Want to Chime in with Questions to Work into 2nd Timothy Series?

Hey, you guys! I bet you can guess what my head’s down under right now.



Oh, man. It’s a ton of work but I love it so so much. Researching then writing in-depth Bible study curriculum is still my happy place. I’ve never gotten over it. Every few days I get a tweet from somebody who has just started or finished A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place and I think, often with a lump in my throat, what an invasive virus I caught from that very first journey. There in the pages of Exodus and in the detailed construction of that Old Testament Tabernacle and then in all that flipping to the New Testament to see it fulfilled, I fell so in love with Jesus and the Scriptures that I knew I’d study them in pursuit of Him for the rest of my days. Gah, I love it. I know so many of you do, too. The divine brilliance and beauty of the Bible still slays this woman right here.

The series I’m working on right now is on 2nd Timothy and will carry the title Entrusted. It will hit the shelves in September of 2016 so it won’t be a long wait at all. You will be so glad to know that Melissa is jumping in on this one with 2 articles a week like she did in the James series Mercy Triumphs. She also has a huge stack of resource books for her part of the study but the difference is, neither you nor I can read most of the titles of her books. I mostly point at her resources and say, “Man, that must be a real nail-biter.” But, boy, do I love what she does with them.

We won’t complete the written part of the series until June but the taping for the six sessions I’m teaching takes place next week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I cannot beg your prayers loudly enough. Please ask God to pour out His Spirit on every part of the taping and on every participant and upon me as I serve and teach. WE WANT JESUS. We are seeking such a powerful and fresh work of His Spirit in this series. We’re looking for an Ephesians 3:20. Please intercede for us!

One of the concepts we will develop throughout the series is the profound connectedness between generations so poignantly illustrated in the relationship of Paul and Timothy. Our effectiveness for the sake of the gospel dramatically increases when our journeys overlap and our spiritual gifts converge and we learn with one another and from one another. We will be challenged to become vastly more deliberate in equipping and encouraging one another, on cheering one another on, and helping each other navigate difficulties and get back to our feet when we’ve been thrown on our backs. These things are invaluable in the journey of faith. They can be the difference between us staying the course and quitting.

Needless to say, our biggest objective will be to thoroughly study the verses of 2nd Timothy, deliberating on each exhortation and taking note of the process of connectedness between Paul and his son in the faith. But as an older woman who gets a huge charge out of seeing what Jesus is doing in fellow servants my age and watching Him raise up mighty servants in younger generations, I’ll also be weaving in whatever I have to give from my own experiences and my own journey where it seems appropriate. Things I learned the hard way. What’s been hardest and what’s been the most gloriously rewarding. Lord help me, there’s so much I don’t know and much I did wrong and much I can’t offer but, what I have, I want to give to this study. This is where you come in if you’re willing. I don’t just want to share aimlessly. I’d love to know what you wish I’d address.

So, here’s what I’d like for you to do. Think about what you wish you and I could talk about if we could grab a Starbucks together. Form it into a clear question – just one – and present it in a succinct blog comment to this post. You might even tell me very briefly why you’re asking. (For instance, I’m a 22 year old who feels called to…) Your question can be about walking with God in general or about leadership in particular or about teaching or communicating or about navigating ministry or family. What would you, a person of faith, ask of a woman of faith who’s been around the bend a few times? Anything’s game if it’s genuine and I’ll consider questions from brothers in Christ, too, if any feel like pitching one my way. I will carefully go through your questions and answer as many of them as I can through the process of teaching and writing this study.

If you read the comments and see that someone has already asked your question, tell me that you wanted to ask the same one. That will make it stand out in my selection. I’d love to be able to mention your first name and the city you call home when I share your question and my response if that’s okay but, if you’d rather I pose the question anonymously in the series, just say so and I’ll gladly do that.

Sound like something you’d like to take part in? I’d be so grateful! I want to serve. NOT JUST TALK. I want to know what you’d find most helpful from a woman of my sort, whatever that weird sort may be. This blog community proved absolutely invaluable in the Esther series (The Red Book!) and in So Long Insecurity through the surveys I offered to fit those themes. Your input would be solid gold in this one.

