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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mornings with Beth

I have a 6 AM bible weekly study that meets at my house. When I was telling Karly that she said "Wait! Did you say 6 AM? as in 6 o'clock in the morning? Are you crazy?" Yes I am... it is nice to that cleared up!

Four friends and I meet in my basement each week for a Beth Moore Bible study. This is my first Beth Moore experience. We are doing Believing God. It is a study challenging us: Do you believe God? Or you do simply believe in God? For her studies you watch a video of Beth each week and there are daily "homework" lessons for you to do during the week. We are four weeks in,and I LOVE it! Beth (Can I call her Beth, is it OK to be on a first name basis with Beth Moore?) has a way of grabbing hold of the truth and after you hear her tell you about it, you think "That is what I have been missing!"

The mornings that I have Bible study with Beth I feel charged up! Like I can take on ANYTHING! In this series Beth has 5 principles that she wants us to learn:
  • God is who he says He is.
  • God can do what He says he can do.
  • I am who God says I am.
  • I can do All things through Christ.
  • Gods Word is alive and active in me.

Her whole point is, if we truly believed these thing in our hearts (not just in our heads), we would be living completely different lives!

I am working through the "I am who God says I am" set of lessons this week. I had finished reading about how God has "made us complete as ministers of a new covenant" (2 cor. 3:6) He has given us everything we need to be in ministry with Him. We are made to serve him. That is when I felt it... The nudge of God... it was very very clear! God said "Fawnda I have made you to love middle schoolers... what are you going to do about it?" (You see, I had been thinking about volunteering with the Middle School youth group on Wednesday nights, I know they always need helpers, but I was finding excuses not to: I am busy, what if I am not right for it, would the youth pastor really want ME helping out.) It was clar to me what God was talking about. So, I walked over to my computer and e-mailed the youth pastor that I wanted to help on Wednesday nights and pressed send before I could change my mind! : ) I got an e-mail the next day from our youth pastor telling me that I was an answer to prayer!

How exciting is that?!? I LOVED LOVED LOVED my youth group experience and it shaped me is so many ways. I am so excited to be part of that for these kids.


Pam said...

Hi Fawnda,

Good luck in working with the youth! Middle schoolers (and kids of all ages) need all the extra love they can get. Happy Sunday!

Liz said...

Ditto Pam. Have fun with your new adventure in ministry?

Maria said...

The study sounds great. Kudos to you for making a commitment to meet so early in the morning. Keep us posted as to how it's changing how you think about things.

jeannine said...

good for you! I didn't know about your 6am bible study! i'll try to call you today, ok?

Lindsay said...

I love Beth Moore. I have done a bible study using her book before and it was wonderful. I hope you continue to enjoy it.

Best of luck working with middle schoolers. My mom taught the middle school Sunday school class as long as I can rememeber growing up. She enjoyed it even though it was difficutl at times. But life changing for my mom, and I know she has gotten remails from her "students" over the years thanking her for her caring spirit.