Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Commisioning

I wanted to share with y'all a commisioning that Beth Moore gave at the Women of Faith conference in Atlanta last weekend. I was not able to go because of the demands of work, but my Mom and dear friend Mrs. Kay were able to go. Beth Moore always ends her messages with a commissioning and they are so powerful. Hear these words and take them to heart.

My Dear Sister,
The Maker of Heaven and Earth
Has His hand on you.
Don't trade what He has for you
For the comforts of this world.
Let the love of Christ compel you
And infuse you with courage.
God, even God, who created the heavens
Is the One who comforts you.
Whatever you do,
Don't refuse it!
His grace will guard you from bitterness
And Christ will turn your pain
Into Holy Passion.
Pour your life lavishly into others.
Humble yourself and share your hardships
That others may also share your comfort.
Live till you die!
Then live like there's no tomorrow!
For the King enthroned in Heaven
Is worthy of your all.
Now, go, Girl!
For the Father of Mercies
And the God of all comfort
Goes with you.
Bless be God
And bless be you!


*I especially love the line "Christ will turn your pain into Holy Passion"...how awesome is that to think about!

1 comment:

Mom said...

I'm so glad you found this meaningful and shared it so others could benefit from it--it IS powerful. Beth taught from 2 Corinthians 1:3-11, calling us from looking for comfort in all the world's ways to finding our comfort in God alone. I think that the fact that she had just returned from a mission feeding trip to Africa (and being without a few of her everyday comforts, like electricity!) made her even more passionate about the topic.
I will get my notes organized later this week and share them with you.
Love you---and love sharing Bible study with you!