I’m so grateful for your help! Honored to serve you. Please pray for me as I prepare for next week’s taping! Bless you today!







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  1. 151
    Brenda says:

    I desperately want what you seem to have with your daughters (I have a 3 year old and 4 month old girls) because I do not have any strong women Believers in my life and did not have the blessing of godly mothering or mentoring growing up. I also have the calling to be in ministry in some capacity.

    How did you cultivate strong relationships with your girls, mentor/disciple them well as they grew up, and balance your calling as a Bible teacher?

    As a side note, just yesterday I was talking to my friend about this question, and I literally said, “I wish Beth Moore would write more about this and share how her life looks practically in family and ministry.” 🙂

    Thank you so much for your ministry! Even though I’ll probably never meet you, I consider you a mentor from afar.

    And I’m from High Point, NC.

  2. 152
    Deidre says:

    When I think of 2 Timothy, I think of verse 1:12. It was the first verse I ever memorized and it’s when I had my first daughter. I was overcome with love for her and then quite honestly, my inner control freak kicked into HIGH GEAR! How was I going to keep this precious gift safe? I learned the verse in NLT and 14 years later, say it almost daily. “I know the one in whom I trust and I’m sure he is able to safely guard all I have given him until the day of his return” “safely guard all I have given him” is where I get stuck all too often. My question would be “what does that look like in a woman’s life? What practical steps does one take to LET GO! I know the simplest answer to that question but nothing is more difficult than giving up control (that I know I never had to begin with). The older I get, the more intense the anxiety when shouldn’t it be the opposite?
    Thank you!
    Deidre, NC

  3. 153
    Ginny says:

    Hi Beth!
    Is that a venti white chocolate frappé cappuccino mocha latte?! Mine too Well just sit right down and listen to the mess I’m in now! How do you discern God’s will when it’s not so clear? My ex and I have been divorced 10 years and out of nowhere he’s back saying the right things and trying harder than before but the very thing that split us (alcohol)has a grip on him so hard he can’t see it still. Do you walk away and continue to seek someone with a heart for God, or do you try again? Since the divorce he has professed Christ and does attend church but i feel I’m too blinded by emotion to see clearly.

  4. 154
    Martha says:

    I’m a 34 year old wife, mother, church leader and director of a nonprofit crisis pregnancy center. God has called me work with women and children and I absolutely love being able to help lead them to the Lord and help disciple them. I struggle with feeling guilty when I take time for myself (exercise, reading, a nap). How did you find a balance and overcome the guilt of having “me time”?

  5. 155
    Kimberly says:

    I have been a believer for nearly 30 years and have recently been struggling with the relevance of a church service. I love my church family and prefer the more interactive Sunday school hour. The church service feels so passive and not engaging the church body. I often wonder what “church” looked like during Jesus’ day. I would love your perspective on this.
    PS I love my pastor and he is a good preacher so this is not a reflection of him.

  6. 156
    Lori Pannell says:

    I’m married 26 years and a mother of two lovely kids (21 and 15). Timothy was a willing student and his goals aligned with Paul’s. What do we do when those we love most don’t share our desire to live a life that honors God? How do we balance Godly influence with trying to “fix them” and risk coming across as judgmental and disapproving?
    Lori from Houston

  7. 157
    Jaime says:

    I am a 39 year old single mom of a college freshman.
    I have been divorced for almost 17 years. My question is how do I get people to understand that I am fine and happy being single. I have prayed long and hard about whether or not to date and possibly remarry but my answer from God is no. I have accepted and embraced the freedom of being single but some of my family has not.

  8. 158
    Patricia Anderson says:

    How do you feel about big churches of today. I recently left one because it was all about getting bigger and bigger. How it could get people in the door, entertain the whole family and their purpose was to be known in the community. The pastor hand picked the board and seemed as if the pastor had total autonomy. I feel like there are very few churches that really care about the people coming in their doors. It’s all about big numbers. Children grow up in these churches and think they are to be entertained. Where is one to find a church that really cares about their people?

