What’s Undone?

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    Kris A says:

    For all my siestas, prayers at the start of a long-term project [aka the dissertation for my PhD] would be most welcome. I believe God has called me to use these gifts and abilities for His glory, but I also admit that this is the bit that kept me from doing a PhD years ago. I’m older than most of my cohort and working full time on top of this daunting task. I do NOT want this to be left undone. I want very much to put this under my feet. So, as I said, prayers during this process will be greatly appreciated.

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    Deborah Shaw says:

    Dear Beth,
    I was at Bible study tonight and your remarks about Keith brought me to tears.I am one of those women that God has him praying for. I was divorced years ago because my husband wanted nothing to do with Christ(still doesn’t). God is preparing me for something(I don’t know what), and I have felt so dry. He has been speaking to me about devotions(I have always struggled with this)through this study(The Patriarchs)and through Ann Graham Lotz’s study(The Magnificent Obsession). Please, please let Keith know that I covet his prayers. God has given me a message(purity, Identity in Christ, and building healthy relationships and a gift for writing. I am seeking His will as I develop the ministry that I believe He is preparing me for. Thank you for your teaching(I have been through five of your studies) and your obedience. God bless you as you continue to minister in His name .

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      Ally says:

      Patriarchs was my favorite!! Praying for you to receive insight and a reviving of your faith walk through this study.

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    joan says:

    This is sooooooo timely.
    I’ve been needing to start some home projects and started some things this weekend and did some more work today to make my living space more organized despite some health issues I have.
    What a blessing this video is to just get it done.

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    Beth says:

    Beth, we moved into our current home 2 1/2 years ago. I hated the drapes/sheers in the master bedroom, but they went close enough to our comforter set that I just put up with them. I wasn’t in good health, and just didn’t make an issue of them. But every time I really looked at them, I hated them! So, I went this week and bought a brand new comforter set & pillows in a completely different color, so now they really stand out and look hideous. I have called a friend who said she could make me some sheers to match the room, or I might just go out and buy some, I am really that ready for them to come down. But it took me buying new bed stuff to get the ugly things off the wall! But they will be coming down soon!!!! Not a spiritual battle, but I still feel victorious over it! See you in Tulsa this week-end!!!!

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    Hilda Simmons says:

    What have I left undone? The Gideon study, I finished three weeks and loved the study. I have had some health issues that have prevented finishing this study. This vimeo “undone” is exactly what I needed to hear tonight. I have been beating myself up all day for other “things” that are “undone”. Health issues are much better so no excuse for not finishing this study.

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    Denise says:

    Thanks very much for the word. It is a season of getting the undone done. Looking forward to worshiping with you in Tulsa on Friday and Saturday.

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    Lana Liggett says:

    I wanted to so badly to attend the program especially for the ministers’ wives but due to my mother’s worsening health will be unable to attend. I pray it will be a blessed time for all in attendance and all those who could not attend yet struggle with ministry concerns. Beth you have blessed me so many times through the studies God has given you! When my daughter attended Rice and I would visit her I would attend your Sunday school class – this was when your lessons were put on cassette! I fell in love with the LORD in a deeper walk ever since those years– now many years since! It would be great to sit and enjoy a pumpkin spice latte or anything else fallish with you but for now will just continue to enjoy your studies and teaching as thousands of others do. I am so blessed by the LORD – thank you for making me thirsty for more!

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    Tiffany says:

    Woo did God ever use this to speak directly to me! I will post what was undone and will be *completed* once it is. Thank you Beth πŸ™‚

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    GraceSista says:

    Abba Father has taken my hand and has led me to care for, empower and educate women who are in bondage and serve our social culture as sexual slaves. I have pushed Him away out of fear and control of my own destiny. In the process my heart grew cold. He has been faithful to take my hand, pick me up, warm my heart and lead me back to my purpose. I have started to write my manuscript, got a new spirit-led twitter account, and I finally got a blog started! While my life is in total chaos, I have the peace of my Heavenly Father guiding me through, day by day! Amen! I WILL get it done, with much prayer and encouragement! Thank you for the Word and moment of prayer! Much needed and thought provoking! Love you more!

