Free Friday: Sacred Secrets

Sacred Secrets is a different kind of study from Beth Moore. Here’s what Beth has to say about it:

We’re giving away a Sacred Secrets small group kit, which includes two DVDs of interactive teaching from Beth and five study journals. It’s perfect for your Bible study group or can even be used as retreat material.

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Comments

  1. Tabitha says

    Secrets can either imply something wonderful – like the “secret garden” or “secret place” with the Lord. Or often can imply a negative connotation, of keeping something close to the vest that is shameful, embarrassing, or could ruin you or someone else.

  2. says

    Hmmm….

    It reminds me of my childhood and the secrets my girlfriends and I shared.

    Then it reminds me of the years that secrets hurt me or damaged relationships.

    Then it reminds me of the sweet secrets shared with us by a God who loves us and wants to take us to the Secret Place every day.

    Blessings,
    Dori

  3. Deborah says

    I am not sure I am emotionally ready for this one, but I know that I need it. Desperately. As soon as I saw it was going to be released, God grabbed a hold of my heart & has not let go. He said this is for you. I am excited, anxious, scared, nervous, relieved, hungry & now I want to win too!

  4. Stacy Hobbs says

    When I hear the word secrets, I think of something special, personal shared between a chosen few. It means trust is there and also a special bond is shared.

  5. Denise Whitley says

    Secrets…. something God does not want us to keep from Him. He knows all whether we confess or tell anyway!

  6. Brandy says

    I think of best friends and confidants… and on the flip side, secrets lead you to seclude yourself, to feel as if you are the only one that has this problem…

  7. DebC says

    This would be so amazing for the ladies in our community and church. Thank you for this opportunity to possibly win this!

  8. Rhonda DeLaRosa says

    I love all Beth Moore Bible Studies, when I think of secrets…I think of those things you speak only between myself and God, no one else

  9. Jennifer says

    Oh how I would LOVE to win this new study! Our Ladies Ministry is in its beginning stages and we recently hosted the Beth Moore “The Law of Love” study in Deuteronomy. The ladies LOVED it and are already asking for another. This would be such a blessing to us.

  10. Cindy Dreyer says

    When I hear secrets it makes me feel uncomfortable. I was always taught if you cant say it to everyone dont say it at all.

  11. Tracy Mock says

    Intimacy in my secret place while I spend time alone with my Father telling Him my heart…… that is what I think!

  12. colleen says

    When I hear the word secret I think of ” inner circle”……I’m going to find out something more, deeper, interesting about the person telling me this secret than I’ve ever know before. But also it is VERY confidential…….it becomes my secret also.

  13. Susan Nastasi says

    Secrets can be about exciting things ( a baby on the way) or also hiding a sin. I know our Lord says we need to confess secret sin or He will expose it. I like to think about the excitement of a secret when I was a young girl, it was usually something silly. :)

  14. Amy Bettles says

    This would be a total blessing for me and my family. We have decided to do the Sacred Secrets bible study together this fall and are so excited about it. Would love to win a small group kit. We are calling it 4 generations of Sacred Secrets because my grandma , my mom, my two sister, my niece and I are all joining together each week for this awesome Bible Study. God is Good!! Can’t wait!

  15. Stacy Schmidt says

    A secret is something shared between you and another person, it can be very wonderful or it can be very damaging. I would say most of the secrets are either gossiping or hiding something from someone. If i sit here and truly think about it all the secrets that have been told to me is that the other person is hiding something from someone and gossip.

  16. Teresa says

    Love spending time with my God in our Secret place…..love the things He tells me…..just to me….that I need. He becomes my Refuge in our Secret place……Abba…..in so many different ways….

  17. Keri P says

    I immediately thought of “shame”… but I guess it could be something special shared between two people (i.e. intimate secrets with your spouse).

    • Shawna says

      something to be hidden, buried or out of sight. Something not to be shared with someone. Not for public knowledge.

  18. Isabel says

    Maybe my view is not correct, but secrets means something probably not good, shameful, lies, something you don’t want known…… I would love to win this, because really secrets to Me have held me in bondage, just last night I had to tell my husband something, I did not want to (a secret) because I was afraid he would hurt someone if I told him, but glory to God, things were not so bad after all…. So yes, I would be excited to get this study!!

  19. Rachel Anderson says

    The word secret drums up so much! It is both sacred and intimate (Come away to a secret place and rest for a while. -Mark 6:31), and yet can also be hidden, out of shame and fear.

  20. Laura Bergmann says

    Secrets can be something that is so personal you only feel safe sharing with someone very close to you that you know won’t betray your trust.

  21. Jennifer says

    To me, ‘secrets’ can mean those long held unto moments in our life that have, over time, torn down our confidence and shamed us – trapping us into believing Satan’s lies of who we are and what we are worth.

