This 6th week of Believing God by Beth Moore was exciting to complete! At the end of the week you were equipped with a prayer method to last a lifetime. I’d love to see how you organize your prayers and Scripture memory verses, so please upload a photo to our private Facebook group and inspire others with your methods.
We also learned about the power of the tongue and are reminded that words bear fruit or poison (see Proverbs 18:21). Our words have power and they impact the people and environment around us. Beth Moore reminds us on page 117 that ineffective use of words result in gossip, lying, profanity, rudeness/unkindness, inappropriate humor and misuse of God’s name. While we may not wake up in the morning with the intention of profanity or gossip, we are surrounded by it through television and community. Temptation is inherent in living life as a Christian, and therefore we must constantly pray for a pure heart
If you’ve read any of Gary Chapman’s “The 5 Love Languages” books then you’ll remember for some people, words are life-giving! It’s a love language that fuels relationship with family and friends.
There is so much wisdom in week six of Believing God and I don’t have the space to share all of it here on this article. Instead, I wrote some discussion questions to get you talking in small groups this week. My prayer is for you to realize that we ALL learn from you. Share your life-giving words in the discussions, encourage your leaders and grow in your spiritual journey together.
God is good, all the time!
Assignment For the Week
- Calendar your study time and small group time. Use a reminder alarm on your cell phone.
- Pray before you begin reading. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart to wisdom.
- Select a small group day and time that fits your schedule. Arrive to the private Facebook group for the one hour meeting.
- Read Week Seven: Believing God Has Been There All Along in your workbook
- Create a prayer card and Scripture memorization system and IMPLEMENT it (if you have not already done so during week five).
- If you are listening to the audio cd’s or watching the videos, watch Session Seven, available through Lifeway (not required for participation in the study)
Discussion Questions- Answer in your small group or post a comment below
- Psalm 145:18 (ESV) says: The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Think about these words: NEAR, CALL, TRUTH. What does this look like for you personally?
- On page 117 Beth Moore lists six misuses of the tongue: gossip, lying, profanity, rudeness/unkindness, inappropriate humor, misuse of God’s name. Can you think of any other misuses of our tongues that could hinder their becoming vessels of supernatural power? Keep in mind that when Beth originally asked this question, social media and online tongues did not exist. What are the new challenges today?
- On day four we had an inside look into Beth Moore’s prayer method (see pages 131-136). Do you have a system for prayer cards, a prayer journal, or another method to organize prayers? Share your methods and inspire us!
- Beth Moore talks about a “Shift in seasons” and the Scripture verses she has memorized with her prayer card method. Please share with us ONE Bible verse that you’ve hidden in your heart and mind. What verse do you depend on most often? (Please copy and paste your entire verse from a site such as BibleGateway, so we can use these for our personal prayer cards! Example: There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place. Deut. 1:31 NIV)