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    Natalie says:

    I waited until the day was almost over to listen before going to sleep. What a shock as I realized you were talking about my sweet daughter. You were right. She did feel so happy and victorious to have completed those lessons. Thank you for your kind words of encouragemebt to her the day she “turned in” her paper ;-). Cant believe it, but she is only 23! The studies that she did during college had meant so much to her that she just couldn’t rest until they were complete!

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    Kristin A. says:

    It’s always such a sweet pleasure when you have a video greeting for us, Beth! It’s so good to see your beautiful face!

    Your message of getting our undone things done resonated with me. Each year around my kids’ birthdays I write them a letter sharing memories, events, -isms, etc from the previous year. They all have birthdays in the next few months and will be turning 8, 5, and 3. These letters are precious to me as time goes by so fast and they change and grow even faster. Having these little written records of their life to look back on blesses me and I hope will be a blessing to them when they are older (heck, even now!). Anyway, a couple months ago I lost the most recent ones I’d written due to a hard drive crash. I put so much love and care into writing them (what were my daughters’ 7th and 4th year letters) and losing them grieved me greatly. I couldn’t just recreate them! After all, I was essentially having to overlook the past several months and record the 12 months previous to that. Not an easy task. At the time I became aware I’d lost them the thought of even trying to recreate them after this period of time was too overwhelming to bear and I didn’t do anything. Just yesterday the Lord reminded me I’d had yet to try to do it and reminded me it would only get harder, not easier, if I continued to delay. Your message today was the encouragement I needed to sit down and work on them. I am happy to say that just now I completed one of the two! Wahoo! This one being for my little angel who will be five in two short months. It probably doesn’t have the same substance that the original one did, but I am thankful to have done it the best that I can. Thankfully I did still have my brainstorming list, which helped me. Tomorrow I will work on the other one for my daughter who will be eight in a few months. This one is likely to be the harder of the two as I lost brainstorming work. May the Lord bless me with a memory that can adequately capture that year in words.

    Thank you again for giving me the push and encouragement to get some undone things done! You and your staff are such a sweet blessing!

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    Warm in Alaska says:

    Oh! Oh! Oh! I think God had you record this post just for me!!! (and I’m sure half of Siestaville!) I am QUEEN of starting wonderful things. But not always queen of finishing said wonderful things (for anyone who is versed in Myers-Briggs, I am a tried and true “P”). Shucks.

    Anyway. I love to write and have written a few Bible studies over the years – always simply studies for whatever group of girlfriends I’m hanging out with at the time. But a couple years ago, the Lord put an idea on my heart that I figured would be a type of devotional book. I started off, almost more out of obedience (and curiosity, b/c it was a subject matter that intrigued me). Boy. Howdy. 90,000 words later, I finished writing (and I cannot even begin to tell you how much I loved the process).

    Yes. Finished. A miracle if ever there was one! So it’s not that I have an undone project hanging over my head (of course, I could start counting drawers, cupboards, closets, checkbooks, the attic, etc., etc.; but those don’t weigh on me). But my book (which clearly will need to be professionally edited down by a few thousands words) is in the process of going through one more edit by yours truly. Your word was timely in that it encouraged me to keep plowing away at editing. I feel like I’ve run a marathon with this project, and I don’t want to wander off at the 26 mile mark before I’ve finished the last .2!
    So, thanks, dear Beth, for the boost I needed. If you’d jumped around waving pom-poms you couldn’t have been more encouraging for me to hunker down and see the thing through ~

    –also the post a few months back about writing was just such a huge encouragement to me. It, like today’s video, came just when I needed it. Thanks and Cheerio!

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    Sara says:

    Thank you, Beth for this timely word! This felt like the Lord Himself was speaking directly to me in my present circumstances today! My challenge is a slightly different angle on “getting it done” – it’s not a project that’s been left undone, but one I’m in the midst of that is a long time coming to an end. I’m in the very final weeks of writing my PhD thesis, and it’s pretty close to a 24/7 endeavour at this point to try to “get the thing done.” When you said sometimes these things have gone on for years, I thought – amen!!
    But I was so struck by your words that you can tell when you’re operating in your own or the Lord’s strength based on joy. I haven’t thought to make that connection, but lately as people ask how it’s going, I say – it’s strange, there’s still a lot of work left to do, and I’m very anxious about deadlines, but weirdly, I’m also really joyful and excited! Thank you for helping me to see that that’s the Lord giving me His strength! And thank you Jesus for that joy!
    I watched this literally as I sat down at my desk with my morning coffee to start another day of work, feeling a bit overwhelmed and tired, motivation flagging – and in God’s sweet goodness, the word is “get the thing done”! Amen!!

