Posts Tagged ‘Beth Moore’

Mama’s losin it!

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

I have a bad habit! Ok, I have a ton of them really. But one that really needs to go is my ability to freak out over things and say stuff like….”I’m going to lose my mind!”. Or….”I think I’m going nuts!”. I do that over stupid things. I do it over big things too. I have to stop it! Or I just may…well, you know! 🙂

Tonight as I hopped in bed….I clicked on Wednesdays with Beth @ Life Today with James & Betty Robison (I LOVE THEM!!!). James reminds me so much of my FIL, Bert! Beth was teaching on one of my favorite verses ever…. 2 Timothy 1:7 “God has not given us the Spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”. I love that verse and use it almost every single day.

But…do I LIVE IT? Sometimes. Other times I’m no different than anyone else and fold up like a total wimp! I use terms such as “I think I’m going crazy” when I get stressed or under pressure. Really? That’s not what God’s word says…..I have HIS help, why am I not tapping into it? Silly!

After listening to Beth mention some key issues we as women face….I felt so convicted about the foolish words I use. I am defeating myself (nevermind about satan)….me, myself, I’m dooming my own fate with my weak thinking. Tell me I’m not the only one?!! Like she said….I have the living word of God at my fingertips, why would I live in anything but victory?

I’ve never read Breaking Free. I have heard so many people say that it literally changed their lives. After tonight, I’m convinced that I must have that book. I need to be free of some bondage that doesn’t belong in the life of this believer! I plan to change some bad habits into something positive.

I love you! Thank you for great teacher’s that remind us of your power. I’m ready to make some changes. Help me…..think like you!

Is this a hint?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Everywhere I’ve turned lately….I seem to run right back into it. Blogging, reading and talking with friends….it’s a common theme. What is it? It’s insecurity! Why is it everywhere? I don’t know….but I do know it affects most of us on a pretty regular basis.  Insecurity is crippling!  It holds us back and keeps us stuck like molasses.  I like to think of myself as confident and sure…but the honest truth is that I’ve struggled many times with thinking negatively about myself.  The last year or so….I’ve been convinced that I’ve lost my mojo!  I just feel completely useless and inadequate.  Does this happen to you?  Tell me I’m not crazy!

Beth Moore has recently finished what I think is going to be one of her BEST BOOKS EVER.  The title….So Long Insecurity!  The release date….February 2nd 2010!  The big deal….she’s inviting women to join her in going through the book as soon as it comes out in February!  I can’t wait!  This is not a coincidence, I tell ya!  It is a God thing! Beth’s blog post here gives a little more details.  If anyone can speak the truth on a touchy subject….it’s Beth Moore!  This is a must read, ladies!  I pray you will join up.

Lysa Terkeurst (another rockin Bible teaching gal) posted on this topic at (In)courage’s blog yesterday.  A co-inka-dink?  NO, I DON’T THINK SO!!  Go read her take on it.  This girl knows how to touch a heart.  She’s real….and she isn’t afraid to tell what’s dirty and icky in her walk with Christ.  Or what holds her back.  I love her ministry too, Proverbs 31 is instrumental in showing women the way TO the Savior that loves them.  I also read her personal blog (which is filled with REAL) and feel challenged everytime to stay on course with what God expects of me.  Thanks Lysa!  And Beth!

I hope you feel incredible today.  I hope you get a glimpse somewhere along the way of how God see’s you.  I hope someone shows you kindness and affirmation…..and that you would do the same to another.  It’s up to us, ladies…..we can help stamp out insecurity!  Be a friend….reach out to someone that you wouldn’t normally talk to.  Let God’s love flow through you and touch someone that may be feeling like they don’t fit in.  You can do it!

Now that’s a challenge!

Habakkuk 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

5 Things I love about my Pastor

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Over on Living Proof Ministry’s blog, Beth Moore shared some sweet thoughts about her pastor. I thought it was funny when I opened it up this morning. Why? Because… yesterday during church, I was thinking about how I loved my pastor too. I even planned to blog about him today. Weird, huh? Oh Holy Spirit….why do we wonder? 🙂

I wanted to share a few thoughts about Pastor Bob. I know how difficult his job is (remember….I’m an ex-PW). There are many people to please in his line of work and oftentimes it’s impossible to do. But he never shows the wear and tear of ministry. He makes the job look easy. I admire him for that. I pray for him and his family. God uses His servants to minister in a variety of ways. They love ministry….and it shows.

5 Things I Love about Pastor Bob

1—He isn’t ashamed to worship. He doesn’t sit back and watch it happen. He’s one of the main players in the open admiration of our Lord Jesus. I like that. Worship is one of my favorite things to do. It’s all about you Jesus!

2—He loves people. I’ve heard him admit how hard it is to love people on a few occasions…..yet I sit amazed at how he really does. He’s an inspiration in that capacity. He does a great job of showing love. I know what “not showing love” looks like and Pastor Bob….you are not it.

3—His past has made him who he is today. Sin has a way of destroying a person. But God has a way of restoring and making them better than whole. I cling to my own gift of salvation and understand when Pastor Bob speaks so passionately about his own. I will never take God’s love, mercy and forgiveness for granted.

4—He doesn’t hurt or wound when he preaches. His words are strong yet caring. Some think preaching the gospel has to be a bit offensive. Not Pastor Bob. He says what needs to be said…..and it makes perfect sense. I hear a true servant’s heart when I listen to him.

5—He wants to be the best he can be for Christ. It can be draining to pastor a large church. Time can chase you down and run over you. Pastor Bob knows he has to rest, enjoy his family, escape and still minister. He does a great job managing all of that. Which in my opinion…shows in his outward living for God.

Yesterday, Pastor Bob spoke about a little dream he has for his future. When all is said and done (aka retirement days), he wants to minister for free to little churches in areas where they cannot afford a pastor. I completely understood what he meant. What a privilege that would be. I bet he’ll do just that.

God bless you, Pastor Bob. You make my family feel loved and cared for. We came to you wounded and tired from the very job you do. We pray that your ministry grows and reaches as far as the eye can see. Thank you for what you do….in the name of our Lord Jesus.