  22. Kim says

    Cannot wait to start this study with my Tuesday morning group. We have just finished Breaking Free. These ladies are keeping the word in our hearts.

  23. connie says

    What do you think of when you hear the word “secrets”?

    It reminds me of the things from my past that I don’t want to “think” about! Things that I have hidden down deep… But on a brighter note, I just recently had to keep a really good, joyful secret as my future son-in-law delighted my daughter with a surprise marriage proposal. But, I believe it would have been painful if I had to keep that truth hidden for much longer !

  24. Valerie Nostdahl says

    God knows the secrets of the hearts, and can give us our desires, mostly he desires a relationship with us and calls to our soul heart to hear him daily to speak to us , we don’t always listen or pay attention in our daily lives and need to have a heart to worship him, in the last 6 years I been told I been under constant satanic attack, without God I could of not made it this far, I still have many prayer needs, but feel that the secret to living life and surviving whatever it throws at you, is to hold on to the one who created me in the first place , for he knew me in my mother’s womb, and I am blessed for that secure knowledge in that secret place long ago, today is my daughter’s 30 the birthday, I am blessed to have her, and rejoice that she too believe in God, its been 6 years without her dad, and I am so glad to have God on my side in all of the loss I have had, I go to my prayer closet to pray secretly and quietly to trust in God to take care of my widow need’s and find that is the sweetest secret of all.

  25. says

    What a blessing it would be to get this small group kit! I serve on the Women’s Ministry Team at my church and we really don’t have a budget due to financial struggles of our membership. I would love to be able to bless my ladies with this study material!

  26. Amanda D. says

    When I think of the word “secrets”, I think of not-good things, unfortunately. But I think secrets could also be mysterious and exciting.

  27. Cindy says

    Secrets can be of good things and all they can be considered gossip. Secrets can also hold unpleasant things, dark things. I’m not a very good secret keeper, I like being open and honest!

  28. Cheryl Puckett says

    I think of someone trusting me enough to share something of value….or me trusting another to share something I value. A thought, a memory, an action, a feeling…. not always bad, not always good…

  29. Rebecca A says

    Something known to just me and another person – or just a few people. Something special… I don’t think of it in a bad way, but in a surprise kind of way.

  30. Julie Smith says

    I think of something that is to be kept in confidence between 2 people…or also of things that you have done in your life that you don’t want anyone else to know about…

  31. Jennifer Rosenbaum says

    When I hear the word ‘secrets’ it makes me think of being sneaky and being ashamed of something. I immediately think of my marriage, not because we keep secrets, but because I know that if my husband and I are doing things that we are ashamed to tell each other and we have to keep it a secret then it is definitely not an ok behavior. I think keeping secrets is equivalent to lying and will only hurt ourselves and others in the end.

  32. says

    Something that is held special between two people…God has secrets he wants to share with us and sometimes it is a special Word, a promise, between Himself and us

  33. Terri says

    First thing that comes to mind is shame and embarrassment and wanting so badly for no one to know I do not measure up.

  34. Tammy Wyatt says

    When I hear the word “secret” the only thing I can think about is that I know God knows all of them and I am safe in His arms at all times. I know that He will never let me down like so many other people have throughout my life. Thank you God for having my back for all of these years!

  35. Patricia says

    A secret to me is something you share with someone special and who better to share Ur Scared secrets with then God as He knows them all any way.. Beth Moore Bible studies are awesome I have done them in the past and would love to be able to share this on with the Ladies in my Bible study at church

  36. JaiMaree says

    The word “secret” makes me think about the scripture that says, what is done in the dark will eventually come to the light.

  37. Peg J. Ribble says

    When I hear the word secret I think of Jesus when He goes to His secret hiding place to pray. Secrets mean something you tell your best friends, something you tell Jesus & God.

  38. Kathy Andrews says

    secrets can be good and bad. If you keep a secret, another person trusts you.
    When you tell God your secrets, you show complete trust in Him. He already knows all about you anyway.

  39. Kristen says

    To me, secrets are usually a bad thing. Something someone is doing to harm you, unfortunately that’s been my experience.

  40. Lori says

    If this is similar to what you talked about in Ketchikan, Ak it will be a blessing for everyone that does the study!

  41. Stephanie Williams says

    I think some secrets are good and some are bad. We may have secrets from family or friends, but God knows everything about us, so nothing is secret from him. He knows everything and loves us any way. I’m excited to know what God wants to reveal in this study.

  42. Maria Diaz says

    I think of something in my own life that I have not shared with anyone from my childhood, and something my husband and I have been through in our walk and marriage that very few people know about.

  43. Cristina Zabel says

    Secrets are in the eyes of the beholder. Secrets can be cherished or secrets can be a burdened weight. I have had both.

