This is my 3rd post about last weekend in Houston for the Scpripture Memory Team Celebration with Beth Moore, her daughters, Melissa and Amanda, Travis Cottrell and many others of the LPM staff that helped make the weekend so special. I will make this my last post about the event. . .I think. . .and I know that I still won't begin to be able to express how special it was.
I didn't even take a camera. Many others have linked up their posts and wonderful pictures, pictures with Beth, pictures with Travis, pictures with Amanda and Melissa, pictures with "Siestas" that they came with and pictures with "Siestas" that they just met, but the best pictures are the ones of "Siestas" (the word that Beth's computer changed her "sista" to, and she kept it that way, the word for Sisters in Christ) all over the outdoor courtyard of Houston First Baptist Church, reciting their memory verses to each other. (oh! I haven't mentioned that there were women from Canada and 42 states, including Hawaii and Alsaska!)
Beth told us to be sure we "Plant it (the Word), before passing it on."
I think she meant, before we try to preach it to others, without applying it to our own lives.
Once again, the "Word" that she taught from was Psalm 119. She also referenced other scripture verses to that Psalm. She is really knowledgeable of the Bible. Beth is a very humble servant of the Lord.
I am working on applying it to my own life, but I can't help sharing it. I am just "bubbling over"! And, I think it's a great thing.
I have been sharing with family and friends all week, in person, about the blessings I received from last weekend.
I shared in an earlier post, about the woman who had made her scpripture cards beautiful with scrapbook paper, and she traded them for my ragged, spiral notebook.
Well, I have already been able to share those cards with others.
I have them in a basket on my desk at school.
Yesterday, a co-worker picked them up and looked through them, and I got to tell her the story behind them.
Today, I gave one of them to a co-worker as a birthday card.
It reminds me of my favorite song from my days as a youth at Falls Creek church camp.
Pass it On
It only takes a spark to get a fire going. And soon all those around can warm up in its glowing. That's how it is with God's love, Once you've experienced it, You spread His love to everyone; You want to pass it on.
I think that spark and fire can also apply to the spark that Beth lit in all of us to commit to scripture memory and the fire that is burning in all of us and spreading to all that we come in contact with. She is not doing the 1st & 15th on her blog this year, but said that she will again next year. Extravagant Grace http://www.extravagantgrace.net/ is hosting the 1st & 15th scripture memory this year, and a facebook group was also started for the 1st & 15th scripture memory this week. I know that many, if not all, are continuing on our own or with others, and some are looking for others to join in with.
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(Thank you Ginger and Charlotte, and yes, I am praying for Charlotte, as she has surgery on Monday!)
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