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    Syneva Mullins says:

    I had to chuckle as just tonight I finished a stack of thank you notes that had been weighing over me for too long! There is also a Bible study by Priscilla Shirer, Kay Arthur and you that I did not finish and your part is the part undone!
    I don’t remember the name of it right now, but will be looking for it. It is one of those that God has laid on my heart several times I need to finish….sooooo, He must have a reason. πŸ™‚ Thanks to the young, very wise girl who listened and shared with you!!

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    Barbara says:

    Undone is when I saw a post on Facebook that my son was in the hospital and going into surgery for a second time. By contrast Hope is what I felt as I recognized how fortunate my son was and how God protected him from what could have been.

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    Susan B. says:

    God is so good! This devotion was just for me. There was a decision that needed to be made, a phone call to make and an email sent. I am such a people pleaser that I was procrastinating the whole thing – and it wasn’t even that big of a deal. Why do I think my choices matter that much to others? I can’t tell you the sense of relief I felt when I just did it. Now I’m on to a couple other phones calls I just haven’t made the time for. I know it’s silly, but over this one insignificant decision that was finally made, I feel release!

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    Deborah Mott says:

    Thank you for this timely word. My struggle is knowing what the LORD would have me to do. Acts 9:6 “LORD what would you have me to do?…. Am I to write the book now or teach a Bible Study in a Woman’s Domestic Violence Shelter? I don’t think I am called to both. Thanks for your encouragement. I esp love Col 1:11: strengthened w all power accord to GOD”S glorious might… came alive to me! Doing Stronger by Angela at same time as Sacred Secrets and wow is it dynamite to the enemy. In week 4 of Sacred Secrets…one of my verses when harassed (harassment which can often thwart what I am supposed to do…related to your blog here today) is Ephesians 4:32 and I came across Charles Spurgeon sermon on this verse…FOR CHRIST SAKE we are forgiven…. delivered Feb 12, 1865…WOW is it powerful and wow does the body and the world esp those in strip clubs and the like need to hear this message! It is all about JESUS and what HE HAS DONE! Hallelujah! Double Hallelujah!

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    Denise B says:

    Okay, I’m back on it – I have been writing my testimony since the first of the year. I have been in a writing block season, but I know the block is broken when I sit down to write. I just haven’t been able to make myself write. This was the push I needed to sit back down to it. Thank you Beth for the reminder! I needed it!

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    Susan Strong says:

    Thank you Beth, for confirming my prayer this morning. My “undone” thing is taking a credentialing exam I need to keep my job. I have the education for it, I have the training for it, but I completely let satan convience me that I cannot pass it and am not worthy of the title of having it. My test date in December 3. Please pray continually for me until 4:00 p.m. pacific time on that day. Pray for my study time and my “test taking ability”. I know that my “endurance with joy” is God’s strength – not mine πŸ™‚

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      Tanya says:

      My foster mom prayed for me in a similar circumstance that God who created all things and knew all things and lived in me would let me have the answers I needed as He was able to do from within. Peace

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    Marcy says:

    This post spoke directly to me as well. I have been falling away from my relationship with the Lord for some time now. Been under terrible stress from my husbands addiction and instead of leaning on God I have fallen away. Over the course of the last few days the Lord has been speaking to my spirit to get back into the word. To get back to bible study, which I love and to get back to my devotionals everyday. I am like the lady you spoke of, I started Patriarchs 5 months ago and have just been working on it here and there. It’s time to stop leaving God undone. It’s time to get back to the word and leaning and relying on God’s strength to get me through. Thanks so much for your faithfulness to bring us these devotional’s the Lord puts upon your heart. They are life changing to so many. See you in Tulsa this week. Can’t wait!!!

