A Few Minutes To Say Hi!

Hey, Sweet Things! I’m sorry I’m not able to check in more often during this season! It’s mostly just me on here with you these days and the balancing act of a heavy writing and work schedule with a very busy family imposes some sizable limitations. To say that we all miss AJ is a vast understatement! I’m still so proud of her for the decision she made on behalf of her family. It was the right thing but we surely do have a gap around Siestaville. Thankfully, I don’t have a gap in my heart and home where she’s concerned. We all live life in pretty close community. Her little family is unending delight to me. We have LOVED having Melissa and Colin back! Their apartment is just darling and we so hope they stick around a while. Something really fun happened last night. Melissa and I knew we were going to be out much later than usual because we were hosting guests after Bible study so she asked Colin if she could just spend the night at our house. She lives much further out than Keith and I do and, after dropping me off at my house, she would have been super late getting back to her apartment. Colin blessed her to do that then called back a little while later and said he’d just come, too. So he packed a bag and they both stayed at our house. That is one reason why we love him to no end. He is a family man to the bone. Hopefully Melissa will be able to say hi a little more often on here in the near future. We are keeping her hands full but she has a soft spot for Siestas. That’s a fact.

I’m just sitting out on my back porch having a few minutes to myself. I’ve been throwing the ball to Star and watching her and Geli chase birds and reflecting on the last day or two. God brought us another astounding group of women last night. I have never seen a larger group with a smaller feel. What I mean by that is, they participate like they’re all on the front row. If I ask them to repeat something, they do it LOUD. They stay right on point and they’re happy to tell me if I miss a blank on their handout. (I love that. That means they’re paying attention.) Honestly, I think this is one of my favorite Tuesday night groups ever. I know, I know. I say that a lot. I fall in love easy. But my worst nightmare is that I’d just keep “teaching” the same people the same thing year after year after year after year and nobody’s heard a fresh word in five years but everybody’s too fast asleep to realize it. O Lord, deliver us. This is one reason why we have to study under many teachers and why teachers have to serve different groups. Sometimes we need to shake it up. It’s so easy to grow dull of hearing even a voice we dearly love. Sometimes all it takes is a break. Other times we need a change. Knowing the difference is critical.

I am so relieved and grateful to our merciful God that, for now, He’s bringing numbers of people we’ve never seen before and even their presence there stirs up the ones who have been around a long time. I love the familiar ones and the new ones alike. My concern is that women be in the best environment for learning and living the Scriptures. When we’ve ceased hearing or changing, we need a new environment. I am also mindful that, as I beg Him to keep me fresh and thrilled in His Word, that He often uses difficulty to answer that prayer. About the time I’m feeling a little lifeless or dull, something happens to make those words jump off the page again. Most of my revivals come from survivals. I still need Him so much. I need His Word. I need His Presence. I  need His help. I need His deliverance. It’s weird to realize that sometimes our desperation for Him is an answer to our very own prayers to love Him like nothing else. He is so faithful. I shake my head at the wonder of Him again today.

Last night we had a treat that many of us are still talking about today. Kari Jobe and her band led us in worship. Many of us were first introduced to her through “Revelation Song” and are familiar with her through the Gateway worship projects. She is tremendously gifted, blatantly anointed, and absolutely delightful. Amanda had the joy of hosting Lysa TerKeurst at Bible study last night and afterward for a quick bite while Melissa, Michelle, and I hosted Kari, her mom, her sister, her coworker and several lifelong friends. By the way, you guys, Lysa TerKeurt’s book Made To Crave is flying off the shelves and into the hands of women who are being deeply effected by the power of Christ. It is one of two books I plan to read next. Made To Crave recently hit the NY Times Best Seller list and we praise God for drawing attention to this powerful message and messenger. I noticed that a number of you were reading it in your comments to the last post. We got to have Lysa at Bible study last night because she was in town for interviews all day today on our local contemporary Christian radio station, KSBJ. (89.3 FM – find it on line. You will love it.)

Here are a couple of pictures we snapped with our iPhones last night after dinner with Kari. We took several of the whole group with a regular camera but those haven’t made it to me yet. Is she the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?? (Yes, single, but not presently interested in everybody fixing her up with their best single guy friend. It is a shame though, isn’t it?) I was so glad that I changed my mind at the last minute and didn’t wear my tutu. She might not be ready for us to dress alike yet. I am going to get me one of those headbands, however. Just think what a poof I could get going with one of those.

