The idea was that churches and individuals would all sign on to the computer at the same time and participate in a mass event on Saturday, September 17, in Witchita, Kansas. Of course, for us, that was the middle of the night, so we met the following Saturday for a recorded version. Not quite the same as 150,000 women in 50 states and 19 countries worshipping Jesus at the same time, but almost. (And I suspect some of the other non-US locations viewed at different times like us.) We cheered when South Korea was mentioned as participating.
The worship was fabulous. We sang our hearts out. The theme was Audacious (title of a new book by Beth Moore giving the teaching in print form.) She challenged us to be mighty women of God. Her six "Mighty Makers," given in one morning session and two afternoon sessions) were:
1 The AUDACITY to make the unseen Savior the supreme romance of your life
2 The AUDACITY to live in the tension that comes with loving in truth
3 The AUDACITY to pray for astonishing works of the Holy Spirit
4 The AUDACITY to forgive and live forgiven
5 The AUDACITY to hold tight with all your might to Romans 8:18, the concept that this present suffering is nothing in comparison to the glory that is to come
Beth Moore is always full of laughter as well as content. This was no exception. The local PWOC is struggling right now to work out what it means to "love in truth" in the context of the military's lumping all non-Catholic beliefs that call themselves Christian into one group. No creed or statement of faith is allowed even for leadership, and that can get messy. Some women come just because it is a wholesome place to socialize and has free childcare. Yet there are women seeking to know God better and Beth Moore tells it straight. Dan and Erika are moving to Seoul, and I probably won't be back to Pyeongtaek. I find myself wondering what God wants to do in the hearts of these women I may never see again before eternity. I have no doubt that he is doing something.
LeAnne Hardy has lived in six countries on four continents. Her books come out of her cross-cultural experiences and her passion to use story to convey spiritual truths in a form that will permeate lives.
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