  44. says

    Secrets tend to be very personal, it takes trust and vulnerability to be able to share them with another. When sharing secrets we take the risk of opening ourselves up to being hurt, but when we withhold a secret from a loved one, we take the risk of hurting them and causing a rift in the relationship. However, the secrets of God are there for us to discover and draw closer to Him…God wants to reveal Himself to us, but we have to spend time searching out His Word, and spending time with Him in order to find the great secrets He so longs to share with us.

  45. April says

    When I hear the word secret, I think of little girls in a room making promises not to tell what the other one is about to share. Sometimes I think of danger when I hear the word secret because some of fun, exciting and hold blessings for those being kept from, but sometimes secrets are hurtful, bring sorrow and danger to those who know and those who don’t know what’s being hidden. Secrets are powerful things, they can encourage and bring joy or destroy and bring pain.

  46. Katrina says

    Secrets can mean several things to me. The first thing I think of is of something you don’t want anyone to know about you, usually something bad. Then there are the good kind of secrets, like a surprise for someone. Usually my first thought is that it’s something bad though.

  47. Allison Buchstaber says

    Secrets means something that is hidden, kept within the heart until the proper time for it to be revealed.

  48. Jeannie W says

    Secrets have changed for me over the years. The word, which once meant fear, now means things hidden in Christ. for me to find.

  49. Nancy Smith says

    Unfortunately, when I think of secrets, they are the really, REALLY damaging childhood secrets. The one as an adult, I told the world (well most of them anyway) all about. They damaged me greatly… Jesus saved by His Grace over 6 years ago in a Beth Moore Bible study though. Secrets are no match for the King of kings and Lord of lords… thank You, Jesus. Thank you, Beth Moore, for “Fruits of the Spirit” and everything you’ve taught me.

  50. Tara McCoy says

    When I hear the word secret, I think of something shameful. Something you don’t want anyone else in the world to know.

  51. Nicole Burdess says

    Secret to me…is something hidden far, and tucked in deep. Something that keeps you from moving into the full glory of what God intends for us. Something that inhibits our gifts, and mostly restricts our full on potential and relationship with Christ.

  52. says

    When I think of “secret”, I think of something that only a few people know, that may not see the light of day ever. Something that’s cherished by only one or two.

  53. Crystal Scott says

    When I hear the word secrets the first thing I think about has to do with childhood
    friends telling each other something special that only they know about.
    Then I after you grow up secrets can be something private, something you did and you
    don’t want anyone else knowing about but for a couple if people.
    A secret can be a good thing or a bad, it all depends on how you look at it but
    one thing for certain is there are no secrets with God. He knows everything!!

  54. Genevieve Goldstein says

    When I think of secrets I think of shame or guilt of some kind. Something that either someone else imposed on us or something we feel bad about to reveal. Secrets need to be brought to light, it’s what brings healing. There are good secrets though, like having a party for someone and not spilling the beans.

  55. Kelly Jenkins says

    A secret is something you don’t want shared – whether it be good news you want kept quiet for a time or something you don’t want shared out of fear or shame.

  56. Brenda Guerra says

    For me a secret was never a secret you see God knew all about it, I thought I was hiding well until I literally was on my way home from one of my Saturday night outs at 2:00 a.m., clubbing, when I heard, “What are you doing?” “You better turn it around or I am bring you home! I pulled my car over and cried that night on the side of the road, just God and Me. I turned my life around I retell this story, but not to give glory to the captivity I was in , but to show God knows about everything and by his GRACE, he reached down that night in the most audible voice I have ever heard. Sometimes I wish God would just keep talking to me so clearly as that night, but then again I wasn’t seeking him and he needed my ATTENTION and he got it that night when his voice rang clear to my ears. I was heading down a one way street ( my way) and God showed me the collision coming if I didn’t heed to his loving redirection.

  57. faith christeen says

    a secret is something that can be good ro bad. it is something that is in your inner thought life or actions that i do not share with everyone.

  58. Trish Cordell says

    Can mean you have a good secret–like a surprise party for someone, or it can mean something you hope no one ever finds out or you could have a secret club or hiding place that only certain people know about. Funny thing is, no one ever truly has a secret, because God always knows. :)

  59. Sarah K says

    When I hear the word “secrets”, I tend to think one of two things: shame or intimacy. Depends on the secret.

  60. Pamela says

    When I hear the word “secret” I think of mystery and intrigue; something shared between people who trust and love each one another unconditionally and that binds them together in unity; that sets them apart from others..like secret handshakes!!

  61. Melissa Shoemake says

    While some secrets make you sick, I think Sacred Secrets are the things only God can share with us. Would love to teach this study to my small group!

  62. Betty Marschner says

    Secrets!
    I think of two giggly girls swinging thier legs on a bench too high for them to reach thier toes to the ground. They are sharing priceless secrets and they are “crossing thier hearts and hoping to die” if the secret is revealed!!!

