Something On My Mind

Hey, Girlfriends! I don’t have long because Jackson’s at Bibby’s house but we’ve had lots of good time together this morning and he’s preoccupied for a few minutes. I’ve got something on my mind that I’ve got to share or I’m going to combust.

Yesterday I was with somebody I love who was describing frustration over not being able to get a breakthrough in a work matter. I’ve been in on it for a while so I knew it had been hard and I was searching for encouraging things to say that weren’t just the usuals that we turn to when we don’t know what to say. I reached out my hands toward the loved one’s hands and said, “Let’s pray about it right this minute.” And we did. We had no more than said, “In Jesus’ Name, Amen,” then the telephone rang. It was the call the person had been waiting for and the breakthrough came. The phone call lasted some time so I just kept praying and even doing a few little thank You dances. When the loved one got off the phone, I said, “Can you believe that? That was the Lord!”

To which my loved one said, “You’re probably right.”

“No,” I said, “there’s no ‘probably’ to it! That was the Lord! I mean, did you see that timing??”

The person nodded and said, “Sure may have been!”

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, “SURE MAY HAVE BEEN”?? Are you stinking kidding me? (I didn’t say all that part.)

“But you’ve gotta give Him His glory!” (I did say that.) Or what compels Him the next time when He didn’t get any credit the last time? (Didn’t exactly say that.)

Girls, listen. GIVE GOD HIS GLORY! When He does something for you, don’t sit there and wonder if that may have been Him. GIVE HIM SOME GLORY!! Jump up and down about it. Get excited about it! I don’t know about you, but I want God to ENJOY doing some things for me. I want Him to think I’m fun to get a reaction out of. I want to dang well NOTICE. Can you imagine when we thank Him for something that He’s up there on His Throne shrugging His shoulders and saying, “I’m not sure what you’re talking about. I didn’t have anything to do with that”? Does Phil. 2:13 not say that God works in us to will and to act according to His good purpose? Ain’t no doubt, Girlfriend. It is GOD.

“Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done!” Ps. 40:5

“I am the Lord; that is My Name! I will not give My glory to another or My praise to idols…Let them give glory to the Lord and proclaim His praise…!” Is. 42:8,12

Not fussing. Just feel passionate about it. I love you so much and want you to enjoy your God!


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  1. 51
    Mary Anne says:

    AMEN!!!! I think we sometimes to forget to give God the glory because we are so excited about what happened and it was awesome. God is so amazing in everything and I do believe with daily life we tend to forget that. Love ya’ll siestas. Mary Anne

  2. 52
    zoom says:

    Amen. Beth. Amen.

    This morning God gave Dallas,Texas one of the most beautiful sunrises. It was one of those rose skies touched with orange, and clear with the promises of a wonderful day.

    This truly is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice.

    No matter what tomorrow brings, no matter what is on my “worry list”, no matter what is on my “to do list”; today- right this moment- I will rejoice.

  3. 53
    Anonymous says:

    Thanks to Hadassah for her comments. I identify more with Beth’s loved one sometimes. I don’t know why. But what Hadassah said is that it all comes down to FAITH. Belief that He really does-(not “can” because I know He CAN do anything)- want to be involved in the details of my life. I’ve got to have faith that He does. Lord, I believe, PLEASE help my unbelief! Thanks Beth and Hadassah….

  4. 54
    The Preacher's Wife says:

    Oh, Beth. Right on.

    I am SO convinced God is not a tease. He led me down a road just recently (ministry & work related) that hinged on lots of decisions made by others on my behalf. I had peace at every turn that even if a door shut with them, God had not given me a burning desire and gift for which He would never provide an outlet. However, the answer was ultimately YES and AMEN!

    The thing is with our God, all things are a Yes and Amen!! Hallelujah!! Sometimes its just a matter of His knowing Door NO. 2 will be much better for us than NO. 1.

    There is no better feeling in this ‘ole world than when our dreams and His Will line up to the exact same thing. The verse you quoted ‘God works in us to will and to act according to His good pleasure’ is the epitome of that. If we don’t look for Him in every detail, every decision, every pain – we sure won’t know to praise Him instead of ourselves when we actually want the good end to which He’s been leading us towards.

