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.