  63. Peggy Jackson says

    There is both positives and negatives that I think about when I think of secrets. But as a Pastor’s wife I consider it a sacred trust that people place on me and my husband as they share very personal and private things and allow us to help.

  64. Tracey Miller says

    Our little women’s Bible study up here in furthest north Alaska would love to win this! Winters are dark almost 24 hours a day and average -20 to -50 in the coldest months. Beth’s studies keep us warm and connected. Learning about secrets in a biblical way would be wonderful!

  65. Jill Jackson says

    Hope to find a Beth Moore study. I imagine a secret is something between me and God and not wanting to share it with others but somehow, with Beth, it’s deeper than that. She is an amazing teacher!

  66. Mandy says

    When I hear the word “secret” I have two totally different thoughts about it. They vary from one another quite a little. First thought that comes to mind is OK is this a good or bad secret. A secret is good when somebody confides in you about something that is treasured to them. The person telling you the “secret” is trusting you enough to open up and be vulnerable. They are trusting in you that there “secret” will be safe with you. So the main part in this thought/idea is TRUST! y second thought/idea on “secrets” is the information somebody is telling you an actual “secret” or is it gossip. I feel there is a very fine line between the two. And sometimes that line can be blurry! So a person has to make sure that what there sharing is there’s to tell not just hear-say! If you have someone you can share your secrets with is a blessing cause a lot of the time people say you can trust them but just want the info to use as gossip!!

  67. Jennifer says

    Something you tell someone you have total trust in. It can be good or bad. I think of jr & hs and telling my best friend secrets and passing notes & secret hand shakes. But I also think of a friend of mine that thought he husband was cheating on her and the hurt that developed when his secret was finally learned.

  68. Lisa B says

    Those things you tell only God, because – praise Him – you can and He will never be shocked or stumped! I also think of the very intimate, private conversations with Him that are sweet and wonderful, and just don’t need to be shared with others :)

  69. Tami says

    “Secret” – something holy, undisclosed… set apart for such people for special time… something guarded. I choose to express it in positive terms rather than negative. Of course, like everything else, how we view certain things is a reflection, matter of the heart.

  70. Sandy Diaz says

    Secrets are intended to be s privilege if shared trust. I love it when my son whispers secrets in my ear! “I love You, ” he whispers.

  71. says

    Greetings from Tennessee. When I think of secrets, I think of hidden and to be known only by certain ones. Secrets are related to trust whether it is a good friend unloading all her problems or a wonderful Lord allowing you to know the secret places of His grace.

  72. Jessica Johnson says

    Secrets make me think of things that can seperate friends and family, but also good things like suprises .

  73. says

    Maybe I’ve seen too many movies and read too many suspense books, but I think of something that’s undisclosed or hidden that others want to know. This hidden thing is crucial to security and must be guarded.

  74. charlotte Balentine says

    Hhhuuuummmm. Sacred secrets lets the mind run wild with possibilities. I know in beginning my life journey with Christ I kept my sinful secrets till I trusted Him and then they became a sacred place until i could forgive and let go and learn to live freely forgiven. Now that space is left sacred where i can bring bring my scars scares and battles and sit and work life out with Christ.

  75. Beth B says

    A couple things come to mind for me.
    1. Something that is none of my business
    2. Shameful things that happen to a person that they cant talk of.
    3. This may be the most hurtful one, but always felt that being the outsider in the family, I was not allowed to know
    certain things that happened in the family. Secrets make you feel unwanted, unneeded, and not good enough to
    bet a part of something.

  76. says

    I think of the hidden things of God. And sometimes when alone with Him, I get a glimpse of how much He loves me and all of us. One day everyone will realize that!

  77. Jennifer says

    Something between 2 people that should never be shared. Something that people want to know. It can be good or bad.

  78. Carol Jeter says

    I think of something that you can’t trust any human with! It is something hidden from all who know you because of shame or embarrassment. It is something that you feel that if anyone else knew they would judge your life based on that hidden part!

  79. Chrissy Soxman says

    I would love to sit with some girls and discuss this topic. Also want to know what God has to say about secrets.

  80. Susan Mihal says

    A secret is something known to only a select few. It can be good or bad. And its hard to keep quiet about if you kbow obe!

  81. Yvonne Harper says

    I think a secret is between you & a trusted friend that doesn’t allow others to judge you about – whether good or bad.

  82. says

    I honestly think of thinks I don’t get to know – I also think of fears or pain that you don’t want others to find out. I’m excited to see Beth break this word down, and give me a positive, GODLY connotation with that word! Thanks for this giveaway!

  83. says

    I’ll be frank and to the point: I want this study!

    Phew! I feel heard now, thank you. I look forward to walking through this study with a small group of women that terrify and thrill me, but more than that will be a part of going deep with God. I’ve not experienced this before, but I believe it is exactly what God will do.

    His Spirit is going to breathe something fresh into our midst!