  9. 159
    Shannon says:

    Beth, I have done your studies for years. I am a divorced single mom, 8 years raising my girls alone. I would love to hear more single mom help even single mom with teenagers. The teen years are the worst so far. Struggling against all odds to raise my girls with respect of their bodies and their mother. Not fun times. I find few Christian writings to me single mom struggling to raise children.
    Thank you and God bless you…… As I type his my meanest 16 year old daughter is signing some Christian music in her room….. She’s mean as a snake to me thank god he is still moving her….. 🙂

  10. 160
    Lisa says:

    Hi Beth,
    Thank you for all of your hard work in this most important ministry. I have just finished your book Audacious and have really been thinking about how I can truly love Jesus better and love people better because I love Him first. Thank you for sharing your love for Jesus with us!
    I will be praying for you as you prepare the 2nd Timothy study. Can’t wait to work through this series!
    My coffee shop question is more related to Spiritual Gifts and using them well, and in a way that is most pleasing to God. One of my personal strengths (often confirmed when taking spiritual gift tests) is in the area of Discernment. While I am so very thankful for the gifts (and yes weaknesses) God has blessed me with, I sometimes feel that perhaps I’m not using this gift correctly, being led by the flesh and not the spirit in my use of this gift. There has recently been a situation where this has had a negative impact. My question is – How do you use your spiritual gifts for good and in ways that are most pleasing to God, and best avoid misuse of them?

    Thank you

  11. 161
    Symone says:

    Beth, because of the depravity of my sin and God’s precious outstretched hand, I feel my life’s verse is 2 Timothy 2:13, If we are faithless, He remains faithful – for he cannot deny Himself. The verses before that are beautiful also, (if we have died with him we will also live with him, if we endure we will also reign with him, if we deny him he will deny us. But then… Then there is verse 13. He is FAITHFUL! Even Still! I don’t ever want to forget His faithfulness. Sometimes I find myself swimming in self-righteousness, & then sometimes pity & sometimes complacency. How do we keep His saving grace fresh in our hearts, on our minds and on our lips?

    Thank you,
    Symone from Kalispell Montana

  12. 162
    Karen says:

    What to you say to someone who asks, “Why don’t we see the miraculous healings today that we read about all throughout the NT?” Yes, miracles still happen but you must admit NOT the instant limb-growing & complete blindness turned to sight type. USUALLY more like pain easing up, gradual healing, cancer cells slowly shrinking etc. Is it because we don’t have the necessary faith or have they greatly ceased because their original purpose was to prove Jesus was the son of God? I have struggled with this question for 50+ years. Thanks Beth!

  13. 163
    Karen Todd says:

    Hi Beth. My name is Karen and I am from South Carolina. My question is how do I get ladies to be involved with Bible study and church? They don’t come to Sunday school? They are sporadic in attendance .

  14. 164
    Tess Womack says:

    Oh, Beth. Wow. I just taught on 2 Timothy 1 last night! God is good. I’ve been wanting to “ask” you this question for a long time… You have no idea what a “spiritual mother” and mentor you’ve been to me. I’m eternally grateful. I know one day we will have that Starbucks, even if it’s at the one located on the streets of gold!

    Jesus saved me at 17 & caused me to fall head-over- heals IN LOVE with His Word. He called me to a writing/teaching ministry while doing BELIEVING God… my first bible study with you. So many times I’ve wanted to throw in the towel and think I have made it all up… But he keeps calling me to march forward, “for I know whom I have believed” (2Tim.1:12)

    I echo the question asked by some others about balance. I’m a wife and mother to 4 young sweet girls. I will never forget your words one time that no success in ministry is worth a failure at home. Balancing it all is such a challenge. The war with guilt is real. I have a half written bible study because the time to write is so rare!! Yet, family are not the only ones to balance… What about other women who want your time? At what point did you have to stop meeting with women individually so you could fulfill your calling? And what did you tell them? I love Gods people and I certainly don’t want to neglect anyone… Knowing when to say “no” to someone so you can say “yes” to Gods calling = THE HARDEST THING EVER. …. “I’m sorry, I can’t have coffee with you because I have to go finish writing the bible study I’m working on.” #awkward
    I apologize for the book here…
    Much Love from one woman who loves Jesus and words to another!

