Welcome back to online Bible study for women, as we continue our ten-week study of David, Seeking a Heart Like His by Beth Moore. We’ve had a few more women join our study this week, so welcome to each of you! Please do not worry if you are still waiting for your workbook to arrive, you may still participate in the small groups and enjoy the discussions. We hope each of you will have your workbooks by next week so you are not too far behind in this online Bible study.
In week one of David, Seeking a Heart Like His by Beth Moore, we were introduced to Jonathan, son of King Saul. He was a young man who recognized the power of his amazing God! Jonathan and his armor-bearer exhibited a faith that warranted the attention of the Almighty God. As the two journeyed to the enemy’s camp; two things were apparent, first it was only two of them against an army of men. Second, they knew God had the ability to save the two of them from the army of men by His mighty power!
We must remember that faith always pleases God; and it is this kind of faith that causes his powerful hands to move on our behalf as believers.
In Daniel 3:16-18, Jonathan was likened to the three Hebrew boys: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Their faith confirmed the fact that the Most High God indeed had the ability to save, as He chose to do on their behalf! As we continue to journey through this study, I pray we will get an opportunity to experience the amazing saving power of God in our daily lives.
Throughout week one, God allowed us to see the vast difference between good and evil hearts. We saw the execution of good hearts through Jonathan, his armor-bearer, and the three Hebrew boys. We also became well in-tuned with King Saul’s arrogant heart as it departed from God’s. King Saul became well acquainted with his selfish ambitions. King Saul showed us the heart-torn damage we fall into when we separate our desires from God’s. Let us use this as a focal point to observe Proverbs 4:23 (NLT). It reads, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” We are encouraged to guard the inner core of our being from anything that tries to separate us from the desires of our heavenly Father’s. Beth Moore shared a few ways we could keep our hearts humbled before God. Please review your answers at the bottom of page 18 in your workbook. My answers were: put God’s desires above my own; pray for others before I pray for myself; act in accordance to God’s Word more so than I do according to my own desires that please my flesh. Please use the comment section below to share with us some of your answers to this question.
As we go through our day-to-day activities, these reminders should be close to the fore-front of our minds. I believe as we grow into the habit of practicing these heart humbling concepts; we will make choices that please God. Our faith-filled obedience will continue to transform our hearts more into the image of His.
ANNOUNCEMENT: We have some Exciting News!!!!
Starting with the David study, the Womens Bible Cafe will be giving Certificates of Completion to anyone who completes this online Bible study with us! The small group leaders are keeping an attendance record and if you attend at least 8 out of 10 small groups during the David study, then at the end of the study you will earn the certificate!
If you miss your regular group during the week, please let your small group leader know that you have attended a different group so she can record your attendance. Each woman participating should have one small group leader that she reports to for her attendance.
Our Prayer Wall is the place to reach out with your prayer needs and praise reports. Please visit the page and pray for those people who are asking you to lift them up in prayer. Pray for the leaders of this study and the women in your small group.
Assignment For The Week
- Read Week Two: David, Seeking a Heart Like His in your workbook
- If you are listening to the audio CD’s or watching the videos, watch Session Three, available through Lifeway.com (not required for participation in the study). To download the videos- CLICK HERE
- To join a Facebook small group- CLICK HERE
Discussion Questions- Answer in your small group or post a comment below
- From the bottom of page 12, (1 Samuel 14:6) paraphrase the portion of Scripture that begins with “Perhaps the Lord”….
- Share your answer from the bottom of page 18 – What are a few ways you could keep your heart humbled before God?
- In regards to this Bible study, which Scripture, quote from the member workbook, or Facebook/Twitter post has spoken to your heart the most?
- Do you currently have a verse you are memorizing or would love to commit to memory? If so, please share it with us.