  84. Annette says

    I’ve often relished in the secrets I share only with the Almighty! I laughed with the Lord that He (evidently) gave some of those same thoughts to you, Beth! ~Can’t wait to do the study with you!

  85. andrea t. says

    Secrets … kept hidden from knowledge or view …we all have ’em.
    They are the Isolation tactic from the enemy.
    They are the mysteries of the Kingdom.
    Positive or Negative – leaving it all in the Father’s hands is he Key.
    Would love to hear your dissection on this, Miss Beth!
    Would love to share this with some new believers.
    <3

  86. Carla says

    In thinking of secrets, I think of two sides. One can be negative – grumblings and chatter to tear down or knowledge intentionally kept from others and held only by the privileged. The other, positive, unlocking something hidden that you did not know before that will enhance your life in unexpected ways. A joyous, life-altering discovery.

  87. Pamela Owen says

    Secrets are those things that you don’t want others to know about you or your family. Some even think that they can hide their secrets from God who knows everything. Secrets hold such control over our lives it is better not to have secrets putting everything out in the open this is better for everyone and easier to heal.

  88. Mardi Sizemore says

    Can be damaging or uplifting when revealed. Scary and fun all rolled into one. Sometimes the weight is to much to carry, and sometimes you just about burst with excitement!

    One thing is certain, I will learn a lot from this study! Thanks for this opportunity.

  89. Martha Blevins says

    I think a secret is something that is kept in our hearts and not shared with anyone, only our Father knows what that is.

  90. Cheryl says

    I agree with Jennifer, The word “secret” sends me into a panic, because most of the time, it is associated with conspiracy to hurt others. It has a negative connotation. Something that is secret is not “fit to be told in public.” Sacred secrets would take on another meaning. There are secrets that our Heavenly wants us to search for and find.. challenges me to search for those secrets.

  91. says

    Another study…yay! On secrets…..hmmmm…..the word makes me think of something sacred between two people. Unless it’s a ‘bad’ secret…then I just think CRAP!

  92. Marilyn Cunningham says

    My very first reaction to the title is a picture of any one of my little grandchildren, excitedly “whispering” his/her very own secret. There is such great pleasure in being “the one” who gets to hear –and feel– the anticipation bubbling up in that little heart. :)

  93. Sharon Pirkle says

    A secret most often brings to mind something not to be shared but hidden. Also something someone trusts you with to keep secret.

  94. Jen Rice says

    My husband and I just started ministry at a new church and this would be a great study for me to begin a women’s group with:)

  95. Dana K Ray says

    A secret is something hidden and can be good or bad. A person will do anything to protect their secret from being revealed.

  96. Jill W says

    When I first saw the word “secrets” I thought of those hidden sins, my horrible past that I want no one to know about.

  97. Jessica says

    I think of a secret in a couple different ways. Something shared between 2+ people, or also could be something kept from 1 or more persons.

  98. Michelle Taylor says

    Something that is extra-special and that you want to keep to yourself while simultaneously tell everyone about it. It creates excitement within you.

  99. Michele Jefferson says

    I can’t wait for this study. I’m sure it will be just as great as the others we have done in our women’s study groups! Secrets between me and God are the sweetest gift. I love my time with Him.

  100. tanyainalabama says

    I think of a trustworthy, faithful someone you can share private issues with and know they will not tell anyone.

  101. Dawn says

    If the secrets are ours, I think of them as barriers blocking our receipt of God’s will in our life. If the secrets are God’s, I think all secrets are nuggets of Grace that are fed to us as He reveals his will in our lives. Some of those secrets we will never know of…why? It’s a secret only He knows the answer to.

  102. Tammy Mashburn says

    I would love to have this at home right now!! I am unable to drive due to an illness and having Beth’s new study would be a huge blessing!

  103. Jessica Ables says

    Secrets can be good or bad, and the world may or may not know about them. I really want to do this study!

  104. Susan says

    Secrets could have good and bad meanings. It depends on the secret and the circumstances. I am curious to know what Beth is talking about in this series.

  105. Candy Martin says

    Secrets to me are always hard to keep.. Whether it is a friend’s funny secret or a devastating secret from or about someone you love. I think when discretion is used and another Christian you trust is someone you can share with, it is very important to get another’s feedback. Pray to God for the right path to take first.

  106. Amanda kumher says

    A secret is something I keep between myself and The Lord or very close friends. It may be of pain or of joy.

  107. says

    I think of the mysterious…something hidden. When it comes to God’s Word, there is both treasure that is obvious and some that is hidden and secret in nature. Each time I study the Word I see a little more secret treasure. So looking forward to more secrets from the heart of God.

