Yesterday, I attended a Beth Moore conference with 5 friends from church. We had a great time together. Beth Moore was wonderful, as usual. Her message really spoke to my heart and it was just great to be a part of it with the other ladies from church. I've done several of Beth Moore's studies (A Heart Like His (David), Jesus the One and Only, Breaking Free) and one day I want to do her Daniel study. This was the first time seeing her live. Well, she was actually live in Pennsylvania, but a local church an hour away from us was doing a web simulcast so we went and watched her live there. It was great. There were over 150,000 women in 50 states, 96 Canadian locations, 21 International locations, 5 military basis and 2 women's prisons watching it. That is just AMAZING! I really did think that it was going to be weird because it was a simulcast, but it was great. I can't wait to go to another one!
Then, today....church was pretty awesome! Kevan and I were asked to do a bible study discussion this morning since our normal teacher was out of town last week. We picked our topic and since I had already done a similar study with the ladies group I updated my Power Point Presentation and Kevan led the actual discussion. I have been stressed out ALL WEEK because we had to do it and I wasn't sure if the content was "perfect enough". I prayed and walked through it with Kevan several times. Kevan is never worried when he has to speak. I don't know how he is so calm. I freak out if I have to speak in front of others and I wasn't even the one that had to talk today. lol! It really has opened my eyes to the amount of work our normal teacher (Willie) goes through. It takes a lot of time to pull it all together. (Thank you Willie!) Anyway, I should not have been worried. Kevan did a great job with the help of the Lord, of course. We had so many slides though that instead of rushing through it the class asked us to come back another week and finish. They loved the content. So, we were even blessed that they want us to come back and do more! Then, worship was AWESOME today (I included one of our worship songs below because it really spoke to me today). Church service was just great all around. I'm so glad we've been blessed with such a great church and so many great people that share their testimonies. There are no perfect people in this world. Sometimes, when you are in a church you feel like you can't get close to people because then they will know that you aren't perfect, but the people at our church are so open and honest. They have a past just like I do. They still struggle with things, just like I do. Being open and honest is what makes us such a great church family. We can be there with them in their struggle, praise the Lord with them when God blesses them, help them if they need something, cry with them when they are hurting, etc. But, it requires us all to open up and not be scared to put ourselves out there. I love our church! Okay....I'm done. I just wanted y'all to know what a great day we had and how blessed I feel. I also need to remember this day because some Sundays Kevan and I fight all the way to church, we are grumpy and tired through the service and we just don't feel good. I'm glad those days aren't that often.
Below is the song that spoke to me this morning as well as yesterday at the conference. I've also included the scripture that I think inspired the writer of the song. The last two verses are my FAVORITE verses in the bible. I've underlined them.
With the song...Kevan says that where it says "if our God is for us"....change it in your mind to "since our God is for us". Since God IS for us. :o) He loves us.
Pretend you can hear me screaming (I mean singing) at the top of my lungs: "Our God is Healer! Awesome in Power!"
Romans 8:31:39 -
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”