Life never goes as planned or imagined, does it? Unexpected storms roll in, waves crash, hopes and dreams smash on the rocks. The question we may find ourselves whispering (or screaming) into the darkness is....
Where are you God? Won’t You bring Your peace? Won’t You cause the writhing sea to calm?
Friend, I hope you’ll join us on a journey with Ann Voskamp through the WayMaker Online Bible Study. I don’t know about you, but when the waves of life are crashing all around me, I need something to hold on to, a compass that points me in the direction to go, a rock-solid anchor to keep me grounded. No matter the storm, we can trust the WayMaker, Christ Himself, to be there every step of the way.
The WayMaker study aims to do just that - give us a compass that points to Christ -- because He is the Way to God. In this six-week journey with Ann we'll learn to develop a S.A.C.R.E.D daily habit that will reorient our souls to the Lord through Scripture, prayer, and study. In our time together, we'll unpack a sacred practice, a daily habit spelled in just six letters, which is the soul's very real and directing compass to keeping company with God.
S - Stillness to Know God
A - Attentiveness to Hear God
C – Cruciformity to Surrender to God
R – Revelation to See God
E – Examine to Return to God
D – Doxology to Thank God
And it's all filmed by the water in the most beautiful setting to remind us that just like God did for the Israelites at the Red Sea, God can make a way when there seems to be no way.
You know the ocean is my happy place. Maybe that’s true for you, too? Boat, kayak, stand up paddleboard, or just swimming in the big salty… all of it makes me hum with happiness. When I was little, though, I was very afraid of the big waves (We called them “Whompers”). The worst thing was facing a powerful whomper, duck diving under it and swimming for dear life, but getting sucked backwards into the wave and ending up going over the falls and into the “washing machine.” Ragdolling is not fun.
In the ocean and in life, we face wave after wave, sometimes whomper after whomper, right? Surges take us seemingly way off course. Disappointments, losses, bad choices, and changes reroute us, and maybe they sideswipe our hope, too. We can find ourselves looking back at what we had hoped and prayed for and feel like it’s gone for good. Like we’ve lost our way.
It's not the hard roads that slay us. What actually slays us is the expectation that this road isn't what we hoped it would be. ~ Ann
No matter what happens, Christ, our WayMaker, doesn’t get tossed about, gulping water. He doesn’t waver and He doesn’t sink. Knowing Him and staying anchored to Him leads us to the greatest joy and fulfillment of our hearts desires - more than we could ever dream.
He is the Way through. He is the WayMaker!
Are you ready to find a way – The Way – to deeper intimacy with God?
Journey with us for the next six weeks this summer as we learn together from Ann and the Holy Spirit to build a rule of life, a S.A.C.R.E.D daily habit of study in the Word of God and prayer, that will right our souls and fill our sails.
No matter what season you find yourself in, this guiding practice will help you navigate the storms of life and find an internal calm and peace in Christ that is anchored and unwavering.
It’s the perfect summer study to do on your own or in community, so grab a friend or two and let’s follow Jesus on an expedition of faith and prayer.
P.S. As always, there will be free goodies with this study! Join the study today and get:
- FREE access to all 6 study videos with Ann
- free download of the session 1 study guide
- free quote printables
- and more!