This is Kari with Michelle who did indeed wear her tutu. You just can’t see it in this picture.

Well, my man is acting like he’s hungry and I’m supposed to do something about it. I am especially taken with him right now so I’m going to hop off of here and tend to him.Keith and I ride a roller coaster…and it’s sort of on the upside right now. Thank You, Lord. I don’t know why but I’m laughing out loud.

I’m so happy to touch base with you today! I love you guys like crazy! You know what I’d like to hear this week? One thing God is teaching you right now. Just one. Do tell.

Your Mama loves you.

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  1. 901
    Angela says:

    What’s He teaching me this week? Would you believe my church is having a ladies’ Bible Class doing “To Live is Christ”? I am a late-bloomer-newlywed who is terrified of raising children at my age (knockin’ on 40) in THIS age. Learning the beginnings of Saul-turned-Paul reminds me that people have reasons for being who/how they are, and that the wicked ones in this world are not to be feared, avoided or judged. They need love and prayers. My children will need wisdom, for sure, and I love, love, LOVED week 1’s “How can we make an invisible God visible to children?” I do not have children yet. In fact, I am recovering from an ectopic pregnancy, but I believe God has assured me it IS time to become a mother, and conception will happen again. Praise Him! Love Him! TRUST HIM!!! Beth, please come to my house for lunch the next time you’re in Okc!

  2. 902
    Jennifer says:

    God is teaching me to rely totally on Him. This is the first time in my life that I’m not depending on someone else, a friend, my mother, or my husband, to meet my needs. I don’t feel as though I have anyone lifting me up right now or at least encouraging me in my walk as a mother, wife, and believer. But oddly it seems this is exactly where He wants me. Beth you are such a Mentor and an encouragement to me!! I’m reading “Breaking Free” right now. Oh to be free of these chains that bind…

    • 902.1
      Barb says:

      Jennifer,
      I have been experiencing very much the same thing. I never realized how much I had been depending on everyone else and not Him. I lost both of my parents about 13 months of each other, my daughter went to college, and my marriage was struggling. I have really had to learn to completely rely on Him, but it has given me such freedom, although it was painful at time breaking free.

  3. 903
    tasha says:

    Tasha, Mission, Exodus 14:14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. NIV

  4. 904
    nelly says:

    Nelly, Mission, Exodus 14:14 NIV “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

  5. 905
    Gayle says:

    Gayle, Salinas That God is shaping us for eternity…as I pray for healing for my dear friend from the pain on her cancer journey, He is still at work, though hard to see from our perspective.

  6. 906
    Carol White says:

    And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18

  7. 907
    Carol White says:

    Chelsea, MI
    2 Corinthians 3:18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

  8. 908
    Barb says:

    God has really been teaching me to turn things over to Him and trust. Seems so simple, but boy, have I struggled, especially with my daughter who is in college. He has given me such peace through the process and is healing so many areas in my life. I love Him so!

  9. 909
    Leigh Grohe says:

    Beth, doing your revelation study with 26 amazing Holy Spirit filled women. We LOVE your teaching!!!!! consuming me and my thoughts!
    quick question: hear anything about the date May 21st 2011? my mom keeps hearing this date on the radio, then saw a guy with it embroidered on his jean jacket. My 15 year old daughter googled it and found this: http://www.ebiblefellowship.com/may21/
    I’d love to hear a response from you, my awesome teacher!
    Leigh

  10. 910
    Lisa says:

    Hi Beth! This is the 3rd study at FBC I’ve been able to attend and I’ve been coming since I first heard about them! I missed the first session due to vacation (scheduled before I knew about this, of course!) and the second was missed because we spent forever looking for parking and everything was full or blocked off. That was disappointing! But the third session, my mom and I left as early as her work would allow and man was it amazing! Anguish turning into joy is EXACTLY what I’ve been praying for in my life lately. 2010 had so much death, family, and personal illness that it has mentally taken a toll on me and how I respond to others. Thanks for such a great message!

