I have admired Beth Moore for years. I've written about her here and here. Her love and passion for the Word and her desire to be used by the Lord is contagious. Some of her Bible studies have been so groundbreaking for me. So of course I dreamed of one day hearing her speak. But I never thought I would meet her. Living Proof Ministries allowed for 1,000 girls to attend Passion through a scholarship. 1,000 girls. A couple of my friends were on the receiving end of a scholarship from Living Proof. On Tuesday afternoon, there was a special session for scholarship recipients. Kai and I anxiously made our way to the Georgia Ballroom, and we practically pinched ourselves when we entered.
During a question and answer session, someone asked something along the lines of, "What is the one thing that we should pray for as women of the 21st century?" Beth answered, "I would answer this question the same way for women of any century. Pray that the Lord would give you a deeper love for Him. An overwhelming love for Him. His word says that if we love Him, we will obey His commands. So often we pray for an obedient heart so that we can walk out the right steps, but we just need to love Him more, because if we love Him, we'll follow Him anywhere. We'll do anything for Him. I dare you to pray that prayer every day for six months and just watch and see what the Lord does." So that has become my daily prayer. Lord, give me a love for You.
Later,Beth prayed over us, we took a group picture, and...got to meet her! There were hundreds of girls crowded around her, and she took the time to hug each one and pose for pictures. Yesterday my aunt sent me a link to the Living Proof Ministries blog, and guess who was in a couple of the pictures? Yours truly.
|Beth praying over us as her staff came around and laid hands.|
|All the girls!|
|Kai and I anxiously awaiting our turn.|
|Seriously one of the best moments of my life.|
All photos from Living Proof Ministries blog