Making God Your Shelter
The aim of this uGroup is to help members stand on God’s Word, rather than believing some un-biblical falsehoods they’ve decided about themselves, their lives, or their situations.
2 Corinthians 1:8-10
Acts 12:6-19 - Story of Peter in captivity
Start with a fun ice breaker to encourage members to participate in the word discussion.
If there are new members be careful of not to create a space where they feel exposed or uncomfortable.
The uGroup leader must develop his own revelation and substance around the word this will guide him/her with some thought points
Start the discussion by explaining what a shelter is and how often we run to find shelter. Even subconsciously.
How often does our problems and circumstances cause us to run to certain people or habits to feel safe. Are these shelters safe? Are they able to completely protect us against our problems or are they temporary fixes?
Ask the question:
- What are you holding on to?
This is necessary to think about because the things we hold on to and the things we run to have power over us.
If you find shelter in worldly things it will manifest in your daily life and in your circumstances and outcomes. The outcome you get will be limited and inefficient.
When we run to other things and habits to find shelter then we are rejecting God and closing the door for Him to come and move.
Shelter is a place where we find rest and seek protection, so if we run to worldly things and not God for rest and protection then it will not last or be effective.
God will send you out of your shelter into the storm so that you will find shelter in Him in the midst of the storm. When we find shelter in other things we run from our storm in an attempt to forget or be distracted. But when we find shelter in the Lord we will be strengthened and filled with peace and be able to move past the storm and grow!
What we find shelter in will determine our growth.
Explain how important it is to find shelter in the Lord and in His presence.
Ask the members:
- How we find shelter in the Lord?
Encourage them to think and explain why we need to constantly seek shelter in the Lord. To constantly seek shelter in the Lord we strengthen ourselves to rather run to the Lord when things get difficult, as it will keep us from seeking shelter in worldly habits, actions and other people.
Choose songs wisely. The themes we are looking for is seeking shelter in God's presence. Encourage members to participate in worship. Pray before worship.
Address specific issues that have arisen during the uGroup, where members feel they do not seek shelter in God and want to become more aware of running to the Lord.
Ministering of the infilling of the Holy Spirit can then also be done.
Other ministering as led.