    Okay, I’m ramblin’…Have fun with Jax! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. 55
    freetofly says:

    This is my first time at your blog site. I catch you when I can on Wednesday’s thru Life Today, which is always a blessing! (They are wonderful poeple!)

    Anyway, I have some blog friends who make a point to mention you, and visit, so today, I thought I’d try!

    You are so right on this topic! How can we fail to give Him the Glory? Actually, I always had thought I did a fairly GOOD job at this. And the past few months He has graciously shown me that I can come up higher (way!)…I was truly failing to express my thanks for the many daily things He does, I just get task oriented and move on to the next…Now, I am making an effort to stop right there and Thank Him. I mean for me, I never doubt that it’s Him indeed, but, how dare I not show my gratitude? Because I am focused on the next issue or problem? How dare I NOT celebrate His outrageous goodness?

    It’s a learning experience for me!

    Thank YOU for your faithfullness to serve Him and teach, and make disciples!

    May God bless and protect you through the blood of Jesus and may He ever continue to reign in your heart, life and ministry!

    In the fight of faith with you,

  6. 56
    sammie says:

    Beth, I think you are absolutely correct!! Satan loves to put the spin on things, and if we are already spinning the thing, his work is half done. I drive in my garage and say thank you God for this garage to park my car. Its all because of Him, there is “NO” question in my mind. I think its important that we say those things with conviction even if we may “appear” crazy to others. Incidentally one of the definitions for appear: to come formally before an authority. Sorry Beth you made me this way.

  7. 57
    Room for Grace says:

    Needed that. Thank you…

  8. 58
    Anonymous says:

    God is so glorious. You are so right. I so need to praise Him for the good things He has done in my life. Just this week I was spared in yet another round of layoffs my company did. Instead of praising Him, I’ve been loathing in the fact that my good friend of 22 years was laid off. Not to take away from the sadness of what happened to the friend, but in that, I forgot to praise God for what He did for me. He is so good. I am in His grace…

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. 59
    Anonymous says:

    To the lady who feels as if God has left her, I too feel as a dishrag right now and being told by so many that I have no life because I am humbly serving many and my life is not filled with many “pleasures” I know that I wait diligently for God to say “Well, done good and faithful servant and will continue to take joy in the simple pleasure of worshiping Him for eternity. MUCH love to you in CHRIST and I will be praying with you.

  10. 60
    Stephani says:

    I am doing a dance right now– GLORY BE!

  11. 61
    Cheri-Beri says:

    Maybe . . . . . coulda been . . . . so anti-climactic isn’t it?? I give Him the glory for the next breath I breathe! He owes me nothing and the fact that he blesses me is beyond my comprehension.

    And I second the “Amen, Bibby” sentiment ๐Ÿ™‚

    (((hugs)))) from Washington state

  12. 62
    Anonymous says:

    This has nothing to do with giving God glory – although HE does deserve it. I wanted to know if anyone out there just has days when they don’t “like” their husbands. Just the sound of his voice irritates you, the look on his face, the “what’s for dinner” question. I’m trying to pray through this. He is a wonderful, Godly man and I know he loves me and I do love hime. Right now though, he just irritates me. Can anyone relate? K

  13. 63
    littlerad says:

    Oh Beth you are a bright shinning star, you bring me back to reality when I read your words that God is so much apart of… Giving God Glory to him is so important part of the relationship that you and I and so many others have or want even if they don’t know it… Thank you again…
    God Bless you

  14. 64
    Debbie in CA says:



    And, let your mind DWELL on these things, whatever things are true, noble, just, pure,lovely, of good report, if there is any virtue and ANYTHING praisworthy, meditate on these things!

    Anything not just the big stuff or obvious stuff, praise Him and let your mind meditate on His goodness for providing it!

  15. 65
    Anonymous says:

    Thank you Beth for the reminder. Right now I am thanking Him for you and your ministry. I am so thankful for all that you do for us. We asre simulcasting your event in Kentucky in out church in August and just this morning they ran the video during church and I hjad a lady ask all about it and said that her teenage daughters seemed very interested in coming. Praise The Lord that you can reach so many people. My heart pours out His Praises! AMEN!

