Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Living Proof Live Simulcast

The real reason my mom came in to visit this past week was to attend Beth Moore's Living Proof Live Simulcast. Normally, if you haven't heard of Beth Moore, I would ask you what rock you have been living under, but I did have one of my friends who wasn't familiar with her, so it made me wonder if loving Beth Moore is a Baptist thing. {This post sums up how most of us who "know" her feel about her!}  She is a very gifted speaker and writer who has countless Bible studies and books. We just love her and could not wait for Saturday.

Two years ago my mom, Bami and I actually all went to Lubbock together to see her in person. {By in person, I mean with 20,000 other ladies!} As I prepared for this event, I couldn't think back as to how different I was back then: I was disappointed to be starting another travel season with my work, I was angry that I was passed over for another job without even true consideration, and I still wasn't pregnant, which is a whole host of disappointment and bitterness in itself.  Didn't I sound like real joy to be around? It ended up being exactly what I needed to get me through some very hard months until I made it to a point where I could see in hindsight why everything worked out like it did.

There's no way I could sum up in words just how great her message was as to how we are no longer under the law but fully under grace now.  If you are looking for a life changing message, they are have a digital pass that you can have one month access of the event {with incredible worship and all } through either your computer or iPad for $20. You can find it here.

Here's just a glimpse of what she shared with us:

Grace is an inflated raft that can submerge to the floor of a sea to save you.
 Grace is the silver thread that stitches up the shreds of mangled souls.
 Grace is the eye that finds us where it refuses, there, to leave us.
 Grace calls the waitress to the table and sits her down to wash her feet.
 Grace sees underneath the manhole on a street of self-destruction.
 Grace is the air to draw a breath in the belly of a whale.
 Grace is the courage to stand in the shamed wake of a frightful falling.
 Grace is the only fire hot enough to burn down a living hell.
 Grace waits with healing in His wings when we’re too mad to pray.
 Grace is the gravity that pulls us from depravity.
 Grace races us to the Throne when we make haste to repent and always outruns us.
 Grace treats us like we already are what we fear we’ll never become.
 Grace is the doorpost dripping red when the angel of death grips the knob.
 Grace is the stamp that says Ransomed on a life that screams Ruined.
 Grace sets a table before me in the presence of my enemy even when my enemy is me.
 Grace is the cloak that covers the naked and the palm that drops the rock.
 Grace is divine power burgeoning in the absence of all strength.
 Grace proves God true and every self-made man a liar for the sake of his own soul.
 Grace is the power to do what we cannot do for the Name of Christ to go where it has not been.
Grace is a room of a thousand mirrors, all reflecting the face of Christ.

Grace is…
The eye popping
Knee dropping

Earth quaking
Pride breaking

Dark stabbing
Heart grabbing

Friend mending
Mind bending

Lame walking
Mute taking

Slave freeing
Devil fleeing

Death tolling
Stone rolling

Veil tearing
Glory flaring

Chin lifting
Sin sifting

Dirt bleaching
World reaching

Past covering
Spirit hovering

Child defending
Happy ending

Heaven glancing
Feet dancing…

Power of the Cross.

Jesus Christ, Grace Incarnate.

They will be sharing more of the creative writings, a POWERFUL responsive reading and other things from the simulcast over at their blog. Check it out and be encouraged!


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