    Cartersville, Georgia

  15. 165
    Lori says:

    I’ve got 3 kiddos (girls 14 & 12, and a son 5). I feel much like Paul must have felt with Timothy…earnestly speaking life and truth into their lives, and encouraging them to fan into flame all that God has imparted through his Word, and through their experience with the Holy Spirit. If we had coffee, I’d ask if/how you dealt with the nagging worry about whether your girls would continue on in their faith. I can hear refrains of the same urgency in Paul’s letter…”Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you – guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us”. I think I know some of what you’d say, but I still need to hear it.

    Lori in Phoenix

  16. 166
    Kris says:

    After coming to Christ and becoming a “new creation”, how could I fall into such sin? And the guilt and shame, how to get past it? I’m a 43 yr old mom of 3, married.

  17. 167
    Jackie says:

    Hey, Mrs. Beth!
    In the past 14 days, there have been numerous unexpected deaths all around me – ranging from a 5 month old to a 15 year old to a 30 year old to a 51 year old to a 75 year old. It seems that the Lord is sending a huge message to The Church. What one thing do you hear/see/feel Him speaking to The Church right now?

  18. 168
    Ali Rettedal says:

    Hi Beth! To sum up my life quickly, I’m a wife, mother and blogger who has been called to help transform the lives and hearts of women through words and teaching…!

    Long story short, I am in the midst of writing a book and while I have sooo many questions I’d love to ask you, the one that I’d love to have answered is:

    “What was your brush?”

    While I know that may not make much sense right now,, it essentially is asking, “When did you brush against God? Encounter Him in such a way that moved you from a place of the common believer to a place of desire and uncommon passion for Him?”

    For instance, mine was having to move away from all my family to a completely unfamiliar place to realize what my identity was and that I’d rather die if that meant the He would be glorified than live a life of complacency.

    So, what was your brush?

    Thank you!!!

    • 168.1
      Ali says:

      Ah! Technology. SO SORRY! My screen closed the first time so I didn’t think it posted! I looked & didn’t see it… So I had to re-write it all and low and behold it posted twice. Darn. Sorry y’all! Fail.

  19. 169
    Andrea Cox says:

    Mama Beth, thank you for opening up your study to our questions!

    Something I’m working on this calendar year is being more deliberate about my spiritual growth. (And I’m using your books as one resource!) My question is: Whether you are a Paul or a Timothy, how do you stay aware of where you’re at spiritually and what your next step(s) should be in order to consistently see growth in this area of your life?

    Bless your heart for craving God’s Word and relationship so much… and sharing that passion with us!

    28 years old
    Howe, Texas

  20. 170
    Daria Kluender says:

    Beth, if we were at starbucks sitting down to have coffee, and I could ask a question, it would be about this: How does one pop out of the well-worn grooves of pain? How does one stop reliving abuse and break the patterns of hurt to ourselves? That’s it. Just want to know that answer. It’s like a rocker that has rocked grooves in a porch. The hurt and pain want to go back to those spots. But I want the Lord to take me out. Beth thank you much to you and your team for all your hard work. I’m humbled….. Daria K.

  21. 171
    Lori Naquin says:

    Hi Beth, How do you know if you are hearing God telling to do something or if it’s your own thoughts???

  22. 172
    Barbara says:

    I am 53, a recent empty nester. I am a Christian who has enjoyed ministry, foreign and domestic, but I seem to have lost my energy. What do you do when you are stuck? What now? My faith is still strong, God is good all the time.

  23. 173
    MiChal says:

    Why are other church people so meanly critical of you and how do you keep going in spite of it??

    MiChal in College Station TX

  24. 174
    Ali Rettedal says:

    Hi Miss Beth-

    Simply put, I am just your common wife, mother and friend who feels called to help transform the hearts and lives of women through encouraging words and teaching.

    Right now I am working on a book (so naturally I have hundreds of questions for you…!) but the question Id love to have you answer for it is:

    “What’s your brush?”

