Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A few nuggets from Beth...

...not Chick-fil-nuggets! It's Wednesday, and in our house, that means biblestudy morning! This Beth Moore study has been wonderful so far. They always are. I've never done a "bad" one. But I'm ALWAYS amazed at how I can see God's timing so perfectly in each study. About how it's the PERFECT study for me at this time. That this is exactly what I need to be studying right now. We had a great small group discussion on our homework from last week. The video this week was powerful - just hit so many things right on the money for me. She talked about how the power of the Holy Spirit enables us to know things we wouldn't. That's part of Living Beyond Ourselves, as this study is called. That we can understand things that may not be concrete or black & white in Scripture. Because alot of life is like that. Should I take this job? Is this is the right person for me to marry? (to which Beth Moore said, "If you're already married, then YES that is the man for you!" - hilarious and TRUE!) Anyways, how do we know which decision to make? That is where the Holy Spirit gives us wisdom to know. So here are a few things that stuck to me today:

* Part of spiritual maturity is to cease equating HARD with BAD. And the opposite is true also - just because it's EASY, doesn't mean it's GOOD!

* Ezekiel 36:27 says "And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees..."

How I want to be able to be moved like that. To have ears to hear. To be able to perceive. To be able to know. To have that insight.


the mccollums... said...

do you ever read her blog? beth moore that is? if you go to the Gates link on my blog and go to Beth Moore on her is good!

PS: Coldstone free ice cream tomorrow the 25th. I thought it was Monday so a friend and I went and proclaimed "I'm here for the free ice cream..." But the store was empty but the teenage worker still gave us a free cup! YUM

anthonyandbeth said...

so good! you'll have to keep sending the nuggets my way being as i can't be there with you! :)

and maybe i should just go over to cold stone any old time like your friend and say i'm here for free ice cream and they'll give me some. can't do it too often or they'll be able to spot me when i'm comin'. my picture might get posted up as to make sure no one has compassion on me and gives me any freebies! :)

dandsratz said...

Oh Katy--I know we talked about this on the phone yesterday--but its SOOO true--all of it--what an AWESOME study!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!

Tiffany said...

Katy keep the nuggets coming. I am enjoying all that we are involved in these days here at home but miss miss miss the Beth Moore Studies. What great insight and powerful stuff. I can so relate to all of what you have said with this. Thanks for posting it!