Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Wednesdays with Beth

Can you feel the energy? Just looking at this photo gets me ready to be blessed! It's as if God is speaking directly to me! Yes, that's directly to me!

I have been feeling a little sad that I have not been able to participate in the on-line Beth Moore Study group that is taking place in blogdom. I have benefited greatly from previous Beth Moore Bible Studies: Breaking Free, The Beloved Disciple (Following John to the Heart of Jesus), and if there can be a favoirte Beth Moore Study-- A Women's Heart--God's Dwelling Place.

I was thrilled this morning as I was multi-tasking (making my bed and flipping the channels on the bedroom TV!) to discover that Beth Moore is on James Robison's Life Today! Hence forth, every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. is hereto after referred to as Wednesdays with Beth! Just in case I miss a Wednesday, I have ordered her Wednesday with Beth series on CD. I'm not missing out on this one too!

Today, Beth was speaking on The Law of the Harvest. I am excited to receive the CD's to review more on this principle. She was talking about planting seeds and how the sower must die to herself in order for the harvest of joy to come. This struck a cord with this mom! After all, when we pray for our prodigals, we are planting seeds and expecting a harvest! Soon! We grow inpatient as we stand in the gap and wait for the harvest to grow. Beth reminded me today--that I must die to my expectation, to my time table, to my right to control--I must completely release my seed if I mean what I say--I believe. Powerful message.

This message goes hand in hand with a favorite quote from Beth Moore's Praying Giod's Word. In it she quotes Dennis Jernigan, "True freedom will only bloom in your life when you put on the truth of who God says you are. Knowing who God wants you to be is not the same as practicing who He wants you to be. When life gets complecated and failures abound, turn your heart and mind back to the basics. Remember who you are in Christ, practice being who God says you are, and in time, you'll be walking in the .....hall of freedom."

Mean what I say: I believe God is who I say He is. I believe God will bring forth the harvest in His time. My role is to rest on His promises, His character, His faithfulness. I am not a victim of circumstances--I am walking with Him in the "hall of [His] freedom!"

Some of my favorite bloggers have Wordless Wednesday postings today. Clearly,I have posted too many words to participate. However, Beth Moore's words, whether on Wednesday or any other day ending in an "y"--are words to live by! Make it a walking-in-His-freedom kind of day!

19 comments:

Kelly Klepfer said...

I love Beth's way of softly smacking me upside the head.

I've only done two studies - I finished Breaking Free 2 months ago and am almost done with Living Beyond Yourself. I am convicted by my attitudes and fruit, especially the wimpy, anemic fruit, every week.

I highly encourage anyone who wants to quit being self-absorbed, or who wants to grow, to take Living Beyond Yourself.

Kristen said...

I haven't read or seen any Beth Moore. I'd like to check her out, though. She sounds inspiring.

flipflop said...

She is very inspiring.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Kristen--

Run--dont walk--to your nearest book store! Beth delights, she inspires, she speaks the living, breathing word of God--on every page! She has challenged me to a better place spiritually--as I learn to walk in His abundant living---not just livin!

Diane

Heather Smith said...

I love Beth Moore! I'm currently doing the "A Woman's Heart" study! Great study! I think I'm gonna check out this Wednesday's with Beth thing!

Dismantle Queen said...

I am getting so much insentive from all of you I feel the presence of the Holy Spirit thru all your blogs, I am truly grateful he has brought you all to me....Thanks

MugwumpMom said...

I'll definitely check out Beth Moore - hadn't even heard of her until I read your blog today. Thanks!
Rena

Big Dave T said...

Beth looks familiar. I believe I saw her on television when we were flipping channels down in Tennessee on vacation.

I admire spiritual leaders so long as they don't take excessively from the flock for their spiritual vision. There's too much money in evangelism, for my money.

Hope your son finds employment. My older son is also looking.

kpjara said...

Beth is such a woman after God's own heart, and a wonderful teacher to boot!

Thanks for letting us know about Wednesdays with Beth! What a blessing.

Blessings.

T said...

great post! Thanks for the tip. I'll have to check it out...

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

I am just so impressed with Beth Moore. She has such great insights and lives out such authenticity. Thanks for sharing this lesson.
(so sad you aren't in our LBY group either - next time!)

and thanks for dropping by my WW!!

Julie Carobini said...

Living Free changed my life!

Thanks for the encouragement to continue studying.

Hattigrace said...

Would you all please pray with me for the salvation of one of my clients? He is dying of lung cancer. Has weeks to live. Is a Jew, not practicing. She is Christian and just languishing for his soul to be at peace with the Lord. Thank you, so much.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Hattigrace,

Thank you for letting us share in your desire for this dear man to know Jesus. We WILL pray for him--what a great heritage he has....now we will pray that this man will come to know the One who longs for him to know eternal life with the Father.

God Bless you caring and ministering heart!

Diane

great2beme said...

Wow! How inspirational. You know that true freedom can only bloon etc. statement you made. It spoke right into my life. God is doing big things in me right now and sometimes I feel doubt about them but hearing that reminds me he will grow me if I continue in his ways! Thanks for sharing.

Chana said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Mighty nice of you.

Never heard of Beth...glad that you find comfort with her words...

Take care.

Emily said...

I love Beth Moore, so thanks for sharing this. She has a wonderful background story. I haven't actually completed one of her studies, so I think you just gave me something to do for this summer. It's funny... you probably live right down the road from me but you feel even closer to my heart. Thanks for sharing the joy of Christ with us today. Blessings to you my friend!!

jessica said...

I love Beth Moore!

Thanks for stopping in and seeing my mess. The inspiration came from my pride and the fact that I really don't want people to know I live like that! HA HA... now the blogging community knows!

tam said...

Oh Beth is soooooo good! She speaks directly to a woman's heart! (and a few men too)
In addition she is humble and REAL!

i've seen you around and wanted to see you besides comments!


I'll be back to see you again!