Saturday, August 23, 2008

Beth Moore

Beth Moore was in San Antonio this weekend - and all I can say is WOW!!

That woman can preach. Her enthusiasm for the Word is downright contagious!

And the worship was incredible. Travis Cottrell and his worship team were there - and as my friend said, it was one step away from heaven. There is nothing quite like 10,000 women in one place singing praises to our God. It was so moving!

I have been looking forward to this weekend since last year, and I wasn’t disappointed. I have done about 8 different Beth Moore studies over the last 5 years, and they have always challenged me in my walk with the Lord and really pushed me to take the relationship to a new level. Her love for the Lord and His Word is OBVIOUS, and I am always amazed at her humility despite her incredible popularity.

This weekend she spoke on Psalm 16 and her message was that we are heirs (or heiresses) of God and we have a beautiful inheritance waiting for us. She had so many good points and I know I will probably be mulling over it for days and weeks.

One point that I wanted to share is that because we are heirs of God, we can be secure. If we are looking for affirmation and affection from other people, we are setting them up in the place of Christ in our lives and they will never be able to make us feel completely secure. If we truly grasp the fact that we belong to God and we are his heirs and He is ALL WE NEED - life would look very different for so many of us. We would be focused on following God and obeying Him instead of pleasing people.

There is nothing more attractive than a secure person who doesn't NEED people. Think about that one for awhile! Only Jesus can identify us - not society or other people.

This is one of those principles that I have heard a million times. And every time I think I am getting better at it, God shows me yet another area that needs improvement. Proving one again that I am a work in process!

It was a great weekend and God really stirred up a new enthusiasm for what He has called me to do.

So, if the adorable and amazing Beth comes to your area - you don’t want to miss it!!


Susan said...

Ooohhh, I am so jealous! It sounds like it was an amazing weekend. I was thinking about you and assuming you would be there. Did you get to participate in the 'Siesta Fiesta'?
Beth is truly an amazing woman. I love how she is so real. We've been doing her studies for a few years now as well. I personally can't wait for the study on Esther.
Have a great day! Love and miss you. ~sus

McKenna said...

I have heard such great things about the conference! I wasn't able to go, but am glad that you had such a great time! :)