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    Shelley says:

    Well here is my “confession” so to speak.

    I have have only made it to week three in Jesus, the One and Only!

    Here’s why! I was a facilitator for this study at my church about 3 years ago for this study. I had a falling out so to speak with one of the Pastors at my church and I stepped down as facilitator. The falling out was over something really silly and we both ended up apologizing to one another, but I just cannot seem to bring myself to move forward with this study!

    So, this video from Beth has stirred it back up and now I want to finish it. I am going to need major prayer though because I still feel something within me that wants to resist.

    So there is is, all out in the open now.

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    Nicole says:

    What a great reminder, Beth. On my “undone” list is:

    call insurance co. to change the policy
    pay that silly (little) bill from the pediatrician
    file that stack of papers over there
    and my personal favorite…schedule that dentist appt.

    I love the tip on blaring the music when you have to get something “undone” and “unpleasant” done. My tip? I use the “DO!” app for the iPhone. I put everything on my to do list that I can think of (long term and short term) and then very satisfyingly scratch it out when its done. So rewarding. πŸ™‚

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    I don’t know if my undone thing is undone – or doesn’t need to be done, praying for wisdom cos I am truly perplexed.

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    Kathy says:

    Please help with audio- I can never hear any of these videos-my sound is on and up and running as I just listened to a Hillsong song. Any advice? I remember reading once that another lady had trouble.

    • 24.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi Kathy! I’m so sorry you can’t hear it. I’m not really sure what to tell you because it’s working fine over here. Maybe try to shut down and restart? I hope that helps!

    • 24.2
      Ann Rogers says:

      Hi. If you’re using Internet Explorer, you might try Google Chrome as the search engine. I had the same problems with simulcasts. Hope this helps! Blessings.

    • 24.3
      Lee says:

      I found the audio is not always from both speakers but from one so check and see if your sound is set to just one speaker.

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    leslie says:

    Your taping this morning on James & Betty Robinson show was on Finishing the work! Thanks for allowing the Holy Spirit to drill this message in my heart today.

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    Christy Youngblood says:

    Woo hoo! I just finished scrapbooking the last 3 memory verses for my SSMT friends. It takes 15 minutes, so why in the world do I not do it on the day we chose them??? Thanks Beth! They will be surprised when I give those cute cards to them at church tonight. And guess what? I turned on Life Today to work by and you are giving the same message with different words (for those of us who might have needed reinforcement.) Yes, God is the finisher πŸ™‚

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    Pam says:

    SmartMouth survey submitted. This undone task has now been done thus saving me $2.00 on my next purchase. I love my husband and I like this mouthwash. It actually prevents morning mouth.

    I have a big undone decluttering project, but thought I’d start small by completing one thing on my desk and celebrating by telling you so!

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    Judy Heindl says:

    I just finished a friends quilt for repair I started over 5 years ago. Yea! it is finished.

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    Bea says:

    It’s funny that today I would get this Undone message because I decided that I’ve left my email boxes undone for long enough.
    Yesterday, I started in on one of my inboxes that had over 8,000 unready emails. I worked on it all day until I had only about 4,700 unread emails left and about the same amount in the trash.
    So, I’m working on this project again today and hoping to get it DONE! I’m tired of this being UNDONE!
    Please pray for me that I don’t go crazy trying to get through all this email.
    I guess I need to stop subscribing to all these websites because I get an email everyday from them and some times I get more than one a day from some of them.
    There has to be a better way to stay on top of all these emails.

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    Ally says:

    Oh Sister Beth, I just want you to know that I feel so blessed by this that I watched it on my phone at the bus stop and just cried with tears of joy and bewilderment. To think of all the years God has used you and others like you to teach me and invite me into His word, to think that Gods own strength through an impatient person like me could be an inspiration to you. The joy of the Spirit is on me to be sure. I am actually 23, and when I first did Breaking Free I was not resonating with it in that time period, but when I went back to those weeks you mentioned it was a month of total upheaval in my life. There was a prayer you wrote on this blog the very next morning that spoke into everything that had happened and I printed it out, and kept in the back of every one of those studies. Thank you again for partnering with me through those pages. As you know, our group just finished “A Woman’s Heart” (thank you for the treats by the way!!) and that was the last bible study I had left undone. JUST last night I finally put them all on the bookshelf in order and completed. Victory in the name of Jesus. Many more to come.

