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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

This is PRECIOUS...a must read!


This is such a sweet blog entry, that I just had to share it.


When I was a brand new Christian, struggling through a painful first year of marriage, I took Beth Moore's class on the tabernacle.


In one of the videos she said something that I took like an arrow to the heart, and for many years I couldn't bear to take another of her studies. I just couldn't get past it, but I now understand that ANY teacher can say something without really thinking about the way it may come across to some...and I've learned that as a student, I need to be willing to extend grace.


I learned that because I so often need grace extended to me when I teach. ;)


I also learned that there really is a maturation curve for a new believer. I had a lot of growing up to do!


The truth is, Beth is so sold out for the Lord, and He has gifted her to speak right to the heart of women.


A few months ago my "spiritual Momma" as I love to call her, Janan, wrote to ask if I'd be willing to go to a Beth Moore conference with her, if she flew into town.


Now, I would go Death Valley with Janan...seriously, I'd go anywhere she invited me to, just to be with her. I love her so much! So, of course I told her I'd go. :)


Well, let me tell you, God ministered to my heart in such a mighty way through Beth's teaching that day. I think I expected a sermonette, but what I got was inductive teaching! ( Which you know by now is my heart!) It was a wonderful day!


So now I make a point of reading her blog. She is a gifted writer, and I love her heart.


When you click on the link below, go to the entry that she posted on December 30th.


I hope it touches your heart like it did mine.


Happy New Year!

Jes




5 comments:

janan said...

Oh Baby! This is your mama! Ha!

Didn't that entry make you cry? It sure did me. Maybe because that sounded so much like me and Ed! Ha!

I have always wondered who cleans up after Beth. That girl does so much, and as I read her blogs, Bible studies and books, etc., I find my mind wondering who picks up after her, who gets her drycleaning and all that stuff.

When my mind gets going, everything around me comes to a standstill.

Anonymous said...

Jessica,

this is Wendy again. Are you to Chattanooga in Feb. fo r the leader's weekend?

Wendy

Jes said...

Hey Nan..yes, it made me cry..big time! :)

Wendy, yes, we'll be in Chattanooga that weekend for the retreat. Will I get to see you? I hope so! :)

Is your e-mail still the same as on your card? If so, I'll zip one your way.

Hugs,
Jes

D.L. White said...

Thanks for turning me on to Beth's blog. I didn't even realize she had one. (Although I guess I shouldn't be surprised - everyone has a blog these days.) And that was an inspiring post.

The first Beth Moore Bible study I did, I was leery of - assuming it would be a fluffy time of "girl talk" and surface level Bible reading. Like you, I was also pleasantly surprised to get a deep inductive study. :-)

Anonymous said...

Yes, My email is the same.