  108. Liz says

    It’s funny because the first thing it makes me think of is how little children love to whisper to each other, exchange knowing glances, and giggle with the delight of their shared secrets. It’s just something within our nature to want to share what is in our hearts and minds with someone we know we can trust. : )

  109. Lisa Rettig says

    Unfortunately I think of secrets as a bad thing. Our church has been so blessed by Beth’s studies, I would love to hear what she has to say about them!

  110. Kairi Foster says

    Love, love, love Beth. And, I appreciate everyone at Lifeway for all they do for women everywhere. Great job, ladies!

  111. jennifer gutierrez says

    I think of a paper that my then 9 year old wrote that said one of her favorite things about her mom (me) is that “she keeps all my secrets” She went on to say that she knows she can tell me anything that I will never tell anyone else without asking her first. She never showed that to me, I found it in her messy cluttered backpack when I was looking for something else. It made my heart melt because it’s not something that had ever come up between us in conversation and it never crossed my mind that she would even think about me keeping her secrets, even though I always do!

  112. Catherine Moore says

    Hoping to find out the definition of secrets by winning the giveaway! My small church has a small budget and getting thus for free would be awesome!!

  113. Jill Stump says

    I think “secrets” all too often have a negative meaning, and keeping secrets from others can be very hurtful. I like being able to have special secrets with my kids (when they find someone they Like/Love for the first time and they don’t want everybody to know). I also love how Jesus can come and talk to me in “secret”….and I don’t necessarily have to share what he reveals to me with others. “Secrets” with Jesus are awesome to have and I am thankful that He can come to me and share His ways with me, to transform my heart and my life!

  114. Kat Chapman says

    Secrets….those things we try to hide from everyone else, but can’t hide from God. Secrets those things we shouldn’t hide in our heart in order for God’s story to be heard.

  115. Arhonda says

    I am feeling lucky . Today is my birthday and this would go way far to start a new Bible study in our Church . Something this Church has never had .

  116. Linda Totman says

    Secrets … thoughts and actions that I’ve chosen to hide from others. Can’t wait to see what God has shown Beth about secrets through this study!

  117. Suzannah Brandt says

    I have a small Bible Study group that we do at our homes, and to win this Study would be so wonderful.
    When I think of secrets I think of all the Godly Secrets that will finally be revealed to us once we are in His presence!

  118. Tonya says

    When I hear the word “secrets”, I get some anxiety. Like school girl worries. In my opinion secrets make me think of something awful or bad, because it is something not to be shared with others.

  119. Gayle Ann says

    When I think of secrets, I think of my past mistakes and wonder what God thinks of me. I know He has seen them all, and Loves me Anyway, but sometimes it is hard to remember that, when the enemy of my soul comes in to torment me. I know that it helps to confess one to another, and then it isn’t a secret anymore…

  120. Lacey Geyer says

    Something that only the Lord knows about me. Yet in spite of that, God loves us anyway! Thanks for doing the giveaway. But thanks even more for putting out what will be another amazing bible study. So thankful for people like Beth, allowing God to use you! Blessings :)

  121. Kristin Byrd-Marren says

    Honestly, secrets are not usually good things so “sacred secrets” seems to be an oxymoron but I know Beth is such an amazing woman of God so excited to read this study.

  122. Sandy Bowers says

    HA! When I hear that someone has a secret…..I want to know so bad. To think about “Sacred Secrets” sounds very exciting….and I want to know what they are!

  123. Kristin Schlegel says

    When I hear the word, I think of certain people who can’t wait to tell you something that no one else is suppose to know – yet, hardly a secret. In my mind, a secret is something that is never shared. Between you and the Father;)

  124. Bernice Shaver says

    In my life secrets have always been bad, but surprises are acceptable. I am intrigued by the title of the Bible study.

  125. Elisha says

    Hiding something, whether special or hurtful, that you can confide to God (and maybe someone who is close to you.)

  126. Lee Ann T says

    Hearing the word “secrets” I think of the shame that I used to feel before I was saved, forgiven and redeemed by my Lord and Savior, Jesus. Thank you for rescuing me!

  127. Krisha S says

    When I hear the word secret, I think of something shared between friends…not always good, not always bad. Interested in learning so much more about this study!

  128. Sharon Griswold says

    Secrets are either something that we are ashamed of or afraid to let anyone know about for fear of being rejected.

  129. Pam Hensley says

    When I think of the word secrets, I think of the special things that sisters share with each other, subjects and situations that no one else would understand because of the special life-long bonding experiences you have had together..

  130. jane says

    Secrets, to me is something that are sinful..it should not be part of our lives. If we can’t share our thoughts and feeling with everyone…than we should not speak. Secrets are lies and they hurt those we love. God knows everything about us before we speak, He knows our heart, and even those hidden secrets.

  131. Kelly Hamilton says

    A secret is information or an experience not everyone has privvy to, and it can lead to enlightenment when it is shared or it can lead to hurt. .. praying for this Bible Study Experience and those who participate.