    I realize that may not make sense right now, but essentially asking, “What was your brush against God? The encounter with Him the left you feeling like there is no going back to that common life… you have seen His beauty and life will never be the same…?”

    For instance, mine was a time in my life when our family was moved to a place where I knew no one and had to rely fully on His grace and promises… It was in that time that I realized I’d rather die if I knew it would help build the Kingdom, than live this “good Christian life of complacency.” It just wasn’t enough anymore.

    So friend, what was your brush?

    Ali R.
    :: psalm 27:4 ::

  25. 175
    connie says:

    Beth I am hoping your new upcoming study goes back to the old ways and you give a lot of homework. Homework is the students way of digging deeper in the word. Why have past studies been less and less homework?

  26. 176
    Mary Law says:

    Beth, I know you’re a grandmother–as am I (13 grandjewels, from a few months to 15 years old)–so you may well expound on this in your Timothy study. I want to be the godly influence that Timothy had in his mother and grandmother. We aren’t given specifics, as far as I know, but the result was Timothy, a young man Paul took under his spiritual wing. What advice would you give to grandmothers, especially grandmothers who may be the only godly influence, presently, in their grandchildren’s lives? The world is so different, even compared to what it was when my children were growing up, and my heart aches for that which my grandjewels will hear/see/experience/face. I won’t live forever, but I desire to leave a spiritual legacy…and I want no one missing at ‘the table.’

  27. 177
    Crista says:

    Hey! I am 34 and live in Lockney Texas
    After going through a pretty crazy life I am raising two kids as a single mom.
    My question is pretty simple but probably the one that engulfs my mind daily. How or what would you have done differently as far as raising your kids to follow Christ…. Discipline? Force church? Keeping tabs on them? It’s a frustrating world we live in and as a teacher I see what I’m coming up against in the years ahead.
    Hope that made sense!
    Crista Gray
    Lockney Texas

  28. 178
    Laverne says:

    Beth, I have done many of your studies and thoroughly enjoy them. One recurring thought to me arises when I’m reading old testament : God is vengeful and violent in the old testament, his personality is much different than in the New Testament. I have difficulty reconciling this. I am hoping you have an explanation that would help me to be at peace with that. Also a way to explain it to others that question a belief in such a God. I am a 74 year old , a believer all my life, but still have questions and still feel like I have so very much to learn. Thank you for helping with my learning curve.

  29. 179
    Rebecca says:

    Hello Beth!
    Raised a daughter, loved my man for 33 years, taught Sunday School for 20 years and taught or facilitated Bible Study as well. Now what? Sickness, church culture ending discipleship emphasis, and life circumstances have brought discouragement and questions. I suddenly found myself wondering what my purpose and goals are. Hard place to be, and what do you do in the waiting? I know Jesus is faithful, I just want a purpose in the kingdom!

  30. 180
    Kim Howell says:

    Hi Beth,
    Although you do not know personally, you have been my Paul. I have learned so much from you in the past 10-15 years. Between doing your studies on my own and being one of you “Houston” girls on Tuesday nights, you have been through a lot with me. Thank you! I don’t know if I would be in the loving relationship with Jesus had you not held my hand. I will always be grateful. I feel that God wants me follow in your footsteps and to start teaching too. I had been sensing be it but it is starting now to be confirmed. (In the past two weeks both my mom and my 10 year old nephew told me that I need to start teaching.) However, I am insecure and scared to death!!! I have done a little bit of teaching 5th grader Sunday school and I was a little less insecure but I think I am supposed to teach adults. How do you get through the insecurities in order to be effective?

    Thank you so much!!
    Kim Howell, Houston

  31. 181
    Vicki says:

    Vicki from Lenexa, KS

    Hi Ms. Beth…excited that a new study will soon be coming our way! I would love for you to address for us 2 Timothy 2:22-28. When are we taking a stand for holiness and when are we involved in the controversies of this day? We are to call on the Lord with a pure heart…so much admonishment in these verses…help us to stand as God-fearing, passionate for Jesus women!

