...I've had a chance to look over all my notes from the Beth Moore conference and I'm now ready to post about them. Beth taught from Galatians a wonderful book about living out the Christian faith. Here are just a few of the things I learned that weekend.
1. When misery visits our lives we sometimes go to one of 2 extremes:
Repression - stuff it; not deal with it; try to ignore it or act like it doesn't exist - all that does is make us sick.
Rebellion - the other extreme is to do something stupid that you will regret later.
Instead, find our hearts over the matter; get real and get reverent with God. The enemy can just as easily get you with distraction as he can with destruction. Don't let anything get you off target/off focus.
2. God is not sorry He made me. He has good taste!! (creative, but good :)
I haven't been chosen by men, I've been chosen by God. Don't get in the mud and wrestle with people who like to mud-wrestle. Let other people get ugly if they want to, but don't get ugly with them. Let God take revenge on them. He's good at it. Nothing gets past God. (Gal. 6:10)
3. Don't seek people's approval, seek God's (Gal. 1:10)
Be somebody's else's refreshment and don't get cynical. Don't try to please people - only God.
When you work with people, expect titanic problems. Peter was weak and Paul was proud. We work for God - not people. We work with a lot of sick people, but that's what paramedics do!
4. Choose to trust - not to rust!
I am God's maidservant. I was made to serve Him. Feed what you want to grow. In other words, if you want the spirit to grow, feed the spirit. Otherwise, if you feed the flesh or anything like that, you will reap the dregs.
5. Don't trade one bondage for another one - get rid of those chains altogether!
Memorize scripture to tear down strongholds. Get about 20 scriptures memorized so that you can refer to them at any time. Quote scripture to yourself in your head AND outloud.
Don't ignore your problems. Get restored, then help others get restored.
Well, those are the top 5 things I learned. There are many others, but I will end it all by just saying these words that Beth said to us:
KEEP THE KING THE THING!