Sunday, June 26, 2011

living proof live * beth moore

my bff & i went to the living proof live conference by beth moore this weekend.
simply put it was amazing, even better than i thought it would be.
i love the way she does her conferences, she really speaks/teaches about whatever she is led.
i feel like other conferences/speakers repeat the same subjects, and although they are good, beth moore really speaks from her heart and it is very evident.
and i have never met someone as humble & open as she.
she doesn't have it all together, she isn't perfect, and she has an amazing testimony.

the focus of the conference was "better."
one leads to bitterness, the other is truly "better."
being "better" can have so much pressure, pressure that we do not need.
it is so commonly used as comparing yourself to others, so centered on insecurities.
he/she is better at their job, he/she is a better cook than me, he/she has it all together,  he/she is a better christian than i, they have a better marriage than us, it can go on & on.
or thinking " i knew better" and beating yourself up. repeatedly.
 or thinking "things/my life/job/etc would be better if only i had made a different choice."
none of these are positive, and very much damaging.
in the end it doesn't matter, and as she had us yell, "get over it!"
we have places to go & people to be.
beat the enemy to the punch, choose to deal with situations w/ REAL humility, not pride.
and she pointed out that low-self esteem is a form of pride.

better is only better when it is of the blood.
when better is our Savior.
when better is God's love.
*love people with superhuman love.*
when better is a country, WHERE CHRIST IS KING.
not us, not our friends, not our co-workers, fellow moms.

she went over several things, regret vs. repent.
one of several most interesting to me is where and how many times "better" is used in the bible.
what connotation each had.

  it was def worth the five hour drive.
plus, that girlfriend is absolutely hilarious.
we laughed so hard we cried.
i adore her & her whole team.
we came home truly inspired.

and on a geeked/groupie note,
as in, i'm in the end seat and she is on step. 
right there.
with my camera in her face.
 can i get an amen?!


her praise band, led by travis cottrell, was awesome!
 i'm naturally not a hand-raiser, but i almost did, they are amazing.
beautiful songs, uplifting, & some just buzzing with energy.

1 O God, you are my God, I seek you,
   my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,

   as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
   beholding your power and glory.
3 Because your steadfast love is better than life,
   my lips will praise you.
4 So I will bless you as long as I live;
   I will lift up my hands and call on your name. 
psalm 63

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