    Angie in SD

  16. 66
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Beth, I was very moved by a couple of posts by two of our Siesta’s, Grace’s Mom and a anonymous sister who’s been struggling for months about a work decision. Just wanted to say I am praying for you both that Jesus will surround with His love today and that you will sense His hand and presence in your situations. He is near He is working and He loves you very much. In Jesus’ Love Kathy knoblock

  17. 67
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Amanda,

    You are just so right!! God deserves the Glory for all our blessings. Amen, Amen!

    Cindy in Lexington, NC

  18. 68
    Kristen says:

    Amen Siesta!

    It bums me out too when someone misses God’s biggness even in the little things!

    I will jump and down w/ praise – thanking our Father for bringing the much needed phone call for your loved one!

    Praise God from Whom ALL Blessings flow!!!

  19. 69
    Anonymous says:

    Okay, this is jumping back a few blogs, but glory to God, there is skinny cow in rural Alabama! It is such a blessing to someone that can’t eat anything and still fit in her pants! I am thankful for the hook up!

    Now- jump subject again- sorry- I never get to blog, but I wanted to recommend that Melissa and everybody else read Kay Arthur’s, A Marriage Without Regrets. Hands down the best book I Have read on marriage. I give it to every newlywed and tell them to pick it up the first time they feel like running back to Mama! I know this grammar is awful. I have an English degree for goodness sakes (just no time)!

    Jenny in Bama

  20. 70
    Detroit Jennie says:

    Oh, that’s convicting.

    Just yesterday, I was relaying a recent time where God put things into motion for my protection (which included, oddly enough, my teenager faking sick to come home from school). The woman I was talking to is a very vocal athiest. Knowing I would get an eye roll from her, I said “…goodness knows what would have happened if….”. My heart was saying “THANK YOU, LORD”

    I failed to recognize His protection and in doing so, failed to witness to His Love and Divine Hand on my life. Move over Peter, I’m a denying bum, too.

    Grrr. Thank you, Jesus that my failure is not final. Thank you Jesus that I will again have an opportunity to shout out “OF COURSE IT WAS GOD!!!!!!!!!!”

    Ouch, Beth. Hurt a bit today, but much needed. LOVE YOU. And *THAT* I can boldly say, is from Him!

  21. 71
    Anonymous says:

    I totally agree — give God all His glory, because even the heavens declare the glory of God.

    Through the years, the Lord has helped me quickly recognize when He’s “making a way for me,” such as, finding a parking place – in Atlanta! or discovering a beautiful skirt on the clearance rack — only one left and it’s my size!
    or, coming home at the end of a dreary, cold day to see a beautiful red cardinal perched on the fence. His stunning color absolutely brings glory to his Creator! Yes, it’s a marvelous thing to see God’s presence in the smaller things of our lives, and to give Him glory.

    On another thought, I can understand how someone going through such a time of testing might have been hesitant to give God credit when the breakthough comes. I’m reminded of when Peter was led out of jail by the angel and when arriving at the home where they were praying for him, they did not believe he was really there. They did not immediately give glory to God.

    Sometimes we get so weary and numb in a trial that when the answer finally does come, we may need a little push or reminder, that God is at work! Thank the Lord for others that when one stumbles, the other can help her up!

  22. 72
    Jules (Sporty Mama) says:


    Thank you for that post. I had a breakthrough in my realtionship with my mother-in-law recently. I’ve been in prayer, my bible study group has been in prayer and ever so slightly, I’ve sensed God moving in the situation until she grabbed my hand this week and said to me I love you so much. You better believe I praised God!!! I love not just seeing Him at work but truly recognizing Him at work.

    I also want to share how God has used you the past two years to truly deepen my relationship with Him. I feel like I know you and love you. Thanks for all you do for Jesus!

  23. 73
    Lisa4Him says:

    Amen and Amen, Siesta!!! Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits!!!

  24. 74
    bugs & sunshine says:

    whoo hooo!!

  25. 75
    Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the reminder. He is worthy of ALL our praise, that’s for sure.

