I had the opportunity to go to my first Beth Moore, Living Proof Live, conference last weekend. I really hope that it won’t be my only one. It was absolutely amazing. Not because I got to see her, but because I heard from God. Being in an arena with 9500 other women (and a few men) worshiping God, and hearing some really incredible things through Beth was just wonderful. I still, three days later, get goosebumps all over just thinking about it. Being there with 11 other women from my church was so much fun.
I am so impressed with how Beth Moore never makes it about her. She truly seems to love people and she does not ask for you to see her and think that she has done anything. It is all God. Instead of us clapping for her, she (and every other person) vacated the stage before we stopped singing on Saturday afternoon. The only thing to do was clap for God. I love how it was all about Him.
Beth challenged us to write our story, and I will be doing that in the coming days. So that when I feel led to share it, I will have it ready. She also challenged us to figure out why we were there. Why did Jesus have us there for the weekend to hear those words? I think I know, and it involves part of my story. I am still working on being brave enough to do what I feel like I’m supposed to do next. I’m also praying about what exactly the next steps are. “If we wait until we feel ready, we’re going to think we did it.” That was something she said several times and it is really sticking with me. I want to wait until I feel ready, but I know that God will give me what I need when I need it and then it will be about him. I can’t do it and I won’t ever be ready on my own. So, pray for me as I figure out these next steps, please!
If you ever get the chance to go to see Beth Moore, I recommend doing so. I hope to go again and experience that wonderful fellowship and teaching. She really does have the teaching gift. :)