Thursday, August 7, 2008

More Beth Moore...

As promised, here are some additional insights from the Living Proof Simulcast...

You may remember, her overriding message was based on the parable of the sower (Luke 8:1-15), and was entitled "100-Fold Word"

First, we must increase our confidence and competence in His Word (the seed), so that it can have Maximum Impact in our Lives!

Gen 26:12 – Isaac reaped 100 fold because the Lord blessed him.
Gal. 3:29 – We are Abraham's seed, we have been called as a blessing of God!
Mark 10:29-30 - Anything we suffer or lose for God’s sake will return to us 100 fold!

“Just Do the Thing”
Hosea 10:12 – Break up your unplowed ground for it is time to seek the Lord until He comes and showers righteousness on you…
What have I never let God touch and change in my life?
What if I were to let Him!?

So how do we begin to allow God to work in us for 100 Fold Harvest?

(1) “Treasure the Wonder.” We need to recapture our wonder for the Word of God. Spiritual power is released when you read God’s word!

What makes for the closest relationships (with both God and others)?
The knowledge of secret, personal and intimate things. Secret (Gr. "mysterion") - meaning the revelation of the revelation (ongoing in nature). To those who want to receive, He shows them more and more. (Matthew 13:12) Scripture is the very breath of God. We need to breathe it in every day. Can’t go on last Sunday’s sermon for a month…we need a “now” word for today!

(2) “Protect your Heart.”
John 10:12,12 – He has come that we may have life and have it to the full.
Psalm 119:10,11 – We need to seek Him with all our hearts, as well as hide His Word in our hearts, so that we will keep his commands.

We need to fill our hearts with His Word and then firmly place our hand there to keep it. Faith, Deliverance and Freedom are inseparable. The time for obedience is now!

“When the season of testing exceeds the season of believing, we are headed toward a season of falling.”

(3) “Expect the Test”
When a profound Word comes – expect you will be tested. Testing (Gr. "Peirasmos") means both Trials and Temptation. Trials come from God to make you stand. Temptation comes from Satan to make you fall. The Word was meant to be applied when trials come! We must have Word abiding in us.
Whatever is not under authority, that is where we’re vulnerable to bondage and temptation.

Memorize 1 Cor. 10:13! Everyone has temptations, but God is faithful and will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can stand. He will ALWAYS give a way out. (Take it! Run!)

When you’re overwhelmed, call on the power of His Word. Desperation can be your best friend.

Psalm 126:5-6 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy. This is a promise!

Water your dry times in the Word with your tears…it will return as fertile soil!

Psalm 105:17-22 He refines us and proves us true, genuine. God wants us to be real...that same person everywhere. Burn away the fake!

Come back for the final portion...


Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Thanks for sharing! I would have loved to go to the Simulcast, but we were camping.

Blessings, friend!

Julie said...

Tracy, Thanks for sharing. It sounds like Papa God spoke some powerful words through Beth, as usual.

She's truly gifted with His Words.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and reading...AND your comments. The gift of your heart blessed me today.


Becky said...

Oooooh, I love that. To those who want to receive, He shows them more and more. That is so true. The more we plumb the debths of His word, the more wisdom He gives us to enable us to do His will.

Good stuff, Tracy. Thanks for sharing!

Krista said...

Wow! I needed that, too! I am adding you to my page now so I can remember to come back tomorrow and the next day... =)

Thank you for the encouragement and reminder to run to, memorize and hold tight to the Word!


The Ballinger Family said...

Great post! Very encouraging!
I noticed you were from KY...I was born and raised in Mayfield....In TN now. Just wanted to pop in and say HI.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Scriptures I treasure and love.

I really need to be more intentional about hiding God's Word within. It is life-transforming. I know that to be true. I simply don't take the time.

Thanks for all the teaching points from your weekend. May it sow deeply into your heart and spirit.

Hope all is well.


Cheryl said...

Tracy a/k/a EF~

Thanks for sharing more of Beth Moore. So much to take in. Do you have writers cramp from taking notes, my friend?

Hope your day is great!


LynnSC said...

Hi Tracy,
I so love the simulcast too. I have so many notes of my own to ponder over. I needed to hear about the "sowing the Word with my tears". Tough times... but God is always faithful.

Cannot wait to hear what else you have to share about it.

Susan said...

Thanks Tracy,

This was great...

Still meditating on all we learned last weekend.

Hope you have a blessed weekend♥

hkudla said...

Hi there,
I am not exactly sure how I got here, I think it might have been through "Thrive Christians" I think...

But i got the chance to go to the simulcast last weekend too... in central WI. It was so incredible. I am so glad that you are posting your notes. it made things that i had half-scribbled down more clear! I actually have been able to fill out my notes using yours here! THANK YOU!!! I will be back for the rest! :)
if you are interested i did a post on the simulcast too... more of what i came away with, type of post rather than a run down of my notes... but i thought you might be interested. I have tried to find as many people as possible who went to go and read their takes on the simulcast, and how it impacted them... it has been so fun to see how God uses one person to speak into the lives of so many women and speak very personally... He is so Awesome!
Here is my link:
thank you and God Bless,

Lelia Chealey said...

Wow Tracy! I wish I would've invested in this. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I love when Beth encourages us by saying "Just do the thang"! :)
You're such a blessing Tracy!

Kari said...

I love this part (among others): "Trials come from God to make you stand. Temptation comes from Satan to make you fall. The Word was meant to be applied when trials come! We must have Word abiding in us."

I needed to read this as I, once again, choose to read people's blog over the Bible and my Beth Moore study I'm doing right now. Well, I guess this shows that God can even speak to us through blogs. :)

Thank you!