Let us recommend a devotional!
- For the gal wanting to focus on things in her life to "release" and "retain" / Release - this is a weekly devotional that will take 5-10 minutes to complete each week. Perfect for the gal on the go needing something simple!
- For the woman who wants to be challenged with ways we are distracted from all of God's goodness / Distracted - 40 daily devotionals that will take 5-10 minutes to complete each day. This devotional is ideal for the woman wanting daily routine throughout the Lenten season.
Distracted: 40 Days to know God more and live freed
For the woman who wants to be challenged with ways we are distracted from all of God's goodness
Why we created this tool:
A spiritual revolution is about to take place as we intentionally invite the Holy Spirit to guide us away from distractions and closer to God.
During this period, we will be fasting from busyness, comparison, and overwhelm (to name a few) with the hope of finding more of Jesus when our hearts are focused less on the things of this world and more on His word.
This tool can be used at any point of the year, but you may find this 40-day period to be more intentional during the Lenten season of repentance and solitude as we remember Jesus' death and celebrate His resurrection.
What to expect:
This devotional and prayer guide includes 40 daily devotionals followed by daily prompted prayer space for journaling.
My hope and prayer is that this tool will walk us through 40 intentional days focused on identifying distractors so we might be more prompt to recognize and fight off distractions in our daily lives beyond this 40-day period.
We hope these pages will be used for the Holy Spirit to:
- prompt us to fast from routine distractions in our life that may be pulling us away from intimacy with Him
- guide us to open our Bibles routinely and read His true word
- protect our quiet and intimate moments of solitude in His presence
- prompt written prayers to enrich our awareness of and dependence on Him
I pray this tool is an invitation to know our God more, to gain a deeper understanding of the cross, and to bring Him glory through service and worship. I pray this tool touches your unique relationship with our God in ways you treasure uniquely in your heart!
Founder of Wheat & Honey Co.
Author & Designer of Distracted: 40 Days to Know God More and Live Freed
“As someone who struggles with daily quiet time, I found the Distracted devotional to be easy to move through and so very relevant to my season of life right now. The “first thoughts” each day really captured my attention and reading through the devotional and prayer allowed me to really reflect on how each distraction was influencing my life and the prompted prayer questions allowed me to be intentional with my prayers each day. If you’re someone looking for a guide to help dive deeper into knowing God this is a great resource. And if you’re a seasoned believer this devotional may reveal temptations that you didn’t realize were holding you back from growing further in your relationship with the Lord.” - Meredith
Release: A Lent Study Tool
For the gal wanting to focus on things in her life to "release" and "retain"
- Our Release Lent Study Tool has seven weekly devotionals and is designed to be read one time per week starting Wednesday, February 17th
- Each week you’ll journey through themes guiding us to "release" in order to "retain". Our author's heart was led to encourage you not to simply “give something up” during this season, but instead, RELEASE (perfectionism, comparison, doubt, control) in order to RETAIN (the true and living Word of God that ultimately defines you).
What is the purpose of Lent?
The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (a Holy day of prayer and fasting) and concludes on Easter (the celebration of our Risen Savior). Lent is a 40-day time of dedicated prayer and fasting. It’s a sacrificial space. As I prepared to help cultivate this tool, I found throughout my research that many describe Lent as a time of repentance. Others describe the time as a reflection of the 40-days Jesus spent in the desert, after being baptized by John the Baptist. I appreciated both viewpoints and asked God to allow me to use both perspectives as we grow during this time.
Throughout college days, I would hear, see, and often participate in “giving something up” for Lent. I would give up coffee or music until Easter, and well... that was it. I would pick right back up where I left off on Easter Day, sipping my coffee or listening to whatever genre of music I had missed the most. I want to highlight that this was honestly where my spiritual growth and understanding was at the time, (and that is okay).
Today, through the given wisdom of the Holy Spirit, I would like to reclaim the meaning and depth of Lent. My heart is led to encourage you not to simply “give something up” during this season, but instead, RELEASE in order to RETAIN.
As we continue to navigate life through a global pandemic, that none of us would have ever imagined would take over our lives in the way that it has, we must realize none of this was a surprise to God. He sees each of us individually, and He is calling us to continue expanding the Kingdom of Heaven during this time.
The Charge - This season of Lent will be different from any other. Whether Lent is new to you, or something you have done all of your life, this year we are seeking God’s face with a different position of the heart. With a heart ready and willing to release our lives at the feet of the Savior, for His will to be done. Before starting the next seven weeks of prayer and fasting, highlight something/several things in your life that you believe are hindering you from going deeper in your relationship with God. The time is NOW to release those highlighted spaces, whether it be perfectionism, comparison, doubt, or control, in order to retain the true and living Word of God that ultimately defines you. Releasing is not easy, but it will be worth all that God has for you to retain.
- Mariah Howard
The Pursuit of Presence: Navigating through seasons of life by pursuing presence in our promises
All pre-ordered copies will ship Wednesday, August 30th.
There is great power that lies in maintaining a spirit of expectancy in the promises God has given us. It’s one of the greatest proclamations of faith declaring God is undeniably going to move while you’re patiently waiting for it to come through.