    I must share a personal situation. About ten years ago, a family member was in the hospital literally dying from alcoholism. One day I stopped in a park to pray. I couldn’t even form the words…but God knew my heart. Several months later, the doctor told my dearly loved family member that “…there is no medical reason to explain why he is still alive”. And, ten years later, he has not had one drink of alcohol.
    Praise be to Jesus, the One who can deliver us from all our addictions.
    This family member still thinks he just got lucky, but I continue to remind him Who intervened on his behalf.

  26. 76
    Kristib says:

    Praise You Lord!

    I like to get my praise on by dancing to the Breaking Free theme song “Shackles.”

    Let’s never forget to praise!

    Love ya!
    Kristi B.

  27. 77
    Penny says:

    Here is “something on my mind”…I just have to say that I’ve been so hung up on “feeling” God’s love for so long. God is changing me from being driven by that feeling. Last month, through the death of an uncle who suffered 7 months before dying, I saw the tenderness, mercy and absolute demonstration of God’s love in saving a man who was dead set again knowing God. Seeing God save my uncle while he was unable to walk, talk or eat was absolute grace. Here was a man who was humbled and changed before our eyes about month into his hospital stay. Two weeks before my uncle passed away, God made a way (through plans I kept thinking were bad ideas)to bring my uncle to his home and die surrounded by loved one. Although my uncle did nothing for God prior to getting sick and then was unable to do anything for Him while he was in the hospital all those months, God demonstrated His love. I just can’t get over that. Oh, I wish I could just give you the details, but it would take too long.

    I do love the sentimental feeling of God’s love. However, witnessing what He did for my uncle is a fact that will remain in my head and whenever I think of it, it overwhelms me.

    I just had to share that. I’m paying much more attention to how God demonstrates His love for me daily. He deserves all the GLORY!

  28. 78
    Nicki says:

    Amen! Amen! and another Amen!!! I have to tell you that the other day, I was having MAJOR computer issues….like my two year old girly decided to ERASE MY HARDRIVE… OH MY WORD. And I was really upset because all of my bible study stuff was on there, well after about three hours on the phone with the computer geeks (yes, they are real) I called my best, best friend and was just in tears….well, we hung up and both started praying at the same time. Well, about five minutes later, I went over to the computer and just thought to unplug it and plug it up again. I did it and……IT WORKED!!! My whole computer was working FINE, no erased hard drive hard or anything! Isn’t that a total GOD THANG??!! I immediately called my friend and we both just sat there and PRAISED HIM!!! WHOO HOO!!

  29. 79
    JJ says:

    That was exactly what I needed to hear! That is so how I have reacted in the past (lack of praise to God), but just this week God has been showing me that I need to change in this area. Starting to praise God, seems a bit foreign to be honest. But it’s really about who’s in control. God used this blog to just hit that point home for me in a big way. How cool! Thanks God!

  30. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Hey High Point NC will you or anyone close to Redsville NC be going to see Beth when she comes in June?I would love to go but need to ride with someone unlsess someone in my church decides to go.If so somwhow let me know God bless love sister in Christ Vicky

  31. 81
    "Just Me - NC Beth" says:

    I have to respond by saying “Praise God for His Faithfulness!”
    I had been waiting to hear about a position I so wanted at my workplace and had prayed and talked to God about it and just poured out everything to Him…and I did get the call and yes! I still praise God for giving me the new position…because it was all Him!

  32. 82
    Judy says:

    I just read your Sat. posting and Prais God for your stand to give Him Glory.
    We had just finished one of your studies. I had been praying for what God would lead us in for the next session, I was open for a different speaker, but God did not lead us that way. I presented to the elders and leaders what I felt God was showing me. The response was no we don’t have the money. Two weeks went on nothing working out for other studies. Went to a warehouse sale put my hand in a pile of books and pulled out a work book of the study I felt God was leading us. I right then felt God say this is what I want you to lead these women in trust me. Today I told the pastor we would be doing the study even if I had to pay for it, I would trust Him. My Pastor’s reply was we had a very large offering and they would cover the expense.PRAISE GOD. So this Wednesday I will lead the women in Beth Moore Study Beleiving God. Give God the Glory!

