August 27, 2010

I'm Obsessed with Beth Moore (But Not in a Stalker-Kinda-Way)



I vaguely remember my mom mentioning that she was going to a bible study at church, to watch a video for an hour, and the name Beth Moore.  This was probably 12 years ago.  That was all I knew of Mrs. Moore until about 9 years later when I went to my own BM Bible Study!
 Breaking Free was the first of four studies that I've been through.  It changed my life!  I know exactly why I love BM: she's real and she's all about the Word.  I feel incredibly challenged and encouraged by her studies, books and journals, to dig into the Word of God for myself.  I was lucky enough to catch one of her TV show recordings here in Dallas last year!  It was so cool to see her in person.  (She really is that pretty!)


So I opened up the last devotional journal that I was working on (before baby Addy was born), and read this in my last entry:
"I know things are going to be crazy for the next six months or so..."
I couldn't help but laugh out loud... that was exactly 5 months ago!  Then I noticed this perfect scripture on the opposite page,
"See to it that no one misses the grace of God." - Hebrews 12:15 (NIV)
Wow!  What perfect timing.  I probably wouldn't have even noticed that scripture five months ago.  But since then God has put this desire in me to Experience Grace, Reflect Grace, and Extend Grace.  What better way to make sure that no misses the grace of God than to be the one showing it to them!  The verse just before says,
"Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord." - Hebrews 12:14 (NIV)
But I think the real key to living a life reflecting God's grace is found earlier in the chapter,
 "We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith..." - Hebrews 12:2a (NLT)
Which goes along with one of my favorite verses:
"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need." - Matthew 6:33 (NLT) 
My paraphrase? "Go after Jesus with all you have, keep Him in your sight always. Live in peace with everyone, trying to be as much like Jesus as possible and He will put the rest in place!"
So thank you Ms. Moore for helping ignite the fire of excitement in my quiet times; the drive for adventure and delving into God's Word!  I can't wait for my next Beth Moore Bible Study!

2 comments:

  1. It's nice to see that even our heroes have heroes. Beth Moore must be a pretty epic woman to be such an inspiration to one of the most inspirational women I have the pleasure of knowing. I am glad to have found your blog and I have added it to the blogroll on my own site. We love you, and your family, Alycia. We love your heart for God, and your beautiful expression of that love through your worship. Your voice is soulful and heartbreakingly beautiful. I am able to draw just a little bit nearer to the Father when you are singing.

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  2. Thanks so much Jeff. I really appreciate it! She truly is an epic woman! I pray I can be like her when I grow up. =)

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