  11. 911

    God is teaching me of how Amazingly HUGE HE is and surprises me everyday in supernatural ways that I pray will put a dent in people’s disbelief. He has reconnected me with my two most dear high school friends and has intertwined our lives in a way that cements the relationship as it has never been cemented before.

  12. 912
    Carolyn says:

    What God taught me in His word yesterday: from 1 John 3:18-21 – as long as I have a heart of love for others, no matter how condemned I might feel in my heart sometimes (even though I know Jesus’ blood has covered it all), I can be assured before Him, because God is greater than my heart!! A long time ago in one of your lessons (can’t remember which study) you said to just ask God for the same love for others that He has. When I do that, it makes a huge difference!! 1 John 3 could almost be called, “Love Chapter, #2.” Our Monday night Bible study group loves you, Beth, and we can’t wait to see you in Charlotte!!

  13. 913
    Barb says:

    Hi Beth,
    I know this is a late post but it’s been on my heart to say this: You must be learning some new important truths to share – because from reading your books, it seems like your deepest truth comes from some trial you have had to work thru with God. Something that touches many of our hearts!!! I am looking forward to reading this study of James!! Thank you for being so honest & teaching from your heart – it encourages me to press on! I understand God & His love for me so much more now & want to continue to grow thru the peaks & valleys!!! And as far as teaching concepts more than once – isn’t 1 John a repetition about love? You know I learn best by repetition!! I have heard some similar concepts thru-out your teachings, but I always hear it different and it’s funny how I get it so much one way – and not another. Then there is the fact that the Bible repeats the most important lessons/truths, over & over – and isn’t that when we ought to pay more attention? To hear “God LOVES you” (I can hear you saying it with great emphasis) repeated in multitudes of ways draws me/us!!! I beleive God is leading you in your ministry, Beth – I am sure what He gives you to teach is because we need to hear it (& I don’t think I am the only one)!!!!!
    Love & Prayers, Barb

  14. 914
    Maryellen says:

    I know He is God and He knows what He is about. And right about now, I know that whatever I am going through may serve Him…because He knows what He is about.

  15. 915
    Cristine says:

    One thing God is teaching me is the importance of fasting. After a long time of not being able to fast (food) because of pregnancy or breastfeeding, I was finally able to participate in the Awakening, 21 days of fasting and prayer. I live in Brazil and it was precious to be able to participate with so many different churches in seeking God through fasting and prayer. It has been a special time in my life of restoration and guidance!

  16. 916
    Valerie says:

    Beth Moore, you give me joy! I just love you girl! You remind me through your
    enthusiasm how much I need to stay focusing on being in the word.

    The Lord is teaching me lately that I need to not be weary in well doing. I am weary.
    My last child is 14 (last of 5) and he is giving me a workout! I want to be done with
    school and worrying about grades and problems with friends. I am not anxious for him
    to be grown but I am tired. So I will finish the course, relying on Jesus every day.

  17. 917
    Kaylin says:

    Hi Beth,

    I just watched your DVD of “Believing you are who God says you are” and was so blown away by the part about Peter being sifted as wheat. God has places for me to go and some things need to be sifted out in order for me to get there! I wanna go through that process- I wanna be stripped and refined, I don’t care what it takes! You are such a blessing!

    Kaylin

  18. 918
    Tammy Lietz says:

    Hi Beth – I JUST FOUND this website of yours!!! How awesome to feel so “personal” with you, like you are right beside me talking, drinking coffee adn soaking in the Work and His Love!! Just want to relate how very much I LOVE Wednesdays with Beth. You are so true to the heart, sincere and I can relate to so much you teach. God’s Word is coming alive to me more and more!! I seem to be hearing more from God, personally, as I read His Word and becoming “enlightened” from His Word. Oh the insecurities I had as a younger person, still do have, but am growing more and more each day and year that I grow older!! Thanks for letting me write my feelings to you Beth – Love you and God Bless!!

  19. 919

    The Lord has been teaching me what it truly means to understand the unconditional love He gives as our Father. I never knew what it was to experience the unconditional love that parents have for their children…my childhood was filled with lies and deceit and love was just a 4-letter word that has been carelessly thrown around for generations. In church and Bible studies, teacher always talked about how God has an unconditional love for us, much like how parents have for their children…which led me to believe that if i messed up, God would be mad and not love me anymore. Over the past few years, He has placed some AMAZING friends in my life, who have become my family, and have seen me at my absolute WORST and LOWEST points of my life and they have loved me back to “health” … showing me the unconditional love that God has for us.

