Okay, okay, not really. Actually, this post is going to be more about the author of the book "Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl"...Lysa TerKeurst!
So this lovely woman was at our church for a women's conference these past two days! Awesomely, the leader of the small group I'm in wanted a few of us teenage girls to be involved, so she arranged for me and a couple of others to go, and I am so grateful for that.
Lysa has the most incredible story...and I wish I could tell it to you, but I just can't do it justice! I looked all over the interweb, and found nothing that you could read or listen to (booo), but to very much summarize it, for the first 20 or so years of her life, things were crazy rough. In all honesty, I cannot even imagine going through the things that she went through. To put it simply, who she is today is just miraculous. It's almost hard for me to comprehend that she could go through so much, and come out so beautifully.
But the thing is, Lysa speaks with such emotion, such power in her voice...she is a master storyteller, though she is telling her own story. She draws you in, and has you hanging on her each and every word, picturing vividly the imagery in her stories, your heart tangled up in what's going on...and my goodness, my gracious. There were probably eight separate times during the conference that I had to hold back all-out sobs.
I was so blessed by this woman, and what she had to share...and obviously, I took some seriously detailed notes ;) So I may just share a few things with you that she shared with us!
Now of course, these are all in credit to Lysa TerKeurst, not me, haha; I only wrote them in my little notebook ;)
~When the Messiah touches our mess, it becomes a message to a dying world.
~The mess that you're in is "temporary training" that will make you into the woman that you are meant to be.
~Our reactions determine SO MUCH: we shouldn't measure our reach by our actions, but our reactions.
~2 Chronicles 20:12 "For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you." = We do not know what to do, what to say, but our eyes are on Jesus. Even in the most horrible of circumstances, our eyes are fixed on Jesus.
~Think Gandalf: Satan, "you shall not pass!" into my mouth, my home, my anything! "You shall not pass!"
So those are only a very few of my notes. I don't want to push it with sharing something that isn't exactly mine? Yeah, I'm weird like that. But, they're the ones that stuck out to me most at this moment...of course, they'd probably make more sense had you been there, haha...but they're still wonderful things to remember!
Anyways, you guys should check her out, if you haven't already. She's an incredible woman of God, and I was very, very blessed by her...I think in more ways than I even realize yet!
I have yet to read any of her books, but I definitely have plans to ;) But I'm pretty excited because she has a blog on her website that I'm definitely going to sit down and read one of these days!
So there's my phony "B", hehehehe ;D
Buenas noches, chickadees!