How Amos Is Straightening Me Out

Read it: This is a look back at the Straight Talk with Amos Bible Study Series.

You may want to review any notes you’ve made, actions you’ve taken, or prayers you’ve written.


Think it through:

This was a heavy series—but how I’ve loved it!

Amos is no joke. The people of God were in huge trouble and his heart was burning for them. I’ve read Amos’s words and realized how very in trouble I am, and how God’s heart is burning for me.

Here are some of the things I’ve done as a result of this study:

  • Post 1: I spent a whole month on Weight Watcher Points Plus and felt the better for it. I’ve stopped looking at Pinterest after 9pm and have convinced my hubby to put away his phone as well so we can enjoy each other’s company. As far as sitting still at dinner… I’m still a work in progress. My kids are s-l-o-w eaters, but I’m staying seated and relaxed much longer than I used to!
  • Post 2: I had purchased a TV series on DVD for my husband as a gift (the whole series, people, we’re talking big bucks), not realizing what completely inappropriate content it contained. I was holding on to it, hoping that it would get better. It wasn’t. Drumroll please: I threw it away (the whole series, people, into the trash). What! I did that? Go God!
  • Posts 3 and 8: Book 2 is going swimmingly and I give all credit to God.
  • Post 4: I rediscovered how much I love belting out 80’s Amy Grant. Seriously uplifting!
  • Post 5: I shared that truth. I’m glad I did. It didn’t go awesomely, but God’s working with me.
  • Post 6: I prayed over Sunday’s paper. It broke my heart. I’m not going to lie, it gave me a spike of anxiety for a few days. It also gave me an overwhelming sense of how big and great and awesome God is.
  • Post 7: I’m trying to keep my words on the straight and narrow. This will also continue to be a work-in-progress type thing.


Really, it all will. I’ll continually try to straighten up and live my life according to God’s plumb line. That’s what we do as Christians!


Live it like you mean it:

I hope you’ve read Amos’s words, discovered some of your trouble areas, and felt God’s heart burning for you. I hope this series has stretched you and challenged you and pulled you toward Christ.

This series has been an awesome stretch for me! And I’ll keep reaching high as we start our next series on King David.  I hope you’ll join me!


Lift it up:

Lord, thank You for the vision and words You gave to Amos. Thank You that those words continue to impact generations of people who love You. Lord, I want to straighten up and live according to Your perfect ways. Please continue to send these voices to call out to me and pull me closer to You. I love You so. Amen.


Tell me about it:

How has reading Amos affected your heart? How has it inspired you to change your ways?

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