  32. 182
    Jo says:

    I wanted to first let you know your bible study Breaking Free challenged me and changed my life forever! I was bullied in school and Breaking Free not only healed some deep wounds, but I showed how my wounds can help others.
    I’m an extreme introvert and many times He calls me to step out of my comfort zone to fulfill His will for me. How do I boldly seize opportunities He gives me instead of squandering them?I let fear stand in the way, and the prevents me from completing his will for me.

  33. 183
    Angie says:

    Knowing that we cannot have grace without truth bc they go together…..How do you balance the two when it comes to ministry when you know someone does not seem to be receiving your counsel?

  34. 184
    Danna says:

    Hi Beth,
    I’m so tired. I’m 55 years old, a registered nurse who worked over 30 years in the emergency room. For so many years, I didn’t go to church primarily because of my schedule. I rarely stayed in one hospital, did a lot of travel nursing, 3 daughters and a few ex-husbands. I have a computer job now (from my home office) as a nurse case manager. I love my job, but sometimes miss the drama of the emergency room. Now that my life is a normal Monday through Friday life; happily married and a grandmother of 4, life seems anti-climatic. My grown daughters are unfortunately just like me. They travel and live far away from their mom (me). I live far away from my mother. Every summer I drive around the United States trying to visit everyone and I cry for days on the long drive home. I want to live next to everybody. I feel like the best part of me that God needed me to do is somewhat over now. Does God still have a plan for me?

  35. 185
    Becky says:

    Hi Beth,
    If I could sit down with you for coffee right now, this is what I would love to talk with you about:
    How do I encourage our daughter who has struggled with infertility the last four years, and in this past year finally got pregnant, but she lost her identical twin baby boys at 25 weeks to TTTS. She and her husband are understandably dealing with the grief and loss of the baby boys, but the anger and questions to God for allowing them to have the TTTS and die is effecting them greatly. She is struggling spiritually. How do I encourage her and also deal with my sorrow and questions too? It has not taken my faith and trust in Christ, but I know the pat easy answers will not help my daughter at this time.
    Thank you, Beth.

  36. 186
    Kathy says:

    mid-sixties-question-1. i still can;t seem to balance life in all areas at once-eg. to hostess company at same time remodelling at same time as serving and praying for others as is my gift and i love to do, let alone serving my family and working partime….i seem to go from priority to priority which have been big priority projects..in past few years…i am just recovering slowly now from burn-out from last year. any suggestions from your own experience tho i know we are all unique to our personalities etc. i need a lot of alone time to rejuvenate -alone time with the Lord and the Scripts, not socicalizing with other people. most others do not understand this….i just keep “doing the next thing” as elisabeth eliott always said and trying to “redeem the time as the days are evil”….i walk and pray my verses almost every day but still there is not enough time to do it all…..i see so many needs i would love to fill , either thru more time in prayer or serving my neighbours etc. balancing is tough….

  37. 187
    Chastity says:

    Hi Beth!

    I can’t begin to tell you how God has spoke to me through your teachings. I would like to ask for biblical guidance on dealing with difficult and mean family members (in laws). I have been married 12 years and my in laws still treat me so badly. I know God calls us to forgive over and over but what does that forgiveness entail? Is it biblical to forgive someone but refuse to continue to have a relationship and interact with them?

    Thanks beautiful!

  38. 188
    Tammy says:

    Hi Beth,
    I am a 50 year old mama,wife, teacher from Nebraska. I want to breathe Jesus like I see I you. How do you keep that fire burning brightly? I love Jesus with all my heart but have found my spiritual disciplines of late seem to be missing what I want so badly, I want my sons, my grandchildren to see Jesus just oozing out of me.

  39. 189
    Becky says:

    PS I will be praying for you as you tape your lessons for the 2 Timothy study next week! I can’t wait for it to come out next fall to have for our women’s small group!! 🙂

  40. 190
    Donna McKenzie says:

    I am a 52 year old mom of 4 adult boys. I have grown and learned so much about God through a lot of trials. My youngest sons has a terminal illness that has really caused me to cling to God for daily strength. I have been asked to be a mentor and while I love the idea of it and would so love the opportunity to encourage others, especially young moms who have child with disabilities. The fact that my 3 oldest boys have turned from God makes me feel I am not qualified. This is a real struggle for me. What advice would you give to me or others that feel torn.

