After much "agonizing" over whether to sign up for the class or not, I attended my first Esther class Tuesday evening, with about 40 other ladies. Let me just say that I had forgotten just how much I love Beth Moore! The subtitle of the course is "It's Tough Being A Woman". Can I get an Amen from anyone on that!
The first class was an introduction and we watched a video of Beth and she was just as amazing as she always is! I came out of my class "pumped" and excited about 5 nights a week of homework and 10 weeks of the class! I know that the enemy will be relentless in trying to discourage me from studying God's Word and attending the classes. Please pray for me that I will stay strong and faithful, as I know this class is exactly what I need right now in my life.
I had also been giving some thought to trying to attend the next "Deeper Still" Conference if they had one anywhere in the Southeast. I got online recently and found out that they added one more 2009 conference in Greensboro, NC at the end of July. Faith and I got our tickets to the conference and we were also able to get our hotel room reserved. I AM SO EXCITED! This is going to be so much fun!
I have done several Precept Bible Study courses over the years, but have never seen Kay Arthur in person. The Bible that I use and dearly love is The International Inductive Study Bible that she recommended when doing the Precept classes.
I have had the privilege, many years ago, of seeing Beth Moore in person in Columbia, SC. She was awesome and I can hardly wait to see and hear her again.
I have never actually had the privilege of hearing Priscilla Shirer, but Faith has and she has told me how awesome she is, so I am confident that after this conference I will have another hero in the faith!
To end up this awesome week, we experienced the most amazing praise and worship service last night. I woke up all throughout the night with this song on my mind and heart. (Note: The video doesn't start until the singing starts.)
We'll dance on streets that are golden! Praise the Lord that we will soon look on His face and join in the Song of The Lamb!
May you find strength and encouragement for this week through the words to this song!