  33. 83
    Debbie says:

    A precious friend of mine, who I have never met face to face, but knows me so well, talks about God-stops and ever since then I have tried to pay more attention and give more thanks for everything from healing and forgiveness to finding a parking space in front of our favorite restaurant. Oh, how thankful I am for you Beth Moore and your willingness to let God speak to you the words that we can all use.

    Love and Blessings, Debbie in Tennessee

  34. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Amen, Beth! Hubby and I just got home from a family birthday celebration that we had to travel quite a ways(5 1/2 hrs.) It was for his uncle and we were a little doubtful about how many would show. Well, God brought so many of us together, it was like a family reunion!! Praise Him! It was glorious and only something God could orchestrate so beautifully!! I am still thanking Him!! Thank you for reminding us how OFTEN He answers our prayers(even when we don’t say it out loud)!!!

  35. 85
    Andreea says:

    Ms. Beth,

    Here’s a real quick note about your hair. I let a friend of my mom’s borrow “Get out of That Pit” today, and she looked at the cover and saw your picture and said

    “Ooh! I LOVE her hair!! It’s soo pretty!!”

  36. 86
    Jackie Sue says:

    That is so the truth! I am always encouraging my husband to celebrate! To pay attention to all that God does in the little and the big things. “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God” I think that could mean “blessed are those that look for God, who’s hearts are pure in their faith, for they shall see Him-EVERYWHERE!”

  37. 87
    linnet says:

    My husband and I were talking the other day about how we hear about someone who has cancer being miraculously and unexplainably healed, sometimes someone we personally know and have prayed for. And then, about as soon as we are praising God for their healing, the next thing you know there’s a funeral. It felt vulnerable to discuss that out loud with one another…like something you think about, but keep to yourself.

    In addition, most of us have known or know someone who claims God’s will that their eggs ended up being sunny-side up for breakfast. Or worse yet, someone who appears to be trumping with their “GOD” card in vain. And so as Christians, our hearts want to see his intervention..we yearn for His specific pursuit and supernatural and loving ways to be an everyday part of our lives. And then like your friend, we’re not so quick to acknowledge it.

    Either way, whether instantly or with time, He has a way of confirming His Hand in our lives. We KNOW He has done and does and will continue to do GREAT things for us. In response we are filled with joy and praise, even if we’re not sure of the specifics every time.

  38. 88
    Grace and Peace says:

    I wrote about this on my blog a few weeks ago. We love to ask why God doesn’t give us the lightning bolt answers to prayer, but the real question may be, what is different when He does? And if we’re already praying for the clear answer, how can we miss it? But we do. And even when we see it, we still need to make sure we give God the glory.

    All I can say is that this loved one must REEEEEALLY be comfortable with you, dear Beth, because frankly, if you had just prayed with me and something like that happened, I would be way too chicken to suggest it was anything other than God (or the power of your praying! ๐Ÿ™‚ making it happen! LOL!

  39. 89
    Girly Girl says:

    Can I just say that the more I give HIM Praise, the more I have opportunity to give HIM praise? It becomes a praise snowball and it’s thee best!

  40. 90
    Disco Queen says:

    Ya know, it’s just the enemy that doesn’t want us to bring that GLORY to our Father!! I have been thanking Him all day for the vacation that I am on right now.

    I’m a Michigan single mom who has been sitting poolside today (thawing out from 100″ of winter snow) at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel because God wanted to lavish His grace and kindness upon me. I have been so weary and tired of ‘fighting the good fight’ and well…my King knows that and through the generosity of my brother (his story is one of Joseph) here I am at a place of warmth, beauty and delightful surprises. My brother treats me like a princess…brings me chocolate desserts with milk, serves me ice water at the pool and put a tiny flower bud on my pillow. That is God to me…knowing the little things that touch my heart.

    If you are a single mom, I want to encourage you to live in the moment today and ask God for the things you want. Don’t feel guilty or ashamed. Just ask and see what happens next. I have had so much taken from my life and then so many things brought into it that I would have never imagined. He knows what makes my heart jump and brings a smile to my face. And when it happens…when your heart delights in the little things that God brings you…dance and acknowledge that He is your prince who lavishes good gifts upon His faithful followers.

    Loves to Beth.