  132. KarenMO says

    There are good secrets and bad secrets, fun and sad secrets, special secrets, friendship secrets, but the only real secrets we have are those we have with God, because he’s the one thing we can always count on. Our group would SO enjoy having this study to explore. Thanks for this opportunity!

    Blessings,
    Karen Wade

  133. Julie says

    ‘secrets’ holds a negative connotation for me. If you don’t want anyone to know it’s a secret, but I am certain Beth has something better in store for us with this :)

  134. Bobby Wistoski says

    The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear a secret is something shared from or to someone else that is to be kept between them. The second thought is something about yourself you do not want anyone else to know. It could be something sinful or just something you don’t think others would understand or accept about you.

  135. says

    Only God knows all my inner most secrets. Things that no one else but He knows,some shameful and embarrassing. But My Great God has forgiven me and said my sins are further than the East is from the West.. And even though sometimes I remember these things I know that I am forgiven..Thank you Jesus

  136. Bobby Wistoski says

    P.S. I would so enjoy having an opportunity in leading this study with my neighbors some who know Jesus and some who I don’t believe do. Thank you for this chance.

  137. Becky M says

    Sacred Secrets – I want to know God so much more than I do, and this seems like a special way to develop a special relationship.

  138. Gina Delgado says

    It is my strongest desire to deepen my relationship with God and I feel that this study will do just do. The name says it all, Sacred Secrets, something special from God.

  139. Laurie Barbee says

    I don’t like keeping secrets. Especially when they are good news. Like when our children told us they were pregnant but they wanted to keep it secret for 2 more months. Torture!

  140. Mary Qilson says

    Secrets are events that we prefer to keep locked inside our deepest inner hiding place. We think we have it under control but it escapes through habits, depression, anger and finally rage. Until we openly confess what we are hiding from God we will not be healed emotionlly. We can never help others understand how to overcome their secrets until we allow God to heal us

  141. Jackie says

    “Secret” to me means…something private between two people, usually though it’s something that’s said that probably shouldn’t be in the first place.

  142. Susan says

    Secrets are private statements. The should not be told to others unless the secret is something that some can help with such as a burden. My small group would love to have this study. We are now at a crossroads about what to study in our group time.

  143. Cindy McGee says

    What I think of when I hear the word “secret” is something that can only grow in darkness. My impulse is to flood it with light.

  144. Jenivere says

    To me ‘secret’ is a breading ground for shame. Too many people are afraid of others knowing their ‘secrets’ then the enemy keeps a hold on them and they have a hard time finding freedom.

  145. says

    My first thought when I think of secrets is that I could never keep one when I was a kid. My family would pay me quarters to keep secrets :) Ironic…. I have a non profit counseling ministry now and my whole life is keeping other women’s secrets. Simply, some need to be exposed and some need to be kept. Looking forward to Beth’s thoughts on secrets :)

  146. Faye says

    I think of something hidden from one person (or many). This could be good (like keeping a surprise party a secret), bad (like hiding the fact you made a mistake / broke something / lied about something… ect), or even neutral (like something kept hidden simply because it is personal/private/treasured.. ect).

  147. pauline says

    What do I think of when I hear the word “SECRETS”?
    i think of something being hidden…for whatever reason its hidden from knowing…
    These can be bad secrets like child abuse or other victimizations or good secrets where you are hiding a surprise from someone in order to honor them.
    I also know that anything that is secret here on earth will no longer be secret when we are heavenside.

  148. Michelle Mitchell says

    A secret is something that no one else knows. A secret could be good, in the case of a surprise party. But, more often than not, people keep secrets because they are ashamed and fear rejection by others.

  149. Catherine Eller says

    Secrets are something entrusted to you from someone who has faith and confidence you will not share what they have shared with you . You have a responsibility to this person, whom you have allowed to unburden themselves for healing.

  150. Donna Fearnow says

    Secrets are only shared with people who you really trust. They are sometimes happy, sometimes sad, and sometimes painful. Some secrets are even too painful to share with anyone.

  151. Kim Fee says

    Usually secrets are hidden problems that need to be solved with only the help of our Savior. HE knows all, and HE can always work our secrets out if we trust HIM.

  152. says

    When I saw the title, I immediately thought about my husband’s business, Transformed Hearts Counseling Center… We use polygraphs to reveal hidden secrets to help restore marriages from sexual addiction and intimacy anorexia. Anxious to purchase a copy for my small group. Looking forward to another great Beth Moore study!

  153. Judy DH says

    Secrets can be exciting, even scary and so hard to keep. I do not think all of God’s secrets are meant to be kept secret.

  154. Rachel says

    Wow lets see… A secret is something we keep to ourselves that a friend or family told us…. Or it also could be a place that we love spending time with Jesus… Or also to give someone a gift without letting them know except you and God!!

