Yes, Beth Moore was that close to me!
She was walking around the floor below the stage and stopped right in front of me as she was talking about things she had recently learned about Pittsburgh.
She looked right into my eyes as she said,
It wasn’t near as “emotionally moving” as the last time I was that close to her. It definitely wasn’t nearly as emotionally moving as when the drummer from Travis Cottrell’s band proposed to his girlfriend right there on the stage in front of 6,000 women! I think every lady in the audience fell in love with that guy right there on the spot! It was so romantic!
But I’m thankful for my “potato chip” memory. It was my Beth moment, and I’ll hang on to it until next time!
However, the part of this “Beth Moore Conference” that was most amazing was that the entire weekend was built around the message,
“The Perfect Storm.”
I couldn’t believe it when the video clip of the Andrea Gale being tossed in the gigantic waves of the Atlantic Ocean began to play and the music began to swell. Then the words, “The Perfect Storm” were placed on all the screens as Beth came to the stage to begin her message!
I just leaned back in my chair and thought, “Wow.”
Suddenly I realized why it had been so hard for me to come. The devil didn’t want me in Pittsburgh. The devil didn’t want Beth’s words from God’s Word to fall on my ears!
Well, they did!
And I learned so much! Beth spoke from Acts 27 and 28 about the time when Luke and Paul were caught in a terrible storm along with over 200 other sailors, soldiers, and prisoners.
And she shared seven things we can learn from surviving “the perfect storm.”
I want to share them with you tonight:
1. Sometimes we’re in the exact spot where several storms collide.
2. The question of fault always arises in a furious storm.
3. The titantic temptation in a storm is to give way to it.
4. To make it through a storm sometimes we have to cut some ropes.
5. Our one life can invite the favor of God to many in the storm.
6. On the other side of a perfect storm, the serpent is all bite and NO VENOM!
7. The point of every perfect storm is to see the work of God through us unhindered!!!
I needed these words!!!! Thank you, Lord!!