Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Powerful Words from Beth Moore...

I've been working through this personal reflection study for the last couple of months...in fact I'm only days away from finishing.  It was a gift to me some time ago.  (Thank you again, Elaine!  I can't express to you how much I've loved this book!) 

Even though I've taken Beth's Bible study, A Heart Like His (twice, in fact... about 10 years apart) this is a more personal, reflective journey, perfect for independent study time.  I spend 15-30 minutes each morning, but most days the passage she shares or something she's written will resonate for hours (and sometimes days) beyond my study time.  As she takes you through the life of David, she asks you to examine various personal issues, struggles, motives, sins, etc. and then invites you to journal a prayer at the close of each day.  

Several days ago, she shared a chapter on Extremes.  She explained that much of David's life was characterized in that way.  She related that was so often true of her life's journey as well.  She wrote and shared this beautiful prayer.  I can't seem to stop thinking about it, and praying it on my own behalf.    Perhaps you will find it so meaningful, as well. 

Satisfy me not with the lesser of You
Find me no solace in shadows of the true
No ordinary measure of extraordinary means
The depth, the length, and breadth of You
and nothing in between.

Etch these words upon my heart knowing all the while
No ordinary roadblocks plague extraordinary miles
Your power as my portion, Your glory as my fare
Take me to extremities, but meet me fully there.

10 comments:

renewd42 said...

Wow how very true! I loved this! Thanks for sharing! Take me to extremities o Lord! Why do we become satisfied w/ the common, when God wants to take us beyond! so very good! blessings, drop by my blog, love to have you along! feel free to join me! http://faithonthemountains.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

Thanks Tracy! The study David was my favorite of Beth's.

I have that book also. I need to use it as a devotional as well.

Blessings~

Yolanda said...

Written so beautifully, from a beautiful heart. Beth's, and yours!

Lovingly,
Yolanda

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Thanks so much Tracy for these precious words!! I needed them today.

Blessings to you!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

On this Thursday evening, I am so thankful for the words you shared from Beth Moore's heart, and most likely David's heart also. I would love to do this study when I am finished with her study of Esther, which is also so wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like something to really look into for the upcoming summer momnths when I am between Bible studies. How can you go wrong studying the life of David?? Glad it was a blessing in your life.

LisaShaw said...

The study of David was a favorite of mine too Sis. As a child my Grandmother used references of David and his life, his walk with God etc to minister to my heart. I feel like I some how grew up with him.

I'm glad you are being blessed in the study. I love you very much and I'm praying for you.

Kathy S. said...

That sounds like a wonderful study! The Lord has been speaking to me through the life of David these days too. I am reading the one year chronological Bible...

Maybe I will have to check that book out.
Love,
Kathy

Lea said...

This study sounds wonderful Tracy and I will definitely keep it in mind for my next bible study.
Satisfy me not with the lesser of You
Find me no solace in shadows of the true
No ordinary measure of extraordinary means
The depth, the length, and breadth of You
and nothing in between.

Etch these words upon my heart knowing all the while
No ordinary roadblocks plague extraordinary miles
Your power as my portion, Your glory as my fare
Take me to extremities, but meet me fully there.

Connie Barris said...

I love this book.. I have it and read it but haven't delved into it like I would like.. some friends and I will be starting a book study soon... we did just finish Beth Moore's Esther...Wow..

don't cha love it..

also, thank you for your sweet words..I sure needed them...(for such a time as this)

blessings
Connie