One thing I just love about Beth Moore is her, what I believe is, anointing of the Holy Spirit. This woman just oozes the Spirit of God! I love that she is real about her own issues. I love that she says, “You can’t out sin me!” with great humility and understanding.
Every chance I get, I try to go and hear her speak. In fact, she is coming to Huntsville this fall! Yeah! Another opportunity for me to grow and learn from an amazing teacher.
One Thing first appeared on August 26, 2015 on Red Wine & Peonies.
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I just love listening to Beth Moore speak. I have for many, many years. I have participated in several of her Bible studies through a variety of churches. I have watched her video teaching and discussed her Biblical thoughts and been inspired by her Holy Spirit guided knowledge. She would definitely be on my list of who I want to chat with when I get to heaven! If you don’t know of Beth Moore, I would highly recommend you check out her website – Living Proof Ministries.
So, on Tuesday I was reminded that Beth was coming to Milwaukee the upcoming weekend and I thought, “I don’t have to work, Big Jon is going to be out-of-town, I can go to this…” So I bought a ticket. I did have a few girlfriends going that I figured I could meet up with for chit-chat and treats 🙂
Friday came and, of course, I was running late, and I had to drive through rush hour traffic and my phone died and I couldn’t remember what section they said to meet in….. and so on… Thus, I found a seat by myself and decided to chose joy.
Guess what? The whole thing was awesome sauce! As I watched and listened I was amazed at how gifted a speaker she is, how talented she is with word choices, how her sense of comedic timing is so appropriate with her Biblical teaching.
I am amazed at the amount of time and energy she has been able to put into God. She has a passion for study and understanding of His Word that is beyond my understanding! She truly Hungers and Thirsts for Jesus. Wow!
As I sat alone in the audience of 3500+ women I just knew that I was destined to be there, in that seat, by myself, to hear this message. I needed to be alone to be free to worship, to cry, to learn, to pray, to be. Her teaching was about complications but I heard One Thing.
She spoke about clutter, co-dependence, relationships, communication – but I heard One Thing. She discussed the problems of past sin, satan, fear, distrust, and discernment – but I heard One Thing.
It always came back to One Thing.
My relationship with Jesus Christ.
One of the most compelling ideas discussed was the concept of constant communication. In this world we are tied to our phones, our TVs, news, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, the blogosphere, we are in constant communication with others.
We are tracking our “likes” and “followers”, we are communicating through texts, and emails. We are in a constant state of “plugged in”. But we are not “plugged in” to God.
We need to find ways to disengage from the chaos and be alone with God. Now, more than ever, we need to be still.
Beth said – (I’d like to quote this, but I could only take notes so fast, so this is a bit of a paraphrase.)
There are things happening that you cannot see.
See what can be seen.
Hear what can be heard.
Understand what can be understood.
Because we need to trust Him with what we cannot
see, hear, and understand.
We need to devote the time and energy to know our Lord. To hear what can be heard.
- He wants to do a great work in you and in me but we have to put in the time.
- He has much to share with you and me, but we need to be available.
- He wants to fulfill our dreams and answer our prayers, but we need to take the time to ask.
Then came the big wow…..
What Jesus is doing in secret, will be manifested.
Did you get that?
There has to be some secret time with you and Jesus in order for there to be manifestation! I’m telling you, Beth Moore has had a ton of secret time with Jesus and it is manifesting thru her.
I want that! That passion, that commitment, that hunger and thirst, that secret time with Him. Yup. Time in study, time in prayer, just relationship in my daily life. I want to be with Him all day long. I want Jesus to be my One Thing.
What will people say about me when I’m gone. She was a good friend, wife, mother, writer, dancer (probably not that one :)), cook, (probably not this one either), whatever…
What really matters in the end? That I was good at all of these things and more because I focused on One Thing and He was glorified thru me.