  20. 920

    Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  21. 921

    Have you noticed the other incarnations of the logo? They may be a lot more of a mess.

  22. 922

    It is best to participate in a contest for one of the best blogs on the web. I’ll advocate this web site!

  23. 923
    SilvaRosella says:

    Houses are not cheap and not every person is able to buy it. However, loans are invented to aid people in such cases.

  24. 924

    Have you any idea where there is an outdoor resort to possibly head out fishing at?

  25. 925
    Sandy, Plano says:

    I am continuing with Ephesians 3:17-18 (learned Eph, 3:16 last time)

    So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth…… (to be coontinued)

    New American Standard

  26. 926
    Barbara R./Blanket, TX says:

    Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 118:1 (NIV)

  27. 927
    Roxie says:

    Roxie, Jerseyville, James 1:19-20 NIV
    “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen,slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.”

  28. 928
    Turkesshia says:

    I haven’t had a lot of time to keep up with the blog so I’m taking some time to read through it during lunch. My church is on a fast and consecration this week so I’m not eating anyway. 🙂 On that note…I was delivered from emotional eating yesterday. I know it and I feel it!

  29. 929
    Lynn says:

    Isaiah 40:31 NIV
    Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

  30. 930
    Cindy Wessel says:

    Cindy Wessel, Rochester MN – But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing. James 1:4 AMP

  31. 931
    Barbara says:

    Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart that I may fear you name. Psalm 86:11 NIV Barb Des Moines, Iowa

  32. 932
    Judy - Princeton, TX says:

    “With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.” Psalm 91:16 (NIV)

  33. 933
    Jan Todd says:

    Jan, Marion IA, “He will cover you with His pinions and under His wings you may seek refuge, His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.” Psalm 91:4 NASB

  34. 934
    Barb says:

    Barb, Lakewood, CO

    The Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed. Deuteronomu 31:8 NKJ

  35. 935
    Brenda says:

    I Peter 5:7 KJV
    Casting all your care upon him; he careth for you.

  36. 936
    Jaydee says:

    Jaydee, Becker
    “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”
    Ephesians 4:25 NIV

  37. 937
    brianna taeuber says:

    ‘For this is God’s will, your sanctification; that you abstain from sexual immorality, so that each of you knows how to posses his own vessel in sanctification and honor.’ 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 Holman

  38. 938
    Mary says:

    Mary- Homer, IL
    Psalm 18:29 (New Living Translation)

    29 In your strength I can crush an army;
    with my God I can scale any wall.

  39. 939
    Diane K, Centerville UT says:

    James 3:18- And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

  40. 940
    Becca says:

    Becca, Hoyleton

    “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and goliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.”
    2 Peter 1:3 ESV

  41. 941

    Stephanie, La Habra, CA “The LORD your God is with you, he is mightly to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

  42. 942
    Donna says:

    Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary and they shall walk and not be faint.

  43. 943
    Vicky Overland Park says:

    Vicky, Overland Park
    Judges 5:21b NIV March on, my soul; be strong.

  44. 944
    vicki says:

    Vicki from Waco, Tx.: Daniel 2:20-22 NLT “Praise the name of God forever and ever; for He has all wisdom and power. He controls the course of world events; He removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars. He reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness….”

  45. 945
    Linda, Paris, Texas says:

    2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”

  46. 946
    Robin Roberts says:

    He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds.
    Psalm 137:3 NLT

    #4 Robin, ky

  47. 947
    Robin Roberts says:

    Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.
    Hebrews 10:35 NKJ

    Robin,KY
    v #5

  48. 948
    Kim says:

    Kim oak hills, ca Ephesians 1:3-8 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
    just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love
    He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
    to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
    In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
    which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight

  49. 949
    Denise Liby says:

    Col 3:17
    And whatever you do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

    Needing to remember the words I use!! Let God take my critical nature 🙂

  50. 950
    Penny Burke says:

    Penny, Cincinnati. “If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” Matthew 6:30, NIV

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