  41. 191
    Dana says:

    Beth, Thank you for all you do to teach God’s Word. Your lessons have drawn me closer to God and I am eternally grateful.

    I’ve been pondering how to word this question for a couple of hours and this is as good as it gets…. How do I determine a mountain from a molehill and how do I stop replaying mountains and molehills over and over and just forgive and forget?


    Love you, your family, Living Proof staff and all my siestas!

    Clarksville, TN

  42. 192
    Work in Progress says:

    Beth I would love to talk with you about prayer and “laying hold” of God’s promises. How do we persist in asking, on one hand, and on the other, when do we by faith believe that God has heard and in His time will answer, as we trust and rest in Him?

  43. 193
    Sandy Fry says:

    Sandy from Bowie, MD
    Hi, Beth, thank you for your ministry. I’m 62 years old and would truly love to have that cup of coffee with you! I am so thankful for the blessing of your ministry and the many times when through the Spirit you speak to me directly. If I could, I’d love to know how you overcome the fear you referenced in last week’s tv episode. He is my everything, and I want to serve Him but struggle with fear. The scripture Perfect Love Casts Out Fear comes to mind often. What does it truly mean to have perfect love according to scripture and or your opinion? Can I get it by asking God who gives to all men liberally when asking for wisdom according to James 1?
    PS just finished Beloved Disciple this evening and started on James a week ago.

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    Hi Beth,
    I have been writing for over a year on my own Facebook page called I am Broken. Lately, I find myself completely full of Jesus beyond measure. There is something that I have found in reading through Pauls letters and that is perseverance. With Paul, it seems the battle of love for people continues to create his longing for truth in understanding; however, he needs Timothy to reach the next generation because of Timothys struggles. Do you think that is the reason Paul wanted Timothy because he knew he would grow within the Holy Spirit because Timothy was raw in his ideas?

  45. 195
    Laurie says:

    Can you outline step by step what actions to take afer suffering false destructive criticism that has caused immeasurable personal and professional brokenness? My faith is deep, however, sometimes hurt shakes us right down to our inner core. My thought is can you diagram this in a visual way also?

  46. 196
    Rachel Cupp says:

    Hi Beth,
    I am a 36 year old wife and a mother of two boys. I have a deep desire to share my faith and testimony with others. Besides not knowing who or when to share with, I often times feel inadequate and awkward. How would you recommend we share our faith on a day to day basis? I suppose we should enter each day prayerfully, asking for wisdom, speaking the truth in love. But do you have any tips and applicable suggestions for knowing who, when, and how to share The Lord’s message?

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    Cyndi says:

    How do you navigate to finding a quiet place of the heart to see only God and hear only His word, when parents -even now into my adult, married life- have tried to play God’s role for their children, like a divine priest almost? It’s hard to find clarity with the belittling, confusion, doubt and displeasure my parents have put on their children for years, while they believe they are supreme in their ways/beliefs. It’s so hard for a heart to see the right path and much less, take it at the expense of relationships.

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    Sue Juhala says:

    I recently did the study on Annointed Transformed Redeemed. Wow, hit home. I am now studying “Esther”, what a predicament she’s in. I am also watching your Wednesday show. I told my friends about the bathroom incident. Needless to say they got a good chuckle. I almost did that at an airport. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me.

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    Kathy says:

    It took so long for me to “break free” that my desire is for young people to start free and stay free. How could we help them, specifically? Strategies, please.
    LaGrange, GA

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    Hola, Beth… I’m almost 42 1/2, a wife, mom of 2 boys, and author. We’re unconventional missionaries running a Business As Mission in Baja, MX, (#bombtacos) and suffer from corner office syndrome. I know you have a tight-knit community all around you, but for those of us in leadership, how do you deal with people treating you like you’re too busy or too high up to ever pursue? We know a thousand people, but that doesn’t mean we have a thousand friends. P.S. For you and your man: PLZ do a marriage study. Gracias!