Thursday, January 22, 2009

I Heart Beth Moore

First things first, I am a die hard Lost fanatic. And I usually go to bed a nine o'clock. BUT since it was the season premiere last night, I hunkered down for the long haul and stayed up until eleven (!!!) to watch. And was more than slightly disappointed. Trying not to get too bummed out, but come on. I'm sort of a sci fi nerd, and time travel just isn't my thing, it gets too stupid with the whole changing the past and future and blah blah blah. Gimme a break, find a more original story line please. But, I'm gonna give them the benefit of the doubt, assuming it was get as awesome as ever next week...but still bummed.

All right, now for what I really wanted to ramble about. I did my first Beth Moore Bible study last fall, it was Stepping Up and I wasn't blown away by it. All you hear about in the Christian woman's world is how amazing Beth Moore is, and she really is, I just wasn't moved by the Stepping Up study. But three weeks ago we started Esther and WOW. Can I double WOW?!?! It's so good! Beth Moore is AMAZING!!! I've just never seen anything like her! She just knows EVERYTHING there is to know about the Bible. The study is all about how tough it is being a woman (DUH) and how even the slightest, most seemingly insignificant woman (girl) can make such a HUGE difference if she lets herself be directed by God. It's really good, if you ever get the chance to do it, DO IT!!!

One of the things she kept hitting on last night (via the DVD, she's not actually IN my class or anything, but it sure feels like she is) was how tough it is being a woman when there's so much hostility AMONG WOMEN. Like, women go out of their way to alienate each other and make each other feel as lonely as possible in the very situations where we should be finding the best companionship. Friendship is so difficult because girls are viscous! It just really spoke to me. Then she went on the discuss how insecurity is at the heart of every rivalry, and by then I was ready to just start crying!!! She's just so amazing. She ended by talking about Mean Girls and taking apart Romans 12:17-21, one of my old school faves 'Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay,"says the Lord...Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Isn't that just the best philosophy to try and live by? It's so simple, but so so important!!! All right, I'm done.

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