  41. 91
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Amanda,

    Can you tell me if there is a place where I can go to get the Boone Prayer that Beth had us say to each other and prayed over us last May in Boone NC? I have moved since then and it has been lost from my computer… I have had some things happen in my life that I need to reflect back upon that. If there is anyway I could find a copy of that I would be so very appreciative.

    Thanks so much Amanda for all you do in keeping this blog rolling for all of us out here.

  42. 92
    Laura says:

    You are so right! God is in the details and deserves praise and glory for big and small things – He is worthy of ALL praise, and we can never thank Him enough!

  43. 93
    Susan Murphy says:

    Just wanted to thank all of you for the prayers of my oldest Son and Daughter they went on a retreat this weekend and the Lord totally changed their hearts. They came home and their whole dimeaner was changed and my Daughter got Her Purtiy ring after that had a session on Purity she was so excited and is wearing on her Left hand and totally in love with Jesus. She even said that She has to find new Friends that love Jesus and if the old ones don’t change she will not hang with them.

    So Thank all of you for your prayers the Lord showed up in a big way. All Glory and Honor is your Lord!!!!!!!!!

    Love to all of my Sista’s

  44. 94
    Anonymous says:

    I have a friend who has cancer and you wouldn’t believe the people that give her the bad news and statistics instead of the news that our God DOES still perform miracles. And we can praise Him until that miracle comes to fruition or until we meet Him in glory. Either way, don’t ya just want to give Him some praise and glory, already??!! Both your Believing God study and your Daniel study hit this point on the head! Praise on, sister, praise on!!!

  45. 95
    Anonymous says:


    Praise You Jesus for these words..right from You…through Beth…to me!

    You encourage me so dear Beth. Thank you!


  46. 96
    Angela says:

    My husband just received word that he will get his salary adjustment! WE really need this and God has finally provided it for us. In addition to that he will still get his raise at the end of the year! We have also been blessed with lots of baby girl clothes for our daughter due in June AND I have only needed to buy a hand full of maternity clothes. My sister n laws have been very generous with their maternity clothes. Believe me when I say I go to bed every night thanking God for those blessings and many more. When we learned of the raises we did a little dance. Count your blessings, name them one by one.
    God does do GREAT things all the time, even in the mist of darkness.
    God is good all the time, yes he is!

  47. 97
    Anonymous says:

    We too have been waiting for a work related commission check now for 9 months now. This waiting has been driving me nuts – especially knowing that we need it so badly right now. The waiting,however, has taught us how we are not to depend on “man” and instead depend on “Him” and in “His” timing. Just today at church I was convicted of this truth. Reading your experience with the timing has helped me in the waiting. I can hardly wait to give Him the Glory.

  48. 98
    Anonymous says:

    Yes! Yes! God has miraculously answered so many prayers for me the past few weeks that I’ve spent a good deal of time in PRAISE!! Yes, it was God acting on your loved one’s behalf. And yes, He’s been acting & will continue to act on my behalf. Why? Cause He’s God and cause He can!

  49. 99
    Anonymous says:

    We had a 91-year old minister deliver the evening message at our church tonight. His message? Eph 3:20: Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us! (He’s asking God to give him a healthy heart so he can win more lost souls to Jesus!). And when He does, this dear man WILL praise Him!! And we will too!! Praise His Name!

  50. 100
    Anonymous says:

    AMEN!!! This summer, my mother whom I adore – a Christian who has experienced miraculous healing by way of a tumer disappearing overnight in the hospital before surgery – had the gaul to doubt God’s working in my 3 year old’s potty training! He had struggeled over nine months – painful, torturous constipation of a week or more at a time. We had prayed and worked constantly on the issue for that time. Finally, during “Believing God”, I learned to pray out loud! So, I was praying out loud to God in my room as my mother was in the bathroom with my son. BREAKTHROUGH! And he’s been perfectly potty trained ever since. But boy did I cry as my mother doubted God’s working (in front of my son who was in the midst of praising God!!!) in this issue. But I will never doubt Him for His answer to prayer!!! PRAISE HIM! And I know HE timed that answer to prayer perfectly to coincide with my Mother’s visit…

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