  155. Anne C says

    I think of surprising someone or news or those things we don’t want anyone to know about especially not having showered for two days as a new mom.

  156. Michelle Baylerian says

    When I hear the word secrets I think it’s something you don’t want others or at least some people to know

  157. Diana says

    Something between me and my Lord that I know He has forgotton and put it in the deepest sea.
    Also somthing between friends and family that is very important

  158. Kristi Massey says

    A secret is something between me and God. Sometimes it’s something I’m aware of. Sometimes it’s something I try to avoid admitting about myselff until God brings it to the forefront.

  159. Karen Odor says

    Sacred meaning something holy, secret meaning something held close and private.
    A holy, closely guarded truth.

  160. Johnnie Cowles says

    A secret can be something that you carry deep inside your heart that you don’t like think about or share with anyone.

  161. Jenny Colon says

    A secret to me is something that is undisclosed. It is something not known and can remain unseen by others. A secret does not have to be between two people; it can be an unexpressed occurrence or thought, which usually dorms secretly in the heart. However, in the presence of God, there is no “hidden secret.” He is Omniscient – He knows all! He is also Omnipresent and sees all! Hence, whether the secret is shameful or virtuous, no secret remains unveiled in His presence.

  162. Deb Hall says

    Secrets are something in the past that is hidden and there are only certain people you would dare tell them to!

  163. says

    Every secret is meant to be revealed. Everyone has a secret, and so everyone should have an accountability partner to share it with. The best secrets are the ones God reveals to us through revelation of His word. SO EXCITING!

  164. Kimberlee says

    Something hidden to keep others from knowing about, whether its good or bad, something you don’t want or wasn’t meant to be shared.

  165. Joyce says

    Good secrets: positive things, feeling special that you know the secret.

    Bad secrets: Shame, guilt, fear, anxiety. Darkness

  166. Karen Williams says

    Sacred Secrets could mean new & great revelations to us who continue to seek God’s knowledge & growth in our spirtual fulfillment in our service for Him.

  167. Darlene says

    A secret is something you share with someone you trust with your life and know that they will keep that secret no matter what.

  168. Tammy Pfaehler says

    I have always thought of a secret as something you don’t want others to know because it’s shameful. Something opposite of transparent.

  169. Karen Bowick says

    Secrets have always been mysterious, but no matter whether the secret was good, sweet, sad, bad, hurtful, or any other emotion felt by a secret – God has always been there waiting with arms open wide for whatever reaction my secrets have needed. He was the Great I AM, He is the Great I Am and He will always be the Great I Am!

  170. Krisan Pope says

    When I hear the word secret, I think of something private. I think of something that stays between 2 people.

  171. Jaime Rhinehart says

    I WAS THERE! How awesome that she has made this into a study. It was a great weekend of learning about good and bad secrets. I can’t wait to see what the study is all about.

  172. says

    Secret = a special surprise that I have for my daughters or husband….as in “shhh…it’s a secret dessert for dinner”
    Doesn’t necessarily have a bad connotation for me.

  173. says

    There are no secrets God knows everything. this is comforting to me because He loves me just the way I am and refused to leave me this way. He wants to make me just like Jesus.

  174. Stacey Howard says

    My first thought was when people have something that only they know about, but then refer to it in front of others and leave everyone else feeling “left out”–an inside secret.

  175. Robin in New Jersey says

    Secret~~private, not for you to know. Some secrets are better left as secrets. I am looking forward to this study.

  176. Laurie says

    Secrets~ shame, fear, sadness, afraid if anyone knew that secret that no one would like you. Secrets tend to isolate us because we tend to lie to hide away. Flip side~ excitement, joy, treasures hidden up and stored in your heart saved for the moment where it can be released and refresh those around you, waiting to bless the hearer of that nugget that is just for them.

  177. Melissa says

    When I hear the word “secret”, I think of something hidden. It doesn’t have to be a bad connotation, just something/information hidden until the time of reveal.

  178. says

    My first thought with the word “secrets” is hidden, shameful things I don’t want anyone to know.
    My second thought is the happy sharing of intimate thoughts whispered between best friends because they trust each other as they trust no one else. Treasures from one inmost heart to another.

  179. Bridget says

    At first thought, secrets makes me think of private, hidden things. Some good, some bad.
    It also makes me think of whispers made between those who are close (spouse, friend, children). Those intimate things we share only with each other.

  180. Lupe Munoz says

    I think of things that you don’t want anyone to know at least for a moment and sometimes a lifetime depending what is is. It can be a positive or negative thing about something that if it comes out in the open it might affect someone else or possibly be about change. Eventually a secret will be revealed and it’s only a matter of time. Secrets can be mysterious and how something works which can bring a whole different perspective on something much higher than us.

  181. Janice says

    When I think of secrets I think of confidences shared with a friend or sometimes secrets are something hidden like a past sin or something shameful.

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