Monday, August 4, 2008

The word can have 100-fold impact

One thing our beloved Bible teacher, Mama Beth, said on Saturday in Louisville that stood out for me was that exact statement in the title....

The word of God can have 100-fold impact on us and our families!!!

Luke 8:8 says "Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown."

Can you even imagine?? 100-fold crop for us and our families.

The million dollar question is....

What does it take to get that 100-fold impact?

Beth Moore shared with us 7 phrases that will help us lead the life of a 100-fold harvest.
I will share one each day for you to chew on. I will also share a beach picture from our vacation in Destin. Because....for me, the beach/Jesus/my heart all go hand in hand. :)

1. Treasure the wonder

Recapture the wonder of God. What makes you closer to the Kingdom of heaven and to Him?
Vs. 10 tells us that we know the secret things of Him and the Kingdom. Don't you love a good secret?? We will never get to the bottom of this most amazing book. He reveals something fresh, new, and 'just for us' each time we read it. He'll also give more to those who receive.

Let me say that again...

He'll give more to those who receive!!!

The same God who breathes a soul into Adam, can breathe the same breath into us. After all, scripture is God-breathed.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 says "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."

Don't you want to be thoroughly equipped??

She showed us in the original Greek language that thoroughly equipped essentially is saying we are "competently competent" and we CANNOT do our calling without His word.

Lets say that one more time....

We cannot fulfill our calling without His word.

Y'all this is me. I need His word. I knew that when I went to Deeper Still last year in Nashville that He was telling me..."It's time Fran. It is time to hit well below the surface. It's time for you to go 'Deeper Still' with me and let's do this calling together."

I pray that you think about what all this means and look back over the scripture on your own or here on my page. It's so simple, yet so deep, yet so meaningful, and so huge to our life.

I think it's time for us to all know the word. And, I mean really know it. I want that 100-fold blessings don't you??

Ok...a few pix from today in Destin. I just love this place. I'm so happy right now.

Never mind...blogger is not cooperating with pictures. I'll try again tomorrow. Regardless, know that I'm in the word while here...praying for each of you....asking Him to give me what I need to really know the word. I want to be competently competent.

Hugs and blessings~


Teri said...

Have a BLAST in Destin!

Good word by the way!

Melinda said...

Thanks for going through all this - especially since I didn't get to go!

Have fun in Destin...wish it was a little closer to Tampa and I would come and say hello! :o)


In Her Shoes said...

We can not fulfill our life nor have passion, without his word. With the mind of Christ comes a heart completely filled with him.

Praise God, I am right there with you!!


jennyhope said... are such a beauty. Two I am so jealous you got to go. Three I LOVE THIS PART:
She showed us in the original Greek language that thoroughly equipped essentially is saying we are "competently competent" and we CANNOT do our calling without His word.

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing this, love you.

beckyjomama said...

Thank you so very much for sharing!!! You ROCK!

Have a fab time in Destin!!!

Becky Jo

Anonymous said...

I am drinking this in deeply! Cannot fullfill my calling without His word!...My nugget today!..thank you and pray for me as Bible Study will begin back in a few weeks and some other things are filling the plate..(good stuff..but hanging on the Him tightly!)
love ya!
Braden, TN

Michelle V said...

That is so interesting because the 100 fold scripture just recently came up in the No Other Gods study as well. I'm so glad you had such a good time at the simulcast!


Longmeadow Mama said...

Oh man, your emails got dumped in my bulk folder and didn't get them til today! I wish it would've worked out to meet you and the others in Louisville. It was a life changing weekend for me, to say the least. I think He arranged everything just right for what I needed and I'm praising Him for that.

Susan said...

Hey, is that you in the LPL video around 3:15 minutes into it? LOL. I do believe it is!

Hope you are having a great time at the beach!


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