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    Carol says:

    What a perfect message for this sister here. Twice I did not make my Financial class and Thursday will be my second.
    I will pray for endurance to finish the class and then tackle my UnDone List. Blessings~

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    Joy says:

    OK…I had to stop the video at about the 3:30 mark. I couldn’t even finish listening to it. For WEEKS now I have had two gifts here that I needed to package up for mailing. Two people I have never met, but the Lord impressed on my heart to send them little packages of encouragement.

    I’m in Canada, but I heard of a lady in Florida going through ovarian cancer (the same cancer I’ve had) and I wanted to send her some knit chemo caps as well as a book by my dear friend Elaine Olsen, “Beyond Cancer’s Scars”. I kept putting it off. I didn’t want to find a chair, climb up in the closet where I’ve tucked the “cancer” memories away, pull them out and package them for mailing. Then I had a brand new Build-A-Bear bear, dressed in American attire, with a stuffed horse that I wanted to package and send to a precious little girl in PA who is taking horse-back lessons. Well…after 3 or 4 minutes of your video, I stopped, gathered everything, packaged them all, and they are going out the door with me to the post office! Oh the sweet taste of victory!

    THANK YOU for the encouragement. It feels sooooo good to have that done. OK…now I can listen to the remainder of your video guilt free πŸ™‚ (Well…until you mention the next thing that prompts further action! Don’t you just love a little conviction that leads to motivation!)

    Blessings, hugs and prayers,

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      Mema Jeanne says:

      Hey Joy!!!
      I am hoping that you are the Joy that I “met” through Wendy Pope’s Chrono. Bible Study!! When I read that you were from Canada and had had cancer, I thought, “That’s my Joy Bells.” Remember your writing about the church playing the bells for you and you sent me a video of your listening to the bells. I told you about one of my students singing “Joy Bells” for me. I do so pray that this is you as I have wondered how you have been. If you ever get a chance/or read this post, please send me an email so I can get to your blog–( I think you had one;))
      Anyway, soooo great to hear of you once again; I pray that you are doing well, and as usual, you are being that servant by sending gifts of encouragement to those you may not know. They will know your heart, just as I do.
      Praying for you and thanking God for allowing me to “see” your post.
      Mema Jeanne, NC

      • Joy says:

        Mema Jeanne…IT IS ME!!!! I just “happened” to return and see this before shutting down my computer. How lovely to hear from you. I just want to HUG you!!! (Sorry Beth for all this personal conversation on the blog…but oh the delight when two lost friends find one another!!!) Mema Jeanne I don’t know that I have your email πŸ™ but if the Lord allows you to read this, you can hopefully find my blog, “Pondering In His Presence”. I haven’t been posting on it much, but surprisingly I wrote a short post today. Anyway, great to hear from you. LOVE you, Joy

    • 32.2
      Sandy Bowers says:

      LOVE THIS! And I love that your name is JOY!

      • Joy says:

        Thanks Sandy. I pray that I am His Joy. I’ve always loved that verse from the Psalms, “In His presence is fullness of joy.” Yes Lord, fill me with Your presence.

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    Bethany says:

    I actually feel like this applies to me in a different way. God is dealing with something in my life that has been bondage since childhood (I’m in my 30s!) and I feel like He is dealing with this now once and for all. It has been undone and now it will finally be done.

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    Erin says:

    Wow, thank you! This message came at the most opportune moment! I have been feeling led to use my gifts and abilities to serve the Lord, and while I am still completely unsure as to how to go about doing this, God placed on my heart today that I needed to get started by not simply reading the LPM blog today, but responding and participating in the discussion. When I saw it was a video today, I admit I put it off for a while, as I was concerned about other priorities pulling me away, but I am so glad I took the time to listen. So in response to your question, Beth, I have now done what was undone, namely, submitting a comment to your blog. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the challenge, and thanks be to the Lord for his impeccable timing!


