Welcome back to week six of online Bible study as we continue the Beth Moore study of David: Seeking a Heart like His. We’ve passed the half-way mark for the study, and the small group conversations get better and better each week!
Rest. Rest. Rest. A foreign word to some of us. This week’s lessons finds David settled, and resting. Or so we thought. David’s mind was still in the mode of working for God even though God have given him a period of rest.
Beth Moore poses a question to us on page 127, “When was the last time you accepted God’s invitation to receive a little rest? We may seize the opportunity to put our feet up for a while, but the mind stays in overdrive.” This was a great week for me to read this lesson. The ministry leaders at the Women’s Bible Café joined together on Sunday and fasted from Facebook from sunrise to sunset. Taking an opportunity to rest our minds from all the notifications, posts, messages that come from Facebook. For me it was a relief, but I found my mind wondering what was going on in the chat rooms, and in the lives of my friends and family. My body was at rest, worshipping at church and being with family, but my mind, at first was in “overdrive.” I found myself crying out to God and asking Him to calm my mind, so I would be able to rest and enjoy time spent with Him. It was refreshing; and I am revived. I encourage everyone to take rest in God regularly.
During the week, we studied the virtues of King David. And on Day 4, Beth Moore highlights the virtues of God displayed by David. What an amazing God we serve! His loving-kindness, His initiation of the relationship, His complete acceptance, His calming spirit, His delight in restoration, His desire for another son. All of these virtues is what makes our relationship with God so intimate and real. God loves us, he pursues us, He accepts us, He is will us and speaks words of assurance to us, He wants to restores us, and He wants all of us to develop a heart like His.
Our lesson closes with Beth Moore asking us to reflect on the week. I offer this question to you from page 145, “Which one of David’s virtues has been most outstanding to you and why? Think about this this week as you continue to seek a heart like his. Revisit the Today’s Treasure from Day 2, 2 Samuel 7:22, “How great you are, O Soverign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.”
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Assignment For The Week
- Read Week Seven: David, Seeking a Heart Like His in your workbook
- If you are listening to the audio CD’s or watching the videos, watch Session Eight, 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
- Have you recently become aware of something God wants to give you or do for you? If so, what is it? (page 130 )
- Share at least one wonderful result you have experienced by waiting on the Lord.
- Name several kinds of treasures God has given you and the ways you have dedicated these treasures to God. (page 136 )
- Have you had an experience that caused you to become more sympathetic to others? If so, what was the experience and how has it affected your personal opportunities to minister to others? (page 143 )
- What are some ways that carrying too much responsibility might hurt those you are trying to serve? (page 138 )