level relationships and still continued to struggle with reading the Bible.
The post was about an interest meeting about 30 minutes away and I already started making up excuses in my mind why I shouldn’t go. I mentioned it to Bryan, my husband, and he perked up.
“Babe, this is exactly what you have been wanting! I think you should go!” he said excitedly.
“I don’t know, it’s kind of far and it seems super INTENSE” I hesitated.
“You need to go.” He said placing his hands on my shoulders.
So I went.
I remember driving out to Flower Mound, feeling like I was in college all over again with butterflies in my stomach. I felt so awkward standing around at a coffee shop with a bunch of women.
But when they began to give testimonies of how DGroup (mostly The Lord working through DGroup) had changed their lives, I felt my face stinging with tears. Each story sounded like my own … lost, frustrated, lonely.
So I joined the closest group to my house to go and meet a bunch of random women to share my deepest sins and struggles. No pressure. When I got there, I instantly fell in love with their authenticity, laughter and their love for The Lord. They truly “lead with their junk” and don’t have it all together, which was such a relief!
After being in DGroup for over a year, I can tell you that I not only read my Bible more consistently, but I encounter The Lord more on a daily basis, my heart has been softened and my relationship with The Lord has changed drastically.
If it wasn't for the accountability of DGroup I would have never been consistent in my time with The Lord. I would have never memorized nearly 3 chapters of the Bible. I would have never read the entire New Testament or studied deeper into God's word like I have. I would have continued to read The Word searching for me rather than God.
DGroup isn’t “hardcore” or “intense” and definitely isn't the “Crossfit of Bible Studies”. DGroup is the Christian basics of Gospel-centered community reading the Word and I love it.
If you feel lost, frustrated, lonely and need accountability, then you should join me!
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