(Beth's assignments for us and then my responses)
1. Write a journal-type entry on the inside cover of your book describing this present season of your life and why you’ve chosen to read a book like this. If you already have a relationship with God, write it in the form of a prayer. I do this almost every time I begin a book that I think could have a considerable impact on my life. When I finish the book, I always go back and read it and it ends up meaning so much to me. Listen, Sister, if you expect little, that’s probably what you’ll get. But if you expect something big from God when you start a journey and you posture yourself to receive from Him, even when frail human beings are thrown in the mix, you’ll end up with something huge. Something life altering.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I Praise You and thank you for bringing me this far in my life, to the season of grandparenthood;
sharing life at home with my husband and teenage son, our youngest of 3 children;
growing in my relationship with You, my husband, each of our children, and all of our family members;
still growing and learning.
I Repent of my defensiveness and selfishness, and insecurity.
I Acknowledge that You are in control and I am always safe and secure with You.
Dear Lord, I thank you for blessing me with a beautiful daughter. I pray for her, and for the thousands of women who are on this journey together of reading this book. I am reading it, because I know that You put this burden on Beth's heart to write this book because our gender does have a serious battle with Insecurity.
I can relate to so many of the comments already.
I thank you and pray for Your servant, Beth Moore.
I pray for myself that You will help me to always be alert to You speaking to me through Beth's book. I pray that You will help me to become secure in Your love.
I pray that You will use this book to help equip me to be Your servant.
2. Read the Introduction, Chapter One, and Chapter Two. Our first question is based on Chapter One: When was the last time you came face-to-face with our gender’s massive struggle with insecurity? Describe the setting.
Today, just reading all the comments from others and relating to all of them.
3. This question is based on Chapter Two: what part of the definition or description of insecurity resonated most with you and why?
I thought I could choose one part that resonated with me, but as I read back over it, ALL of it resonated with me!