197. Ruth Moore // Encountering the Love of God
Ruth and her husband Steve are the Senior Overseers of BSSM Online, and are on the Senior Leadership Team for Bethel Church. Ruth and Steve travel and speak at various churches and organizations, and are passionate about equipping the body of Christ to live naturally supernatural. They have a huge heart for cultivating healthy families, activating leaders and carrying hope.
Ruth is originally from the south of England. Ruth and Steve have three children – Hannah, Jack & Olivia. Ruth has a First-Class Honors Degree in Psychology from the University of Bath, and Steve has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Anderson University. The Moore’s favorite things to do are spend time as a family and they love going on beach holidays.
Tune into this episode to hear Ruth share her story of a supernatural healing she received after years of sickness, encountering the love of God, how to respond when jealousy tries to creep in, freedom from striving and more.
Joel 2:25 “The Lord says, “I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts. It was I who sent this great destroying army against you.”
Psalm 126:5-6 “Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest. Those who sow in tears will reap with joy.”
Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.”
Proverbs 13:12 “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.”
Philippians 4:7 “Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Romans 5:5 “And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”
Proverbs 18:21 “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.”
- Ruth lives in Redding, California. She grew up in England and moved to Redding in 2010 to attend Bethel’s School of Supernatural Ministry.
- Ruth and her husband are both on the senior team at Bethel and they lead the Supernatural Ministry School online.
- Ruth and her husband have 3 children together.
- Ruth grew up in a Christian home, but she did not grow up in a spirit filled home.
- When Ruth was 15 she got sick with a neurological illness which gave her chronic pain and she had to be in a wheelchair.
- During this time, she met Jesus and she began a personal relationship with the Lord.
- Ruth went to a conference where Heidi Baker was speaking, and she received healing from her illness.
- Ruth was radically touched by the love of God and as a result, she wants to see everyone be radically touched by God.
Encouragement in the Waiting
- Hope is not in the circumstance. Hope is a person and that person is Jesus.
- When hope in itself stops, it means you have turned your eyes away from Jesus and that is why your heart gets sick.
- Hope is not in the circumstance coming to pass, it’s in the holding the hand of Jesus.
- Your hope should stay connected to the fact that good is coming soon because God is working all things together for GOOD.
- There is pain in the disappointment.
- Don’t let the questions rob your peace. Give God your questions.
- Allow the peace of God to guard your mind as you walk through waiting.
- Give your pain to the Lord – He’s not afraid of it.
- Hold on to hope.
- Do everything you can to attach hope to Jesus instead of a particular outcome.
- Don’t allow the sting of disappointment to steal your hope and if it does, go back to Jesus.
Stewarding Your Heart Against Jealousy
- You can look at the situation as “this is a reminder of what I don’t have” or “this is an example of the promise that is to come for me.”
- There are real moments of grief and tension.
- Position your heart to stay “my loss (or my wait) does not diminish your breakthrough.”
Freedom From Striving
- It’s natural to try to perform or strive to get the miracle.
- It’s easy for the enemy to come in with a voice of accusation.
- Don’t turn what God wants to give you as a gift into a reward for your works.
- When you’re waiting for a miracle, your job is to be the best receiver.
- Healing is not a reward. Healing is a gift.
- You are loved for who you are, not for what you do.
Experiencing God’s Love for You
- Sit with the Lord and ask Him what He wants to show you.
- Let God love you.
- Ask God and Holy Spirit if there are any lies that you are believing about yourself or about Him. Then ask what the truth is.
- Speak out the truth that Holy Spirit tells you.
- Align your thoughts with Heaven.
- Let God define you.
- Agree with what God says about you.
- When you receive the words of love, speak those words out.
- Journal the revelation God gives you.
“I don’t read my Bible to qualify for God’s blessings. I read my Bible to find out what blessings Jesus has already qualified me for.” – Ruth Moore
“Your hope should stay connected to the fact that good is coming soon because God is working all things together for GOOD.” – Ruth
“The peace of God guards our mind as we walk through waiting.” – Ruth
“In order to have breakthrough, there has to be something to break through.” – Ruth
“We do not grieve without hope.” – Caroline
“Our self-effort, no matter how well intentioned, frustrates the grace of God.” – Ruth
“Healing is not a reward. Healing is a gift.” – Ruth
“God is radically, desperately in love with us no matter what.” – Ruth
“Often what we thinks impresses, doesn’t impress God.” – Ruth
“God gives us the Word and then He gives the grace as we labor with the Word.” – Ruth