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    amybhill says:

    okay – i get it – message received!!! lol πŸ™‚ i say that bc this is the SECOND time you spoke this word to me today. i dvr life today and watched it during my PM kindergarden/nap time “lunch break” and this was the very thing you were teaching about. something immediately came to mind but I’m not gonna post it now. i’m gonna get back on and let you know when im done it. but i can tell you right now that its absolutely going to have to be done in GOD’s strength bc i have a 5 year old, a 2 year old, and a 4 WEEK old πŸ™‚ i can do all things through Christ! xo

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    Mary Geddings says:

    Well, I did it! Thanks for the prompting, Beth! I had been sitting on a summer camp recommendation for one of my youth. It is now done and ready to go in the mail tomorrow!

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    Ann Rogers says:

    Dearest Beth, I love you more than ever . . . even if my feet are killing me πŸ™‚ . . . is it fair to ask where you got the beautiful blouse you’re wearing (can’t help it! You always look so beautiful and wear such nice outfits.)
    What brand is it?

    Right after my Bible study, I’m going back to shred through old papers from piled up boxes. PRAISE THE LORD!

    I also have a brand new “project,” not even started yet. It started with a word during my Bible study yesterday. It is SO FAR OUT that I must pray and journal very specifically to make sure I’m hearing this clearly. So exciting!

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    Jean Schlosser says:

    Dear Beth,

    Your message, today, motivated me to finish my quarterly bookwork, for my husband’s business. I’m grateful, it is done, until January.

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    Sharon W. says:

    Beth this was so on time! I have had a stack no two stacks of papers on my table staring me in the face. I have looked at them everyday and just couldn’t deal with them. My dad passed away in July and my mom in April of last year. So the death certificates, obituaries and paper work that related to doing the things that were done in reference to the above were becoming a burden everyday. When I woke up this morning, I decided I would put everything in a box and go through them later. After watching your message I promptly went in and shredded the things that needed to be shredded, and took care of the other stuff. I thank you for today’s message and thank God for letting me hear it. This was a real emotional cleansing, and I know that getting it done released a lot of feelings I have been trying to work through.

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    Sarah Sykes says:

    My undone has been needling at me for about three years. Three years ago, when it came time to schedule my “yearly appointment,” I just didn’t do it. I kept thinking about it, putting it off, growing more and more apprehensive about each time it needled at my brain. I finally made an appointment a few weeks ago, and it was actually for today. I didn’t see this blog post until this evening, but it was affirming to me because I felt such peace at the doctors office and even during the exam. When I left, I even posted aessave to my lady friends on FB that if hey we’re putting it off like me, it was time to just do it and find some peace! Only God can use a “yearly appointment” to provide peace! He is amazing! :o)

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    Susan says:

    I am working on my on house with fabric covering my living and dinning room plus all of the other items that go with sewing. It is a slow process as I own a small business that requires timely work to be done that gets my first attention after my daily bible time. So much to do and sometimes so much time wasted on other things.

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    Mrs Nez says:

    Wow! Ok I just listened to your msg on life today ‘called It is finished’. I listened to it twice because I was a little distracted the first time through. He’s the Author and Finisher of our Faith … He started it and Boooooy is he FAITHFUL to complete it. Thanks for your obedience in speaking these words of life. I will report back later on my progress, but in the meantime I’M RUNNING TO WIN πŸ™‚

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    Laura says:

    I confess that I do not want to move although my husband has been transferred out of state. I have not agreed to list our home. How crazy is that? Anyway, I have never done this before, but I prayed yesterday morning for a sign if it was time to list our home or not. Boy, that message from Beth was a shock last night. I got up this morning, and I texted my husband to list it.

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    Maria says:

    What a timely message for me, Beth. I am the queen of “undone” tasks. Finishing some unfinished Bible studies, projects around the house, dealing with a difficult situation with a friend- I have had several things weighing on me lately and this was the push I needed to get these things complete.

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    Natalie says:

    Thank you!

