Today I attended a Beth Moore simulcast. If you do not know about her-- you should. She is one of the most down to earth-former pit dweller- that loves the Lord and wants others to also. She has recently written a book named Get Out Of That Pit. It is all about those things that stop us from moving forward in life with God. She says that there are three ways to end up in a pit.
- get pushed in one--sexual abuse, etc
- fall into one--a death, etc
- jump in one--planned periods of giving into sin
How can you tell if you are in a pit?
- you feel stuck
- you don't feel you can stand up (on your own)
- when you have lost your vision (the word of God is dry and you haven't heard from the Lord in awhile)
So, is it going to be worth it to give up your pit? Some of us have been there so long we have even decorated the walls. Here are two things to tempt you to reach up.
- An incomparably intimate relationship-----check out Psalm 63
- A profoundly broadened faith
And just a few thoughts to remember.
Everyday of disaster is meant to be a day of delivery.
Anybody who messes with you messes with God.
You can't get all of life fixed and then plan to stay out of the pit.
Some good Psalms to read: 40;1-3;Psalm 18:1-6,16-19;32:7
Now as for the lovely picture --figure it out yet? Hint-it was taken in the men's bathroom.
They wanted to make sure we had enough bathrooms for all the women at the church so they opened up the men's for us. I almost died when I turned to look in one of the stalls and this is what I saw. It was very nice of them to be so creative in their attempt to camo the things we would rather not see. No, no one saw me take this picture.
Dee there were over 18 host sites for this simulcast in Canada. I 'll put a picture of my mom and the book in another blog. Mom got to go with me and even won a door prize.