I Am Found
Many of us are hiding—from God, from others, and even from ourselves. We want to let down our walls, embrace others, and be ourselves, but we are often afraid and ashamed.
I Am Found: Quitting the Game of Hide and Seek with God and Others summons us from the shadows and into the light. This six-week Bible study on shame and freedom explores:
- Why we hide from God and others
- Why God’s love frees us to come out of hiding
- What it looks like to live like we’ve been found
- How to cultivate relationships that encourage vulnerability
Each week begins with a biblical teaching and is followed by a six-day personal journey with God. Readers will be given the opportunity to:
- Dwell Scripture in a variety of ways, lingering in it, learning it, and meditating on how to live it out
- Prayerfully consider how the study is speaking to them
- Move through the “Truth, Lies, and Action” section, identifying truths learned, lies exposed, and action steps for transformation
One glory of the gospel is that Christ meets us in our insufficiency and loves us despite our weaknesses. I Am Found invites you to embrace that truth, draw near to God, and grow close to others.
Find Me Song Story and Video
Interview with Carol Kent and Laura Dingman
Moody Publishers Women has provided some amazing resources for you as you journey through I Am Found. You will find Moody Commentary excerpts, a Spotify playlist, and some fantastic free downloadable images including a desktop screen and a lock screen for your phone.
Download the FREE Leader Guide for I Am Found: Quitting the Game of Hide and Seek with God and Others complete with teaching notes, small group discussion questions, guidelines for setting the stage for your group, and additional ideas to make your group time great!
Download the Scripture memory cards for each week of I Am Found: Quitting the Game of Hide and Seek with God and Others.
I Am Found features a couple of Bible study methods you can use for studying any passage of Scripture. Listen, Linger, Learn, and Live is a method based on the ancient practice of Lectio Divina and the SOAP study method is a simple way to dig into any text. The Bible Study Bookmark download is a great resource to help you get more out of your time in the Word.
We'd love to hear from you if you're leading a small group through I Am Found. Contact us and let us know where you're located and when your group meets so we can add you to our prayer list. You can also request Laura to make an appearance via Skype to visit with your group.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT I AM FOUND: Quitting the Game of Hide and Seek with God and Others:
“As a 24-year old, I feel lost in this world. I have attended the same church for years and feel lost. I believe in Jesus with all of my heart and still feel lost. I have a great life and continue to feel lost. I became desperate in prayer to know who I am, what my purpose is, and how to get rid of the knot that keeps re-tying itself in my stomach; all day, everyday. I only needed to hear one word, one Sunday to know I was in. Found. After all of the hiding, that I didn’t even realize I was engaging in, I Am Found allowed me to see the knot in my stomach was shame. Peeling back the emotional onion of my life hurt to the point that I didn’t even bother trying. Knowing where to start was hard. I Am Found is like a map that has helped guide me through the different terrains of my heart.” Jaimeson W, 24.
“I can't even begin to describe the change in my relationship with Jesus and others after studying through Laura's bible study book, I Am Found. Through God's Word and personal reflection, it has helped me recognize that even though my story is full of shame, pain and loss- my story matters. Sharing our story with others can lead them to come out of hiding and be found through the grace of Jesus.” –Tawnya N, age 42
“It’s amazing to me how the title of this book, I Am Found drew me. I thought, “What could I find?” I never perceived myself as being 'lost.' I clearly couldn’t see my own brokenness. Through this study, God showed me some of my deepest and darkest 'secrets' that were hidden. He helped me sweep the regrettable stains out of my life completely. He proved to me His unconditional love as I walked through these pages. He helped me recapture the heart that He gave me reminding me that I am enough because of what Jesus did on the cross for me. He loves me without limits and I can fall on Him no matter how many broken pieces I am in. He is a God who restores broken pieces. Today my stories of past defeats are victories in Christ Jesus! I am Found!” –Sherry S, 60