Expectancy isn’t what you already see in front of you. It declares, "I expect[to see].”
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19 (NIV)
I think Jesus longs for us to look at Him this way. To have this peace, seek the literal Son, and rest by basking in His presence. He has you. You can faithfully expect that He is going to move the mountains that are standing in your way. He is going to restore your broken heart. He is going to provide in ways that could never make sense to human understanding. He is your God and He is coming with victory, redemption, and freedom for you.
Even darkness is promised a sunrise. Our darkness too will pass, and the outpouring of light on the other side of our testimony will be used to illuminate the gospel in the lives around you.
Book size: 8.5" x 11"
Author: Rhianna Marie Nix
Cover & layout design: Britt Goff
Proof and copy editor: Jennifer Banman
“I love this one; reminding us of the promises we have from God. Things that are ours to take, that He just wants to give us. We don't have to fight for them; the only thing we have to fight is ourselves. ” - Jennifer Banman
Hearing God: 23 days to discern the guiding voice of God
The greatest gift God gives us is His heart. To know Him is to love like Him and to love like Him we must understand how to hear Him. In a world that can overcomplicate God’s love, I have felt God prompting me to spend time with Him, in the creation of this study, so we can all learn how to hear His voice more intimately than before or perhaps for the first time.
It has always been part of God’s plan for us to have access to Him. I pray this study warmly greets you in your desire to hear the voice of God and leaves you with a deeper understanding of how to discern God’s voice in your life.
I have a vision that God will use our desire to grow in our ability to hear His voice to raise up a revival of intimacy with Him. Through this intimacy, we will be bold in our belief of who He is, fearless in how we love others as He first loved us and unable to be distracted as we keep our eyes fixed on heaven.
I believe God has a place of intimacy for each of us where He wants us to know Him more. God wants us to understand the importance of His guiding voice and be people that do something about what we hear. Our desire to be near God will take us to a place that is going to change the world for our good and His glory.
Author: Britt Goff
Cover & layout design: Britt Goff
Proof and copy editor: Jennifer Banman
Love Identified: Finding our identities in God’s love & eliminating the enemies' access to our hearts
Our latest devotional release, Love Identified, is on pre-order. Shipping 10/28!
For the woman looking to eliminate distraction in her life and experience peace.
Britt has such a way of putting her soul and heart for God into words and I love getting to know Him better through them and through her. This devotional is a deep breath from start to finish. I pray that as you explore these characteristics of God that you would feel the nearness of Him, the beauty of Him, and allow His character to transform you. To know God is to love him, and to know him intimately through these characteristics that Britt so beautifully outlined, is an unimaginable grace. This study will be one that I treasure not only through the Advent season, but in the years to come. - Christine Giella
Why we created this tool:
Our Wheat & Honey Co. author team has observed a unified theme in the way God has prompted our latest devotional study topics. We hear God loudly declaring His intention to lead our community of women to a deeper recognition of His voice through the understanding of His love and His presence. We recently released our “The Pursuit of Presence: Navigating through seasons of life by pursuing presence in our promises” and “Hearing God: 23 Days to Discern the Guiding Voice of God” devotional studies and it does not feel like a coincidence that the devotional study to follow, the study in your hands, is guiding us to an intimate understanding of how to find our identity in the love God has for us.
It’s a humbling position to write from being keenly aware of the Father’s heart behind this theme and my desperate need for Him to do it justice. I sit down to write these pages with the perspective of a reader, ready to receive what God has for us. I’m creating this tool, not because I have an abundance of time to launch something new into the world (it’s comically quite the opposite) but because I heard God speak to me. I believe God wants your time with Him through these pages to be a time of sabbath. I believe His presence, that is going to wash over us, is spreading holy ground beneath our feet. I pray this study challenges us, in healthy ways, to be more like Christ but I also pray that it meets you where you are with a warm hug. I pray you feel God near, encouraging you that you are seen and you are so loved. Your identity is found in the gift of His warm and welcoming presence. Your identity is embraced in a moment of surrender and seeking of our Father. I hope this book leads you to a restful place of acceptance of how near our
God is to you in awareness that He sees you and loves you and that is all you need.
Founder of Wheat & Honey Co.
Author & Designer of Love Identified
Behind the cover design:
It is just like our personal God to lead this project with a cover full of symbols of His love. In the design of each devotional study, I pray God would display His truth inside the pages on the cover. I pray He would create a cover that will speak to our souls, grab our attention, and prompt us to open the pages. I pray this devotional study encourages your heart, helps you find peace and leads you to a deeper understanding of our Father’s love for you.
Some of the symbolism explained:
- Creative God - The colors illustrated represent our creative God. His love may be black and white but the way He expresses it is unique, intimate and fun.
- Flowers - Flowers grow towards the sun. May we be women who keep our chins up, focused on the light of God’s love over our lives.
- One - If you look closely, the scribble to the left of “Love Identified” says, “one” to represent God is the one never changing, always reliable love that will never leave or forsake us.
I pray this cover art speaks to your soul and leads you to rich intimacy with our Father as you explore this devotional study with Him.