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    Leanne S says:

    Is it sad that my undone project is a list of undone projects? πŸ™‚ Ok, I made the list! I’ve been going to get a list started of all those little projects I was going to do once the kids got back in school. Although, the list is longer than I would like, it’s written and ready to be whittled down! Thanks for the prompting. πŸ™‚

    • 46.1
      Sarah Sykes says:

      Leanne, I love this! It makes me happy! My husband and I are the same way. It gets overwhelming and you know you just need a list to get it organized so you can start doing it, but sitting down to make that list is soooo hard! My husband has gotten more on the ball with this than I have. I feel a little convicted now. I am going to make his day and tell him that I want to help him make our “undone” list and start getting it done! Thank you for sharing what seemed silly to you! ~~Sarah

    • 46.2
      fuzzytop says:

      Leanne – Same here, sister! I have a list churning in the back of my head, and I need to get it down on paper. I’m thinking I’ll add some rewards to the list too; that will help me to actually get them done


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    Julie says:

    When I got this in my inbox yesterday morning, it was exactly what I needed. I’ve been laid up with an injury since Sunday morning (couldn’t walk after a 10 mile run). I’ve been training for my first marathon and to say I was frustrated by this injury is an understatement. I was wasting time sulking (eating and watching TV) about taking time off. This message reminded me that I am behind on my Bible reading schedule and the Daniel Study I was doing (in addition to about a dozen other, less important things). I know believe that God allowed me to be stopped so that I could see what an idol the training was becoming for me. I got out my Bible reading schedule and read for hours (catching up 7 days) and completed the next day in the Daniel study. Today, I got up earlier and did the same before going to the gym to ride the spin bike (still can’t run on my leg). I’ve made a list of the top six things that are “undone” – I’ve been able to cross off one already. It will take a while to get them all caught up or finished, but I’m feeling less “undone” today than yesterday πŸ™‚

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    Sandy Bowers says:

    Well, somebody is trying to tell me something! I had just finished watching yesterday’s Life Today…..then I watched this video….hmmmmm, same message. Two things are heavy on my shoulders…I started out the year great with my SSMT verses, and have continued to add a new one twice a month. But I confess I have fallen behind on the MEMORY part of this. I had the first six months down, no problem. But slacking off, I now am having trouble remembering those, let alone the new ones. So that’s one thing that is UNDONE and definitely needing refreshing. The second is an old standby….at least in the past several years. I really, really need to buckle down and eat healthier, get to the gym and lose some weight. I’m really feeling that my weight, although not excessive, is contributing to some health issues. Thanks for the kick in the pants! Y’all mean the world to me!

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      Sandy Bowers says:

      By the way ladies, I just love to type “y’all” and say it in my head when I do! I’ve picked that up from you! (Haven’t been brave enough to actually verbalize it up here in the northern parts of the US.) Hugs!

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    Kim Safina says:

    Precious Beth,

    My “undone” starts by looking up the word


    A confession is a statement made by a person or a group of person acknowledging some personal fact that the person (or the group) would not prefer to keep hidden.
    The term derives from “something (“ion”) spoken (“fess”) in the presence of or with (“con”) someone else”.

    Confession is the acknowledgment of sin (or one’s sinfulness) or wrongs. It is a religious practice in a number of faith traditions.

    I choose to confess my sins in private prayer before God, believing this suffices to gain God’s pardon.


    I have lots to ponder after listening to your devotional and video time with us.
    I thank you and your family for being REAL and sharing from your hearts and minds.

    I read once that Corrie ten Boom said, “Surrender your blunders to the Lord. He can use them to make the pattern of your life more beautiful.”

    I am going to work on surrendering all of my blunders to the Lord.

    Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3

    Seeking & Learning to Surrender All,
    Kim Safina

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    Carol Lynne says:

    Wow! Like everyone else who has written, this was definitely a timely message for me! Today I made the final corrections to a book I’ve been editing for my husband and we submitted it to the publisher. This completes a seven year labor of love. But it has come at the cost of leaving a personal project that I promised my dad I would complete, which is to finish adding photos to a compilation of his and mom’s love letters from WWII – all 550 pages of them! It has been almost four years since he passed away and that task has remained UNDONE…I’m on the road for the next week, but when I return I am going to schedule time to begin chipping away at finishing this book and fulfilling my promise to Dad. Thanks for the spiritual encouragement to push through on this project, which has definitely been hanging over me.

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